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KOCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, APBIL 26, 1892.
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Ravachol's Avengers Do Some
om: man killed, ten wounded.
The Dead Man He Who Secured the Ar
ret of the Dynamitard Sixty Threat
enlng- Letters Received by the Victim
of Anarchist Villainy The Whole Block
Shaken and a Wineshop Completely
Wrecked Prospects for More of the'
Deviltry Story of Ravachol's Arrest.
Paris, April 26. There was a terrific ex
plosion early last evening in the entrance
of the wine shop of M. Very, 22 Boulevard
Magenta, where Ravachol, the anarchist,
was Arrested on March 30. The bomb con
tained at. least twelve pounds of dynamite,
and completely wrecked the establishment.
Ten persons were t-eriously injured and M.
Very himself mortally. The explosion oc
eurred when the wine shop was half full
of guests, and as nearly as can be learned
the bomb was placed jnst within the out
side door of the corridor and at the door
leading from the corridor into the wine
room. Very was standing in the middle
of the room when the shock came. He was
thrown against the wall in a heap of shat
tered tables and chairs. The ceiling fell,
and several beams were split and fell to
the floor, i
The Proprietor Terribly Injured.
A minute after the explosion ten of the
guests recovered their senses and ran into
the street shouting and crying "Fire." The
police, who had been stationed near the
wine shop since Ravachol's arrest, came
up as the uninjured came out and began
bringing out those unable to help them
selves. M. Very was found to be in a
pitiable condition. Both of his legs had
been crushed by the falling beams, his
collar bone was fractured and his right
arm was broken. He was bleeding at the
mouth and ears, and was seen to have
Buffered internal injuries. His little boy
was found unconscious in a corner with
his collar bone broken. Both were taken
to the Sainte Loi9 hospital where M.
Very's legs were amputated.
Six Others Have Broken Bones.
Of the other ten persons injured three
were taken to the hospital and the others
were helped to their homes by the police.
Six of them are said to have bones broken
and internal injuries, but the particulars
are not yet known. The wine shop was
wrecked. The buildings on each side were
damaged from top to bottom furniture
broken and glass shattered, while
the whole block was rocked and
many walls cracked. The people of
the neighborhood went into a panic and
immediately made preparations to move
to another part of the city, believing that
the friends of Ravachol have marked
Very's shop for destruction.
Death of the Wine Shop Keeper.
M. Very died shortly before midnight.
Three arrests hare been made, including a
man who, just after the explosion in the
wine shop, shouted at the next corner:
"Vive l'anarchie!" A revolver and knife
were found on him. He professes to know
nothing of the perpetrators of the explo
sion. Troops cleared the Boulevard Ma
genta. Thousands of sightseers had crowd
ed the street near the wrecked wine shop,
and the police were unable to drive them
back. In the confusion it was feared that
another outrage might be perpetrated.
Four companies of soldiers were called out.
They drove the crowds into the side streets,
and remained on guard until the people
had gone home.
SOMETHING ABOUT RAVACHOL.
A Little News Not Quite So Fresh, but
Necessary to the Story.
Ravachol is in prison here with many
crimes charged against him, the principal
one being that he was the instigator
and perhaps the operator in some of the
series of dynamite outrages which took
place in this city during March last. H,is
arrest on March 30 was evidently the di
rect cause of the explosion described above,
and for this reason: About 11 a. m. of the
day before M. Very noticed an ill-looking
though well-dressed customer whose ap
pearance agreed, as he thought, with the
description given by the papers of the
dreaded Ravachol. The landlord recollect
ed that the same man had taken lunch
there on Sunday afternoon, and had pro
fessed anarchist opinions o the waiter.
A Case of Talked-Too-rtuch.
The landlord and his brother-in-law hav
ing spokes of the dynamite outrage which
had taken place that very morning in the
Rue de Clinchy, the stranger grew very
enthusiastic He gave particulars about
every one of the tenants, and explained
I that the anarchists had singled out that
i house because the public prosecutor, who
' had conducted the case for the prosecution
against them at a recent trial, lived there.
The day after, when a description of Rava
' chol appeared in the papers, the landlord
! thought it was not unlike that of his cus
j tomer of the previous evening. When the
! stranger appeared again at the wine shop
he at once sent a message to the commis
sary, M. Dresch.
Arrest of the Dynamitard.
Dresch put a revolver in his pocket
and accompanied by an official and
two policemen went to M. Very's
restaurant. Telling the ' policemen
to remain in readiness outside
the commissary and his secretary went in
side and, sitting at a table opposite Rava
chol, ordered lunch. M. Dresch, after a
few moments, felt almost certain that
Ravachol was in front of him. The
stranger paid his bill and rose to leave,
after glancing suspiciously at his two
neighbors. M. Dresch followed him, and,
addressing him in his politest manner,
said: "I beg your pardon, sir, but I would
like to have a couple of words with yon."
Ravachol tried to draw a revolver, but
was pionioned and after a furious struggle
taken to the station. He had a regular
armory on his person a loaded revolver,
six cartridges and a sword stick.
The Oay City Terror-stricken.
Later he acknowledged his identity, and
has boasted continually of what the an
archists will do to his prosecutors. His
trial began today, and the rumor is abroad
that an attempt will be made to assas
sinate M. jQuesuay de Beaure pairs, the
prosecutor general. ma resilience is
guarded within and without. Policemen
are in the corridors on every floor and de
tectives patrol the street in which the
house stands. M. Atthalin, the examin
ing magistrate in the case, is similarly
guarded. The tr.al is being held in an
atmosphere of panic, for the police have
been warned that preparations have been
made to blow up the court-room. The
panic last night throughout the city sur
passed anything that had been experi
enced since the outrages began.
Conspirators To Be Tried.
Besides Ravachol there are four other
conspirators to be tried Simeon, Jac
Deals, Chaumartin, and a girl named
Rosalie Sou be re, Beala's sweetheart. The
men are all criminals under the common
law without considering the dynamite
business. Ravachol at first denied and
then boasted not only of implication
in the bomb-throwing, but other crimes
robbery, murder, etc. Being as they are,
they all have a grudge against the repre
sentatives of justice, and naturally took
kindly to the idea of dynamiting those
representatives when opportunity offered.
The girl Rosalie seems to have simply
gone with her lover.
THREATS OF THE ANARCHISTS.
Very Warned of His Fate A Call for
Very having given information immedi
ately became an object of anarchist ven
geance. A waiter who was taken with
him to the hospital says that his master
has received no fewer than fifty or sixty
threatening letters from anarchists since
Ravachol was arrested. One of them,
found by the police in M. Very's desk at
the rear of the shop, read:
"Sin You have dared to betray Rava
chol. Beware. You will learn what his
friends can do. Your wine shop is doom
ed, and your infamous life will be taken
befor May 1. Your family is no better
than you. We will take care of them, too.
l&igned. Fbiends of Ravachol."
At the top of this was printed in red let
ters "May 1," and the same was printed at
the bottom in black letters.
Threat from ''Ravachol's Avengers."
Another letter with skull and cross
bones at the top apparently referred di- I
rectly to the present outrage. It said:
"You think you have crushed us because
you have one mighty spirit of the revolu
tion. Thousands will rise in his place.
Do not try your vile methods upon him.
You will hear from us before the trial of
Ravachol. You shall suffer the punish- j
ment you have earned as a warning to the I
cowardly bourgeoisie who seek Ravachol's
blood. Your doom is at hand; prepare to
Signed "Ravachol's Avengers."
Scared One Waiter Out of Town.
L'Herot, the waiter who assisted in the
arrest of Ravachol, was not at the wine
shop when the bomb exploded, and it is
thought that he has fled from the city.
Yesterday morning he received a letter
warning him that he would not live to tes
tify against Ravachol, and that the fol
lowing twenty-four hours would be his
last. The Eclair publishes a letter signed
by a number of Ravachol's friends, ad
dressed to the jurors who will sit in the
case. The letter appeals to the jurors to
observe impartial fairness, and declares
that Ravachol's acts of vengeance were
justified by the criminal attitude of Judge
Benoit and Public Prosecutor Bulot at the
trial of the Clichy anarchists.
Want Another Reign of Terror.
The Eclair also publishes the text of an
anarchist proclamation which has been
secretly printed with a view to influencing
the municipal elections which will be held
May 10. It calls on the "proletariat" to
absent themselves from the polls on elec
tion day, and says: "Be a man; learn to
do without rulers and governments that
is to say, mas-ters and oppressors. Then,
and then only, on the ruins of the horri
ble and monstrous past whose sole basis
and rule was the idiotic struggle
for existence, you May lay the
foundation of the organization of the fu
ture, resting entirely on the agreement for
a free, harmonious and integral life. The
principles of equality, liberty, and justice
will then no longer be vain formulas, and
by anarchy, without God or master, all
may freely produce according to their
strength, while amply consuming, accord
ing to their wants." Te manifesto further
urges the working people to seize the work
shops, factories, and warehouses and com
mence the social revolution.
The Senate and Bouse.
Washington, April 26. The senate yes
terday passed the Chinese bill exactly as
reported by the senate committee on for
eign relations to continue existing re
striction laws for ten yesrs, and sent it to
the house for conference. This occupied
the entire day.
The entire day in the house was con
sumed in an attempt to procure a vote on
the resolution expunging certain portions
of Walker's remarks from the Record.
The Republicans refused to vote, and in
spite of the large Democratic majority in
the house a quorum of that party was not
present. The speaker refused to count
members actually present, but not voting,
and nothing was done.
The Base Ball Record.
Chicago, April 26. Yesterday's records
on League diamonds were as follows: At
Pittsburg Louisville 2, Pittsburg 9; at
Washington Philadelphia 1, Washington
8; at Cincinnati St. Louis 2, Cincinnati
8; at Cleveland Chicago 8, Cleveland 6;
at Brooklyn Baltimore 0, Brooklyn 13; at
New York Boston 4, New York 8,
Western: At Minneapolis Milwaukee
10, Minneapolis 9; at Omaha Toledo 3,
Omaha 1; at Kansas City Columbus 5,
Kansas City U; St. Paul-Indianapolis
game postponed cold weather.
One Chicago Strike Rnded.
Chicago. April 26. The longshoremen's
strike which ha been on since the opening
of navigation ended yesterday in a victory
for the strikers, their demand for 33 cents
an hour being granted.
The stereotypers and pressmen employ
ed by The Abendpost struck out of eyiii
pathy for the printers who have been out
since Friday. The paper apiM-ared a
usual last evening.
Could "Smile" at Will, If (nova.
New YoKK, AprilSS. Thegreatestnutii
ber of arrests for violation of the excise
law in this city for many years was made
Sunday. One hundred and twenty prison
ers were taken. Saloons about the city
were open to such of the patrons as were
known to the proprietors of the place.
Been Missing Since January .
Boston. Am-il 26. The dai .
Stillman W. Edgell, doorkeeper of the
state senate, was found about 6 o'clock on
the Charles River flats near the Harvard
bridge, Cambridge, Sunday night. Tba
body was badly decomposed, but there
were no marks nf rinlpnra
- UIau if, uur
signs of foul play. The medical examiner
pruuuuuccu me cause or aeatn to be
drowning hnt. hatW .Lli.i
erwise is not known. Mr. Edgell had bee a
missing since .January t, and a search f of
him had since been carried on.
Thirty French Soldiers Drowned.
Paris, April 20. Advices received from
Tonquin are to the effect that a vessel used
as a troop transport has gone down in the
Clairhue river. Thirty French soldier and
the captain were drowned. Fifteen men
are said to have escaped. One account
says that the Craft's boiler exploded and
me vessel was ournea; another that the
vessel ran into a snag, which tore a hole
in her bottom, and sank. Both agree that
she was unseaworthy, and had been con
demned by a French engineer.
Trust in Locomotive Tires.
Philadelphia, April 26. It is rumored
that the five leading manufacturers lof
locomotive tires of the country, theXashau
Iron company, the Standard Iron and
Steel company; of Lewiston,' Pa.; the La
Trobe Steel company, of La Trobe, Pa.;
the Midvalc Steel company of this city,
and the Chicago Tire and Spring works,
of Chicago, have formed a combination
and will soon be merged into a trust concern.
The Scudder-Dunton Case.
CHICAGO, April 26. Lottie Scudder,
daughter of Dr. Henry M. Scudder,
charged with the murder of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. E. M. Dunton, was on the stand
yesterday in the probate court and testi
fied that the alleged forged will is the one
which she signed as a witness, and that
she saw Mrs. Dunton sign the document.
She admitted that, by her father's order,
she afterward signed a document the na
ture of which she was ignorant. Henry
L. Tolman, the expert in chirography, pro
nounced Mrs. Dunton's signature a bun
Silver 87 Cents per Ounce.
Washington, April 26. The treasury
department yesterday purchased 380,000
ounces of silver at from (O.ST10 to to 8715
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, April 23.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat April, opened
81HJC, do.-ed May, opened 8U closed
filmic; July, openeil 81c, closed Slsc. Corn
April, opened 41 close! 41&C-. May,
opened 4Sc closed 41H: July, opened 8CJs,
cled i9c Oats May, opened 24-, closed
SSf.c; June, op.-ned 27J$c, closed 28c; July,
opened and closed 27?tjc Pork April,
opened te.3?V. closed t May. opened
closed (9.4.; July, opened
clo ed $i.62H- Lard April, opened fS.l4t
Live tock Prices at the Union Stock yards
today rangil as follows: Hoes Market
moderately active and prices 5c higher;
sales ranged at J3.90ia4.50 pigs, $4.204.70
light, 81.1V&4.SJ rough packing, ?4.3U4.65
mixeJ, t.3szt.;t) heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Fairly ative; prices 20&3(c lower;
quotations ranged at &t 20 3.4.90 choice to
extra shipping steers. &1.71X&4.30 good to
choice do, 5o.30S3.8J fair to good. S3.0O4J
8.50 common to medium do, 2. 8U3..'5 butch
ers' steers, S2.4Jjt3.u0 stockers, $.'.S0il80
Texas steers, $3.0)&3.6i fee.lers, 11.40(3.10
cows. tLTiaioO bulls aud 1801.90 veal
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
strong; quotations ranged at fa00&0.40 west
erns. K9O&6.50 natives, and $o.757.00 lambs;
shorn lots 50.&75C per 1' 0 lbs below quotations
Produce: Butter Fancy separator 23c per,
lb; fine creameries. 202,.1c; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 18c; packing stock, fresh, 11&13& Eggs
Fresh, 12H&130 per dos Live poultry
Chickens, 12 per lb; ranters, c; duck UJ,
ai3c; turkeys, mixed lots. l-!313c; geese.
4.00 per dos. Potatoes Hebrons, tft&28c per
bu; Burbanks, 28430c; Rose, 30&33c tor
seed; Peerless, 26228c: common to poor mixed
lota, 20O25a; Early Ohio. 40Q4Sc for seed.
Sweet potatoes, Illinois, $1.7X50 per bold
Bermuda potatoes, 6.5t)&7.00. Apples Com
mon, L75:.00 per bbl; good, 3.2533.M;
fancy, Z.Sfta2. 75.
Xfew Yona, April 25.
Wheat Xo. 2 red Winter Cash, Mac:
April. toXei May, 915 June, SOoH- Corn
No. 2 mixed cash. 61c; April, 49Kc; May.
XfiV June, 3J,c Oats Dull; o. 2 mixed
Cash. 85c: Htr. MXr Jnn. U, l twii
and steady; western, 81-3,850 Bailey Dull
" uuwium. ro- vuiet; new mess,
ll.Q0iaU.5a. Lard-Quiet; May, .42; July.
Live, stock: Cattle-Market opened at an
advance of 10c per 100 lbs, but closed dall
sod hevy; poorest to best native steers,
380&5.10 Tier lm lh- Vmli. .nH
2-20133.25. Sheep and lambs-Market Terv
lull at a decline of per - lb; unshorn sheep,
&2&&7.25 per 101) lbe: clipped do, $4.500.00; aa-
ihorn 1 aim hat lTS.TftL4. Al.hnad A tKs
17ft. HogvNoiiuiiAUy firm; lire hoga, $4.J
, watn i uu unn w I
PUREST AND BEST,
AT LESS THAN
Tflg PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
SOLD IN CAMS. ONLY,,