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Highest of all in Leavening Po-
! Boreas Plays HavoS'af the'i
! ' tional Capital.
Details of the Terrible Earth
quake in japan. '
AWFUL AGGREGATE OF CASUALTIES
arly 8,00 People Killed and CO.OOO
Wounded Houses leslroyed Nnmbrr
40,000 Hundreds of I'eopie Roasted
Alive in Fires, the Result or the V rrc k
of Cities, and Otlier Hundred Kn
tombed in the Ruin Many Unfortu
nate Swallowed Vp by Vinsnres.
SAX Fkaxcisco, Xov. 24 The cable
brought the matin outlines of the great
earthquake in Japan on Oct. 3, but the
condensed reports gave no iilea of the ter
rible features of the calamity. The earth
quake was strongest in the prefectures of
Gifuaud Aichi, where towns have been
.overthrown, the country submerged, and
mountains are in eruption, and railroad
communication is interrupted. Up vo
Nov. 9 statistics show 7 524 persons killed
and 9,4"8 wounded, while 90,000 houses
bad been destroyed. Upward of 9.0C0
! shocks were felt during the seven days
The greatest destruction occurred at Gifu.
Some of the Terrible Details.
A correspondent there says that a quar
ter of a million people were made home
less in that prefecture. He adds: "The
condition of Kasaoka-Cho after the earth
quake and the conflagration was appall
ing. There were 1.050 houses in that
district and over 4,000 inhabitants. Only
twenty-nine houses remained standing
when the flames were rxttugnished, and
100 people bad been either crushed or
burned to death. In some cases whole
families of eight or nine perished.
Swallowed Vp la FUsaree. '
The town of Kanu. near by. was de
stroyed. Fire broke out and womeu aud
children tried to climb the steep oill-t near
by, but many were swallowed up by fis
sures, while k ks burled other down
( Into the fttwes below. The air for days
after was heavy with, the odor of aharred
flush, and the place resembled a battle
field. The worst calamity In Ogakl was
the burning of the Uobo temple with
more than fifty people. The building
yielded to the shocks snd fell, all wor
shipers being buried with it. At least
fifty persona were ingulfed in the fallen
ruins, and all chance of escape was cut off
by the flames. Nearer and nearer the ter
rible flames drew on, and the shrieks
from the poor imprisoned wretches rent
the a ic."
Forty Women and Cirls rerlsb.
At Osaka a large mill collapsed and over
forty women and girls perished miserably.
On the morning of the 29th it was learned
that The Post and Telegraph office in Na
goya, a large brick building, bad been
thrown down by the shock, and that
three of the staff were crushed to death
and five wounded by the falling mass.
From the city of Nagoya itself came the
yet more appalling intelligence that SOU
people bad been killed and many thou
sands wounded, and that a great majority
of the bouses bad been destroyed or dam
aged. In one cotton mill alone 1(W lives
are said to have been I oak
GREAT DESTRUCTION OF TEMPLES.
Come Statutist or the Frlshtfol Devas
tation Ione by the Uuakes.
Not a few people entombed amid tLe
rains of bouses are said to have been
roasted to cieath. Out of 200 temples in
Gifa more than one-third were totally
destroyed, and of twenty-five temples in
the town of Ogaki only three escaped un
injured. The Jupan Mail ss: "Of 4,434
houses constituting the town of Oaki
1.550 are completely overthrown and 7C5
are partialiy ruined. Fire has destroyed
1,473. The number of persons killed is
747; the number severely injured, 52J, and
the number slightly Injured, 7S0.
A Still More Appallin; I'icture.
"Appalling as is the magnitude of this
calamity, still more terrible is the report
which comes from Gifu prefecture as a
whole. A telegram dispatched on the aft
ernoou of the 1st lust, gives the number
of killed in the whole prefecture as 5,000,
the number cf wounded as 15,000 and the
total number of house destroyed 13,000 to
16,000 These figures, of course, include
the casualties at Ogakt They are evi
dently approximations, but that they are
much eaaggeiated can scarcely be hoped,
fcettuiuary of the Loss of Life.
"If we accept the returns as fairly accu
rate, it will result that the deaths in the
two prefectures of Aichi and Gifu aggre
gate between 7,000 and 8,000; that the
number of Injured is nearly 20,000, and
that the houses totally destroyed number
about 40, (W0 important potteries at Koto,
ia Owari, and in ilaro are said to have
been entirely destroyed by the earth
quake. Workshops, implements, kilns
nd materials are rendered entirely use
less and there is reported to be no hope
of resuming the industries during the
present year," -
INDIANA'6 GOVERNOR NO MORE.
Inexorable Death Ends a Patriotic aad
. -, AistlngBlshed Career,
IJjUJfroUB,Nov. M. Governor Hovey
died very unexpectedly at 10 o'clock yes
terday. He passed rather a better night
than usual, and yesterday morning
seemed mnch stronger than Sunday. ' His
mind was clearer than for several days,
and the attending pbysioians were hope
ful that tn" changed condition was per
manent, and that he might recover. When
Dr. Hays called at tt o'clock the patient
was entirely free 1'roni pain, but his res
piration war bad and bis extremities
could be kept warm otly by artificial
means. ; ;y , .,
A Radical Chaos; for the Worse.
The action of bis heart was perceptibly
stronger, but the damp, lowering weather
bad adepr-.ing effict upon his spirits,
aud the phj avians haw that the progress
toward Kre iwr treu;tu was great ly de
pendent Uon it. Two hours later the
physician a;;nin visited the governor, but
instead of improvement be found that a
radical change had taken place for the
wore. His mind was wandering, and
with great difficulty he breathed at all.
Gradually tue patient weakeueil. Every
bre.uh was drawn with an effort, and
noiLiuj- liiti inht relief.
"larr" Was His Last Word
Shortly af er 1 o'clock Mrs. -MenzifS. the
governors ilaiinhter, and other friends
and attendants hnrt gone out. for a mo
ment, no ou- hut Maj ir Meuzies ami Dr.
Hays remaining wi'h him. Lonkitti;
abuut the rcum the dying man thought
he saw his cranddaughier. Miss Mary
Menzies S ie was always a lavorite with
him. and at. sight of l.er. a he thought,
his face brijtened and he called out,
"Mary." Ac that moment his heart
stopped beating and the pallor of death
overspread- his- features. He was laid
gently amon j the pillows and his family
and friends were called in. A? they gath
ered about the bed he drew one convulsive
breath and v. as dnul
AN INSANITY EXPERT SUICIDES.
McFarland, of Jacksonville,
Takes His Own Life.
Jacksoxvuls, Ills.. Nov. 24. Yester
day morning .his city was shocked tn hear
of the suicide of Dr. Andrew McFarland,
which occurre i Sunday night at his pri
vate retreat, Oak Lawn. The doctor was
a native of Ctncord, N. H., and was born
in 1817. He was educated at Dartmouth
college and Jefferson Medical college,
Philadelphia. He early showed an apti
tude for the treatment of mental diseases,
and was appointed in 1845 to the superin
tendency of the New Hampshire Insane
Troob e In ths Central Illinois Asylum.
In 18oo he m.-ule a tour of Europe, study
ing similar institutions, and in IS54 he
was made snperiutendeutof the Centra! Il
linois asylum at this place. During the lat
ter part of bis term he bad a highly sensa
tional trial for maltreatment of patients,
instituted by Mrs. Packard, ani at tha
time was severely condemned by poblie
pinion, but & thorough investigation
showed that the woman was in
sane and tie charges were, in
the main, unfunded. In 1S70 he re
signed bis superinteney and began the
erection of Oak Lawn Retreat, a private
Institution, when hed has managed with
Bis Ows Itraln sloes Wrong.
For some months back he has suffered
with a tronble ef the brain which has in
capacitated him for duty, and the care of
the institution I as fallen to bis son. Dr.
George C. McFarland, and bis grand
daughter. Dr. Annette McFarland. a grad
uate of Rush Medical college, Chicago.
For the past few weeks Dr. McFarland
had suffered a reat deal, and an atten
dant had been necessary, but Sunday he
appeared so much better that the attes
tant was dismissed. He ate dinner and
supper with the family as usual, and they
remarked to him at the time that be was
quite well. He Itsft the table, a he said,
to go and visit a a Inmate of the institu-'
Found Hanging by a Sheet.
Nothing strange was thought of this,
but during the eight it occurred to Dr.
George McFarland that it miaht be well
to see if his father was in bed all right.
On looking his room was fouud to bj
vacant. Search was at once instituted
and the lifeless body of the doctor was
fonnd in a vjesot room. He had put a
chair agianst the door, tied a sheet about
bis neck, fastened it to a transom bar,
jumped oil the chair and strangled to
EACH WAS A BRAVE MAN.
One Faced Ilra'h 1'iiqiiaillns;, the Other
M'ouidii't CuDiBiit Murder,
GCTHUIE, O. T., Nov. 24 The particu
lars of a stranse duel have just reached
here from the Cimarron country, near the
western border of the territory. A gam
bler named Bcssetl had a quarrel with a
ranchman named Weaver over a game of
poker, in which the latter accused the
former of cheating. Both men drew pis
tols!, but bystanders stopped them before
they had a chance to use them. The men
were both game and both dead shots. It
was decided that a duel was the only
thing that would settle the trouble, for it
would lie sure to be renewed whenever
Drew for th Loaded FistoL
The ordinary duelling code did not sat
isfy them, and they made a peculiar agree
ment. By its terms they were to with
draw from the roam and their friends
were to lead one revolver. A blanket
was placed over tie table and two re
volvers placed, under the blanket, one
empty and the other loaded. The men
then came into the room and tossed a dol
lar for choice of pisols. Weaver won the
choice. . The terms were that both Dif n
should draw their revolvers from under
the b'.ank jt, aim und fire at wilL One
would be sure to fall dead, while the other
would be unharmed. The oositiona wera
taken and the revolvers were drawn. Bas-
tett fired first, but l is pistol failed to re
spond. Too Brave a Mm to Die.
Without flinching be placed bis revolver
on the table and foiled his arms, calmly
looking Weaver in t ie face. , Weaver took
bis time, and deli wrately aimed at the
center of Bassett's forehead. After what
must have seemed an eternity to the lat
ter, Weaver slowly raised the pistol and
fired the ball tbrougi the air, saying that
Bassett was too brave a man to die, and
he did not believe he had cheated. The
men became fast frimds. and all trouble
between them is past.
Mrs. Wickwire -Yet, when you fell in
loa with me -
Mr. Wickwire I iidn'tfaUin. I was
dragged in. Indianapolis Journal.
THE WHITE HOUSE PORCH WRECKED
And the Flagstaff Knapped Off A Lot of
Coping Iltuwu Away Collapse or a
Kew lSull.liuc Kills One Man and In
jures Several Others Wires Down and
Particulars Very Meagre rittsburs;
Catches a Will IT or Wind A Woman
Crushed to Death Other Mishaps.
Washington, Nov. 24 A cyclone
struck Washington at 12:30 yesterday and
lasted about ten minutes. It was accom
panied by a driving raiu with vivid light
ning flashes. To add to the confusion
the fire bells were rung, occasioned by
bulldiugs in various parts of the city be
ing blown dowu. The worst of the storm
visited the corner of F and Twelfth
streets and wrecked the entire corner. A
building in the course of erection and
wh'ich had attained a height of four sto
ries was blown in on the backs of several
A Number f Narrow Kscape.
A nuuilwr of people were employed in
thee buildings and upon the building
in the course of construction, a number of
bricklayers were at work. The workmen
narrowly escaped death, but iu an exten
sion of one of the buildiuvts crushed Mr.
White, a tailor was instantly killed, and
mangled almost beyond recognition. Sev
eral other employes in his establishment
were seriously injured.
Danger at the White Houses.
At the White House about two tons of
stone coping on the top of the mansion
were blown dowu on the porch on the
east side of the building, crushing it in. A
window in the East room was also blown
in. The flagstaff ou top of the White
House was snapped off as if it was glass,
GREAT HAVOC AT PITTSBURG.
Woman Killed and Mueh Property Dam
afced Light Tower Wrecked.
PlTT&Bl-HG.Nov. 24. The greatest storm
seen here since that of 1SS, when nearly
two score lives were lost, began at VJ:3J
yesterday morning and lasted for nearly
one hour. First a little rain fell; then
wind aud rain beat down and struck high
buildings with such force as, In some in
stances, to demolish windows and destroy
whatever protection they may have had.
All the telephone wires of Pittsburg and
Allegheny were torn down, and as yet the
trouble has not been remedied. Last night
there was no communication to ba had
between the various parts of the two
cities. Telegraph wires were also blown
down in every direction, cutting the city
off from the east.
Blew Down a Brlok Uulldlng.
The must ic-ious accident of the day
was In the West End, where Joseph
Grimm, a saloon keeper, was building a
four-story brick hotel next ths frame
building used by Henry Petersoa as a
grocery and dwelling. A violent gust of
wind came up the river and blew off the
weights holding the boards on the roof,
scattering them over the streets. In an
instant the force of the wind became so
violent that the side wall gave away and
toppled over on the grocery store, crush
ing in the roof of the second story at the
front aud the one story kitchen in the
Death of Mrs. Margaret Peeples."
Mrs. Margaret Peeples, the mother-in-law
of Peterson, was the only person in
the building, and she was caught and
fatally injured by the falling walls. Her
head and face were crushed in and both
arms and both legs were broken. She
died before night. It was nearly an hour
before she was rescued from the ruins,
both buildings being total wrecks, al
though nearly 10; people were trying to
get her out.
Laid a Light Tower Low.
In Allegheny the storm had full swing,
but fortunately inflic ed no injury on auy
one. The electric lif Lt tower at Ann and
School streets, H00 feet high, was blown
down, and, although grazing and tearing
the cornices off houses, did no other dam
age. The celebrated Westingbouse elec
tric light tower in the Allegheny park,
the first one erected in either city, was
also blown down, and both towers are
now a total wreck. The loss to the city
for the towers will be at least $3,000. In
addition to this there was an incalcula
ble amount of damage done by the de
struction of show windows and frame
Close Call for a Workman.
Just at the time the storm was at its
gteatest force one of the employes work
ing on the new Sixth street bridge across
the Allegheny river was standing on the
edge of the stream. A heavy gust struck
him, and before be could get away be was
swept into the middle of the current. The
people on the bridge and the banks were
shuddering with horror at what his fate
would be, but luckily he was swept
against some of the timber supports
against the new piers aud was easily res
A Deluse of Water.
At Shady Side, iu the Twentieth ward,
the water came down from the bills, cov
ering the street several feet deep with
mud and water and bunting the sewers in
several Instances. At Soho the water
rushed down second aveuue in snch vol
umes as to stop the eleetric cars, and in
the lower part of the city, near the point,
business was entirely suspended.
Buffalo Ca dies the Tornado.
Buffalo, Nov. 34 The worst storm
that Buffalo and vicinity have experi
enced since the suspension bridge at Ni- !
agara Falls was blown down raged here
lajt - night. Telegraph and telephone J
wires wire btown down in all directions. !
Great damage has been done to shipping
in the harbor and to many buildings and
residences. The wind at 9:30 jumped to a '
velocity rf sixty miles an hour and at
11:80 it reached sixty-five. Telegraphic '
communication is cut off in many direc
tions and information is bard to obtain; "
A tae of Loving Deiperatlon.
Chicago. Nor. 24 It has transpired
that Miss Carrie Smith, whose body was
found in the lake last week was a suicide.
She died for ' love of a young man who,
after having been engaged to her, quar
reled and engaged to marry another girl.
Failure of a Wire Firm. . '
Chicago, Nov. 24. The Standard Wire
and Iron works , property was placed in
ths bands of an assignee yesterday. ..The
assets are said to slightly exceed the lia
bilities, aed each is est mated at 133,000. -
'-aA '-ii I ? " '
,ii -. Vji S 1J seer t i Stet -MS .
reasons for trying Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy. In the first
place, it cures your catarrh-
no matter how bad your case,
or of how long standing. It
doesn't simply palliate it
cures. ' If you believe it, so
much the . better. There's
nothing ' more to be said.
You get it for 50 cents, from
But perhaps you won't be
lieve it. Then there's another
reason for trying it. Show
that you can't be cured, and
you'll get S500. It's a plain
business offer. The makers
of Dr. Sage's Remedy will
pay you that amount if they
can't cure you. They know
that they can you think
that they can't. If they're
wrong, you get the cash. If
you're wrong, you're rid of
: Shirt Factory :
We axe now prepared to take
your measureTand make
GUARANTEED. Prices as Low as the Lowest.
All kinds of Bepabing done.
Also agent for Bockford Clothing Company.
Finecastom-Biade pant from 13 to $10. ,6
1600 Second Aveaae, Bock Island.
Over Looslej's Crockery store.
- Elder Flower
Is not a cof metic In the w nse in wbicn thu tens
is popularly Deed, bat Denssnentlv beantiflo. it
creates a soft, smooth, clear. elve.y skin, acd by
daily nse gradually makes the complexion several
shades whiter. It Is a constant protection from
the effects of son and wind and prevents sun
bam and freckles, and blsckbeads will neer
come while jou nse It. It cleanses the face far
wucr iiuu ana water, ronnsnes toe skin
tissues aud thus crevents li.s format
Irs. Itgires the freshness, clearnets and smcoth
nesa of skin that ou bad wben joa was a little
girl. Every lady, yonne or ofd, t.ngbt to are it.
as it gives a more o; tlitul apperrarce to any
lady, snd that permanently. It contains no acid,
powuer or aiaau. ana is ss nstmiess as dew snd
an nouribine to the fkm as dew Is to the flower
Price $1 00. at alldruirclsta and hair 3...'
oral Mrs. Gervaise Graham's i staMisnnent, ifa3
roat street. Ban Frsncltco, wbeie she treats la
dles for all blemiebes cf the fsce or figure La-
-r. Bi uiatauce uenieu oy leiier. tend stamp
for her little book ''How to be Beaut'lul "
SAMW.E BOTTLE mailed frteto ary ;ad on
recelDt of lOcents in aiamnatn r. -
and packing. Lidy agents wanted.
Cares the worst cafes af Frrrktef, Pvabarn,
bailownets, Motb-potches, Pimples, slid all skin
Jlemwhee. Price SM.60. Harmless snd ef
fective. No iample can bo sent. Lacy agents
THE DBCGGIST in th' town wbo first orders
a bill of my preparations will kava k s dsslo ad
ded to this advertisement.
My preps rations are for sale, by-wbolerale
drngtts in Chicago and every city west of it.
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
CrBLss Corner Flfteeutk streat and Third Ave.
. CAPITAL, $100,000.00.
Bossies the Molina Savings Bask. Organ lasd 180S
J PEB C1T. 1ITIREST PUB fil KPQSTS.
Organised -voder Sute Law,
flrjMfVnfflll Tft ft n an aaJ UTaJ...,!. a
r " K. SMH n CIUWNH Ufl
Sttarde.7 night from 7 to ft.
Pomru BEnrxii. . nw..u
H.A. AnswOBTB. . . Vice-President
c.r.nmr, . . . cssblet
DIBSCTOBS : '
Porter skinner, s. W. Wbeelock,
l Rose. , n. A.Aintwortb,
S.H. Edwards, W.U.Adams,
Andrew Fribere. C. F.Jlemeiiway,
' BIrsm SarLur. ,
BUY A BUFFALO
WTOBllnsV Ifst.. If A Ka MMtnst jalaVa.
st . " wit vi wrum
Sffi- V waUTTork?- UsTbts. flourtne
-w"y f ia pvmw viva ox uw united
States in im. KormLoa anJ trnlWlT
Baatton appty to . - '
Juan THOU, Beffsle, Wyo.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this
Pietrios etrjcl Orais,
WEBER, 8TD YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEUinr
ESTEY, AND CAMP & UO.'S PIANOS
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and Fah
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS
WA full line slso of small Musical merchandise. We have in our emi.. . t ... ,
THE MOLINE WAGON,
Mannlacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
A fsU snd complete line of Platform and otter gpilrg rTrgcns, ti pec juy acn.c U ttt
Wsattra uade.cf superior workvsEsMr trd BnlAi. llluitn td Hire Lin intov
nrCOBFOBATXO TJSDHB THS STATS LAW.
Roek Island; Savings Bank,
BOCK ISLAND,' ILL.,
Open dally from a. m. to 4 p. nu, sad Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per oont interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
W. P. BBTNOLDrJ. Pres. T C. DKNKXASN, Tlce-Pres. J. at. BCPORD, Ctek:.
P. I Mitchell, B P. Reynolds, P. C. Denkmann. John Crnhaneh. H. P. HaU,
Fhil.XitchtU, L. Simon, g. W. Hurst. J. M. BaTord.
Jack soa A HDjWT, Solicitors.
tsyBesan hailneas Julv8. 18W). ar d orennv
f?. t. .
221 and 223-
AL Lasnsry Work done on ssort aotlcs.
A sjwciaity ( Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lovvest.
ANTHRACITE COAL. I I IA L
Kaslly, Quickly, aermanofitryltMtorol.
.."". Kerrasisatesa, BseMHsy. and all
IB train of evils from early errors or later siaessss,
toe resulu of overwork, sickness, worry, eto. rail
etranfta, developiment, and tone STveD to every
Ofsjao and portion of the body. Simple, natural
!"thoda. ImmeoJata Improvameat aaen. railara
ssaposaUile. I.UUU references. Book, "rinnilKnt
sad proofs maUed (sealed) free. Address
Mil NCDtOAL CO.. BUFFALO, N. Y.
county of the
-1 " wivic puii.uatuij(.
i fc inth.i r.t iu,i...ii r
. 1 1 .i i
W. C. MADCKER,
Having purchased the
Property which he has had ie5t:rd for ie ko
tel bnslness, is now prepsrtd to sccco
modate trantU at gars'.c.
Dav and Regular Boarding
st very rraocabie pr;cc!.
Be Is also eneJ in tie
at the same place with a choice lot of Grocer!.
rarm produce a epei m:ij.
No. 1724 THIRD ATE.
A. M. & L. J. PABKKB.
Hr-Flrst cUss work aud fi : atte ities
nrva T'u rp
Telephone No. 1214
Leave Your Orders for
. eorserlkventh street ndTc'k'"
;. h. P. LAMP Manager-