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THJC ABUU&. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25. 1891.
SIX SCORE VICTIMS.
The Probable Number of Lost
at Park Place.
GRUESOME DELYI5Q IN THE ETJIH3.
One by One the Bodies of the I'nfor
tnnates Are Found I'ntll the list
Foot! Tp Thirty-Four, of Which Twen
ty Hare Been Identified Six or the
Recovered Corpses Those of Women
' The Wont Tart of the Tank Tet- to
Come The Ruins of the Restaurant
Expected to Yield at Chsstly Reward
to the Toilers.
NEW York, Aug. 85. A (fang of Ital
ians worked under the light of electricity
all Sunday night at the scene of the disas
ter in Park place. Progress was slow,
owing to the immense amount of debris
which the overturned rear wall created.
The first discovery wa made at 5:30 yes
terday morning, that of the body of a man
burned beyond recognition. At 7:40 the
body of another man was brought out
and a few minutes later that of a boy.
The latter was terribly burned about the
face and arms. The man had been fear
fully crushed, his intes-tiiies protruding in
way that ai sickening to we. At 8:30
the body of a man with his legs burned
off was fouml. At 0 o'clock another man's
body was licoverel and was recognized
as that of John Steinke, of Jersey City.
At 9:30 a young man's body was fonnd,
making the twenty-fourth victim discov
ered. At 10:30 another body, that a man.
Itreatly disfigured and burned was taken
Still IHgginc Out Corpse.
The Italian laborers having been found
slow and inefficient they were discharged,
and in their places stalwart longshore
men were substituted. They pulled a
mammoth press fjom the ruins, and an
other body, that of a man, was discovered
beneath it. At 8 o'clock the bodies of
three women were found. A few minutes
later three more bodies were found, two
tromen and one man. The three women
were identified-as Maggie1 Qninn.lS; Airs.
Lottie Hein, 2ti, and Mamie Williams, lfi.
Ija,te in the evening the workmen, in re
moving some timbers, revealed the arm,
head and breast of a woman.
Thirty-Four Hnriies Taken Cot.
She lay on her back, and a large pres
crushed her mwn with its weight and
rendered the removal of the body impos
Bibji without the use of a derrick. A can
vas was mercifully thrown over the face,
which showed no sign of suffering, she
probably having been providentially
stunned before the huge press crushed out
her life. Up to 9:30 last nigh t two more
bodies had been taken from the ruins,
making thirty-four in all thus far recov
ered. Two more of the bodies were identi
fied. They are: Mary Deinlein, need 111,
of 445 East Ninth street, nud Conrad
Schmidt, of 125 East One Hundred and
The Total List Trolmhlj- 153.
At 12:30 a. m. the sum total of the bodies
recovered from the ruins was thirty
four. The number positively identified
is twenty, und the mimlier reported miss
ing eighty-eight. This would indie.. e
that 12-J persons lost their lives by the col
lapse of the building. The worst part of
the tragedy is yet to come, as evidenced i.y
a fearfnl and overwhelming stench which
indicates unknown horrors and an almrwt
inestimable number of bodies buried it
derneath the rubbish and machinery.
A C harnel Honor to Clear Away.
At midnight aterrible stench came from
that part of the ruins occupied by tLe
restaurant. It is probable that this spot
will add a fearful tale even to the presmt
estimate of the horror. Early this morn
ing a small foot, ankle, aud part of a leg,
probably a girl's or a boy's, was recovered.
The member was badly burned and looked
as though it had been burned away from
Still Another n.xlv l nnnil.
The workr-en are fat clearing away the
dabris and it seems highly probable ttmt a
Rreat numbei of bodies will I e recovered
before daylight. At l-.:i0 another body
was found. . It was discovered in the site
of the restaurant on the west side of the
ruins. It ws that of a man about, yu
years old. It was found in n sitting pict
ure with the right hand pressed to the
FACED AN AWFUL DEATH.
A Mother and Two Children Killed on a
lxrisvn.Lr., Ky., Aug. 2". There was a
deplorable accident yesterday afternoon,
on the Richmond, Xic-holasville, Ironie
and Bcattyville road, near Xicholasvi e.
The regular train had just gone out J.vhen
a special engine bearing Judge Richards,
pulled otrt. Wheeling around a curve at
high speed, the engine dashed on a bridge
nixty feet high nud in the middle of it
Mrs. Mary Richardson and her three chil
dren, 8, fi and 4 years, were walking. The
mother huddled her little ones around her
aud like a statue faced the death that was
coming. She and two of the girls were
struck and killed, and the third child whs
saved only because the mother had
crouched her down ut the outer edge of
the bridge, where the engine just inis-d
The Chest Mystery Solved.
I Boston, O., Aug. 25. --Two boys who
were playing with the three Hamilton
childien Friday have confessed that they
locked the three little ones in the chest
where they were afterward found dead.
They were playing -jail." After locking
the chest they were called to supper and
forgot all about it. All the children were
under eight years, and nothing will prob
ably be done about it.
Iowa Alliance Itefulves.
ClARl.E ClTT, la., Xag. 25 At the
convention of Farmers' Alliances here
Saturday the delegates resolved that both
old parlies should place in nomination
candidates for representative in harmony
with the principles of the Alliance, and
named B. F. Wright on the Republican
ticket, and John Gates on the Demo
cratic Stnnc to Heath by Kees.
ST. Thomas, Ont., Aug. 25. Frederick
Strasser, of Sparta village, while hiving
bees Saturday was attacked aud stung so
badly in the neck that he dropped dead.
He was 50 years old and an old resident
of the village.
Condemned the Sweating System.
Brussels, Ang. 85. The Socialist work
lngmen's congress has passed resolutions
condemning the sweating system of piece
fork. ' '
SEQUEL Of? A; MlSCfcEMTSVORK.
A Ycnng Woman Suicides Because Dis
figured by Vitriol.
Buffalo, Aug. 25. Miss Fenis Boyer
committed suicide at Mill Grove some
time luring Friday sight or Saturday
morning by hanging. Her story is a pe
culiarly sad one. One night about a year
ago her family were startled by shrieks of
agony coming from her room, and when
they rushed in they found her writhing
in pain. While she slept some one had
entered her room and thrown vitriol in
her face. Tlie intention was evidently to
destroy her sight. Her face was horribly
blistered by the fluid and she was scarred
for lite. This prayed upon her mind, and
when people turned and looked at her dis
figured face it tortured her.
Was Her Second Attempt.
On day she scraped the quick silver off
the tack of a mirror and swallowed it,
but prompt medical aid saved her life.
On Friday Miss Boyer seemed to be in an
unusually bright humor, but early Satur
day n ornkng her body was found hanging
from the limb of a cherry tree. The sui
cide had been deliberately planned. In
her rcom her clothing was found arranged
and lr id out for her burial. Hers is the
third violent death in the Boyer family.
Several years ago John Boyer, t he eldest,
shot himself dead. Three years ago the
youngest son was shot by a woman in
Bradt rd, Pa. Ho died soon afterward.
HAD TANGLEFOOT IN HIS HUMP.
Death Discovers a Teripatetie Saloon in
a No-Lirense Town.
Hamburo, Conn., Aug. 25. Several
years go a man named Kilderr Huff came
to this place from no one knows where,
and n: ade his place of abode a rude hut
on Po ato bill. He was eccentric, aud led
a solitary life. He pretended to be deaf
aud dumb, but boys who tantalized him
say thit he could swear very fluently. He
was apparently hump-backed, aud on ac
count of his deformity he was an object of
pity to the townspeople. Last Friday be
was fc und dead by the roadside near his
hut. The villagers were surprised by tne
discovery that the dead man was a hump
back to more.
A Revelation to the '-Prohibs."
The deforiuity proved to be a padded
sack, inside of which was found a dozen
bottles containing rum, whisky, and cor
dial. In his pocket was found $H7, mostly
in dimes and nickels. The humpback bad
been a walking barroom. The town is a
no-lictnse place, and the Prohibitionists
have flattered themselves that here at
least no drinking was done. It is remem
bered now that Huff used to prowl around
late at night, and it is alleged that he vis
ited the houses of those who love an occa
sional nip, and eithersold them apint bot
tle or a drink, for which he charged but 5
THE EVANGELICAL DISRUPTION.
Bishop lnls Willing to Arbitrate, bnt
l.'sher Not M Inclined.
Rea:IXO, Pa , Aug. 25. Bishop Richard
Dubs, of Chicago, whose deposition from
the ruling triumvirate of the Christian
Evangelical association by Bishops J. J.
Esher and Thomas Bowman, eighteen
months ago, caused the general disruption
of the denomination, has created a sensa
tion by publicly favoring a compromise of
the existing feud through mutual con
cessions by both sides. In an interview
he proposes to submit the matter to the
Evangi lical alliance as a court of arbi
tration. Bishop Esher, when informed of
this, expressed surprise and said: 'Our
si.le has nothing to arbitrate, pvrticularly
Sons of Veterans in Camp.
MrK EAPOLIS, Aus. 25. Yesterday the
city was full of Sons of Veterans come to
attend the tenth annnal encampment
of the order. About 5,000 members were
present when the body was called to order
in the afternoon. The annual address of
Commi.nder Webb stated that 2i,423 mem
bers ha 1 been taken in during last year,
the total membership now reaching 15i,
000. A good deal of important business
will ct me before the meeting. Among
the su jects to I considered will be
changes in the constitution, making the
age limit 21, instead of 18. divorcing the
military from the civic feature, and the
alleged misuse of funds by ex-Commander
Payne, of Fostoria. O.
The Fight for the 1'eitiiant.
CHIC GO, Aug. 25. league base ball
Bcores jesterday were ns follows: At Cin
cinnati Cincinnati, 2; New York, 3. At
C'hicagc Chicago, 4; Brooklyn, 1. At
Pit.tsbi-.rg Pittsburg, 0; Huston, 3. At
Cleveland Cleveland, 5; Philadelphia, 12.
Assoi iation: At Huston Huston, 5; Ath
letic, r. At Baltimore Baltimore, 13;
Western: At Denver Kansas City. 5;
Denver. 7: At Sioux City Omaha, (i;
Sioux City, 3.
Illinn s-Iowa: At Ottumwa Ottumwn,
4; Quin'-y, 7 At Ottawa Ottawa, 1; Jul
iet, 4. At Rockford Rockford, 7; Cedar
He Fruitful and Multiply.
Xew Yor.K, Aug. 25. Reliecca Ruben
stein ar -ived at the barge office yesterday
from Odessa, bringing with her her twenty-four
hiliren. Their ages range from
1 to 25 j pars. The Ruensteins are in good
circumstances, and will settle in this city.
The fatberof the interesting family also
accompi.nied the children to this country.
Mrs. Ri, benstein is 45 years old, aud is
still plump r.nd pretty. Sha is about to
give birth to the twenty-fifth child.
Tliey Took Vp the Collection.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 25. Harmon
Murray, the negro desperado and mur
derer, is still creating terror in the south
western portion of the state. On Sunday
he stepjed into a colored church near
Melrose.and at the muzzle of a pistol com
pelled ti e deacon and minister to take up
a collection for him.
Tie Crops Injured by Frost.
CHICAGO, Aug. 25. Dispat hes from
Jamestown, X. D., are to the effect that
Saturday night's frost seriously injured
the standing wheat Reports to Minneap
olis are that the injury is not so great as
was at first supposed. Baraboo, Wis., re
ports a killing frost Sunday night. -
1 he President at Saratoga.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. .25. President
Harrisoii rested quietly here yesterday,
seeing his friends and looking over tue
place. At night a reception was given
him, at which a number of the guests
Stanley Almost Recovered.
BERKS. Aug. 25 Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
have left Geneva for Paris. Mr. Stanley
seems to have almost recovered from the
injury to his leg which he sustained
through a fall at Muerran,
Census Statement of the Wealth
A. MIGHTY POOB SHOWING MADE.
Decrease or 7 1-8 Per Cent. Since 18KO,
Caused by the Low Appraisement
Made by the Assessors Some Compar
ative Figures of the Nation's Wealth
from Former Census Statistics A Cos
tinuons Shrinkage of the Values as
fiiven for Taxation Xotlce to Boud
Washington-, Aug 25. A most unfavor
able showing is that made by the state of
Illinois in a census bulletin issued yester
day on the appraised valuation of real and
personal property in the United States.
The appraised valuation of all property in
Illinois in lssO was T.Sti,616.3iH In IS:)
it is 5727,416,252, a decrease of c50, 200,1 -12,
or 7)4 per cent. The only other states
Which show a decrease are Maryland, Xe
vada and South Carolina. These aresmall
losses except in the case of Xevada, which
is on the down grade in population and
The Figures Misleading.
How ridiculous and misleading the fig
ures as to the wealth of Illinois are ap
pears in the showing of appraised valua
tion per capita. Only six states, aud
those notoriously the poorest in accumu
lated wealth in the Union, show smaller
figures than Illinois. These six are Ala
bama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Xebraska,
Xorth Carolina, and South Carolina. The
wealth per capita of Illinois is given it
iVJO, while in Iudiana it is $357; in Michi
gan, 452; Wisconsin, $351; Iowa, f25:;
Minnesota, 452; Kansas. 24; Ohio, $4M;
Kentucky, 2i3; Xew York. WiH; Penn
sylvania, f'.W, and in West Virginia, $223.
Massachusetts Kates Highest.
Massachusetts, the highest of all the
states, is credited with t'.Kji, Rhode Island
being a good second, with ti; California
third, with ss7, aud Montana fourth.wiih
fi5. Even such states as Florida, Georgia,
Louisiana, Xevada, and the Dakota are
apparently ahead of Illinois, though in
the bulletin a somewhat obscure foot note
informs the wondering reader that the
"Illinois state board of equalization de
clares that in lv) the appraised valuation
is 50 per cent., and in 1MW ouly-25 per cent,
of the true vMue."
Total Appraised Value.
In total appraised value Xew York leads
with $2,775 Sii.OUU; Pennsylvania second
with $-i,rir2.S41.WKi; Massachusetts third
with $2,154,134,000; Ohio fourth with $,
778.13.(XW, aud California lift h with $1,
07l,UJ,UJ. These are the only states
vvhich pass the billion dollar mark, but
before Illinois is readied down the list, at
4727.(100, Michigan, Missouri and Indiana
are found. Texas, New Jersey. Mnu e
sota and Wisconsin are each given credit
for a total valuation almost as great as
that of Illinois.
Appraised and Trne Value.
The vaiue of real and personal property
as actually appraised by the officials of
the several states and territories has
always formed the basis of the decennial
estimates of the wealth of the United
States For the three decades ended :n
1S90 the estimated true value of all prop
erty and the rilue of real estate and per
sonal property as appraised including
the appraised valuation hs returned in
ISin) was as follows:
Appraised Estimated true
Years. valuation value.
1 1 2.1 IS4..VH i.i $ 1 fi.l "it.ri 1 K.i .
1?tii l4.l.!sii.T;t; ;i.t.s.;.is.:4r7
lSMl ?ti.WK.!.ii.! l,K,llI.UU
Data for True Valuation.
The estimate of true valuation is neces
sarily bised on data more or less incom
plete and imperfect. Prior to lss!) no at
tempt was made to go outside of the asses
sor's returns. In lsj circulars were sent
to an immense number of bankers, real
estate agents, business men, aud public
officials connected more or less directly
with the valuation of property for pur
poses of taxation. Answers were receiv d
from every county in the United Ftates,
and in many cases they contained actual
data showing the appraised value of cer
tain pieces of property, with the actual
selling price of the same property
Will Proceed on the Same Plan.
In preparing the estimates of the wealth
of the United States for the present census
the same care will be exerci-ed and as far
as practicable the same plan will be pur
sued. During the last decade the increase
of appraised value was t7.34t..W.261. an
amount equivalent to the true value
of all Jir(.ierty ns returned by the
United States census in 1NK $7,135,
7s),22S. Should it lie found upon
the completion of the inquiry in re
lation to the tiue value of all the property
in the United States that the same rela
tion exists in IS'.tO between appraised valu
ation aud true valuation as existed in lssut
the absolute wealth of the United States,
according to the eleventh census, may lie
estimated at $t;2,610,!KX0J0, or nearly SI, -HO
per capita, as against T14 per capita
in ls0, i7s0 per capita in $1S70, and $70 in
THE BONDS WILL EE PAID.
A Notice of Interest to Those Who Hold
Washington, Aug. 25. The following
circular was issued yesterday at
the treasury department: "Public
notice is hereby given that the
United States assistant treasurer at
Xew York has been authorized to pay on
presentation at hid office on aud after
Sept. 2, IStn, with interest to maturity,
coupon bonds of the 4X per ceut. loan
called for redemption on that date by the
circular of June 2, 1H01." It is signed by
Charles Foster, secretary. So far $20,863,
000 have been presented for extension.
The total issue is $5I,0U0.0U0.
Geological Society in Session.
WasHIXgton, Aug. 25. The Geological
society of America assembled at the Col
umbia university yesterday. There were
about fifty prominent geologists present.
The meeting was called to order by Vice
President G. K. Gilbert, who made the
address of welcome, referring feeling by
to the death of Professor Winchell, the
president of the society.
Bank Charter Extended.
Washington, Aug. 25. The corporate
existence of the Rock Island Xational
bank, of Rock Maud, Ills., has been ex
tended until Sept. 1. 1911.
Blooded Horseflesh for Iowa,
Xew York, Aug. 25. Thirty-nine head
of blooded horseflesh, selected in Kngland
for Sexton, Corns tock & Co., of Lost Na
tion, la., arrived by .the steamer Taurice
yesterday. , ; ; . . J t ' -
The people at the World's
Dispensary of Buffalo, N. Y.,
have a stock-taking time once
a year and what do you think
they do ? Count the number
of bottles that've been re
turned by the men and women
who say that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery or
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion didn't do what they said
it would do. !
And how many do you
think they have to count.
One in ten ? Not one in Jive
Here are two remedies
one the Golden Medical Dis
covery, for regulating and in
vigorating the liver and purify
ing the blood; the other, the
hope of weakly womanhood,
and they've been sold for
years, sold by the million bot
tles ; sold under a positive
guarantee, and not one in five
hundred can say :
" It was not the medicine for
me ! "
And is there any reason
why you should be the one?
And supposing you are what
do you lose ? Absolutely
can bx invested h
IA POSITIVE AND SAFE
I 5 per Cent
Dividend Paying Stock.
Foil particular and
Prorpectns csa be bad
on application or Addressing
S. L- SIMPSON. Banker.
No. 1804 Second Avenue. !
Housel, Woodyatt & Co;
- to i
I 9 5
This firm have the exclusive sale for tins county 0f
1 Pieirios etrcl Oro-ais.
WEBER, ! DECKER BROS., WHEFTiW
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIA0S
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
1 RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
i"A full line alfoof small Musical m-rrhaTidise.
i J. T. O CONNOR, Proprietor.
No. 117 Eighteenth S
This new Sample Room i now open for business. The bet ot WIlw, Lj-.xiiii
Imported Cigars always cn hand.
W an DpanlnrtA meat eompleta Una of Hard wart tpaalaltlaa rrr aaawa aa Baafc
Island bealda oar rrfalar s'ock of stapla aal bnQdara Tlailaasa
and Mechanics' tools.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem, Goods, Tinvarx, Stovm, Eto.
VaCIAlTUS CUntax Cooes aad Bancea, "Florida" aad WUfear Eat WsMr BstMsa
natMa Staaa Botlara. raatear Gara Proof niter, leosoaiy raraasta, Tka
ahaat Iroa work, rramhtsg, Coppcrsmlthlnf and Steaai fisOat.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenue, Rock Island.
ACME BLACK I VO
and I'll bat it amr now.
IS A CHEAT LABOR SAVER.
A SHINE LASTS A WEEK.
RAIN AND SNOW DON'T AFFECT IT.
NO BRUSHINC REQUIRED.
MAKES A SHOE WATERPROOF.
Vk&O BY MEN. WOMEN in CHILD RKJ. ,
Cn bt na.btHl hke Oil Cloth.
A PIT TV A IT. ETAVTfi tn
Will Stain old a Him rmmiTum
W li. Stain cum anb Cnimawakc
te'i k sain Tinware
(Mm. Stain nun old Baskets
will a-riN Sabt's Coach
WCLfF A RANDOLPH, PfailBdBlphl.
WOLF & RANDOLPH, Philadelphia
VIGOR OF HEN
Eaaily, Quickly, Permanently Restored.
..". Ncrnaiawh Debility, sod all
tne train of evil from early errors or later excesses,
tne results of overwork, sickness, worry, etc. Kuli
. w.cawpiuvuL, n warn irren to erery
onran and portion of the body. Simple, n ato raj
methods. ImniMliii. . -
ImpoBsiole. J UKI references. Boufc. -.--i
oa proofs mailed (iwaied) free. Address
- ERIE MEOKiAi. CO.. BUFFALO, N. V.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
M ine only Paint House in thecity.
R. M. "WALL.,
1612 Third Avenue.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Insurance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Members gel (iuO in oca Tear. They pay bat (1
a week. Anybody ctn make at the lowest $137
each week easily. Everybody wants a certificate,
becaose for each member they bring in they get
their MOO a month earlier. This is a good thU-g
and.dont mistake it. Address
J. L. UNVERZAGT. e'tary
1 West LexuifUxi &t , Baltimore, Md.
f in I
M-1 USAroMwS aui w
E?v ctwi ttirtetor.
Pifr O is acknowledged
the leadinc remeily foi
(ionorrhcre A Uleet.
1 he only sale reme1y for
Lcacorrhra or Whites
1 urest-ribe it and ieel
safe in recommending il
to all sufferers
i. i. SlUNErl. M.
Vf. An a. IlL
(soIbI by bruutciat,
Call or sead for circular roctainliaf
tb mufft iwTUiit jure at Contun.p
tion. Cum, Bri a lhw. brrofaia
FjHitia RvnhtliaL e.Qi., . a.
tc lltU Ul 1RII ... .
-ALL EIS'DS 0?
Cast Iron M
dote. A fj'tc'sj o - i
of Stores w.:!i ''" c
A MACHINE SHO:
has been addtd '-: i
.,t wi!i b com
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