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THE. AKGUS; MONDAY, OOTOBEK 5. 1891
' ' CITY CHAT.
Light frost last night.
City couacil meeting tonight.
Millinery opening on Wednesday and
. C. J. Lvkia spent Sunday with his
family in the city.
W. G Parker, of Omaha, is in the
city on a visit to friends.
George P. Standuhar went to Li Salle
this morning on business.
The millinery opening of the season
occurs this weex at McCabe Bros'.
CaDt. J. M. Montgomery and wife have
returned from their vis.it to Peoria.
Bargains in wall paper to mike room
fur new stock at It. Crampton & Co's.
Millinery opening exhibit on Wednes
day and Tnaisday of this week at McCabe
P. J. Culligan came down from Sa
vanna and spent Sunday at his home in
Pattern hats and bonnets for autumn
and winter will be displayed on Wednes
day and Thursday at McCabe Bros'.
An attractive stock of high art pic
tares and room mouldings from four
prominent factories at Crampton & Co.'s.
D. H. Louderback, manager of the
Davenport & Rock I. land street railway
company, went to Chicago Saturday
Messr3. John Crubau;h and Henry
Cirse have returned from their cruise up
the river as the guests of Commodore
Wedding and pirty stationery, the
newest and best obtainable, plain, printed
o: engraved at m nJerale prices at Cramp
ton & Co's.
Wait for the correct styles. They will
be shown at McCabe Bros', millinery
opening on Wednesday and Thursday of
The masquerade given by the cracktr
factory boys at Armory hall on Saturday
evening was largely attended and was a
success in every way.
Medium and high c'ass goods in pock
et book purses, ladies' and gentlemen's
card cases, bill books, etc , now on sa'e
at Crampton &Co's.
Julius G. Junge on Saturday sold his
team of sorrel colts to Hon. G.A. Cis
tlemanofSt. Louis, nd they have been
shipped to that citv.
For sale A medium sized fire and
burglar proof safe, nearly new. A bar
ga;n. Inq iirj of Dr. J. F. Myers, 1429,
Second avenue. Rock Island.
Fac Similies of the French and correct
ed copies of the eastern pattern hats and
bonnets will be exhibited on Wednesday
and Thursday at McCabtJ Bros'.
Alfred 11. Yates left for St. Louis this
morning, after a week's visit at home.
He was accompanied by his sister, Ma
m'e, who will spend fair week among
The employes cf tie shipping depart
ment of Deere & Co., Moline, have peti
tioned the company for a raise of wages
from 81.35 to $150 per day. If this
don't come there may be a strike.
Last A plow shop time book on Sec -ond
avenue between Sixteenth and Seven
teenth srteets containing $18 with the
name of M. E. Hunt oncover. Aliberal
reward will be paid by returning it to
BiiliS Edward Ward left this morning
for Joliet with Charles Wiff, ali s
Charles Burton, sentenced to two yea- a
in the penitentiary by Judge Smith Sat
urday for stealing a watch from the resi
dence of George F. Roth some weeks ago,
Thomas Williams, who conducts the
aaloon at the corner of First avenue and
Seventeenth street and also runs a saloon
in Davenpsrt, where he has made his
home for sometime, on bis return home
the other day was surprised to find his
wife and children missing. It is believed
Mrs. Williams has deserted her husband
R. T. McNsal of Denver formerly of
this city, is running for district judge on
the democratic ticket at Denver. The
Union remarks, boastfully, that "the re
publicans have a majority in the district
of 13.500." That need cut no figure with
a popular and able candidate, but are
not the republicans out that way getting
rather bold with their brags of boodle?
Georce Lundy, a C, R. I. & P. brake
man, was caught between two cars by be
ing thrown from a switch engine while
witching in the Peoria yards on Saturday
night He was taken to his home in the
patrol wagon where he was attended by
Dr. Plummer, who found that aside from
having bis right ankle badly sprained and
bruised, he was not seriously injured.
J. W. Qulnlan, formerly of this city,
but more recently of Wads worth, Nev.,
has purchased a floe rasin vineyard near
Clifton, Fresno county, Cal. Mrs. Quin
lan. who was formerly Miss Hattie Sage,
Used in Millions of Homes
cf Rock Island, writes enthusiastically of
the prospective novelty of living on a
ranch, where tbey will be settled by Oat.
The las, through car on the Rock Isl
and and Moline lines ought to leave each
end as late as 1 1 o'clock, instead of 10:07
as now. Under the present arrangement
the cars run much later than under the
old company' regime, and cars run
as far as the centre station as late as 11
o'c'ock. An 11 o'clock through car woul I
be a great convenience to both cities, and
would, The Argus believes,' bring satis
factory returns to the company. Why
not give it a trial, Mr. Louderback r
Tbere are a me of the motormen on
the tri-city railway lines who think the
company should adopt fur coats for the.
motormen. instead of cloth with capes.
The company decided upon the cloth in
the interests of economy to the men. If
a fur coat could be secured at reasonable
price and the company could be sure that
a'.l the men would get tbcm they would
probably be adopted for the motormen.
The compsny'a aim is to have all the
motormen uniformed alike and all the
conductors uniformed alike. In this it is
Major William MiCjnochie, Gen. W.
A. Schmitt, Capt. J. Alex Montgomery
and W. P. Q layle leave tiia evening for
Chicago to attend the unvei.ing of the
Gen. U. S. Grant monummt on Oct 7ih
Capt J.Alex Montgomery w.ll also at
tt-nd the Masonic grand lodge as the rep
resentative ot Rck I -I md lodge No.
6 .8 A. F. an l A. .M., of which he
isJwor$h:pful mas'er. Giorge F Kramer
wusiiipful nns'er cf Trio lodge No. 57,
w 11 8l0;.Uend as a representative. Of
course Henry C Cleaveland will be there,
as he is a member of the grand lodge, be
irig on one of the important committets
Capt. Montgomery, w 11 also visit the
Nittoual Soldiers' home at Milwaukee
.Mrs. Dinks Why didu't you come
hoi.ie to diuuer?
Small Sam I bad my dinner, ma. I
too-c dinner with Willie Minks.
"Did Mrs. Miuks invite your"
"Yes, uia. I studied apple dumplings
cooking, and I told her I liked apple
"Oh, you aid?
"Yesm. Then she said maybe if I
went home I'd find vou had apple dump
ling's for uir.uer too."
"Ves'tn. But 1 told her vonrs was al
ways so heavy pa wouldn't let me eat
any, an t'nen she invited me to sit down."
Gi od Isews.
The Wrong Place.
Bingo now is the new servant girl
gc-tti lg on?
Mrs. Bingo She's gone.
Bii.go Gone. Why, what's the mat
ter? Mrs. Bingo My dresses didn't fit her.
A Question of Altitude.
Clara Say, dear, I've changed mil
liners. Maude Oh, what did you do that for?
Clara Well, you see, my old one was
only f ve feet hish, and I've got to have
some new theater hats. Cloak Review.
Always the same. A notice in a late
issue (fa Berlin paper:
'Isaac Goldskin and his wife respect
fully invite their friends to be present at
their guaranteed pure silver wedding,
etc." Riegende Blatter.
To Take the Cone Off.
Edis n is said to have invented an au
tomatic piano player. This won't do.
! If we Lave to listen to the piano let us
have a pretty girl to operate it. New
The Old Soldier's Consistency.
"Where's old General Skipp now?"
"He'f, in a retreat."
"By Jovel He always was. Truth.
Kearlng- the End.
Torkt-ys will soon realize the meaning
of full crops. Union County (N. J.)
B. Biikenfeld offers tor sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Aho bis property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
A DREAM OF H&PPINE8S
Maybe fol owed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, anl why? Because the displacement of
coTering ii bed, a neglected draught from a parti;
do ied wiu low, an open transom connected with
a'windy ec'ty in a hotel, may convey to yoor nos
trils and In ice the death-dealing blast . Terrible
and swift a-e the inroads made by this new des
troyer. Tlie medicated al.oiollc principle in
Hojtetter's Etomach Bitters will check the dire
complaint. A persistence in toil preventive of its
farther development will absolutely checkmate
the dangernis milady. Unmeditated alcoholic
stimulants ire of little or no value. The Just me
dium is the Bitters. No less f fficiciooa is It in case
of malaria, 1 1 lionsness, constipation, rheumatism,
dyspega tnd kidney trouble. The weak are
usually thoe upon wbon disease fasten first.
Invigorate vlth the Bitters. .
40 Years the Standard.
DEATH FROM ALOFT
Frightful Disaster on the River
EXPLOSION OF A TUG'S BOILER
Senda a Quantity of Debrla Into the Air
te Fall I'pon and Kill Five Bystanders
Eight Light Lives Suddenly Ended
and at Dozen Badly Ilurt A Mother
and Babe Stricken Down Fearful Situ
ation of !li Men in .a Mine Locked In
Chicago, Oct. 5 Eight persons were
almost instantly killed and a dozen others
lajured yesterday afternoon by the ex
plosion of the tug Charles Parker in the
south branch of the river near the Archer
avenue bridge. Three of the dead be
longed to the crew of the boat, while the
others were bystanders who were killed
by flying debris. The Parker, together
with the tugs Van Schaack, Perry, and
Shields, had been working all day en
deavoring to free the propeller H. S. Pick
ands, which had grounded in the south
draw of the bridge. They had puffed and
pulled away almost incessantly until
shortly before 5 o'clock, when, with com
paratively little noise, the boiler of the
Fall or a Deadly Shower.
Columns of water were thrown into the
air, falliug upon the other tugs, drench
tug and blinding the crews. A moment
1 iter the debris showered upon the
g Mtind on either side of the river. Pieces
O-broken iron and "oodwork fell upon
t ie docks and the streets. At the time
Archer avenue near the scene of the acci
d -ut was crowded. The noise of the ex
p'osion and the falling wreck caused a
terrible- panic. When the spectators par
tially recovered their senses it was discov
ered that eight persons were dead, white
miny more were injured, some of them
The Roll of Fatalities
The dead are: Mrs. Mary Rice, aged 23,
of 3013 Archer avenue, head crushed by
falling debris; Barbara Rice, IS months
old, daughter of Mrs. Rice, head crushed;
Samuel Sawyer, aged 21, switchman for
the Illinois Steel company; Bartholomew
Curtin, aged 10 years, of S239 Paulina
street, struck on head by an iron bolt;
Jones B. Carter, captaiu of the tug. mar
ried, bodr not yet recovered; John C.
Moore, of Highland Park, engineer of the
tug, body not yet recovered; Samuel Arm
strong, of Manistee, cook. of the tug, body
not yet recovered; unknown man, killed
by piece of t be furnace door, about 30 years
of age, dark complexion, brown mustache,
body at Klauer's morgue.
SnflVretl Serious Injuries.
The injured are as follows: Joseph Cnl
len. 390 Maxwell street, fireman of the
Parker, terribly scalded, will die; Henry
Bell, linesman of the Parker, badly scald
8 1; Frank Wagner, 13 South Green street,
arm broken; Joseph Bomarazk, 8J9 South
A'hlaud avenue, skull fractured, may die;
George Juell, captain of tug Van Schaack,
leg back and bruised; Louis DtMuas,
linesman of the Van Schaack, back in
jured; James Cunningham, cook of the
Van Schaack, head cut; A. Manusus,
fruit dealer, hip injured; Edward Maher,
both knee caps badly injured; Richard
Powers. 13 years old, hurt about lev;
John Xorton, 12 years old, slightly hurt.
INCIDENTS OF THE ACCIDENT.
Sad Death of a Mother and Child A
When the feeling of fright caused by the
catastrophe had passed away the specta
tors crowded around the spot where lay
the body of Mrs. Rice, her little daughter,
and the unknown man. Mrs. Rice lay on
her side, her face crushed and. bruised,
while blood Doured from her mouth, nose,
and ears. By her side lay her little daugh
ter. The fate of the two was peculiarly
tad. Before the explosion Mrs. Rice had
been standing on the south side of Archer
avenue, holding the babe in her arms, and
in endeavoring to escape when the crash
came her skull was crushed by a piece Qf
Iron. At the same moment her little
daughter was struck on the head by a
piece of the furnace door.
Killed by an Iron Bolt.
On the other shore Bartholomew Cur
tin and Richard Powers, boys aged 10 and
13 years, were standing watching the tugs.
Curtin was struck on the head by an
Iron bolt and fell to the grouud. His
Bkuil had been cut open and the brains
were oozing out when he was picked tip.
Voung Powers was also struck by the fly
ing missiles and injured. As the air
cleared after the explosion the Barker
was seen rolling slowly and settling, stern
foremost, into the water. A moment later
Joseph Cullen and Henry Beli were seen
struggling in the water. Life lines were
thrown to them and they were helped cn
beard one of the other tugs. Cullen's
flesh was almost parboiled, and in clicg
Ing to the life ropes the skin was torn
from his hands.
Caused by the Filthy Water.
The explosion was a peculiar one. The
fatalities on shore in each case occurred
some distauce from the wrecked tug and
In places where the victims would seem
to be in almost perfect safety. The al
most unanimous opinion of the vesselmen
Is that the explosion was caused by the
filthy water in the river. It is so full of
?rease and dirt aod offal of every sort
bat when it gets into a boiler it foams
np like soap suds, which makes it very
CAUGHT IN A LIVING TOMB.
Ix Miners Imprisoned by a Fallen Gang
way No Hope of Rescue.
GLEN Carbon, Pa., Oct. 5 Great ex
citement in this vicinity was created when
reports came that -the Richardson mines
bad fallen in and all in the mine were
lost. Later word came that the west
gangway of the Crosby vein had fallen
and that twelve men were entombed.
Rescuing parties were " immediately
formed, and on entering the mine the
body of Michael Grant was fonnd in the
gangway. He was found to be fatally in
jured. Then Jobn McGaskie, Polandc,
was found dead; Thomas Conville and
James Brennaa seriously, and Martin
Kelly, mine foreman, slightly injured.
Horrible Death for 61a Others.
These were the only bodies found before
reaching the fallen gangway, inside of
which six other men were entombed, with
no hope of their recovery alive. Their
names are: John Purceli, mine boss, wife
and three children; John Salmon, single;
John Lawler, wife and three children;
James Simons, single; Michael Welsh,
married, two children; John Culick, Po
lander, single, and - Thomas Clancy, wid
ower, seven children. The company and
the men are doing all possible for the
speedy recovery of the entombed, dead or
Will Be Victims of the Gas.'
The cDway in which the accident
happened is but a new opening; but
twelve breasts are In working order at
present. The accident has caused a gloom
to fall over the valley, which is partly re
lieved by the untiring efforts of the offi
cials and the men engaged i u removing
the mass of coal which lies between them
and the imprisoned miner. There is no
hope of recovering the bodies alive, as the
gas will overcome them long before relief
can reach them.
Crushed Two Men to Death.
Lima, O., Oct. 5 Emanuel Rink and F.
C. Goss were seated on a threshing ma
chine and driving across a bridge Satur
day when the flooring gave way, and the
machine and men fell a distance of thirty
feet. Both men were crushed to death.
THE COUNT rtY "WHENCE HE CAME."
A Chinese Exclusion Case Decided by the
Washington, Oct. 5. The president has
d irected that Chong Sam, a Chinaman, be
deported to China as thecountry "whence
he came," instead of to Canada, whence
he really did come, Chong Sam having
crossed from Canada to Port Huron,
Mich., July 1. Secretary Foster ordered
the Chinaman to be deported to China.
Refused a British Request.
Pending the carrying out of this order
the BritUb Minister aked that action be
deferred so that he could institute an in
vest igation as to whet her or not Chong
Sam, being a resident of Canada, was not
entitled to the protection of the British
government. As a result of this inretigi;
tion the British minister asked that
Chong Sam be pardoned This the prtVt
deut refuses and directs that he be re
turned to China as the country "whence
tVliy It Was Not Granted.
In refusing to grant this pnrdon the
president says that if this were a single
case he would with pleasure comply, but
that the case involves the whole question
of the success and enforcement of the ex
clusion law. The president says further:
"If Chinamen can land in Canada and
suffer no other penalty for crossing our
line than that of being returned to Can
ada, from whence they may again repeat
their attempt to enter our territory, our
law becomes practically a dead letter."
A MAGNANIMOUS EX-CONVICT.
He Helps Hi Wire Out of a Matrimonial
Newark, X. J., Oct. 5. A romantic
storj of self sacrifice on the part of an ex
convict comes from the court of chancery.
It grows out of divorce proceedings .n
progress in Master in Chancery White
head's office between George Wolf and his
wife Mary. He married her fifteen years
ago, but wit Liu a ye:f had been sentenced
t) a ten-yeais' term f r highway robbery.
Mrs. Wolf was iuformed that her hus
band's imprisonment severed their mari
tal relations and in the course of years
she loved and wedded again. Her new
venture was a happy one. Her convkt
husband was released at the expiration of
his term. He learned that she was living
in Xew Brunswick with her second hus
band and followed her there.
Concludes to Let Her He Happy.
There were angry words when they met,
but she explained to him how she wedded
a second time, and pictured her happiness
to him and begged him to leave her and
her family undisturbed. Wolf magnami
mously consented, and began the present
proceedings in chancery for divorce. She
is cited to appear by her first husband's
name, and ker present husband is in bliss
ful ignorance of the fact that she is yet
the wife of another man.
TELLS A BLOODY STORY.
Terrible Massacre of Men, Women and
Children In Mexico.
Sax Antonio, Tex , Oct. 5. John H.
Parton, an Americau, who for the past
two years has been engaged in the mining
business uear Metztillian, situated in the
state ot Hidalgo, Mexico, arrived here
yesterday, bringing information of a
bloody Indian outbreak which has fcr
sometime been in progress in the district
of Tulamengo in that state. The trouble
is an outgrowth of a dispute between
several colonies of Spaniards and Ger
mans and the Indians.
Tried to Occupy Indian Lands.
The new settlers attempted to settle on
the land of the natives. The Indians re
sisted their attempts to evict them, an 1
much bloodshed has resulted. Mr. Parton
says that a few days before his departure
a settlement of whites was attacked by the
Indians, and nearly 30) men, women, and
children were massacred. Several battal
ions of troops are on their way to the
scene of the trouble.
Britons ISujing American Cars.
New York. Oct. 5. In the matier of
railroad cars England is becoming so much
Americanized that it is sending over here
to have us build them. The steamship
Tower Hil!. of the Wilson line, which
sailed Saturday morning, carried a com
plete train of six drawing-room cars for
the Southeastern railway. They are al
together American except in size. They
were built by the Gilbert Car company,
and are necessarily smaller than American
cars because of the smaller tunnel through
which they will pass.
Arrival or "Bike" Champions.
Xew Yohk. Oct. 5 The champion bi
cyclists of England, Richard Howell,
William Wood, Arthur and Alfred Robb,
George Edhu and William Lamb, and M.
L O'Flanagan, the Irish champion, ar
rived on the steamer City of Berlin Satur
day to take part in the first six-days in
ternational race ever given in America,
which takes place In this city Oct. 18 to
24. Ralph Temple, the American profes
sional champion of Chicago, has tele
graphed his entry in the race.
Russia Likes Gladstone's Foreign Policy.
London, Oct. 5. St. Petersburg ad
vices state that Gladstone's remarks on
England's foreign policy have been re
ceived there with much satisfaction, and
especially his condemnation of the anti
Russian policy of Beaconsfield and bis ar
gument in favor ot the evacuation of
Egypt. It is no secret in Rnssia that the
Cigar would be delighted to see a Liberal
government in England.
Mrs. Harrison Starts for the Capital.
NEW York, Oct. 6. Mrs. Harrison left
Boston Saturday for this citv. She Dasaad
, Sunday here with her son, Russell Harri
son, and today left for Washington.
Our linen department is full
and running over with desirable
things at low prices.
Special tor this week:
Turkish towels, good size,
Turkish towels, extra,
Huck towels, all linen, good qual
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