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Rock Island Daily
IL. NO. 160.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 182.
I Slogle Copies S Casta
1 Far Week 1H Onu
SAX & RICE, Props.
If so, now is the time to buy them. We put
on sale for this week
I200-0NE HUD1DRED DOZEN 1200
Fine Balbriggan Half Hose -
In all the latest shades comprising tan, mode,
brown, black and blue. Extra value for
25 cents per pair.-. FOR THIS WEEK ONLY
6 PAIR FOR ONE DOLLAR
New novelties just received in children's suits.
Come and see our line of
810, $12 and $15 Men's Suits.
They are dandies for the money.
Wer selling Everybody on Everything.
STRICTLY ONE PRICE.
BuVing and selling for
-v nauicb US 10
houses that do a
SAX & RICEJ
SIX WERE BOASTED
That Many Victims of the Phil
THIia BODIES HIDDEN BY DEBRIS.
Chree Other Persona Believed To Be Fa
tally Injured and Sixty Mora Suffering
from Wounds-Two of the Cremated
freaa Chicago and All Members of the
" Devil'. Auction " Company The Self
La Straggl Among; the Aadteaee A
Michigan Town Loses Sixty-Two Build
ing, and 40,000.
Philadelphia, April 20. The excite
ment having in a measure subsided, it is
at list known how many persons were
burned at the Central theatre Wednesday
night. Jt is known that they number six
t least, and some believe the list will be
ncreased. Their names are: William L.
Brooks, Thomas Lorella, Mrs. Flora Lor
lla, Miss Fanchon Conyers, Miss Vincen
tie Chitten, and Miss Sarah Goldman, of
I the "Devil's Auction" company. The fol
lowing is a list of those at the Jefferson
hospital who are seriously and probably
fatally injured: William Quin ey, 19; John
Quinney, 23, and Fred Evans, 15.
La.tSren of the Unfortunate..
Fanchon Conyers was from Chicago and
had no relatives in the company. She was
seen trying to escape from beneath the
stage by the western stairway and there is
no doubt that she was overcome by the
smoke. Sarah Goldman is also a Chicago
girl. Her sister, Regina Goldman, escaped,
but has given Sarah up for lost. She re
membered nothing of her sister after the
first wild rush from the dressing-room.
William Ix. Brooks was a resident of this
city. Thomas Lorella was a gymnast and
Flora Lorella, his wife, was a coryphee.
Miss Chitten was the premier danseuse
and one of the famous Chitten sisters.
Went Back for Hi. Wife.
Mr. Lorella was seen to come out of the
theatre by the narrow alleyway leading
from the stage to Walnut street. Upon
reaching the street he found that his wife
was still In the building and he rushed
back to rescue, her and perished with her.
Miss Clionchancita Chitten said last night
that she saw her sister, Miss.Vincencie, on
the street after the fire had started, and
she is positive that the young lady ran
back to recover some jewelry and other
valuables and was suffocated or burned lo
death in her dressing-room.
Fate of Three Others.
Mr. Brooks, Miss Conyers and Miss
Goldman were not known to have emerged
from the theatre after the alarm was giv
en, audit is the general impression that
Mr. Brooks endeavored to rescue the two
women and that they all lost their lives
while trying to find their way from be
neath the stage. The bodies cannot be
recovered until the walls of the burned
buildings are torn down, as they would
inevitably fall if any attempt were made
to dig under their foundations. A force
of men began work last night pull.'ng
down the walls, and the digging for the
dead will begin at once.
Sixty Tenon. More or Less Hurt.
Sixty persons were more or less severely
injured besides those noted above. The
total monetary loss is now put at $500,000,
SCENES DURING THE PANIC.
Brutal Selfishness the Moat Noticeable
One witness of the panic said: "The up
roar was terrible. Beside me sat a man
with a little child, and I saw several women
in the audience and more in the private
boxes. I don't think the women sot much
attention. Men clambered over the backs
of the seats and fought one another in the
mad struggle to get away from the flames
How I got out on to Walnut street is more
than I can tell. I was carried with the
throng. There was a tremendous crush
at the doorway, and I felt myself walking
over prostrate people, and then was carried
by the rsh out into the middle of Walnut
Foaght His Way to Safety.
Dr. Malah said: "I was entangled be
fore I knew it in the mob on the steps of
the theatre, and -saw a burly fellow strug
gling in the centre of the mass above me,
in his fist he grasped a huge jack knife
and threatened every one who stood in his
way. When the .man reached me he
struck me on the cheek with bis fist and
the handle of the knife inflicted a severe
bruise. I aaw him strike . several other
people in the same manner. It was as
thorough a panic as' one could imagine
and the wonder Is that people were not
crushed to death under the feet of the
NEARLY WIPED OUT THE TOWN.
Sixty-two Building, tu rn Michigan Town
Destroyed Iaeendlary Work.
Detroit, April 29,-The entire business
portion of the town of Chase, located on
the Marquette river and the .Flint and
Pere Maquette railroad,,' seven miles west
of Reed City, was destroyed by fire Wednes
day night. The fire started About 10
o'clock in the drug store of Z. Roes. .'The
wind was blowing a gale at the time, and
in less than two hours every building on
both sides of the street for three blocks
was in ruins. Sixty-two buildings were
destroyed, including four general stores,
three hotels. Odd 'Fellows' hall, and post
office. The loss of J. F. Wei lav hardware
dealer, is 10,000. Mrs. Jennie Gordon,
general store, loses (4,000, insurance, IL
000; J. Knelvels, general store, loss $2,600,
no insurance. .On all other property the
Insurance is not more than $1,100. The
Ore was the work of an incendiary, and a
warrant is out for the suspected party. -
Cost Sterling Forty Thousand Dollars.
Mount Stekuks, Ills., April 29. A dis
astrous 'fire occurred In this city at 1
o'clock yesterday morning, destroying a
block of brick buildings two stories high
belonging to F. M. Curry, and damaging
another two-story brick building, owned
by J. G. Webber. The buildings were oc
cupied by nine business firms' and profes
sional men, who lost nearly All the con
tents of their rooms. The total loss is
140,000, and the insurance is small.
- Will Probably Break la Again
Columbus, O., April 28. Charles Ward
was released from the penitentiary
WeduesJay 'after serving four years ror
cutting a woman in Cincinnati. Ward is
Dow 70 years old. He says he has never
enjoyed two years of freedom since the be
ginning of bis career of crime, at the age
of 16 in St. Louis. He has served time in
New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina
and Mississippi. ( His . specialty has been
swindling people religiously inclined and
beating the hotels of the country.
HORRIBLE CRIME IN TENNESSEE.
fo Girl. Outraged by Negroes and One
Negro Lynched. '
Nashvillk. April 20. A terrible crime
followed by swift punishment is reported
from Goodlettsvflle, tea miles from Nash
ville, on the St. Louis branch of the Louis
ville and Nashville road. The toll-keeper
Lee Bruce, living half a mile from town
died about a month ago leaving, a wife and
a daughter nearly grown, Senia, aged 15.
Wednesday night a oonsin tit! Senia, Mary
Brace, spent the night with her, and one
or two other women were there sitting up
with a sick child. About 10 o'clock two
negroe broke into the house and after
robbing two rooms came into the room
where the girls were in bed. As if by
premeditation the brutes put out the light
and each seized one of the girls who
screamed and resisted until they were
overpowered, the elder being badly injured
before the brutes accomplished their pur
pose. One of the Guilty Hauged.
The women sitting in the other room '
ran away from the house for help, the
nearest house being half a mile distant.
Before they came with help the brutes had
got away. Search was at once instituted,
and at daylight every man in and around
Goodlettsville was on the hunt. Five ne
groes were captured and taken before the
girls for identification. One proved an
alibi. Henry Grizzard was identified and
hanged to a tree. The other three were
sent to jail to await developments. Before
he died Henry Grizzard confessed his
crime and implicated Mack Harper, but
the girls were too excited to positively
identify Harper at the time. On Grizzard's
body was pinned a card reading "Death to
the man who cuts the body down before
Quite a Considerate Mob.
Detective Morton, of the Louisville and
Nashville, secured a team and started to
Nashville with Kph Grizzard, John Griz
zard and Mack Harper. They were pur
sued by the mob, and overtaken a short
distance from town. John Clarke who
was driving the team drove faster, but the
mob fired on the party, wounding Morton
and Clarke, neither seriously. They then
captured the three negroes, took them
back to town and before the girls for
identification. The girls were not positive
and so tne mob turned the negroes over to
the sheriff, who brought them here.
' WAS HANGED BUT LIVES.
The Remarkable Csm of a Man Down in
Haeriston, Miss., April 29. Coleman
Blackburn, who was hanged here on April
0, Is said to be alive at the home of rela
ti ves in Franklin county. He hung by the
neck - thirty-six minutes and was pro
nounced dead by three physicians.., His
body was turned over to relatives and
placed in a coffin. While en route to the
graveyard a scratching was heard inside.
The coffin lid was removed and the sup
posed corpse found alive. He has recov
ered sufficiently to be able to walk around
the room and tell his feelings while swing
ing in midair.
Doing, or the Lawmakers.
Washington. Anril 29. The old storv
of government injustice to the Indians was
discussed all yesterday in the senate bv
Jones of Arkansas in connection with the
suspended appropriation of nearly $3,000,
000 for land taken from the Choctaw and
Chickasaw nations. Mr. .Tnnm rnntnAaA
that great injustice had been done by the
pre&iueut in noiamg up tne appropriation,
anal the contrary view was taken by Alli
sosi and Piatt. No action.
J" lie house wasted four hours in an at
tempt to Droceed with the dlnlnm&t.ir m.r,A
consular bill. The redactions made by
the committee in the salaries of several im
Dortant missions, nntjihlv that nf t.ha en
voy to Venezuela, was not acceptable to
we ivepu oiicans nor to many Democrats,
and the house found itself without a vot
ing quorum, although three calls of the
committee snowed a quorum present each
time. Failing to secure ' a quorum the
Prosecuting Fox Hunters.
TrscoLA. ills.. Aoril 29. Two members
of the Chicago Humane society, C. H.
v imams and U. JfcL Y aters, who came
down to prosecute fox hunters who took
part in a chase at Fairland Wednesday
had papers served on t hree of the leaders
yesterday Captain Berthicks, Alex Simon
ton and Henrv Lewis, all nrnmln.nt .nil
wealthy citizens. Each was pat under
ooua ior nis appearance bere lor trial next
Wednesday. Warrants far nthor. will h.
issued later. The sportsmen are Indignant
at tne action oi tne society and will fight
the case to the end.
Fatal Collision of Trains.
HOPK1N8VILLE. Ky., April 29. A collision
of trains occurred upon the Louisville and
Nashville railroad at Moore's station be
tween this city and Guthrie about 9
o'clock last night. Charles Wallace, the
fireman on the freight train, was- klUed
and a negro tramp, whose name is un
known and who was stealing a ride, was
also killed. Engineer Hiltner, of the
freight train, had bis leg broken, but is in
no wise seriously injured.
. v. Murdered by Eight Hog-roes.
MnxiNGTOX, Mil., April 29. The mys
tery surrounding the death of Dr. James
H. Hill, of Millington. whose dead body
was found early Sunday morning wedged
in the shaft of his carriage, was cleared
up last night by the confession of Joshua
Baynard, a colored boy of 14 years, who
admitted witnessing Dr. Hill's murder,
but disclaimed' any complicity. Ueiiu
pleeates eight negroes, who have been
Murdered in Ills lied.
Dekison, Tex., April 29. W. T. Sher
mn was shot and instantly killed yester
day while asleep in bed. There is no clew
to the murderer. Sherman was awitiie.
In an old feud case, and is the seven; a tit
tim in twenty years.
WHITELAW REID'S SUCCESSOR.
A Bay State Man Who Has Only Beeosaa
a Republ lean Lately.
WARniX'CTOV. Aflfil 9Q Tha traoanf
lomatic position of minister to Francs did
not remain long so. Yesterday the presi
dent appointed to succeed Whitelaw Beid ,
T. Jefferson Coolidge, of Massachusetts.
Mr. Coolidge is one of the most prominent
citizens of Massachusetts, and his appoint
ment is viewed with the utmost satisfac
tion, by the delegation from that state. '
He is a grand-nephew of the third presi- '
dent of. the United, States, whose name
sake he is, and a resident of Manchester-by-the-Sa.
He is a highly cultured gen
tleman, liberally educated, a good linguist,
and a patron of the arts. A magnificent
library was his gift to the residents of the
city of his residence.
Couldn't Indorse Free Trade.
At present ha is engaged in bankiug.but
was for many-years a manufacturer on a
large, scale in Lowell and Lawrence. His
political affiliations had been with the
Democratic party until he became satis
fied from President Cleveland's famous
message of 18S7 that the Democratic party
was bound toward free trade. Since then
he has acted with the Republicans; Ha
bas never held any public office, unless his
appointment as one of the Uuited States
delegates to the Pan-American congress
may be considered one.
Clarkson I. not Severely III.
Washington, April 29. Land Commis
sioner Carter lias received the following
telegram from Mrs. Clarkson at Hot
Springs in answer to one stating that the
general was severely ill: "Happily untrue.
Mr. Clarkson is, belter than at any time
cince he was taken ill. He was out walk
ing today... , ,
Didn't Act Up to Their Talk.
Paris, April 29. A majority of the Rav
achol jurymen during their open discus- .
sion of the case 'declared that they were
etrongly opposed to finding extenuating
:ircumstances, but on a secret ballot
seven of them voted for leniency and five
against it. Most of, the papers declare
that the verdict was . an inexcusable mis
sorry of justice. . ,
lir the Pas.aic.
Newark, N. J., April 9. The body of
Mrs. Barbara Abeile, wife of Charles
aoeue, a natter oi tins .city, was iounu in
the Passaic river yesterday. Mrs. Abeile
bad shown sins of dementia.Hnd it is sup
posed that she committed suicide.-
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, April fa.
Following were the quotations oa the board
of trade today: Wheat April, opened
81c, closed 80?fe;. May, opened 81c; closed
80?sc; July, opened BlJ4c closed 80J4c Corn
April, opened' 4(c. close 1 ' 40c; May,
opened llic closer 4140: Jul, opened Wife-.
ckaed Ut May. opened zSie, closed
Sbr. June, opened S80, closed 27J4a; July,
opeued 28o. closed 27v6c Pork April
opened $9i57i, close.! i.i24 May, opened
S9.57H. closed 9.42J; July, opened $.774
cio.ed $9,634. Lard April, opened and
Lire fctock Price, at the Union Stock yards
today rang hi as follows: Ho;. Market
active and prires firm for light and
mixed; other grades were weak; sales;
ranged at $3.MU34.50 pigs. $4.304.70'
light, $4.1x5,1 ai rough packing. f-4.3ii4.6j
mixed, $4.34.50 heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Mo.lerately active; flOc higher;
quotations ran. el at $4 50i5 0 choice to
extra shipping st-ers.- S4.10& M good to
choice do. l"o.f. 4.2" fair to trood. $a2ij
3.90 common to medium do, $3.UU(&3.?5 butch
ers' steers, $i50&3J6 stackers, $J.7ft4.0ir
Texas steers, $4.2&4.U0 lee.iers, $1.4033.60
cows. $1.753. ISO balls aid i2.OU.2l.50 veal
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at $5.0030.25 west
erns. H806.4(J natives, and $i75&i0.9 lambs;
abnrn lots SOt'bo per 1.0 lhs below quotations
Produce: Batter Fancy eeparafeu- 28c per,
lb; fine creameries, SOlo; dairies, fancy,
fresh. 18c; packing .took, fresh. 11313c. Eggs
Fresh, UJ413c per dos Live poultry
Chickens, 12 per lb; rootter. Sc.; duckj, 1
&13c; turkeys, mixed lots. 12iai3c; geese,
SctX) per dos. Potatoes Hebrona, id&Uo per
bu; Bnrbanka, 28&30e; Boas, W&Bo lor
seed; Peerless. 25228c; common to poor mixed
lots, 20&25: Early Chios. $04Su for seed.
Sweet potatoes. Illinois, $L75jSx,M per bold
Bermuda potatoes, $8. a037.ua Apples Com
mon, $1.75a(Xj per bbl; good, $3.25A2.30:
New Tobsu April 2S.
Wheat Xo. t red winter cash. tOffo;
April a&ie; Hay. WKc; June. SOKc; July.
WHc. Corn-No. 2 mixed cash, file; May.
47J4c; June, 4iJj. Oats Dull: No. 2 mixed
cash. 84K&34Kc; May, 34c; Jane, 83Ha Rye
-tjuiet; western, 8o)43t3c Bailey Dull
and nominal Pork yaiet; new mess.
$10.50 1LU). Lard-qutet; : May, $4.47; July.
Live Stock: Cattle -No tralinz in' beeves;
dretsed beef, steady; native sides, &8a pec
lb. theepDd Lambs Sheep, steady; lambs,
active and Hc ;er lb higher; unshorn sbecp.
$o.UU34.40 per UU lbs: unshorn lambs, $&in3
7.50; clipped sheep, $4.-o38.00; clipped lambs.
$.:03.7S. Hog Nominally firm; Mrs bogs,
4, 91H3, 5-30 per lm) lbs.
II II Ml
LESS THAU HALF THE
SOLD IN CANS ONLY