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HOCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 182.
SI 1 Coplo S Cent
Per Week 12 Cents
VOL, XL. NO. 65.
There is a
1-2 Off. 1-3 Off.
On or about Jan. lnhthe New Lon- '
don Clothing Co. will begin to invoice.
Determined to make all goods into
money, the London inaugurates a force
sale, which for upsetting of values re
gardless of retailing of merchandise,
totally eclipses any special or even sheriff
or bankrupt sale Rock Island has ever
known; and if
f rom our already low prices, at which we
hive this season as always undersold the
town, will entice you to buy an elegant
overcoat, suit, furnishing goods, or hats
and caps for little or nothing, and reduce
our mammoth stock to proper limits for
stock taking Jan. 1 th, ihis cut will cer
ainly accomplish our point in view. We
resort now to the only plan the London
How is Your Time to Act, and
ONE HUNDRED DEAD
Awful Story of the Horror
THE BLAST OF DEATH AND HAVOC
Sends Five Score or More Men
Eternity and Wounds as
Hie AVom.ded T'. ifclitfolly Mangled and
Scorched uml Most of Them Fatally
Hurt I-oriy-JKiglit Corpses llronglit Vp
from Cue I'il, Many of Them Mutilated
J'at Kccoi;nii ion- Score of Mourning
Households in tli5 t'ommnnity Hie
tVork fif Kecovevy ery Slow and the
lc,lh-l:..ll Not Yt Complete Other
S' TTM Mi I 1 1T!T!, I. T.. .Tan. 9. The
horors of the Diamond mine disaster at
H'.-uid'.voiMl, 111., about eight years ago,
were re-enm fed here Thursday night and
Voti ri'.y. except tiiat in this instance,
lit ii.s'ead of ilond was the instrument of
dest ruction. .As Hie miners were prcpar-
iugto leave shaft Xo. 11 at Krebs, live
mile from here, operated by the Osaire
Co:il and Mining company, shortly after 5
o'clock Thursday evening, a terrific ex
plosion occurred, spreading death anions
410 or more miners. It is impossible at.
present to obtain any accurate information
as the number of lives lost or persons in
j.ired, but it is known that at least loo
men were entombed in the mine, and it is
only possible to ascertain their number by
a canvass from bouse to bouse, which is
being made by a committee.
Two Hundred I)eal anil Wounded.
The dead, it is generally conceded, w ill
iiumbet lose to KOand the injured about
as many, a great number of whom have no
jirospect of recovery. Physicians from the
neighboring towns and cities have tendered
tbo.ir services, and are worked to their ut
most in caring for the injured. Miners
from nciuhlioring coal fields have flocked
in by every train during the night and
day, tendering their assistance and hero
ically volunteering to enter the gloomy
shaft in which so many of their comrades
have perished, and in which perhr.ps death
even awaited them on account of the loos
ened boulders which the shock of the ex
plosion left upon a flimsy balance, and
which a breath of air might precipitate
Monrnlnc In Many Ilnmlile Homes.
The McAllister mines dot the prairie
at intervals from a quarter to half s I
mile, an 1 each is surrouiulercd by the I
usual duster of hovels w hich serve the pur- j
pose of homes to the miners. The-se homes j
present a pathetic picture today. There is j
not one of them which docs not mourn ;
the loss of either mcmlier or friend, j
Those who rave recovered their dead, j
though their aprny is pictured in their
faces, se. medio experience a silent con-
tent in comparer, with the many who
are still thronging around t lie moutiir.t
the itismal hole awaiting tidings of the
loved ones who pre still entombrd. Very
little has been ac ouiplished in the way of
relieving those who may sti.l be alive and
Cause of the lisa(cr T'nknown.
The exact cause of the catastrophe is un
known, but it is supposed that, contrary
to the custom and rnlcs of the mines,
some miner bred a. blast, without -authority,
t nc blast igniting the gas or coal dust
and cau.-iiig t i.e explosion, which was ter
rific. One of the hoisting rages had just
come to the surface with six men aboard.
As the. la.st man stepped from the phi foi ui
t he cage, propelled by the explosion, shot
up through the roof fifty or sixty feet
aiMjve, winle t tie names went skvw.int
HK or more fe t. followed by a report
whi . u.:sluard for miles. Neiriy half
the l .i u i icploycd in the mine escaped by
cluiibing the air shaft. Ore man, whose
leg wan broken by the expulsion, climbed
the entire 450 feet to the top of the shaft.
IDENTIFICATION OF CORPSES.
A IMHrnlt "Tatler. so Mancleil are They
Partial List of Head.
It is difficult to identify the Imdies as
they are brought to the surface. AH are
blackened almost beyond recognition,
while many are mangled and barred to ,
the extent that fragments of 1 heir clot h- .
ing or content of their pockets served to
prove their identify. The ilea 1, as far as
they have been identified, are: (ieorge I
l-.ind.sey, Sr., Georgu ljinilsey, Jr., William ;
Itussell, Mike Jacomo, Ted Lu ncior., Joy i
Jllondon, John Sfcrra, Joe Cenitcssio, I
Steve VcrzcTic, (leno C;-T.'i.isi, Silver !
Sferra. Ib-nnett Moss, Joe ('orients, Anlii- 1
nio (iennea.soto. Tommy Cain. Jov jIim-cu, .
John Quinn, Jim IJuinn, M.-Viock, Quinn, j
Mike McSiiane, Tom McShiitie, tieore 1
Russell, Ted Kibble.
1 any Initlentiflefl Itolien.
There are many other bodies which have
not its yet been identified, and new ones
are constantly being brought un. The
injured are so numerous and scattered so
widely among the village houses that
their number can hardly be estimated. The
only record that has been kept was of rec
ognized. There were about 4K) men at
work, and as near as can lie ascertained
about 15o of them escajied injury, while
the others are either imprisoned or have
been brought up injured. Each trip of the
cage brings to light a new iciim, which
the volunteers carefully carry to the mine
blacksmith shop, which has been utilized
as a temporary morgueaod through which
the anxious crowds of miners, w ives, and
children surge in search of the absent
members of their families.
The Wounded Cannot Recover.
TJd to So'clock yesterday afternoon forty-
eight men had been taken out dead and
100 seriously ir jured, most of whom cannot
recover, being badly burned and mutilated
on account of the slope cavm,
in on the
west side of the shaft. The rescuing par-
ties are being badly delayed in reaching
I the entoniiHH risen, i;nu ir 1 ani'iis-uuc i.j
give a (iiiTw t ,. !!!' , i, imbi
ber k i 1 11 nit! injured at this writ
ing ll 1 1 mil Williams whs i!iv firs:
to reach the surface by 1 1 n i i :i:g fi..ni
bracket to bracket up; he shaft a distant of
550 fwt. lie wns all in' lioitoin v. in a ( lie
explosion occurred by n r-'r-i- !. ws
not killed, be being only ' in- out .: twenty-five
men waiting for t '. .i; .: : 1 '. a; was
not killed outright. Kuocli and V. .iiiam
Church, brothers, weie x.oikingiu a run
fifteee feet on lirwr! -Me and bad a
very uarjsw escape.
CYCLONE IN VIRGINIA.
Peven I'ersoiis Kiltetl unit Over Fifty In
jured as tar hh imowii.
Koaxokk, Va., Jan. it. Additional de
tails received concerning the cyclone in
Randolph and Chambers counties Wednes
day night are as follows: Five miles from
here the bouse of James Williams was
blown dow n while a dance was in pro
gress; three men were killed and live
women badly hurt; other occupants were
slightly injured. The path of the storm
was about. l'Kl yards w ide. It swept down
the Savanna!, ami Western railroad track
for two miles, racing with a passenger
train which narrowly escaped dest ruction.
Nearly reckeil the Town.
At Milltown nearly every store was
Mown down, together with the linptist
oirch, colleire. and ninnv rpsiilcn
J lYnf. ssor Cibsou, of the lowece, was killed
and twelve pupils hurt-. No less than
t hirty people were more or less injured at
Milltown. Five miles further on three
negro cabins were taken up by the cyclone
and carried about, a half mile and three
cl.hildren were killed. The storm laid
timber, bouses and fences low in its path.
It is not, yet known the full extent of the
damage done and the number of fatalities.
FIVE MORE FATALITIES.
Four Killed by a lloiler Fxplosion The
Nakel Lain Once More.
Cm oo, Jan. !). Four men were killed
and two more probably fatally injured by
a boiler explosion yesterday in the Wi.r
rcn Springer building, I'.l.V 207 canal street.
The names of the dead are: Patrick Rog
ers, fireman; Arthur Hall, colored, fire
man; Kdward Hush, colored, helper; John
I.ee, colons, fireman. The injured are;
lames Uiggins, fireman, bauly burned
about the bead, legs, and bands; Henry
O.-wald, helper, horribly scaided.
Canned by Otic Man's Ignorance.
Phamokin, Pa., Jan. 9. I Jy the explo
sion of gas in No. 9 vein at the Xeilson
shaft yesterday one miner was instantly
killed, another fatally injured and a boss
miner and superintendent fdighly hurt.
The dead miner is Paul Grumcki and
Philip Pe-sert is the man likely to die.
stuperintendent Steele is .severely burned
about the hands and face, and 1 Joss Eng
lish is badiy injured al Dut the body.
Grunzki was a green baud and carried a
limp which did not have the proper pro
tection. THE TROUBLE IN KANSAS.
A IJay Passes Without Hlo.i.lshed The
Hatred of UotMn.
Ar.KAboN. Kan., Jan. H. Aeting under
instruction of the governor the t roops were
consolidated yesterday morning at Spring
field. The company at this point, taking
I , hp flve prisoners now held un.
niarc!l(.a OVfr ,f(1re noon. It
t,w, aJ, conwnt u
particw will consent to two jus-
tices sitting as associates, the aocusi d
I choosing one, the prosecution one, and the
I Springfield justice sitting as chief. The
. trouble lias Ix-en that the prosecution de-
sired the aecusi-d examined by the justice
j in this place where they would surety lie
' held for trial. The accused desired the ex
amination at Springfield where they would
ail be released. Hence the compromise,
and the exiHinuation will lie licld at l,ib
er.il. More Troops Onleroil Out.
Anticipating the trouble that- may come
when more prominent men than those
now under arrest are br ught in another
company haa been ordered to hold itself in
readiness to move and the Wichita com
pany is now un.lcr arms at t.nngticlu
' and has six parties out ai ling the sheri'.I
in milking .nrots and a doeu or more
will lie added to those now held. In the
meantime court has not lieen opened yet by
Judue lbitkiu and the governor desires an
Inlklns Is Wunted Out of the Way.
F.otkins is still ab.-ent from the district,
and if he should remain away the trouble
would soon le over. The hatred of one
f u t ion appears to be all directed against
the judge, ev 'ti iroi"ig so far as to t"iroaten
him with ass.is-inas ioa if h" attempts to
hold court in ei;her of the live counties of
Sew.inl, Sti-xen, Mori ;, lia-kcil, and
Grant. The tranire part of the case is
that everybody pn diets ; hat Tkitkins will
be killed foot i unicss lie ret ires from the
coun'. y. "When lie is gone,'' is a remark
i. ft, o bean' "we w ill have neace. bur. we
ton I. intend to let thus- cowardly assns-
sins have it entirely tLeir own way."
FOR VVHiTE GENTLEMEN ONLY.
Incident in the fountry AVherc "All Men
Are reated Kqaiil.'
PniLAPlxriilA, Jan. 9. Dr. John
Thompson, of Xew York, ex-minister to
San Domingo, who is a delegate to the
congress of colored Roman Catholics in
this city, met with an experience Thurs
day that rather stn ;gered him. He
wanted a shave and went to a barber shop
on Ivombard street, near Thirteenth.
Opening the door the doctor stepped into
the shop, ann nodding pleasantly to the
colored proprietor, began to take off his
"Peg pardon, sah," said the proprietor,
touching the doctor's arm, "but this is a
tousorial tistablisbnicnt for white gentle
men only, sail."
For a moment the colored men stood
gazing at each other. Then the ex-miu-i.tcr
said: "Are you not sorry to tell me
this?" Then he stalked out of the shop.
The affair aroused much indignation
among the delegates to the congress when
Dr. Thompson told of his experience.
Denttis by Crip at New York.
New Yo::k, Jan. 9. The number of
fleat lis from tip recorded yesterday was
fourteen, against ten for Thursday. The
total number of deaths yesterday was 151;
Thursday it) was bs.
Kx-Presideiit Xoaii Porter, of Yale, is
reported as rapidly approaching death.
I'harle.s Waikins was haiiiil at Salem,
Va., for the murdej- of his wife in April,
'PiMy'' Mctilory, the notorious New
York dive keeper, has been .sentenced to
p niU'Uiiary for one year.
The clerical journals of Mexico indig
nantly deny 'that ths priesthood has any
thing to do with ;,ir.:f uprising.
Daniel North was sentenced to thirty-thn-e
yeai-s in I he penitentiary at- Pontine,
Ills., lor killing .Marshall Hodgi , July 21,
William lira ham. a a(l-ycar-olI C'liicaK
epileptic, fell into the lire at his father's
house during a lit and. was roasted to
A 'bieago girl knocked out a pickpocket
who trieii in rob her on a street car. Slio
"smashed him in the fa e" and sent him
rolling into the gutter.
That story about P. T. llarmim's re
m :iiis is a "fake." lie was duly buried
aad his body is ju,t where Bridgeport
pi oplc supposed it was -in the Jamily
1 v. Pa i her Foley, of S:. I'sphael's
Roman t 'at holicc'iurch, Long NlaadCity,
has raised a coniinot on in his I'oek by de
li, nine. ng some of them for employing a
Proles' ant physician.
The Uep iMicaas of Wisconsin will rest
the consul ii, .ei iliiy of tiie last Demo
cratic api.i.i'...u;:.nt. The c;u-e will
bair.g up t hi- legality ir'that pretty politi
cal device, the "gen imiuder.''
It is now sHidth.it. the warrant under
which Slye, the train robber, is held is
faulty and that all this eminent citizen
needs is the proper application of that
a-gis of our liberties, the habeas corp js.
Mamie Ayros, a b)-year-old girl of Jersey
City, has been committed for trial on the
charge of attempting to bum St. Francis
hospital liecause the Sisters kept her there
to no light work after she had recovered
from an illness treated at the hospital.
Mrs. Anna Kelly's corpse was found
seated ill a chair in her home at Chicago,
wliere she had l cn since Christmas day.
She had been report dl missing and the
police had seiirched everywhere except at
her own home. The landlord found her.
Heart disease proiiahly.
Professor C. 15. Slayt.a well known Iowa
educator, seen ily took to w ife by a com
mon law mai-iiage Miss Mary Ilixon, a
teacher who propo-cI herself during 1SSS
leap year. 1 lie woman has dcerted her
husbaini, ami he has applied to court to
know how he stands matrimonially.
Ckicauo. J.ia. 8.
Following were the quntatio is ou the board
of trailo todnv : Wheat January, opened
fcTe, closed sej,e; Kehrunry, iTMMiod sstr-,
closed n"k-; Miy. opetied 1 clo-sil ftsii.
Corn January, opeiieil Ksc; closed SWio;
February, opened 3s-fec, closed X; May,
ojieneil , closed . Oats .lannary,
ojiened sfv-. lossd 2Sw"; February, opeiiiHl
iiic, closed 2-Si; May. opensi ;ie. closed cliKc-Pork-
Jiiimary. is-nol $10.11, cHvusl
fll.:r; May. c.tiened S-ll.Si, closol $11 tM.
ljird-Januarr. openei S-l-1!b. cloed ?t.i5.
l.ive s:oek l'ne.v. m tiie t'uion Stockyards
today l.ilui.l as follows: IIors Market
active auJ fl in : packers and sUi;ipers buy
ing freo'.y; p:u' -s 1 higher; sa'ien rAiigi-d at
$-.3.V4.10 p: ?:!.!) VMii light, f3ftVii4.li)
rouh paikiui;, it. (Kli,4.5 mixed, aud Jl.oi
l4.;0I heavy piukin and shipping kts
t'aUIe "iirktit nn.2i rately iwtive on local
and shipein aeoiunt and prices fairly
well SU; jsiried; jnot.iti(i:iT ranwed at tu.l-
4?5.SU eiio.ie tj x'.r.i slipping steers.
t.4iiff'.W s"-h1 tochoiee ibi, f.i.tiOjr 4.25 fair lo
t-'o-ii. Si.wi.vi "i comnion to medium do, ?i.P)
(53.Dil butchers' HI crs 2Jb -7 stoekers,
f-'.;i '. Jn Texas stt rs, $ .t)j3.45 iecders
tl.(ixi-.sii cows, J1.2iK4 5 i bulls and $2.&6.t
Siiit p -J'.arket rather active an 1 prices
steady; Quotations ranijtsi at ?3.7.(J5.3U
wosterus, t-J.7-ij"i6.J natives, nd fl .i-liftj
1'r.Hince: Untter Fancy scrariUor, 29e;
dai ijo, fancy, tre.-ii. l..t-': packing stoelc.
fresh, ISIikv Egs Fre5h can. lie. k loss off.
1'c per iio7.; ice house stock, livlSc. I)res4si
l)uiiry Hens, 8-Asio ptTlb; s ria chickens,
Se; ducks, SVidle; ceese. itil'Jo; turkeys,
cliuioe, 1J1; caiiann stoek. in J,ile; poor.
in:. l'otatiK -ilo.iroas, ier ba; &iir
banks, ;J ii tic; hVise, 2iV4ic; i'cer'ess, 2Sg&c.
Sweet potatoes. Illinois. 1.5i.i 2i per bhl;
Jerseys, f Afples -Coainna. $l.ia
l.."Uper lib.; good, $1.:.".; faucy. jioi. Crau
berrus t ape I'od, 5n 'i;T,7.'i per bill: $l.i,Vi
l.i.i per lios ; Jerseys, p."i. j-l-ii. i per bbl; l..'ii
New York. .Tsn. 8.
Wheat -No. '- red w.uler cah. Sl.iftU; Jau
nary. Sl.it-t4: F l.ruary. g!.ci4: March.
(l.UrSi: ApnU Sl.mtj. oru-No. 2 mix si
r-lu Jmniary, SlVi': Felmiarv, Sf-
Oats JSioady; No. i mixel cah, yi-t.Jc; Jan
nary, 8Uje; -May, 3.'itc. Kye liuil and unm l
tlod; tt-cfe.Sl.oi lor t ie w bole ranee. Barlev
Uuiut; No.: Milwajk'-c T2iij.J:Se. luik Steady;
new mess, fw.HVr lu.ixi. Lard -feutuly; i-e:s
ruary, Sh.K; Ih'r. a, ii..s.
Live 8:o-k: I 'at lie Trading dull and slow at
adee.ineol l".,e l.V: per ItHl Hi on prin-.e stisiis;
poon st to te?t native steer. glMTi 'i Oa per Pi
Pis; 1ml s antl dry cow-, f 2.1X1, 3 l'l. s-heeii anil
Lambs She p. t.rra; Uunb-, fcctneand V4e per
Hi hi l.er: sh.-op, f l.Ov.fi.m jt ho a,-.; bitu!,
i'i.2fo7Ni. Hogs Noniina Jy sta iy: Ire biva,
M-- V W 'b.
For r-'iVrrine Ioa sut.j, ct so o
1 anM f r ltlf the pricr of th o irr
kind1. I i SOjI. B-pN-y-if the
was H't wbit tt Klmuld he, cf course It
liakirut FonTler 'ompaaic Kay notiitoe
of their eortiLart priceR, but tari eoo
tinuai.'y of chemical analysis, Ac
lyt the sclentiBtE lead the MSent;a. hot
let pnu.ilcr.l women try Climax, su4
jud; for themselves.
it uiav p.)iiais inters; fer wri:-- o know
H. F. LAMP Manager."1