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ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, NOVEMBER . I MM.
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Men's, Boys' and Children's
Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Etc., must
be disposed of at once. Sale
now in progress
DEATH IN THE MINE
The Fatal Fire-Damp Claims
FOUETEES STTSERS IN ALL CAUGHT.
Every Man In the Working 'Wounded,
with Slender Hope for Those Not Yet
Dead Two Italians Crashed Keneath
the Cars A Piece of an Exploded Boiler
Cats a Little Child In Two Six Men
Reported Dead in a Railway Wreck
Record of Fatalities.
Naxticoke, Pa., Nov. 9. A terrible ex
plosion of gas occurred yesterday in No. 1
shaft of the Susquehanna Coal company's
mine, causing the instant death of six
men and eo badly burning and injuring
many others that it is feared they will
die. The killed are: William J: Will
iams, 50 years old; Henry B. Jones, fire
boss; William Jonathan, John A molt.
Giileb Jething, Thomas Lloyd, driver. The
critically injured are: D. W. Evans, D-
v d Fowell, David A. Smith. Thomas
T lomas, Henry Williams, Howell Jo
feruski and two Polanders, names unknown.
The Wonnded Likely to Die.
The dead men leave five widows and
eighteen orphans. Owing to the fact that
it was Sunday there were but fourteen
men at work in the mine at the time of
the explosion. These were all either
killed or badly hurt. The injured were in
such condition that they could not be re
moved from the mine, and it is feared all
will die. The accident was caused by a
naked lamp The damage to the mine
will reach fJO.OOO.
Three of the Wonnded Dead.
Later. David L. Smith, Henry Will
iams and Howell Jofenski, three of the
miners badly injured by the explosion
yesterday afternoon, died last night. All
of the injured miners have been removed
to their homes. It has been definitely as
certained that the explosion was caused
by the attempt of one of the miners to
change the air current, during which his
TWO SHOCKING ACCIDENTS.
One Man Decapitated and Another and
a Child Cat in Hair.
Fittsbckg, Nov. 9. Saturday two Ital
ian track laborers ou the Panhandle rail
road were run over and instantly killed
at Mansfield station fourteen miles from
this city. The men were jumping on the
flat cars just as the train started from the
Main street crossing. One, named Ca
vialli, fell off head first. One of his
countrymen seized his feet, but the un
fortunate man's head struck the rail and
a wheel passed over his neck, severing the
head from the body. The Italian who
held Cavialli's feet was also jeiked from
the car and five trucks passed over his
body, cutting it in half. The horrible
sight was witnessed by a hundred people.
Cut a Child in Two.
Pittsbukg, Nov. B. Saturday a boiler
at a drilling oil well In the McDonald oil
field, eighteen miles from this city, ex
ploded with frightful effect. A large sheet
of boiler iron was hurled through the side
of a dwelling house several yards distant,
cutting in two the body of a child and ser
iously injuring members or a family
seated at dinner.
BOB INGERSOLL ON WOMEN,
ITe Thinks They Should Have Divorces
at Their Will.
CniSAGO, Nov. 9. Colonel Ingersoll,
"Pope Bob," the agnostic, lectured at the
Auditorium Saturday night on Liberty.
In the course of his lecture he had this to
say about women: "Men are slaves, but
women are the slaves of slaves. In my
opinion woman has every right but one,
and that is the right to be protected. Tbey
say that woman is the cause of all trouble.
All grief and pain and tears have been ac
counted for because Eve ate the forbidden
fruit. But I would rather live on earth
with the woman I love than in a heaven
alone with men. A man who destroys
the happiness of wife and child is a mur
derer. It is a duty to get married the
noblest ambition to have a home. A man
who has loved and been loved has made a
success, even if he dies in the gutter.
Not a Square Deal for the Men.
"I would give divorce to every man if
the woman had violated her contract. I
would give divorce to every woman who
wanted it, whether the man had violated
the contract or not. No woman should
live with a man she does not love. It is
not virtuous to do it. and the highest
form of virtue is the purest form of love.
If women are the slaves of slaves children
are Something worse. Parents make a
mistake in bring up children instead of
letting then grow. If a father is a tyrant,
his child will be a liar. The lie comes
crawling out of the white mouth of fear.
An Open World's Fair Sunday.
"The orthodox barbarian in the dugout
was oppostd to all happiness on Sunday.
We are going to have in this city the
greatest fair ever witnessed by mortal
man. It is not only to be worthy of pro
gressive Chicago, but worthy of the great
republic. The man who says the fair
should be closed on Sunday is a monu
ment of impudence. No day is too good
to be happy." The cheers that followed
these words testified to the temper of the
STUCK TO HIS POST AND LIVED.
Miraculous Escape of the Engineer of a
WlLKESBARRK, Pa., Nov. 9. Early yes
terday a coal train ran away on the
Lehigh Valley road and came down the
mountain side at the rate of seventy miles
an hour. The crew of the train tiiel to
stop it, but the brakes refused to work.
The brakemen and the fireman then
jumped and saved their lives. The en
gineer, however, remained at his post.
At the foot of the mountain the runaway
train collided with another train, smash
ing the engines and cars in both trains
and piling up wreckage to a height of
tbirtv feet. The engineer, who had so
bravely remained at his post, was buried
tlcHjp in the wreckage, but strange to say
was taken out entirely uninjured.
Was Bad' Medicine for Anderson.
New York, Nov. 9. August Anderson,
a resident ot Woodbury, L. L, died at his
home from injuries received in a peculiar
way. Five days previously he found a
gun, which he carelessly fired off. Tbe
wjapon recoiled with terrific forte, the
butt, striking him in tbe abdomen. He
walked to a doctor's office, but not being
able to talk English the physician thought
from his gestures be was suffering from
cramps and gave him a bottle of cholera
Six Men Reported Killed.
ATLANTA, Ja., Nov. 9. The out-going
Western and Atlantic passenger train
was thrown off the rails last evening by
train-wreckers at a sharp curve, eight
miles from this city, and it is reported
that six men were killed. It was tbe reg
ular passenger express, under Conductor
Moore, with Charles Barrett, engineer,
which left here at 7:30, and was soon mak
ing a speed of twenty-five miles an hour.
Hunted Natural Gas with Light.
Bradford, Pa., Nov. 9. The frame
dwelling of Charles Warren on Corydon
street was completely demolished Satur
day by an natural gas explosion. Mr.
Warren was banting a leak in the cellar.
The cellar was dark and he brought a
lantern. Nobody was fatally hart.
A Whole Family Killed.
Nashville, Nov. 9. An ox team at
tached to a wagon in which John Henry,
a farmer, his wife, and two children were
riding ran away down Cbilhowee moun
tain, near Knoxville, Friday afternoon.
Henry and his family were thrown over a
precipice 100 feet and all killed.
Perished la Prairie Fire.'
Plaskixtox, S. D., Nov. 9 A terrible
prairie fire burned across the western por
tions of Aurora county. Nicholas Wolf
and Anton Ahrens perished in the flames,
both young men leaving families. A large
amount of property was destroyed. .
THE G. A. R. AND THE REBEL FLAG.
C.uiiuauderl'aliuer Calls the Latter the
' Emblem of Treason.
Aldaxt, Nov. 9. Commander-in Chief
Palmer, of the G. A. IL. has issued an or
der in which he refers to the recent par
ticipation of members of the G. A. R.
wearing the badges and uniform of the
order in the ceremonies of unveiling the
monument to Editor Grady, of the At
lanta Constitution, recently at Atlanta,
and upon which occasion the rebel flag
was displayed by some too zealous
mourners of the "lost cause."
Villon Vets in the Wrong Box.
General Palmer says in effect that a G.
A. K. man, wearing the badge and uni
form, marching in a procession or attend
ing ceremonies where the rebel flag is dis
played ii in tbe wrong box; that he is vio
lating his obligation, and should always
avoid even the semblance of toleration of
tbe "emblem of treason." While having
no desire to arouse sectional animosities
or passions, the general thinks that men
who are loyal to the United States should
relegate the stars and bars to the limbo to
which it. was sent when General Grant
gave a vanquished enemy the most mag
nanimous terms ever recorded in the his
tory of the world, and that at any rate G.
A. K. men should not encourage its dis
play. Was an Incendiary Suicide.
Hudson, Wis., Nov. 9. A well-dressed
Swede arrived from Minneapolis Satur
day night aod retired at tbe Commercial.
hotel without registering. Yesterday
morning smoke was seen issuing from his
room, and while Proprietor McKinnon
was breaking in the door, which was
bolted on the inside, the lodger smashed
through the heavy glass pane and threw
himself headlong from the third story
window. After extinguishing the flames
McKinnon hurried to tbe pavement and
found the man covered with blood dying
from hemorrhage. Papers on his person
were directed to Nels Jobuson and showed
that he lived jn Wernjlajid, Sweden.
Celebrating Wales' Birthday.
Los; uox, Nov. 9. Tue 50th birthday
of the Prince of Wales is being celebrated
with loyal enthusiasm. It is sa.d that ever
sicce early morning messages have been
pouring into Sandringhani with gifts.
those from the German kaiser and Prince
H;nry alone amounting in value to 100,-
000 . marks. This munificence would
seeni to dispose of any rumor of coldness
between tbe kaiser and the Prince of
Wales.. Tbe city fathers of London are
celebrating at the Guildhall in honor of
th ! occasion, and in everv part of Great
Britain there is some recognition of tbe
Rumors About Brazil.
New York, Nov. . Tue Herald's
Valparaiso dispatches say that news Las
been received there from Kio de Janeiro
that President Fonseca bad held a long
conference with two prominent imperial
ists. Ibis bas given rise to a rumor that
Dom Pedro will be requested to return to
Brazil and take the throne. In case of his
declining the offer, the story goes that the
throne will be offered theConded' Eu, the
husband of Dom Pedro s daughter. These
stories are merely rumors, however. -The
president publicly promises a constitu
Can Dynamite Street Railways.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 9 The con
spirators arrested last summer for. plot
ting the destruction of tbe cable company's
wheel pit, tbe closing sceses in the street
railroad strike, were all dismissed in the
superior court Saturday, Judge Burlln-
game holding that tbe law under which
the arrests were made was unconstitu
tbe incorporation of street railway compa
nies and tbe punishment of offenders
against such corporations, only one of
which is stated In the title of tbe statute.
THE JOKE SEEMS ON ARKELL.
A Humorous Conspiracy That Somehow
Did Not Materialise.
New York, Nov. 9. Mr. W. J. Arkell
nvited twenty of his friends to meet Mr.
William Wilde, Mrs. Frank Leslie's bns-
bind, at a dinner at the Gilsey house
Friday night. It was to be an American
dinner, and the original idea was to im-
p -ess Mr. Wilde with nn amazing exhibi
tion of some peculiarly American customs
prepared for the occasion. The guests
oime with a smile on their lips and
wink in their eye, but theu Mr. w ilde
inie, too. And as Mr. ilde towered
several inches over tbe tallest of tbe
guests and looked as if be could raise
man. with each arm, the project began to
look rather risky.
For He Was a Jolly Good Fellow.
When, after dinner, Mr Arkell, who
reaches to Mr. Wilde's shouleer, intro
duced him, and he made a short speech.
nteresting and full of wit. the project
was laid aside completely, and everybody
went in for an eveniug of solid enjoy
ment. Half a dozen speeches were made.
and when the party broke np Mr: Wilde
was on pleasant terms with many news
paper men of New York.
Chicago Need Not Worry.
Washington, Nov. 9. Dr. Mendenhall
superintendeut of the coast survey, thinks
the error discovered in tbe location ot tLe
boundary between the states of Ohio and
Indiana will not have any effect upon tbe
boundary line between Indiana and Illi
nois. He did not even think that there
t was any remedy if the Ohio-Indiana
boundary was wrong, as both states had
accepted it, as it stood, from years. , .
' ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
It is reported that Guatemala is threat
ened with another revolution.
Arthur Sloan was killed at YDsllantL
Mich., by being buried in a sewer trench.
Governor-Elect McKinley has left Can.
ton. O., for the east, where he will take a
few weeks rest.
Governor Hill, of New Y'ork, has issued
his Thanksgiving proclamation, the first
ol tbe season.
It is said now that the Molly Mairuires
have revived, and are at the bottom of tha
lennessee convict troubles.
A f.-niale counterfeiter has been ar
rested iu Washington (the state) forpnak
iug "goW 5 pieces out of lead.
There will be an eclipse of the moon
Sunday evening next. It begins at 8:40
in. and ends at 9:13 a. m. at Chicago.
and later east and earlier west.
Governor-Elect Flower savs he contrib
uted fo.OO to the expenses of tbe election
n iew lork to aid in the canvass of the
A rumor was current at Washington
Saturday night that the Chilians had
biown up the Baltimore. It was so m bod? 'a
Tbe clothing of Hannah Murphy, a
domestic at Jacksonville, Ills., took fire
from a stove and she was probably fatally
The Dublin and London police author
ities claim to have information. Of
F?nian uprising which is in process of in- '
Iu a letter to a New Y'ork sporting pa-
pr Siavin, the pugilist, says Sullivan is
afraid to fight him, and calls Corbett a
-pillow pusher." - .
By the explosion of a gasoline tank at
Orange, Mass,, a fire was started that do
st toyed a whole square before it was sub
dued. The loss is tUJO.OOO.
W. W. Sweet, invoice clerk at the Ar
senal pottery, Trenton, N. J., has been
arrested for robbing his employer of $30,
0j0 in goods during the past few years.1-
A story come from central Asia that an
underground city containing houses sev
eral stories has been discovered in tha .
mountains. It is a regular Rider Hag
The Republicans . of Emporia, Kan.,
celebrated their victory by dragging an
efligy of Polk, the Alliance leader,
through the streets by its neck and after
ward banging it to a telegraph pole.
Four persons were slightly injured at
Akron, O.,' by the collapse of two build
ings. There were, thirty or forty persons
in the buildings ac- the time, but a pre
monitory crash gave them warning. The
lots - is about too.090 on buildings and
In spite of the decision ot the Illinois
supreme court against the voting (I
women at Chicago, and the instructions
of the election cJuimissioners in the same
direction, Mrs. J. 1L S. Johnson, the wife of
a physician, voted Nov. 3, and now tbe
officials are wondering what tbey will do
ab -ut it. ' j
Will Try Another Transatlantic Race.
NEW York, Nov. 9. Captain William
A. Andrews and Captain Lawlor, both cf
Boston aud both renowned as loue ocean
v.iyagers, are in tbe city preparing for
aaother race across the Atlantic in their
little dorie. Both will sail in vessels
turee feet smaller than the microscopic
c.-a.'ts iu which tbey jailed last summer.
Optaiu Andrews uew boat will be called
fje "Flying Dutchman." It will be of
canvass and will not weigh over fifty
pounds. Captain Lawlor will also have a
new boat this year, lie will call it the
'Christopher Columbus." It will be tbe
same length and material as Captain An
drews' ' t lying Dutchman.
Keep 'sk Money .
4e than Half the prlco
of other kinds.
a. TRIAL WILL PROVE THIS.
. Halves, lc.
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