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THE AliGUS: MONDAY, SEPTEMKEU 28. 1891.
- - CITY CHAT.
The great Illinoia atate fair i in pro
gress at Peoria this week.
Remember George Sutcliffe has no op
position in prices or goods.
Buy tbe American sewing machine di
rect from Bennett's glove store
Mrs. Lieut. J. F. Bell left last night
for her borne at Fort Riley, Kas.
Don't be bothered with machine agents
but go direct to Bennett's glove store.
The great society drama, 'The Old,
Old Story," at Harper's theatre tomorrow
A bin lot of the Weslfleld Co. 'a choice
new buggy whips at half price at Mc
George Bennett has contracted for the
American sewing machine for the three
Some rare bargains in choice styles of
ladies' winter jackets just placed on sale
at McCabe Bros.'
There is a moral in "The Old, Olu
Story," taken from real life, and which is
as good as a sermon.
Go to George Sutclifle be will always
do as he advertises and save you from 20
to SO per cent.
The grand Lyceum theatre success,
'The Old, Old Story," at Harper's thea
tre tomorrow night. '
The other dealers are not in it. George
Sutcliffe is selling more wall paper than
all others combined.
J. M. Buford offers for sale a good
piece of business property at 150? Second
avenue at a bargain.
George Sutcliffe has in employ one of
the best sign writers in this part of the
country. Give him a trial.
Capt. L. L. Wheeler, of the Hennepin
canal engineering corps, returned today
from a visit to Buffalo, X. Y.
W. D. Webster, of Cordova, has moved
his family to this city and is now occii
pying the residence 1134 Third avenue.
Harry Truesdale, of Minneapolis, spent
yesterday in the city with his parents.Dr.
and Mrs. Calvin Truesdle, on his way to
Get other dealers' prices and then go to
Sutcliffe and you will save from 20 to 30
per cent on wall paper of the very best
Supt. S. S. Kemble has returned from
Springfield, where he was in attendance
t a meeting of tbe state superintendents
The concert to have been given in
Spencer quire Tuesday evening is post
poned until Satur lay afternoon, when it
will be given by O'.to's band.
Remodeling going on rapidly at Mc
Bros'. Business practically unterrupted.
Special offerings each week while the
work of improvement is going on.
Tbe signal service office at Davenport
adopted its new code of signals this morn
ing. The flag for fair and slightly
cooler weather was the first hoisted.
Gen. Supt. n. B. Sudlow. Gen. Pas
senger Agent Stockhouse and Supt. of
Telegraph Greenoueh. of the R. I. fc. P.,
went to Peoria today to attend tbe state
The two great theatrical crazes this
year are "Men and Women" and "The
Old. Old Story." The latter production
may be seen at Harper's theatre tomor
For Rent One bloc from the Rock
Island line, a grocery and butcher shop;
good cellar and four first-class rooms, if
wanted ; also barn. Enquire at this
For a while Capt. Rjbinson was not
very popular in Milan. Now, however,
that the true facts are disclosed, he is re
ported to be the lion of the hour in that
usually quiet burg.
Magistrate Wivill assessed John St.
John and J. C. Scroogan $5 and $3 and
costs respectively, for indulging in a little
fistic encounter at the Harper house cor
ner Saturday evening.
Milan indulged in a jubilee Saturday in
honor of the Hennepin canal route.
There was a pyrotechnic display to the
effect of which on the elements, tbe
Milanites attribute last night's rain.
Cards are out announcing the wedding
of Miss Maud G imble of this city to Leroy
L. Schafer of Moline at the home of the
bride's parents W. J. Gamble and wife,
2507 Fifth avenue, on Wednesday eve
ning Oct. 14.
The syndicate commenced tearing up
tbe abandoned Ninth street track this
morning and transfering the track for
relaying tbe Elm street line in conformity
with the privileges recently granted by
the city council.
Henry Erbst, ion of John Erbst, 630
Fourteenth street, fell from a tree in Dav
enport's pasture while out nutting on Sat
urday afternoon and sustained a com
pouad fracture of the femur of the right
leg. D-s Bernhardt and Ludewig
were summoned and reduced the frac
ture, and also found that the boy had
besides received several painfut bruise s
so that it will be some time before he will
be able to be around again.
Editor of the Union after hearing the
news of the public building location fol
lowing so closely on the location of the
Hennepin canal terminus; "On, for a
refrain from the long lost 'McGinty.' We
aud cap' knows jus' how 'McGinty' felt.'
Charles Raugb, formerly of this city
and now of Briar Bluff, is said to be in a
critical condition from the effect of being
tramped upon by an unruly bull last
week. He is a brother of William Raugh J
of this city, and is qu'te well known here.
The paid fire department responded to
a still alarm yesterday afternoon and
subdued an incipient blaze in a pile of
rubbish on Twelfth street between Sixth
and Seventh avenues, which threatened
some of the houses in the immediate
No mistake that tbe Union coull
make would ever create an earth
quake. Such a disturbance would be
more apt to be expected when that con
cern would happen to make a mistake
tnd get on the right side of a thing.
The canon at Fort Armstrong on the
I oint of the island have been neatly re
Fainted and placed on a stone base.
Capt. Lyon knows bow to keep things in
g3od repair about the premises under his
supervision. Tbe most minute detail
d -es not escape his observation.
T. H. Thomas is having tbe brick walk I
in front of his store replaced by one of a !
htrder quality of brick, which is very
m ich like a vitrified paving brick, which
will ba extended around Market the
sq lare side of the building. John Mul
hen has charge of she work.
The Union may now be looked upon to
turn its attention from its abuse of tbe
government engineers on the Hennepin
car al terminus to blackguarding Secre
tary of the Treasury Foster and Commis- j
sioi-er Avery for the part the; have taken j
in tbe location of Rick Island's govern
raet t building.
It has been suggested that if tne Union
instead of attempting to say something
funny about The Arc. is in its Sunday
morning issue, it had published a
later matter of news the defiaite settle
men: of the public building site, no matter
how distasteful to it, it would have ful
filled the mission of a newspaper in a
manner more acceptable to its readers.
Word comes from Reynolds that a fa
tal cattle disease is reported to have
broken out among the cattle on John
Hayes" farm, ia the lower end of the
county. He has already lust 14 head,
and is at a loss how to check its ravages.
The iidic&tions point to a cerebo spinal
troub e, as tbe animals arc attacked very
suddealy with convulsive tremors which
run fom tbe head the full length of the
spinal column. They die within a very
short time after being attacked .
At the W. C. T. U. convention at
Prairie City. Miss Mary Mahon was re
elected president; Mrs. Metzgar, vices
president, and Mrs. Lancashire secretary '
thus giving the three leading offlcsrs to
Moline. Mrs. E unions, of Roseville, is
the treasurer, and the delegates to the
national convention are Miss Mahon, of
Moline, and Mrs. Rankin, of Monmouth,
with Mrs. Bristol, of Bardolpb, and
Mrs. Lancashire, of Moline, as altern
Gen. W. A. Schmilt has returned from ,
Princeton where he attended the reun
ion and encampment of tbe Northern Il
linois military tract association, and suc
ceeded in having the matter of the fixing
of the time and place of the next en
campment deferred until the winter
meeting. In the meantime Gen.
Schmitt is convinced that Rock Island
can secure tbe encampment next year if
the proper assurances are made. It is cer
tainly wc rth making an effort for.
The American Israelite edited by the
president of the Hebrew Union college,
of Cincinaati, where Rabbi Freuder, of
Davenpott, graduated, tells of the rabbi's
denunciation of Judaism, and then makes
some bit ngly sarcastic comment, in
which it congratulates "Judaism on be
ing rid of Mr. Freuder, and Christianity
for not ga ning him. We place this in
formation on record because with the
full assurance that in a few months Mr.
Freuder will be professing repentance,
seeking another situation and asking
help from Jewish charity, as he has done
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete . Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
THE FIRE ALARUM.
Flames Cost St. Louis Nearly
Two Million Dollars.
TH1BTEE2T FIRES IN A SINGLE DAY.
Used is Millions of Home 40 Yea; the Standard.
The Mammoth Plant Milling Company
and the Mamur Tibbett Farm Imple
ment Building in Ashes Two Fire
men Badly Hurt and a Lot of Fir
Apparatus Abandoned East St. Louis
Called on for Help DreadTul Work by
Tralrie Fires in the Northwest.
ST. LociS, Sept. 2S. At 3:30 p. m. yes
terday an alarm was turned in from tbe
mammoth establishment of the Plant
Milling company, at the toot of Choteau
avenue. The flames covered the entire
fifth floor before an engine arrived on the
scene. A second and third alarm followed
in quick succession. The frame buildings
of tbe warehouse, boiler house and engine
rooms were burning like tinder and were
a seething mass of flames, producing a
heat unapproachable. Tbe main build
ing, a five-story structure, was ignited on
the top floor, and the lack of water press
ure prevented the firemen from checking
Two Firemen Missing,
Soon the roof of the main building fell
with a great crash, and its weight on the
then burning floors beneath caused a gen
eral collaps-. It is supposed that two
firemen were covered by the caving in of
the building, as two are missing. Several
were seriously injured by falling timbers.
The loss will aggreggate some t4G0,000,
with an insurance of about $250,000. Sev
eral hupdred barrels of flour stored in the
warehouse were destroyed.
Panic Over a Powder Car.
A panic was caused when it became
known that a powder car was standing on
the railroad track beside the mill. Sev
eral were trampled on, but no serious in
jury resulted in the rush. The car was
removed by means of a chain. Several
buildings adjacent were scorched, but
were saved w ith but little damage. At
5.43 the firemen were called to Tenth and
Spruce by a general alarm, leaving but a
few streams playing on the smouldering
embers of ths once massive milling struct
ure. The Fire at Tenth and Spruce.
The latter tire originated ia a one story
warehouse, owned and occupied by ths
Pacific Storage company as a ware
house, and adjoining the seven story build
ing owned and occupied by the Mansur
Tibbett Farniiug Implement conjpanv.
By the time the first engine arrived oa the
scene the flames had taken hold of tbe
Mansur Tibbett building and rapidly
spread to every floor. In less than twenty
minutes after the first alarm was turned
in a second was turned in, followed by a
third. Then the East St. Louis fire de
partment was called on and sent two
engines to assist. The firemen, seeing
their efforts of no avail on the now burn
ing buildings turned their attention totue
surrounding lumber yards and ware-r
Three Other Alarms Turned la.
At 7 o'clock the Mansur Tibbett build
ing collapsed with a tremendous crash,
luckily hurting no one. At 8:50 p. ni. the
flames were gotten uader control. While
this fire was burning alarms were turned
in from Twelfth aud Olive and Fourteenth
and Morgan streets. An engine from tbe
big blaze was sent to respond to each of
the alarms, lessening the force, which told
considerably, the flames springing up
afresh. Neither of the above fites from
the three alarms were of any consequence,
however, the total loss aggregating only
Loss of Over Half a Million.
The firms suffering from the fire on
Tenth and Spruce was the Heinrichshoffen
uc Lawrence Lumber company and the
Holmes Lumber company, the loss cf
each amounting to some (3,000. The loss
sustained by the Mansur Tibett Imple
ment company will aggregate $500,000,
the building being new and was heavily
stocked. The Collier Lead works and the
Bridge and Tunnel warehouse were
oorcbed, but no serious damage done.
A strong south wind was blowing during
the whole fire, and it was under great
difficulties that its progress was checked.
An Aggregate Loss of 2,000,000.
Thirteen alarms and as many fires oc
curred yesterday, the origin of but few
being known. The aggregate losses will
nearly reach 3,000,000. The two fireman
supposed to have been buried in the ruins
have been found. They were struck by
falling timbers and seriously injured, and
were carried into a house near by and lost
alght of in the excitement. The water
tower, which was rushed too close to the
mill, was abandoned and left to the rav
ages of the flames, the heat compelling
the men to flee. Two engines were also
abandoned immediately after the collapse
of tbe building, the men being unable to
stand the intense heat.
road near Columbus Saturday night.
Brakeman Spletfacoer was Instantly
killed, and Brakeman Albert Gray fatally
A WHOLE FAMILY CREMATED.
Terrible Work of the Northwestern Prai
rie Fire Great Loss of Property.
ST. PaDL, Sept. 28. A special dispatch
from Turtle Lake Saturday morning
says the village is entirely surrounded by
the flames which are licking up every
thing. Word has reached tbe village that
the family of r. Messe, a farmer living a
short distance out of tbe town, consisting
of himself, his wife and several small
children were hemmed in by the flames,
and they are no doubt burned to death as
no help could reach tbem.
Three Other Lives Lost.
ELLEXDALE, X.- D., Sept. 28 Word
comes from Emmons county that tbe
whole east end of the county has been
vept by a terrible prairie fire in which
three men lost their lives and many fam
ilies are rendered homeless. Whole herds
of cattle perished in the flames. One
herder lost forty-rive head of stock out of
a herd of fifty-three. The fire originated
from a threshing engine. The loss will
reach fully $ i50,000. The lives lost were a
man, his wife and son, who were trying
to save their farm property. Several hun
dred men managed to stop the progress
of the flames just as they reached the
boundary of Mcintosh county, where tue
tired would have had a clean sweep. The
people in the district burned over in Em
mons county are in a pitiable plight,with
oat food or shelter.
EIGHT HOURS OF PERIL.
Sixteen Miners Imprisoned in the Hick
ory Ridge Colliery.
Shamokik, Pa., Sept. 28. For eight
hours Saturday sixteen men were impris
oned in an old chamber in the Hickory
Ridge coal mine, not knowing what sec
ond tbey would be crushed to death. They
were Carson Delong, Zach Hann, Frank
Walthoff, Daniel Oyster, and a dozen
Hungarians and Italians. They were en
gaged in drawing "pillars," the masses of
coal left to hold up the roof of the mine,
when a main pillar began "running," and
sank out of sight, leaving a chasm 1(0 feet
deep and ninety wide. On the far side of
this, -without exit of any kind except
over it, were the sixteen men.
Saved by a Slender Rope.
' On the near side were the rescuers, who
for hours vainiy tried to throw a rope
over the chasm. Repeatedly tbe rope was
thrown and as often either fell short or
landed only to slip back into the bole.
Finally a lucky throw was made and the
rope was caught and made fast to a post.
Then one of the men essayed the fright
ful feat of going hand over hand to safety.
Bidding his comrades good-by the intrepid
fellow flung himself into space and went
long the rope,whicb cracked and swayed.
Several times he thought be would fall,
but with strained muscles and stout
heart Delong went on and on, and at last
was safe. Tbe others followed, and when
tbe last had crossed they wept like chit
Caused the Death of Two Brakemen.
Milwaukee. Wis., Sept. 2a. A mis
placed a witch earned the complete wreck
of sixteen freight cars on the St. Paul
Itig Fire in an Illinois Town.
GnEEXVILLE, Sept. 28 Fire early Satur
day destroyed Faile's evaporator and the
Export mills. Loss estimated at $125,011).
There is i70,0J0 insurance on the mills and
Accident in tbe Government Print Shop.
Washington, Sept. 8. A steam pipe
in the government printing office burst
Saturday, and five women fainted from
fright. One is in a serious condition.
A WORLD'S FAIR QUESTION.
Is It a National Afl.iir or a Private En
terprise? WAsntX(.ToK. Sept. 2S By a recent
ruling Acting Secretary Grant, by infer
ence, held that the World's Columbian
exposition is a private and not a national
affjir. If Assistant Secretary Grant is
correct it raises the quostiun with some
people here how congress came to decide
t'ae location of the exposition, by wlij
authority the president named the com
missiont rs, and why Secretary Foster has
been paying out public moneys to the
government fair commissioners who weut
abroad in the interest of the exposition.
Ircline.l the Request and Why.
There had b?t-u complaint that the
buildings erected were not safe. Ia order
to dispose effectually of all these storiis
the commissioners asked the secretary of
w ar to detail a corps of engineers to in
fcpect the buildings. In rephingto the
request Secretary Grant slated that sec
tion 1,201 of i he revised statutes forbade
army officers from performing work of
any kind for private peisonsor corpora
tions, aud for this reason be was com
pelled to decline a compliance with the
Those i-astbourne Thtt Again.
London, Sept. is Women fainting yes
terday in the street failed to excite sympa
thy at E-istburne. The women were Sal
vation Army lassies, some of them young
and pretty, and the occasion of their faint
ing was the peltiug which the Salvation
ists received at the haudsnf an Eastbourne
crowd. The demonstration apart from
the fainting did uot compare with former
riots, and the excitement that has kept
Eastbourne ia a ferment for months is evi
dently on the decline.
Resisted Ejectment with a Goo.
Vancouver, B. C. Sept. 2s. Yesterday
morning Deputy Sheriff Armstrong and
three assistants went to English biy, on
the western limits of the city, to serve a
writ of ejectment on Samuel Greer. The
latter, however, barricaded his house a it
refused to admit the officers. An atteni' t
was made to force an entrance, where
upon Greer fired a shotgun, severeiy
wounding the deputy sheriff and alighcly
injuring one of bis assistants. Later
Greer was arrested.
Wl c I NTIRE
Hack towels, all linen, good quality,
One cs a
Our linen department is full . Huck tow i
and running over with desirable j ei3' a lines v
tnings at low prices.
Special tor this week:
Turkish towels, good size,
Turkish, towels, extra,
crashes, in bettwiL
finest. i tb
I cloaks. rae7' SSc
Rock TBlnnd. Illinois
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carp
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
124, 126 and 128
GLEMANN k SALZMAHK
SchooDer Sank In Mid-lake.
Chicago, Sept. 27. The schooner Medi
terranean, bound from Saginaw Bay with
a cargo of rock plaster for Sooth Chicago,
sprang a leak in mid-lake off Sheboygan,
Wis., last Friday and went to the bottom
without a moment's warning. The crew
had barely time to get into the yawl boat
before the scnooner foundered. The crew
were adrift in the lake for an hour when
they were picked np by the schooner John
Mee and brojght here.
Wandered Away from Their Ohio Home.
NEW York. Sept. 38. Mary Graves, 73
years of age, and her grandsons, John and
William Cook, 14 and 13 years respective
ly, are stranded in this city peonile-a.
The boys are dressed in the uniform of tie
Sailors' and Soldiers' Orphan asylum ai
Xenia. O. They started from Chillicoihe
on Friday last to visit Mrs. Graces'
daughter at White River Junction, V.
Shelter has been furnished tbem at l tie
Wsrk of the OJd Fellows.
ST. Locis. Sept. 28 The constitutional
amendment providing for admission into
the Odd Fellows of youths of is years was
defeated in the sovereign grand lodge Set
urdsy by a vote of 107 to 53 The lode
also decided to postpone for a year cousi 1
eration of t'.ie liquor question. The effect
of this will be to leave saloonkeepers
eligible for a year to come.
1 Window-Glass Factories Blowing In.
riSILAT, O., Sept. 2a The blowers at
the West P rk window-glass factory be
gan work a 7 o'clock Saturday morning.
This is the first window-glass house in the
western distriot, and the rest will follow
this week, thus putting 0,000 men to work
who have been idle since the middle of
Murderous Affair Between Farmers.
Hekdeksos, Minn., Sept. 28. In a quar
rel Saturday over the division line between
two farms at Faxon, Sibley county, James
O'Neill killed Michael Collins, fatally
wounded his two sons, and was stabbed
Kadoraed for Governor of Illinois.
Washington, Sept. aa The S. M. C al
io m National Republican association, at a
meeting Saturday night, endorsed Assis
tant Comptroller Matthews, of the treas
ury department, for governor of Illinois
Wo Have Pitch
Our Low-Priced 1
and our competition is Hi'
hit. The public sets
appreciate it an3 wt-an
6ruile when thev Iraveji
S. B. S. Shoe Ho;
Loaded with bargains.
Second acd Harrlsoa s:.. DA'"t?
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS-50c to 451.00 Per Day.
ST. JAMES HOTEL
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth svenne.
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
This house has Just beo refitted thronghoat end is now in A No. 1 nditloL, Illtit
!. per day Douse and a desirable family hotel.
jQavenport Business College,
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