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GEMBJBU u 1891.
No. 1804 Second Ave,
Royal Baking Powder is Best.
4 ' The Royal I taking Powder is absolutely pure,
for I have so found it in many tests made both for
. , that company and the United States Government.
"I will go still further and state that because of the facilities that compfny
have for obtaining perfectly pure cream of tartar, anJ for other reasons dependent
upon the proper proportions of the same, and the method of its preparation,
"the Royal Baking Powder is undoubt
edly the Purest and most reliable
baking powder offered to the public.
"HENRY A. MOTT, Ph. D."
Late United States Government ChtmuL
"CRANK" AND FIEND
Resources of Civilization Used
in a Diabolical Manner.
RUSSELL SAGE HAS A CLOSE CALL.
Four Men Killed and Mr. Sage and
Half a Dozen Others More or
Less Seriously Hurt
Th Dynamltard HlmaelfOne of the Dead
mad Hi Body lltown to Piece Others
or the Victim rrlgiifullT Mutilated A
Demand for 1,200,000 In Cash Rein;
Refused, the Lnnatie Hurl a Bomb at
ftaft-e's Read with Awful Recall The
BaHding Shaken from Foundation to
Koof--DetaiU of the Occurrence.
New York. Dec. 5. -A terriac explo -occurred
at I?:25 yesterday afternoon in
the old Union Trust building. 69, 71, and
13 Broadway. It is also known as the
'Arcade." It runs through to Trinity
place and is used
for egress from
the Rector street
noise and shock
and cansed a pan
ic in the lower
part of the city.
It was caused by
. expioaea in lias- BCSSELL SAGsV
II Sage's office. Mr. bae whs badly
hurt, but will lire. The man who threw
the bomb and one of Mr. Sage's clerks
were killed, with several others, and
many persons were injured. The explo
sion was the work of a Bend, whether in
sane or not is yet unknown, who weut to
Russell Sage's office with the purpose of
Tfca "Crank" Makes a Startling Demand.
The story is that at 12:15 o'clock in the
afternoon a small, well dressed man ap
parently about 85 years old, carrying a
leather bag, called at Russell Sage's of
fice, on the second floor of 11 Broadway,
asked for Mr. Sage. He was told that
Mr. Sage was bnsy and could not be seen.
The man persisted and continued to talk
la S lond tone. Mr. Sage, who was in an
toner office, came ont to see what was the
matter. He asked the man what was
The man said: "I demand a private in
terview with yon."
Mr. Sage inquired with what he could
oblige. The man with the sachel replied:
"We want," be said slowly and distinctly,
"one million two hundred thousand dol
lars. We want them right here and now."
The Money, or "I'p She Goes."
Mr. Sage started back, but instantly
recovering his presence of mind said it
was a great deal of money, and that ha
wonld have to think of it. He knew that
be was dealing with a crank, and was
sparring for time. Bat subterfuges were
In vain with this crank. He hand no time
to wait, and he said so.
"We cannot wait. I told your clerk our
business was urgent. The money is
wanted now. In this sachel I have dyna
mite, pounds of it. Unless you had over
: the money, up she goes."
Mr. Sage made one more attempt to
temporise. He had not got the money,
he said; his visitor might come again.
The D ynamlte Ioe Its Work.
At the word the man made an angry
estnre and rained the aacbei at arm's
length. "You will notf he said, "Then
An explosion followed which almost
raised the roof from the building, and
Mr. Sage was blown clear through the
doorway of his private office, and across
the room. He landed in a bank of rub
bish. The stranger was thrown again.it
the partition and blown to pieces.
EFFECT OF THE EXPLOSION.
Every Man In the Offices Killed or
Jured Th Uuildlug- Rocks.
. The persons in Mr. Sage's office at the
! . time of the explosion were: Sir. S.ige; bis
brother-in-law, Colonel Slocum; C. E.
James, of 7 Nassau street: B. F. Norton,
of Far Kockaway; C. V. Osborn,. of
t - - Brooklyn, and Mr. Menzies, attaches of
the .office; Frank Robinson, of Bergen
Point, and a messenger boy. All these
were killed or more or less severely in
jured. The wounded ones were taken to
(Council's drug store across the way,
where their injuries were attended to.
Fanle In the Balldin-. -:
The occupants of the building rushed -pell-mell
into the street, their faces pals
with fright. Most of them thought at'
first that the building had tumbled in,
r ljsd thai there was to bo a repetition of
the Park place horror. When tha .ex
plosion ocourred there was a Brest rnb of
acr-iroci doiow. me omiaing rocked ana
shoo and the floors seemed to rise op.
Everywhere the walls were cracked and
big 1 imps of piaster loosened from the
eeiliiiR fell with a crash. The panic in
ihe upper stories was something awful.
Peorle Mn over and tumbled over each
other in their mad haste to get down the
stairways. There were two elevators in
operation, both filled with passengers at
the time. How they escaped death no
one knows, for the confusion was so great
tor hslf an hour after the occurrence that
no details of the narrow rcupes that
many must have had could be obtained.
Havoe 1 Sage's Office.
Ths scene in the wrecked office of Kus
sell Sage after the explosion was one of
ruin and chaos The large main office
has a smaller office on each side. The ex
plosion apparently occurred in the main
office, and expended its force westward to
ward the larger of the small offices, and
through it to the offices of the elevated
railway. a Mr. Sajre's main office the
furn tare was overturned aud broken;
the ' vails and ceilings were bared of
plaster In great patches; the little closet
built nnder the wash basin was wrecked;
broken ink bottles and other office imple
ments were scattered ahonr.. anrf
r-r wrcre awewu over tne Moor. The
safe lay in the midst of the sagging floor,
egaps with documents inclosed in stout
man; 11a envelopes.
Damage In Other Rooms.
Tha office to the west was nearly as
badly Wrecked as the main office. All the
windows here, as well as in the other of
Bces, were broken. Ia the offices of the
Manhattan Railway company on tne same
fWi !tb Mr. office, but farther
In tl e reartowara Trinity place, thj shock
of tie explosion was about, as severe as in
the front. Window panes were blown
out, walls and ceiling weres cracked and
evervtning thrown into confusion. In
the Manhattan director's room, which is
aboit in the center of the building.
Geotge Gonld and several other members
f the board are said to have len hold
ing an executive meeting. They were
terribly frightened by the noise, but none
of them was hurt.
PICKING UP THE DEAD AND HURT.
The Djraamltard Himnrlf Horribly Maa
Cled A Long LUt of Victim.
Wl at was left by the explosion of the mad
man body-at least it was so labelled and ac
cepted by the police and coroner was laid ont
in nidertaker Duffy's establishment at 82
Gree-iwich street. It was not mnch. The
head was there, blackened, but neither cut
nor c Isfig-ureC. It was cut off at the top of the
neck, and looked for all the world like the
mask of a man 85 or 40 years old, with full
beard that might have been loug. but is now
burn xl close to the chin. Then there was a
leg, t.he right; the left foot, one hand, and that
wastU. The body proper was gone: of neitbdr
chest nor abdomen was a trace found. The le
that was there was broken and twisted, i Such
fhrecs of clothing as were found showed that
the n an had worn trousers of a blue-bla.-W
plaid, a black overcoat and long black -stock-fags.
The Dynamiter Unidentified.
He had been careful to rid himself of every
narne had been written in the corner of hishieh
thing that might disclose his identity. Hit
black hat, hut be bad cut it out. There tlas a
holu in the lining where it had been. Crowds
came and went, looking at tbe face: hnt no ens
knew It Later tho coroner made an examina
tion nd ortlerwl the remains removed to tbe
morg ie. Rnroell Sage.after tbeexplosion groped
his w y out of the passage. Ilia face and hands
were dripping with blood He was almost un
conscious. Two mon oarried him down stairs
and k iross Tiroad way to a drug store A few
mlnu .es later Mr. Slocnm. his brotber-in-law,
came rushing down stairs. His hands were
bleed ng and there was a gash on one side of
his bead. He was also carried to the tnre.
Mr. Sage's clerks, with ringing ears and bleed
ing frees, deafened, blind aud weak with ex
citement and loss of blood staggered out Into
the hall and full, rather than waited, down the
The Victim of the Explosion. .
las: st the bomb-thrower was partly Identified
aanuH H. D. Wilson, alias Lord. The list ot
the d-ad and injured so far as now known to
Dead -H. D. Wilson, alias Lord; B F Norton,
of Fa Kockaway, 30 years old. died in Cham
ber's -Street hospital; unknown man. bead snd
fragn.ents of body picked np on floor and walls
of Kussell Hage's office, black hair, supposed to
bea clerk toMr. Sage; unknown man. portions
of whise mutilated remains were found in tbe
hallw y outside of Mr. Kane's office M issing
F. J. Mentiies. IS years old. typewriter and
stenoirraphor to Kussell Sage, said to have
been blown np by the explosion, may be one
of tb unknown dead.
Person M ho Were Injnreil.
Bmsell Sage, many cuts on the Lead; Col
niiclJ. J. 8locum.gasiiedand cut about thrftire,
but liot seriously, uble to walk av ay; ('. W"!
Osborn. cashier for KiiKsell Face, cut. g-4tl.
and Iruist-d from head to foot aud probably in
terna ly injured, will probably die: William
Lalor Wali street broker, cut alhiut the fiico
and b d and bruised: W. It. Laidlaw. at hos
pital i uttering from many ibjunes: Samuel O.
Calhoan. telegraph operator, badly bruised
anddized; Frank Hobertson. broker's clerk,
badly laoeralcd and cut, may die; unconscions
man, supposed to be Samuel Hieru, of Hia
watht, Kan., (identification asduinud from doc
uuient found in pocket).
Created Tremendous Excitement.
B. F. Norton, who was employed -as a clerk
in Mr. Sage's office, was blown through the
windc w and into the street. He was taken to
a hoantaL where be died without regaining
consciousness. Outside an enormous crowd
belea rut-ed ths building. The rumors had
spread like wUdflre through town that a boiler
explot km had wrecked the building ln which
tbe derated railroad offices are. People
rushl from their offices aU along Broadway
and Vail atreet and ran bareheaded into the
street to learn, what disaster had bannenod.
in u-ss tunn nve minuces-aiter tno explosion
bad Otvurred Broad way and other str.i in
the vicinity were packed irom curb lo curb
witn a seething, struggling mas of excited
Xage Identifies the Head.
Inspector Byrnes went out to SI r. Sage's resi
dence last nit;bt carrying with him the
rcd bead, which was tuken to the house in a
basket, and a;tr the lacerated Deck had heen
suitably coucvjiUmI by Wot lis it was shown to
Sir. Sage, who immediately identified it as
tbnt ot his murderous visitor, thus settling
that point of the case. From the conforma
tion of the features the bead was evidently
that of a man of Hebraic descent, and Mr.
Sage as that be neveroaw him before yester-
Sage Not Seriously Hart.
The insector said that while Mr. Sage re
mains in lied he is suffering from little else
than tbe shock of the afternoon's experience.
The millionaire related substantially the same
siory ot ine events or the afternoon that has
been given in previous dispatches. . ahnv.
ing ihe terrible foive of the explosion the gold
watch of one of tbe injured men looked as
inoiiKU it had been run through a stone
crusher. Young Robertson's right eve is eone
1. - 111 L.LI.. 1 . ... '
" - jjniuaniy lose uus leit eye also. He
is uiiiiimy uisilgurvu.
Kumored Loss rf Millions.
It was said that thousands and nosslitr mtll
ions of dollars' worth of honds and stocks were
in ineoniceot age Co. at the time the ex
piotion occurtva. and that they were lost. It
is aiacttnat the following notice was sent
out: i-arties who have received storks or have
delivered stocks to Kussell Sage & Co. will
Kinaty nomy rnvion. K Taylor & Co' of num
ner or rert i tiratcs and w hat storks. Also w hat
iucvft!i auu iue amounts.
WHO THE CRANK MAY BE.
A Man I.Ike Him Known at Albany HI
A special from Albany says:
The dynamite crank is tlmnc-ht n w ir.-.-
D. Wilson, aged 4 an escaped lunatic, and na
tive of Ulens Falls, Warren county. Wilson
had previously escaped from tbe Middietown
ana t tica a-yiums. lie was a very strong
man. and nf If'rht MmhUvlm, TV. . :
---' .IH- .1 1 7! 1 MKUS
of insanity were developed aliout fourteen
j w , iii, n m-u ue Krpi in xsoiron aonss on
l-ke tieorge. Then he led horses into the ho
tel, and mounting a table delivered an address
to them. Of late years he has talked of mak
ing horses go faster than any bare ever gone,
and of patent rights. At one time he took the
shoes off a linm1, fe.it .... 1. . .
- - .ii.-i uil 11 IB
own feet, and then be led tbe horse over tho
mountainous country of the Adirondack.
The -o-t r a Man to Smother.
Wilson, afto- short terms in insane asylums,
has been discharged as cured, or has escaped.
He has generally celebrated his freedom by
threatening to kill some one who refuses to
meet his demands for money' Several years
ago he attempted to kill a man whom he had
asked for money to set bim up in business. On
anot her occasion when W. H. Arkell was in
Albany, Wilson made a demand on bim. Upon
being refused Wilson threatened to kin Mr.
Arkell, and even attempted to assault him in
his office. He has also threatened the life of
Uood win. one of the state lunacy commission
ers. It was the loss of money that made Wil
son crazy. He was arrested here about a yea
ago for threatening to kill some one.
- Struck Against a Redaction.
Chested Bcttk, Colo., Dec 5 The
strike anions; tbe miners at the Colorado
Coal and Iron company's mines of this
place is still on with no prospect of their
going to work. Everything is shut down
tight. The company made a reduction
from i5 to M cents per ton for digging
Springer Decline to Withdraw.
Washington-, Dec. 5. The Illinois dele
gation at 1 o'clock this morning succeed
ed in passing a resolution that it was ths
sense of, the delegation that Springer
should withdraw. Tbe vote was 8 to 5.
The five voting against it were Durborow,
McGann, Busey. Snow and Stewart. Gen
eral Newberry voted for tha resolution.
Springer said after he came "out of the
meeting that he was still in the race.
Trial of Uillham's Murder rs.
Alton, Ills., Dec l. In the trial of
Wyatt, Brown, and Starker yesterday, A.
L. Dalbow, of Upper Alton, testifhd
that he saw Starkey in that place on
the night of the murder of Senator D. II.
GUlham. Hubert Curdie. a saloon kecpsr
of Alton; failed to establish tbe fact that
Starkey was in his saloon at the time the
murder was cornrnitttd. Witnesses from
Peoria, brought here to establish an al
ibi for Starkey. swore thev saw him in tie
parade on tft. Patrick's Day. 1MM, iu that
city Peoria officers upset this evidence
by presenting the fact that there was no
parade in that city on the date mentioned.
I'roapect for Another Coal Strike.
Columbus, O., Dc. 5. The headquarters
of the United Mine workers have been
notified that some of the leading opera
tors iu Indiana are filling their contracts
from mines in Hockiniz vallev in the vi.
ciuity of Wellstou. An effort will be
made to stop this, and if it cannot be ac
complished the 400 miners at Wtllstou
will be called out.
Thawed 'em Oat Again.
Tacoma, Wash., Dec 5. At Eagle
Gorge, fifty miles east of here, a workman
named Charles Kodgers was killed and a
fcpaetr likm,ii. liv 1 k. & U
O'Neill fatally wounded by an explosion
of giant powder. Ths cartridges wets
(rosea and Rodger attempted to thaw
them out in a bonfire,;
The turning point
in woman's life brings peculiar
weaknesses and ailments. Lr,
Pierce's Favorite Prescription
brings relief and cure. It is a
powerful, invigorating, restorative
tonic and nervine. It imparts
BtrengtU to the whole system in
general, and to the uterine organs
and appendages in particular.
"Run-down," debilitated and deli
cate women need it. It's a leo-iti-
mate medicine purely vegetable,
perfectly harmless, it s guaranteed
to give satisfaction in every case, or
money refunded. v Nothing else does
as much. You only pay for tho
good you get. Can you ask more f
As a regulator and promoter of
functional action, at that critical
period of change from girlhood to
womanhood, " Favorite Prescrip
tion" is a perfectly safe remedial
agent, and can produce only good
results. It is equally efficacious and
valuable in its effects when taken
for those disorders and derange
ments incident to that later and
most critical period, known as " The
Change of liife.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measureTand make
Prices as Low as the Lowed.
AU kinds of Repairing done, ' . .
Also agent for Rockford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pants from $3 to $10.
1S09 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
OTsr Looslrj's Crock try store.
Is not a cormetic in the s nse in whicn thst term
Is popularly need, bnt DennacentW bnntido. l.
creates a soft, smooth, clear.velvetv skin, and br
uaiir use Krauuaiiy mun ine complexion several
shades whiter. It is a coretmt
the effects of son and wind and prevents snn
barn and freckles, and bhekheads mill crier
come while jon nse it. It rlianses the face far
w ion kh uu waitr, roniiFr.es the rkin
tissues and thus prevents lit formation of wrink
les. It gives the fre. hurrs, clearnef t and f mroth
ness of skin that J of had when jon as a little
girl. Kverj lady, joon or old, ought to are it,
as it gives a more oi thfol appearance to any
lady, and thst permanently. It contains no acid,
powder or alkali, and is as batmiess as drw and
as nourishing to the rkm ss dew is to the Bower
Price $1 00. at alldiueslrta and hair lr..M'
or at Mr. Genratee Graham's siabhnnent. Its
Post street, Ban Francifco, wheie te tresu la
dies for sll blemishes cf the face or figure. La
dles at a distance tiested by letter, tetd stamp
for ber little book "How to be Beautiful
SAMr-LB BOTTLE mailed free to anv lad on
receintof 1(1 cents in aiamnalo m, ti.V
and packing. Lady sgcnle winted. . .
Cares tbe worst cases cf Freckle, Sunburn,
SaUownets, Moth -potcbe. Pimples, sad aU skio
blemirbes. Price 1.&0. Barmlees and ef
fective. No taninl nn h mmn T . .
.ntl ' 1
r THE "DRUGGIST in to's town who first orders
uiu ui my preparations wuj nave a s aame ad
ded in 1 H i kilv.pf l.amAt
My preparations are for aale, by 'wholesale
aiuijXiBta in Chicago and every city west of It.
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOLINE, - IXiLS.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave,
Succeeds the atoline Savings Bsnk. Organized 18C9
S FEB CEIL I1TEBESI PAID 01 DEPOSITS.
Organized nnder State Laws,
OrjenfmraQa-m foSn m mrA aTn.,..i m
" . uw .uutniai auu
Faturtay niirhts from 7to8.
roaTiaBKiNKiK, - - President
H.A A IK MWOUT II . - VI...D. 1A .
- - ' - iKV-tivriurm
C. r. Hiiiswii. - . Cashier
Porter Skinner, s. W. Wheelock.
' A, K?' , H.A.Aineworth,
-O. H. Edwards, W. 11. Adams.
Andrew Friberg. C. F . Iiemenway,
BUY A BUFFALO
Wyoming lot. If a too coming oltr of Wyom
ing. Has waterworks, electric Uirats. fiourina-Siif-Jt00"
" garden of Wyoming
Froduoed the prize potato crop of the United
BUtos in 1880. for map and further kofoc
auaUoa apply to
at Airs TBOaf, Bnffalo, Wye.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county 0f tj
Piarjos etrjcl OroarSj
WEBER, 8TD YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEETm
ESTEY, AND CAMP & 03 PIANOS,
Ana tne js I & Y, WESTERN COTTAGE and Fat.
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS
"A full line also of small Musical merchandise. We hae inonr trrj.li.ya Ct
INCORPORATED UNDER THE BTATB LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evening from 7 to So ciotl
Five peroent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Person &l
lateral, or Real Estate Security
I. F. REYNOLDS, Pres. F C. DSNKMASN, Tice Pred. J. M. BUF0RD,C.
IS P I Mitchell, S P. Reynolds, P. C. Denkmsnn. John Crarin?h H vn- ,
Phll.Mitch.ll. L. Bunon, E. W. Hnmt. J. M. Bufor'd.
Jackboh A UtTBST. Soiiciiors.
HT Began butlncn July 8, 18t0, aid occdpt tte foutht ast co;n r (f Jlitcl iT 4I"iti.
GOLD KZSAL, TASIS, 1S7S.
from which the excess of
oil hat been removed, is
and it is Soluble,
are used in iu preparation. It has
more than three times the strength of
Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot
or Sugar, and is therefore far more
economical costing less than one cent
a cup. It is delicious, nourishing,
strengthening, easily digested,
aud admirably adapted for invalids
as well as for persons in health.
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester. Mass.
Billiard and Pool Pate
ltavine jnt fnrni-hpa adr.c Pir' n tuiu.
tquippei) it with moot lirji;wlc ihi
fict'tt Biliiaril Til';t. tlsilwii av
IN THE CIGAR STORE
the flnept l'roof Im(KrT'd and Iinmef:ii frr
and Tcbacco inihe msl'-l
lt08 Secoxd Aventk.
fp- M w
for sale kj an flrsvelaas Grocery desJera.
ti-. AMTHRACITE CO All'. I NAU
No. 1724 THIRD iTI.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER.
ntvri r rr-
Telephone No. 121
221 and 223
AL Laundry Work dor eon riori
A sperulty of B'-e H"1'-
Pricf 3 as Low as the Lo
w ' AGENCY jor .
V, A pamp net of Information and ab-;
V"u n .wa.umiii IKnr to.f
V" mienia, f areata. Traded
V Marks, Ooprriirhu, tut trtt.f
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