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VOL. XXXIX. NO. 215
HOCK ISLAND, MONDAY-, JUNE 29 1S01.
J Single Copies 5 Cent
1 For Week lt Cent
WORTH DOUBLE THE MONEY
All Light Colored and Lightweight Clothing will be SLAUGHTERED
$4.00 Suits so for
the Cherokee disaster.
A Fireman Saved Life by Ringing tke.
Fire Bell Storm Notes.
Fort Dodge, la., June 29. Authentic
information explains why no lives wers
lost lit Cherokee The downpour of water
roiiinii'ucej at 9 in the evening, and at 3
in the morning George Thompson, a mem .
b t if the ( herokee fire department, be
came alarmed at the ferocity of the storm,
and ru piing out and finding the entire
bottom inundated sounded the fire bell as
a warning. The citi zens responded to th
alarm with alacrity, at.d taking in the
situation rushed from house to hous
awakening the endangered people. Tht
water raised so rapidly that many families
were carried from their homes through
several feet of water The flood is rapidly
An Appeal for Help,
The damage done is Very great, consid
ering the size of the place, and outaMa
help is needed if suffering is to be pre
vented. The mayor has issued an aal,
fitjatinr riuk -i,."N V - -
n pcopie are nomeiess, nuj
Jjaviag lost everything ther pnesesjaJ,
lhe damage amounts to $250,000. Help
from the outside is needed, and must come
quickly to lie of imp Pnntrihnrinna ma
be sent to ). II. Bloom, mayor.
Paralyied by Lightning.
St. Pacl, June 23. During the heavy
rain storm Saturday lightning struck the
house of Peter Rusan, residing on Wyom-
mg street, near Oakdale, and descending
the chimney struck Mrs. Rusan who wad
sittiu.? near it, and severely burned her
down the head aud neck and partially par
alyzed her lower limbs. Two children
who were on the floor were also slightly "
Fifteen Fersons Injured.
Den ver, June 9 News has just been
received of a cyclone twenty five miles
east, of here Thursday night. Housed
were blown down, trees uprooted and
tnms ruined. Tenor fifteen persons were
injured but none seriously. On the ranch
of C. is Clark, three miles west of Deef
Trail. i"K) sheep were killed by hil and
the eyes of many were put out.
Knt ire Oops Washed Away.
Emporia, Kan., June 9. Word is jus
received in this city of the great damage
caused by the heavy rains of Thursday in
this and adjoining counties. Many farms
have been entirely flooded aud barns, im
plements and entire crops washed awuy.
The flood is now subsiding.
Notes of the Storm's Doing.
The river at Cherokee rose his feet in
While the flood was driving people out
of their bouses at Cherokee, vandals were
busy looting the homes, which were
robbed of everything of value.
Xear Holstein, la., Friday, a section of
country three miles wide and ten miles
long was devastated by a storm. Barley '
was totally destroyed. ,
Friday at Correctiouville, la., two chil
dren were drowned and Chris Kinne kille 1
The counties which suffered most in
I iwa are Cherokee, Ida, Plymouth, Wood
bury, 0Bri' n and Osceola."
Hail as la -ge as a man's fist fell near
D.er Trail. Colo.. Thursday.
The Republicans carried Waverly, Ills.,
Saturday for the first time in its history,
electing the mayor and four aldermen to
fill places previously held by Democrats.
Henri Wattersom in an interview with
the reporter of a Bardstown. Ky., paper,
said that Carlisle was the best mmt the
Democrats could nominate in 1892.
Police officers attempted to arrest
Thomas Golding at the residence of hi
father at San Francisco Saturday night.
The old gentleman supposed they were
burglars and opened fire, which was re
turned. The result was the probable fatal
wounding of Golding, Sr., a shot in the
thigh for oiie of the officers and three
J. Frederick Harding, of Chicago, wa
fined Saturday 100 for inducing people to
order a free portrait and then "sticking it
to 'em" for the frame.
Colonel H. S. Benjamin, the pioneer in
vestor and business partner of Captain N.
D. Moore, the discoverer of the Gogebic
iron range and for several years a bonanza
king, took, "the poor man's oath" before
Court Commissioner Hugh Ryan at Mil
waukee Satierday to escape the jail limits
under the execution against his body.
The bodies of the nineteen American
siilors drowned in the great storm at
Samoa were buried with military honors
at Valleja, Cal., Saturday.
The annual shut down of glass factories
to last for two n.o:.ths began Saturday.
Thirty skeletons were found in an aban
d ir.ed ice house at Chicago Saturday.
Tuey are probably the property of medical
students which had been buried t J bleach.
Rev. John Jayne, one of the most brill
iant misters of the Campbellite denomi
nation in K.-ntncky, hi;s abandoned the
ministry and will go on the stage.
Chief Sha..-, for thirty years head of the
L n.dun lire brigade, has rt signed.
The t wen i y -second annual camp-me t
ing at Cx-e-in Gr jve, X. J., was opened Sat
u rday. Kight t housand persons were pres
ent at the evening meeting.
A detective who has been working on
the Barnaby poisoning case says he has
discovered that Dr. Graves bought the
whisky which caused Mrs. Barnaby's
Sir John MacDonald's grave will b ex
cavated anc! the casket enclosed with a
great mass of cement mixed with cut wire,,
to baffle the ghouls.
The total business of the clearing houses
In the United States last week was, in six
ty cities, WW.WS.O-JO. Outside New York,
Street Railway Stables Burned.
Xewburyport, Mass., June 89. The
stables and car house of the Xewburyport
and Amesbury Street Railway company
were burned Saturday night, with thir
teen cars. Loss estimated at $75,000 to
f 100,0(10, nearly covered by insurance.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Jane 29. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hour
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana and
Illinois Showers: stationary temperature;
westerly winds. For Michigan and Wiscon
sin bowers; stationary temperature; south
erly winds. lor Iowa t air. cooler weathers