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THIS AKGUb SATUKDAY. APlilL. ,1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latent U. S. Gov't Report.
DEATH'S WILD RIDE:
He Mounts the Tornado and
FRIGHTFUL DISASTER AT CHICAGO.
& Seven-Story Building Blown Over
on the Adjoining Occupied
Eight of the Occupants Crushed to Death,
Seven Mortally Wounded, and
Other Uailly Hurt.
Nine of t? e Vic'.ims Children-A Citizen of Jol.
act Missing. Supposed To Be Under the De
bris Other Serious Wrecks in Various
Parts of t$e City The Storm Claims Many
Victims In Kansas and Nebraska Five
Killed .it fowanda, Kan., and Ten Fatally
Hurt The Town Wiped Out of Existence-
Angusta, Kan., Reports Three Deaths with
Fifteen Wounded Train Blown from tns
Track in Iowa-A Terrible Record of Fa
talitiea of Varied Character.
Chicago, Am 11 2. Death rode into the
city upon the mighty puff of wind that '
.!,-..;.. :.. ..i .i I
mo lain in Biit-ri7 uiuu me jiuve
Inents shortly before 6 o'clock last even
ing. The storm struck the seven-story
brick building at 14 and M Pearce street a
blow that caused the structure to collapse,
And in itM frill if f-nlHri1 a fmma Mttfttra
into kiudling wood. Fourteen people are
supposed to Vive been in the little house,
nd the following list of the dead and
wounded tells the frightful story: Mrs.
Eliza Allen, an invalid, who lived on the
second floor, crushed about head and bodv:
Mrs. J. I,. Gowan, crushed about the !
abdomen; AVilliam Gowan, 3 years old,
head crushed; Mary Gow an, 4 years old,
smothered beneath the debris: David I).
Hewlett, 8 months old, frightfully crush
ed; Edward Mott. years old, smothered; '
Horace Mott, 5 years old, smothered; '
Mary alh, 20 years old, a niece of Mrs.
A Lone List of Injured.
James Gowen. .10 vears nlii. let' lirnV-en
and hurt internally may live; Alice Hew- J
lett, 8 years old, crushed about legs, head
and body cannot live; Mrs. Ada Known,
hurt about the bead and injured internal
ly will die; James Mott, crushed about
head mortally injured; Mrs. James Mott,
fatally hurt; Jane Mott, 12 years old, spine
Injured may die; Mamie Xott, TO years
old, serious wounds on the head probably J
live; Horace Wygaut, bruised about
body and shoulders will die; Mary AVy
gant, wife of Horace, terribly crushed
about body and heiul will die; Horace
Wvcant. infant, head crushed will die;
Mrs. Ellen Gleasou, slightly injured; Mrs. (
Kate O'Shaunes-sy, slightly cut about
face; Mark SeHvey, slightly cut about
head; Mrst frank uulenny, slightly hurt;
Harry Wascoe, arm rnt; Jacob Jacques,
cut about head and arms, not seriously;
Henry Johnson, cut on head and left leg,
A Jollet Man Missing.
Samuel Eirsdale, of Joliet, Ills, a cousin
Mrs. Sarah Gowan. mav also be numbered
with the dead whose bodies have not been I
recovered. He came to the city several
days ago to visit his friends and relatives
and stayed at James Gowan's house. It
was not learned until late last night that
be was in the house at the time, but the
fact was established when no trace of him
could be found elsewhere.
The Death Dealing Blast.
For some minutes the rain had been fall
ing in torrents, accompanied by frequent
flashes of lightuing and deafening thuuder.
Xbe wind rapidly increased in velocity,
and then came the blast that caused the
disaster. It came from the south and
west,: On the west Bide of the building,
'which, towered fifty feet above the frame
booses, were many open windows, while
the east wall was solid. The wind seemed
to lift the roof slightly, and then with a
mlghtly crash, heard a half mile away, it
fell to the eastward. The base ol the
west wall was thrown outward, and it
lifted from its foundation the cottage on
that side of the building and hurled it
with frightful force across an alley eight
feet wide against the cottage on the other
ide of the narrow thoroughfare.
ltnrled Beueath the Debris.
The houses to the east of the collapsed
structure bore the brunt of the fall. Tho
two-story frame cottage at 12 Pearce street
was buried beneath the thousand tons of
brick and mortar. The cottage at 10
Pearce Btreet was 'torn and twisted, and
will be taken down at once. It is unsafe
and could not resist the power comprized
in an ordinary summer breeze. The cot
tages at 20 Pearce street and at 18 !a' Pearce
street were also so badly torn that they
will nave to come down.
PEOPLE INSANE WITH FRIGHT.
A Terrible Scene After the Crash The
Rescuers Other Disasters.
The sound of the awful crash had not
died away before the nirrow street was
filled with screaming men, women, and
children. Tha people living In the four
bouses wrecked, but not crushed as was
the one at 12, were almost without ex
ception insane with fright. One woman,
tearing her hair and screaming at the top
of her voice, went running through the
mud and rain, and was not stopped until
she reached Ualsted street. In an incredi
bly short space. of time there were 2,000 or
more people crowding, shouting and cry
ing, into the little street.
Arrival of the Kescnrera.
Then the '''police, thirty strong, under.
Inspector Boss, and the firemen, tinder
the personal command of Fire Marshal
Swenie, came thundering up in patrol
wagons and fire department vehicles. The
first care of the firemen and police was to
Inspect the wrecked cottages still main
taining an upright position. From these
were carrieil several lear-strlcKen men ana
Women.' Turn In-gan the digging in the
fains for the dead and injured. Within
half an hour Horace Wygant and Mrs.
Wygaut wer taken from the ruins bleed
ing and crushed.
Dead 1 hildreu Token Out.
Then the t vo Mott children, lying side
by side, were found beneath a great liram.
They were both dead. In another part of
the debris firemen discovered James
Gowan. For three hours the rescuers
worked befote they freed him. His right
leg was piaioued by a heavy timber and
it required t emetiilous labor to extricate
him. Suffering awful torture during all
that time Go .van never lost consciousness,
but directed the firemen in their work.
The Itu Id in); Which Collapsed.
And so the work went on until the list
of deadand ii jured reached the totals given
hove. The collapsed building fronteo
north, and it-i east wall was about 100 feet
west of Pesp. aiiies street. It had a front
age of fifty f ,-et, 11$ feet deep, and seven
stories high. It had not been completed
work on the roof having bsen concluded
only Thursdi y, and much of the interiot
work remained yet to be done. S. E
Young was was the owner and K. J. MilU
was the contractor.
A Flut Cuil.l intr Wrecked.
A two-story frame flat building in Grand
Crossii. on Adams avenue, letween Sev
enty-fo.th arid Seventy-fifth streets, blew
down during the early part of the storm.
Four persons were hurt Clark Errickson,
contractor, internally hurt; Charles lieu
son, carpenter, slightly; Henry Wickwire,
plumber's hilper. injured in back; John
ljd(l, lti years old, plumber's helper, col
lar bone and i.rm broken.
Itack ltroken and Will Dio.
At the corn.T of Sixty-fourth street and
Champlain sreiiup, in Woodlawn, an tin'
finished fram-; building went down before
the storm. T.iree men were injured, one
Peter Hlumni having his back broken and
will die. A two-story frame at 87 Perry
street was blo.vn to pieces, as was another
at 75 Nebras-ka avenue. Several other
men were sev -rely hurt in different parts
of the city by flying debris.
HAVOC IN KANSAS AND NEBRASKA.
Tuuanda, Kas., Has ltut One ltuildiiig
Left Tive Killled Outright.
Wn iitTA, has., April 2. A tornado, at
tended by the greatest number of fatalities
ever credited to a single storm in the west
swept over southwestern Kansas Thurs
day night, lea' ing in its wake death and
destruction. It almost annihilated the
villages of Augusta and Towanda, leaving
so little standing in the latter that it is a
marvel how a soul escaped. But one
building was left intact in Towanda, a
place of 300 souls. Five people were killed
outright, nani-ly: Dr. J. I). Godfrey, H.
Cupp, J. B. Failey, John Blake, (ieorgc
Blake. Ten others are fatally injured
and a half hundred more or less seriously
Three latalities at Angusta.
At Augusta :he killed are: Harmon Hos
kins, James B.irnes, child of Will Khodes.
The child was blown out of its mother's)
arms, and its head and body were later
picked up a hundred feet apart. Will
Khodes is fati lly injured, as is also the
wife of Hoskius. Fifteen ot hers were badly
Many Deaths in Sumner County.
Sumner coimty suffered largely both in
loss of life and property. For fifteen miles
everything the wind came in contact with
was razed. Near New Haven Ben H.
Maple and soil, J. Morehouse and Frank
Shephard are reported to have been fatally
injured. South of Wellington William
Little's house was blown to splinters and
Little and four children were killed. Joe
Showalter's house was picked up and,
with its thirteen occupants, carried 3H1
yards and dun tied in a heap, all the peo
ple being seriausly, some fatally, hurt.
Near Portland, John Bristow was killed.
Jiot Kali the Truth Known.
It is believed that not half the casualties
have been reported. The wires had been
down in all directions until last evening,
and it will necessarily take some time to get
full reports froii the rural districts. Hun
dreds of farm houses have been demol
ished, granaries overturned, and grain
scattered, and t large number of cattle
and horses have leen sacrificed.
Nebraska Was Not IeTt Vnseathed.
Omaha, April 2. Nebraska was swept
by a cyclone Th irsday night, Reports re
ceived show tlmt the thriving town of Nel
son, the county seat of Nuckolls county,
is laid waste, ai d many buildings, includ
ing two churches, ure wrecked at Norfolk.
The track of the storm vns l.V) miles long,
through Nncko.ls, Ciay, Filmore, York,
Polk, Platte aud Madison counties soma
of the finest country in the state. The
towns swept we-e Edgar, Sutton, Grafton,
Brndshaw, York, Slroniburg, Osceola,
Columbus, Mad. son and many other vil
lages. The wor-t report is from Norfolk.
Here a little child of a man named Pal
mer and two children of C G. Miller
were seriously ir jured. Their homes were
wrecked. The Episcopal church was an
nihilated and th j Congregational church
damaged. At S itton Joe Needon's house
was blown to sp inters, but no one hurt,
by a miracle. In this city the wind did
much damage. Many small buildings
were wrecked an 1 telegraph wires are all
down. No one 1 urt. In the ravaged dis
trict the loss is immense, but no details
are at hand.
BLEW A TRAIN OFF THE TRACK.
Four Passenger Severely and a Dozen
Others Slightly Hurt.
Burlixgtox, la., April 2. The Burling
ton and Northwestern Narrow Gauge pas
senger train which arrives at 7 p. m. was
blown from the track forty miles north ot
here by the high wind that had been blow
ing across Iowh all day. Four persons
were injured, viz . : Mail Agent Mc Adams,
ot Burlington, j.iw broken and otherwise
badly bruised; Express Messenger H. A.
Russell, of Burl ngton, cut and bruised
about the body; J. I). Stevenson, passen
ger, of Hedrick, la., cut about head and
badly bruised; Yrs. Hicks, passenger, of
dozen otner passengers sustained minor
Damage Reported Ktsewhere.
News from Davenport, Des Moines,
Boone, Oskaloosa and other places re
port furious storms. Houses were unroof
ed, chimneys blown down, cornices torn
oft and ot her damage done. Scarcely an
exposed building at Des Moines escaped
injury. A few persons were painfully
hurt but no deaths or fatal injuries are
St. I.onis and St. Joseph, Mo.
St. Loris, April 2. During the high
w inds yesterday afternoon a wall in the
rear of Kotte & Steflen's furniture store at
1,540 South Broadway was blown down,
and four men were injured. One of them,
Ileiiry Euick, a carpenter, received injur
ies which are almost certain to prove fatal.
Other damage was done in several por
tions of the city.
I'anlc In a Shoe Factory.
A dispatch from St. Joseph says: The
storm yesterday unroofed the mammoth
boot and shoe manufactory of Tootle,
Hosea & Co., in which H0 girls were em
ployed. A panic ensued. The girls made
their escape from tho building unhurt
and tho only person injured was a fore
woman, who fell down the stairway and
broke her arm. The walls of the Everett
public school building collapsed but all
the children escaped uninjured.
Little tiirl Criishedjand lirisued.
The residence ot Rev. Albert Bushnell,
a minister, was destroyed. All the mem
bers of the family escaped without injury
except his 6-year-old daughter, who was
badly crushed and bruised. The St. Jo
seph mills and the Connett packing housa
were leveled to the earth and the gas and
electric light plants are bad wrecks. A
frame residence was twisted from its foun
dations, and a Mrs. Weaver was so badly
hurt that she will die. Total money loss
will reach $200,000.
Kfl'ect of the Storm In Missouri.
Kansas Citv, April 2. A severe storm
raged here all day yesterday and reports
from all parts of Kansas aud western
Missouri show that this whole section of
the country lias been the center of a
cyclone area. The wind in Missouri was
not so severe as in Kansas, but it has done
great damage to the fruit trees in many
parts of the state. In this city the West
ern Union Telegraph company is greatly
liuroh Strnrk by Lightning.
Mkkkii.i., Wis., April 2. The first thunder-storm
of the season came yesterday
morning. A number of children were as
sembled in the (rt-rman Lutheran ehnrcli,
when lightning struck the building. Four
of the children were knocked to the floor.
Ottilie Oilman had one shoe torn off, and
was badly burned, and Lena Kunkel was
burned from head to foot. All will re
cover. A Howling Hurricane Itaged.
Lka KNWoiiTH, Kan., April 2. A howl-
rng hurricane raged here during all of yes
terday, demolishing outhouses, unroofing
a unrulier of large buildings, smashing
plate-glass windows, and tilling the streets
w ith signs and rubbish. An old soldier
from the Home was struck by a flying
fcign and badly injured. No fatalities have
yet been reported. The damage will be
DISASTER IN OTHER FORMS.
A Itailnay Collision Near Lebanon,
Ills., Injures Klght Persons.
CAKLYI.E, Iils., April 2. A rear-end col
lision occurred on the Ohio and Mississippi!
railroad at the Bennett coal mine, near
Lebanon, yestenlay. A train going east
was switching cars at the mine when an
extra working train running backward
crashed into the caboose of the other train,
almost demolishing it, also the caboose
and nine fiat cars on the extra. The fol
lowing is a list of the injured, some of
whom may die: Dick Howelon, Wash
ington, Ind., both hips hurt; Ed Barthole
mew, Clay City, Ind., head cut, also hurt
in legs and back; J. Dougherty, Olney,
111., leg hurt; Neil Dougherty, Olney, 111.,
hurt above ankle; George Wheatland,
Wheatland, Ind., head and face cut;
Charles May, Flora, Hi., brakeman on
extra, hurt on leg; Harry Smith, conduct
or of the extra, le? and hand hurt; Ed
Hanover, Aurora, Ind., foremen of section
men, knee crushed. Twenty-four section
men were in the cabcose of the extra when
they came together. It seemed a miracle
that all were not killed.
Itlown to Fragments by Dynamite.
BlKMiNGH am, Ala., April 2. The Ster
ling dynamite factory at Bessemer, near
this city, was blown up yesterday after
noon. Three men aud a boy were instant
ly killed, the men being blown into frag
ments. The names of the dead are: Frank
Boykin, Walter Lake, George Hartley and
Ed Boykin, a boy. The cause of the ex
plosion is unknown, but the presumption
is that Lake, who was engaged in packing,
struck too hard a blow. In place of the
packing-room now is a hole six feet deep
and fifteen feet wide. Only a foot of one
of the men was found to be identified, al
though scores of pieces of flesh wers dis
covered within a radius of a quarter of a
Scattered Along the Track.
West Bay Clir, Mich., April 2. James
Wells, aged 21, of this city, a brakeman
ou the Michigan Central, fell from a
freight traiu at Pinconniug and was kill
ed yesterday. He was not missed until
the train reached the state road. Two
other trains passed over its body before it
was picked up. The body had lieen ground
to pieces and scattered for several rods
along the track.
The tioiden linle Disaster.
Cincinnati, April 2. Yesterday after
noon a cannon was fired over tee wreck of
the steamer Golden Rule iu the hopes of
raising some of the bodies. Stories are
being circulated to the effect that there
might have been as many as eighteen
men in the hold, nine on each side of the
vessel. It is lielieved now that nine per
Arsenic ou American rult. -
LONDON", April 2. The British Medical
Journal expresses discontent with the as
surances that the practice of spraying
arsenic on American fruit trees to kill
insect life is harmless to the fruit, aud de
mands a further investigation on the sub
ject, saying that it is impossible to leave
British consumers at the mercy of the ig
norant or interested.
About Time Be Should Hang.
CllATTAKOOGA, April 2. Deputy Sheriff
Tom Howard Thursday captured Ford, the
murderer who escapad from Mississippi
while under sentence of death. He is sup
posed to be a brother of Jesse James'
blayer. He has killed eight white men
and several negroes, and $2,000 reward was
offered for his arrest. if
A Word Explanatory.
The Argus disclaims all responsibility
for the appearance of the name of the
"Royal" in the list of baking powders in
serted in this paper recently, the whole
article being merely an advertisement
from a competing baking powder com
The statements in the article referred
to, unfavorably rt fleeting upon the Royal
Baking Powder, have been investigated
and prove entirely untrue.
A careful examination shows that the
reports from which the quotations in said
article are alleged to have been made,
where they refer to the Roval baking
powder or its constituents, class it as a
cream of tartar powder, show it to be of
superior purity and wholesomenecs, and
the greatest in leavening strength of any
baking powder tested.
Although it is ur.likely that such state
ments incorporated in a paid advertise
ment could harm an article of such high
reputation and well known purity and
excellence as the Royal baking powder,
we make this explanation that our read
ers may understand the true character of
A RACE YTITU DEATH !
Among the nameless heroes, none are
more worthy of martyrdom than he who
rode down the valley of the Concmaugh,
warning the people ahead of the Johns
town flood. Mounted on a powerful
horse, faster and faster went the rider,
but the flood was swiftly gaining, until
It caught the unlucky "horseman and
swept ou. grinding, crushing, annihila
ting both weak and strong.
In the same way is disease lurking
near, like unto the sword of Damocles,
ready to fall, without warning, ou its
victim, who allows his system to be
come clogged up, and his blood poi
soned, and thereby his health endan
gered. To eradicate these poisons from
the system, no matter what their name
or nature, and save yourself a spell of
malarial, typhoid or bilious fever, or
eruptions, swellings, tumors and kin
dred disfigurements, keep the liver and
kidneys healthy and vigorous, by the
use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery. It's the only blood-purifier sold
oit frt'aZ. Your money is returned if it
doesn't do exactly as recommended. A
ccucentrated vegetable extract. " Sold
by druggists, iu large b'es, at $1.00.
WORTHY OF CONFIDENCE
Mr. S- McCullough's Story He was
Discourage d Without Hope The
Result of His Treatment, With Scott
"I wss in a very serious condition when
I visited the Institute, ' said Mr. Robert
S. McCullougb. who is employed with the
Davenport Mills Co. "My trouble was
catarrh and has existed for over four
years. At first my head, nose, ears and
throat became all stopped so I could
hardly breathe or swallow. My appetite
failed, food distressed my stomach and
cave me no strength. 1 lost flesh rapidly.
I was not able to sleep half the time, and
was more tired acd miserable when I
would get up than before 1 went to bed. I
bad a constant discharge of yello w.strlngy,
mucous from my nose and throat. My
throat became sore and voice husky, and
roaring and buzziDg noises in my ears,
with severe pains in my chest and sweat
ing at night. After the second treat
ment I found more benefit than I had by
three previous years doctoring in the city
and I now feel like a new man." Mr. Mc
Cullougb has lived in the city for 20
Tears and worked for the Davenport
Mills company for nine . years, and will
gladly talk with anyone eimilarly
ROBERT 8. W. M'CCLLOCGH,
1203 W. Third Street, Davenport. Iowa,
Catarrh, Diseases of the Eye, Ear,
Nose, Throat and Lungs.
The Institute, which was formerly
located at C23 Main street, has moved to
the Ryan block rooms 5 and 6, making
it more convenient for the mnny patients
who are treated daily. No cases taken
where any doubt of an em ire cure exists.
Consultations always ffe at the Institute.
Office boure in the evening for those who
csnnot conveniently attend during the
SCOTT MEDICAL INSTITUTE.
Offick Hours 9 te 11 a. m.. 2 to 4 p.
m.,7to8p. m. Rooms 5 and 6 Ryan
block, over Boston store, corner Second
and Brady street. No office hours
Sunday evening. '
0 A .V-Sova,
IF YOU SHOULD TRAVEL OCR THE
AS FAR AS YOU COULD Co
A BETTER 60AP THAN SANTA f! All
ViOl I P Mr-wi r- ! r- , y.
wuu ivrr cci iu rlIOW.
J. B. ZIMMER,
lias just received a large invoice of the latcH Imported aid Dom. r, t.., .
Suitings, which he is celling at f JS.OO and op. Uis line of ovrrrottlms c:.r : ,
west of Chicago. A very floe line of pants, which he Is ? cHir.g at a: "('.'
and make jour selection while tte itock is complete. ' '
Star Blcck, Opposite Harper IlorsK.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market-
All kinds of Fresb and Salt Meats always on han l. Cart-.
Fish and Oysters In the season.
Reynolds' Block. Moline Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds .ot Carpenter "Work Done.
General Jobbing done on abort aotice and saiit faction (jcsraLle-.J.
Office ami Shor T21 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAND
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, Proprietors. ) WM, H. CATT0X-
You can save money by trading at the Olu Reliable
5 AND lO CENT STORE.
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Classwpte and TVooden-
SLBS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave.
J. 1YL CHRISTY,
lEHDFACTOBEB Of B'M JB
Ak ToTir Orocor for TN-ra
The Chrirty "Oir-iT at ' 1 x'r'1
1803 Second -HcciiC
.ss swans.s.a.m tn tftlll-A fill illTVUlM it
trm innrsntre to cure sit nrv
Dinot Hritn IMWiT. in-n-mriir. " ' , , ........ ;T ;
sloii. NiTTOUine. ljtwiluile.slliiniir" a " " , ,.r
Oreans in either sex cant-! .y..v.Ti-y " . . , ,,, ;.
l use of tnhacco. opium r suniuism- , ,-. - ;-
tion and Insanity. 1'ot up ciivcnienl t- j.r. ...
'aifbTnisi:Kf.rT. With verjr s. f i ....
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Babnsen. 31 Ave - - -u
For aale in Rock island by Hartz & Banngen. on a. - -
C. J. W. SOHEEINEE, ,
Contractor and Bdc
1121 andll2S Fourth arenne. Residence 111" Fonrt ' tbi
V salssfi sTCllt f Will-"
Ptani and specifications tarnished on all claaaet of "f'.'vV dJ,irab!e. ,
SUdlnf BUnds, aomething aew, stjlisfl ana u rqCk ISI A-IJ-
Hedrick, la., bory painfully bruised. A