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THE AllGUS TUESDAY. MAY 17, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Levee in the American
FULL MEASURE OF HAVOC BEACHED
Twenty Thousand Acres of Farm Lands
Submerged at One Sweep DlmcnHiea
of the Railways at Alton Danger of
the Missouri Changing Its Outlet
Rescuing the Deluge Victims Many
Idle Workmen Breaks In Mississippi
Levees and Their Effects.
Altox, III., May 17. The floods of the
Mississippi and .Missouri rivers accom
plished the full measure of their power to
harm Sunday niht wlieti the last of the
main levees on the peninsula known as the
Missouri point and in the American
bottoms broke and was swept away, sub
merging 0,000 acres of farming land. The
Influx ino these low lands stopped the rise
of the river for a few hours, but yesterday
morning it was again slowly encroaching
on the banks, with the guage reaching
thirty feet above low-water mark, and
all railroads communication with St.
Louis was abandoned.
Later the Chicago and Alton established
communication with St. Louis via the
Venice ferry and the main line trains were
made up at Venice, and the Jacksonville
trains ran from this city. The Big Four flyer
left for Paua at 7:55 to connect with the
main line trains which ran to that town
via the Vandal ia and Illinois Central rail
ways. Fifty car-loads of stone and a car
load of empty sacks were taken out yes
terday morning to Venice for filling the
crevasse on the Alton, and trains were
again brought through last evening.
Rescue of the Flood-Bound.
Anticipating the worst a mass meeting
was called Sunday night by ex-Muyor Mc
Pike and other leading citizens, and relief
committees were appointed to rescue the
people of the flooded districts. Three
steamers were chartered and Bent out in
all directions to bring in the tide-bound
sufferers from the second stories, on roofs
of their homes, to this city, where they
were cared and provided for by public
funds. A great amount of live stock is
reported drowned, but so far no human
lives are known to have been lost.
Mauy Men Out of Work.
All the flouring mills have been forced
to suspend, and Bix of the eight bis fac
tories of the Illinois glass works were
shut down yesterday morning, throwing
1,200 men out of employment. The crops
destroyed in the flooded districts were
chiefly wheat and early potatoes for the
Chicago market. Just below Portage, in
the big bends, but a quarter of a mile in
tervenes between the two rivers, and the
Missouri is within a foot of the top of the
dividing ridge. Should it go over this it
would plunge down a seven-foot grade,
Into the Mississippi.
Would Change Its Course.
The effect would be to change the course
of the Missouri and bring the mouth six
miles above instead of eight miles below
Alton. Every possible effort is being made
to avert this last catastrophe, which would
change the topography of the country and
render useless the new Chicago, Burling
ton and Quincy railroad bridge, now in
course of construction across the Missouri
at Beliefontaine bluffs.
WON THE BROOKLYN HANDICAP.
Judge Itorrow Runs Oft with the Great
New Tokk, May 17. Thirty thousand
persons attended the openiug of the Graves
end course yesterday to see the rich Brook
lyn handicap race, and the betting was
lively all over the grounds. The horses
looked fl: to run for a man's life, and the
starters v.-ere: Longstreet, Russell, Judge
Morrow, Pessara, Kaceland, Fairview,
Clarendo j, Banquet, Port Chester, Mnd
stone, Ki lgmaker, and George W. Long
street led at the start, and after him came
F tirriew Takes the Lead.
Passing the grand stand Fairview led
by five li-ngtbs, and at the half mile he
was ten lengths in front and his backers
were jubilant, while Judge Morrow was
away beh nd. FairTiew died at the mile
and Russll took the lead Pessara second.
Morrow then began to move up, and was
second at the beginning of the stretch,
Russell sill leading, la the finul six
teenth R issell gave it up and Morrow
took the lead. But just here 1'essara
came on li -ce a bullet and lapped Morrow.
From here on it was terrific, and it was an
even chance which would win. But just
before the wire was reached Morrow got
his head in front and won. Pessara sec
ond, Russell third and Longstreet, the fa
vorite, absolutely last. Time of race,2:0S.
THE KESTONE COAL "BARONS."
BEEAKS IN THE LEVEES.
Two Crevasses on the Mississippi Other
New Orleans, May 17. Bonnett Car
rett levee, thirty miles above this city,
broke at 8 o'clock yesterday morning.
Every effort was made to close the break,
but it was found impossible, and the break
rapidly widened until it was 500 feet wide.
It will flood lake Ponchartrain and the
How They Evade the Contract Labor Law
Chicago, May 17. Immigrant Inspector
S. C. Osbor.ie, of New York, is in the city
on business He has finished an investi
gation among the coal fields of Pennsyl
vania regarding the alien labor employed
at the mines and says that but 5 per cent,
of the mine:-s are citizens. The balance
are Poles, Italians, Slavs and Hungarians.
"The mine o-vners," he said yesterday, "can
get all the foreign laboiers they want
without viol iting the alien contract labor
law. Whenever a mine owner desires
more men he goes to his agent or broker
and tells bin to secure a gang of miners.
Just S-nd for Their Friends.
"The ngett goes among the foreign
miners and secures from them the names
of any of their friends across the water
who are desirous of coming to America.
Steamship ti kets costing ili.50 each are
given the mil ers and they are told to send
them to their friends. Thus are the for
eigners brought over without any trouble
and without violating the law. The
miners are supposed to get good wages,
but by a system of fines and charges the
amount actually received is very small. "
THE MURDEROUS MISCREANT.
He Shoots a Girl Who Gave Him the
Mitteii and Kills nimself.
CINCINNATI, May 17. "While Hattie
Hagedorn, a salesgirl in Hohnsted Wind
horst's dry goods store on Main street, was
waiting on some customers about noon
yesterday Frank J. Crance, a salesman in
the same hous , walked from the rear of
the Btore towar 1 Miss Hagedorn, drew two
revolvers and pointing them directly at the
girl pulled the triggers. With a scream
of agony she tl.rew up her hands and ran
toward the door, while a Btream of blood
gushed from a lomble wound iu her side.
The Lut Shot a Good One.
Crance followed her and with an oath
fired two more shots at her. Just as she
fell to the floor the murderer placed one of
the weapons to his right ear a d fired
again. Miss Hagedorn was removed to
her home on Highland avenue. She is
still alive. Ounce died at the city hos
pital. Miss Htgedorn is a pretty girl
about 20 years of age with whom Crance
was in love, but she tired of his company
and refused to have anything more to do
rear of this city, drown out the truck
farms and destroy the oyster beds In Mis-'
-l J . tw . J . 1. '
Mississippi Valley railroad and possibly
the HlinoAs Central.
Anotner i.evee uives vtay.
Stockholders Don't Get on Well.
Dcblin", May 17. The stockholders in
the Dublin Freeman and National Press
met in this city yesterday to discuss the
arrangements for combining the two pa
pers. The meeting was attended by
angry scenes. 1 he solicitor for The Free
man said that he held a proxy for Arch
bishop Walsh. John Billon, who was
present, protested against the mention of
A break occurred in the Gypsy levee J the name of Ar :hbishop Walsh in the
Mflv VMrpnliiv Tiwirninir atlfl lnnf. AVpnlnff
J J J r - o (
it was suu ieet wiae anu twelve aeep. x ne
water is pouring through at a fearful rate.
The tracks of the Louisville, New Orleans
and Texas road are submerged for miles.
Several large plantations will be -badly
damaged. Rivermen say the break could
not have occurred anywhere with less
Break at Mew Madison, Ills.
New Madison, May 17. The Madison
matter as portending a veiled threat for
the purpose of intimidating shareholders
into submission to a certain policy.
Old America at the Fair.
LoXDOK, May 17 The Old American ex
hibition opened in Manchester on Friday
is attracting a gocd deal of attention. A
syndicate has secured the right of there-
production of tbi.i show at the World's
fair in Chicago in 1893. It reproduces with
i i i i. i n nK,wii' an tne arcnitecti rai exactness nossioie
levee una uiu&cu, cuu . piuw-w.o, - .
thi,nlfrnm Win flooded is the em- PortionB of three mencan ctties- street
Wkmnt of tha Chicairo and Alton rail- f St- Augustine, 1 la., as it appeared
way. The water is within two ieet oi tne i
top of the embankment, and if it should
give way Madison will be flooded and ;
great damage done. The levees to the
northwest are in danger of breaking.
it appeared in
1893; a square in tl e Boston of 1082, and a
representation of ew lork as that city
existed in 1 1 98.
Kews from Other Flood Points.
Chicago, May 17. At Happyville, Ills,
the Illinois river is four and a half miles
wide and covers 75,000 acres of land, half
' TTnlque in Lite, a marvel in ueatn.
Angola, Ind., May 17. Stephen Pow
ers was in life a uaique character and in
' death he is still a n arvel. While alive he
was the champion whisky drinker of the
state. No amount of it would intoxicate
cultivated. No croDS will be raised this him. Finally wnisJcy am not saiuy mm,
AtRt. Tnis the river has reached ' and for years before his death
iu crest Much of the low land is sub-1 he brought Fcwler's solution of
merged, and hundreds of men are idle, arsenic by the dozen bottle and drank the
Business is greatly embarrassed. A large stuff in large quattities. He lived to a
territory in northern Texas is flooded and very old age.and afur death was buried on
nntn mined. The Missouri is falling at his farm. A lew dare ago nis lamay con
Kansas City, but there are fears of an- eluded to remove tie temains. On open-
other rise, as rain is falling along the no . Ing the grave it wan found that the body
' . i . . - . i .1 u .1
Will am Ixittman. a farmer. had never aecayea bstwuo oiw uau
was drowned in the Burbois river, in Mis
souri, near Washington.
Death or a Voted Burglar.
New Vouk, May 17. Michael Kerrigan,
. alias Johnny Dobbs, alias James Rogers,
a notorious bank burglar and all around
crook, died of consumption in Bellevue
hospital Sunday. He had been found sick
and destitute in the streets. Kerrigan
was 57 years old and was born in England.
Kerrigan was Implicated in nearly every
big bank burglary that occurred in this
country during the five years prior to 1884.
literally turned to stone.
FIRM AS GRANITE.
The Two Parties to Jhe Great
Winners at St. Lc nis and Louisville.
St. Louis, May 17. Winners at yester
day's races were: Rookery, mile, 1:19Y;
Merge, H furlongs, l:00; Aloha, mile,
1:19V; Notus, 1 mils 1:50; Patrick, 7
furlongs, lrfOJi; Eth.il Grey, 1 mile, l:47tf.
. Louisville, May 1' . Races at Churchill
Downs yesterday: Palmetto, 1 mile, 1:47;
Goodwood, mile, 16; Miss Dixie, )i
miles. 2:14)1; Borealii, K mile. 1:32; Ida
Pickwick, 1 mile 80 jards, 1:47; Vashti, X
K0 "WOES AT THE STONE QUAEEHS.
Twenty Thousand Men -Locked Out by
the Owners in New England and 60,
OOO More Ordered to Quit by the Labor
Leaders at Xw York Probability That
Another 30,000 Will be Idle Before
the Trouble Is Settled The Outlook.
Boston, May 17. One of the greatest
labor troubles that New England has ever
been afflcted with is now in fyll progress.
It is in the granite trade. All of the
granite firms have closed their works by a
concerted prearrangement, mainly because
the workmen would not consent to have
all agreements between employer and em
ploye date each year from Jab. 1 instead
of from May 1, as has been the fustom.
Think It Will End in a Week.
A conservative estimate places the num
ber of locked out quarrymen at 20,000.
They live mainly in Boston, Quincy,
Monson, Rockport and Midford, Mass.;
Concord, N. 11.; Hsllowell, Waterville,
Clark's Mills and Portland. Me.: Barre.
Vt., and Westerly, R. I. The feeling
among some granite cutters is that tie
present state of affairs will not last longer
than the present week.
There are Great Possibilities.
If the trouble is prolonged it will result
in sympathntic strikes that will make KK),
000 men idle. The owners say the works
will be closed until the men come to terms,
as they will never reopon their quarries until
their plan is adopted. This is brief, is
that wages contracts shall date from Jan.
1 of each year instead of May as the rule
now is. The union say they make their
contracts on stone about that time and
must know what wages are to rule. The
men say tins plan would put them
under a disadvantage, and that they will
stay out till doomsday.
Says They Are Well Heeled.
The latest recruits to the ranks of the
nneinployed workmen are about fifty in
number, comprising the skilled granite
cutters at the Cape Ann Granite com
pany's works, where some of the finest
finished work in the ountry is turned out.
At the Bay View works yesterday morn
ing little knots of strikers were gathered
near the polishing mill and the company's
office. They claimed that they were given
a fifteen-minute notice of lockout, instead
of three months, as agreed upon, "We
are well heeled," said one, "and will hang
out as long as we can."
FIFTY THOUSAND AT GOTHAM.
Striken Ordered Which Involve That Many
New York, May 17. The lockout of
granite-cutters throughout the New Eng-
lank states was declared yesterday morn
ing. At the same time a number of strikes
were ordered in sympathy with the stone
cutters, and it is estimated that fully 30,-
000 men employed in the quarrying and
stone bunding works are now out. The
immediate efiect in this city was to bring
to a standstill all building operations, with
a menace of still more far-reaching effect.
Many other trades will undoubtedly be in
fluenced if the struggle is protracted.
Expect Help From the City.
Commissioner of Public Works Gilroy,
upon whom the men rely in bringing the
employers to terms by insisting that the
paving contracts are now under way shall
be filled, said to reporter that he saw no
way m which to bring about an under
standing lietween the men and the em
ployers. He declared he could make no
calculations as to when the work would
be resumed. Pickets of granitecutters
will watch every boat load of stone that is
brought to the city, and in every case
where it comes from a quarry the owner
of which is a membei of the Granite
Manufacturers' association workmen will
be warned not to handle the stone.
Afraid of an Operation.
New Yokk, May 17. There is no doubt
that the body of a woman found in the
Hudson river at Riverdale yesterday
morning is that of the missing Mrs. George
Peckinpaiigh, of Mount Vernon, Ind., who
on April 23 mysteriously disappeared from
a boarding house in East Twenty-fifth
street, where she and her husband were
staying during a visit to this city. She
had come to this city for a surgical opera
tion, and it is believed committed suicide
for dread of the ordeal.
Democratic Reform In Baden.
Behlin, May 17. A reform bill on the
lines of Democratic suffrage, and also
establishing a labor committee for every
state factory and railway, has been intro
duced in the Baden diet at the instance of
the grand duke of Baden, and is receiving
the almost unanimous support or all par
ties. Real Estate Boom at Chicago.
Richmond, May 17. John N. Look, of
this city, bought a lot in Chicago suburbs
twenty years ago for $50. He neglected to
record the deed and afterwards lost it.
John Richey found and kept the deed, but
when he died recsntly his son discovered
and forwarded the paper to Mr. Look.
The latter has since received $30,000 for the
Jay Gould at Pueblo.
PrEBLO, Colo., May 17. Jay Gould came
up from Las Vegas Saturday afternoon in
his special train and remained in Pueblo
over Sunday. He was accompanied by his
family physician. Dr. Munn, and his chil
dren, who have been with him in his so
journ in El Paso, Tex. He is looking in
better health than when last here.
Fighting the Sunday Paper.
Pittsburg, May 17. Agent McClure, of
the Law and Order league, yesterday
opened his batteries In dead earnest
against the Sunday newspapers. Infor
mations have been made against, and
warrants issued for the arrest of the pro
prietors of the Leader, Dispatch and
All the Bodies Recovered.
Boston, May 17. In the channels near
City Point the bodies of . the drowned
school students have been recovered.
Eight students and an instructor, named
Nordberg, belonging to the school, were
drowned some time ago by their boat up
Death of an Indiana Judge.
Indianapolis, May 17. Judge Living
ston Howlandone of the best known law
yers in the state and twice upon the circuit
bench of this county, died suddenly yes
terday of strangulation -df the smaller in
testines. He was a native of Indiana, 44
years old, and bad a good war record.
AWFUL CYCLONE IN TEXAS. ,.:
A Town Swept Away and Fifteen Persons
Lose Their Lives.
GAiXESviLLE,Tex., May 17. Tenkey val
ley, in Green county, has been swept from
one end to the other, and not a building
left standing. Five people were killed in
stantly, ten are dying from their injuries
and many more are badly hurt. Hardly
a person in the valley escaped. News is
hard to obtain, but a wagon load of coffins
were sent out last night by the courier
who brought the news.
ine jnse Mall nccura.
Chicago, May 17. Following are the
scores made by League clubs at base ball
yesterday: At Pittsburg Chicago 3, Pitts
burg 1; at Baltimore .Washington 5, Bal
timore ft; (second game) Washington 5,
Baltimore 4; at Cleveland Louisville 1,
Cleveland 3; at St. Louis Cincinnati 5,
St. Louis 4; at Boston Brooklyn 4, Bos
ton 11; at New York Philadelphia 3, New
York 4; (second game) Philadelphia 6,
New York 7.
Western: At Milwaukee Omaha 6, Mil
waukee 5; at Columbus Minneapolis 4,
Columbus 8; at Toledo St. Paul 2, Tole
do 3; (second game) St. Paul 4, Toledo 3.
Mrs. Potter Palmer to Be Presented.
London, May 17. Another drawing
room will be held tomorrow at which Mrs.
Lincoln, wife of the American minister,
will present Mrs. Grubb, the wife of Gen
eral Burd Grubb, American minister at
Madrid; Mrs Potter Palmer, president of
the board of lady managers of the Colum
bian exposition; Mrs. Warner Miller, wife
of ex-Senator Miller, of New York: Miss
Wheeler; Miss Sands, daughter of the late
Mahlon Sands; Mrs. Richard McCall
Elliott, Mrs. William B. Kipp and Miss
- - ' Married on Liberty Statue.
New York, May 17. A wedding took
place at the top of the statue of Liberty
on Bedloes island Saturday. The contract
ing parties were Private Detective Charles
W. Gardner, the man who went with Rev.
Dr. Parkhurst into the slums and dives,
and Miss Florence A. Collins, of New
York. Only a few persons were present at
the ceremony which was performed by the
Rev. Dr. Claflin, a Presbyterian minister.
Captain W. P. Egan Missing.
Chicago, May 17. Captain W. P. Egan,
who came here from Cleveland to act as
agent of the Vessel Owners' association in
fighting the Seamen's union, has been
missing for six days and his friends have
given up all hope of ever seeng him alive.
The police have been unable to find any
trace of the missing man and believe he
has been murdered. He was a man of reg
ular habits and not one who could have
been intimidated into deserting his post.
Notice to the Kewspapers.
Washington, May 17. Hon. Calvin S.
Brice, chairman of the national Demo
cratic committee, issued the following
card last night: "Managing editors of
daily newspapers, who have not already
forwarded applications for seats for the
representatives of their respective news
papers at the Chicago convention, are re
quested to make application at once to F.
G. A. Ha;ly, chairman of the press com
mittee, pi a gallery, house of representa
Michael Davitt Suing for La Dei.
Dublin, May 17. The suit of Michael
Davitt against the Irish Independent has
come on lor trial in uuDlin. Uavitt
claims 1,000 damages for an article in
the Independent which imputed dishon
esty to him in the management of the
Labour World, a paper in the interest of
labor and of Irish home rule which Da
vitt for some time conducted an Jhich
proved a financial failure.
They Stand by Frenael.
Indianapolis, May 17. The directory
of the street railway company met here
to elect directors and offioers. An attempt
was made to defeat President FrenzeL but
it failed and he was re-elected.
Sotlce to Honvebolders.
All householders are hereby notified
that they must provide proper recepta
cles for their slops and garbage, easy of
access for the garbage collectors. In
fractions of the ordinance prohibiting
their deposit in the streets and alleys will
be rigidly prosecuted.
G. L. Eyster, Com. of Health.
Lane's Family Medicine moves the
bowels each day. Most people need to
a e it.
the old-fashioned pill. Too
reckless in its way of doing
business, too. It cleans you
out, but it uses you up, and
your outraged system rises up
against it Dr. Pierce's Pleas
ant Pellets have a better way.
They do just what is needed
-no more. Nothing can be
more thorough nothing is as
mild and gentle. They're the
smallest, cheapest, the easiest
to take. One tiny, ' sugar
coated granule's a gentle lax
ativethree to four are ca
thartic. Sick Headache,
Constipation, Indigestion, Bil
ious Attacks, and all derange
ments of the Liver, Stomach
and Bowels are, promptly re
lieved and permanently cured
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county cf the
Pieirjos eirjcl Orgarjs,
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., "WHEELOnr
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
slo of small Musical merchandise. We have in our
Ladies, we wish to call your attention ot the
grandest display of OXFORDS ever shown in
this vicinity, which includes all the new styles.
Our goods are made by the best manufac
turers and are noted for their perfect lit, style
Ask to see
1622 Second Ave.
$4.00 per Month for Ten years.
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
40 Lots Only 40
ON EACH PLAN.
LOCATION 3Sth ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices.
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
' Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
THE BEE HIVE'S
Not every flower is a rose, nor is every Hat
a work of art; to get that you must come
here. Our Hats to the ordinary kinds are
as roses compared to weeds. Weeds grow
everywhere. Roses require care, cultivation
and skill. Weeds are worthless; roses high
ly prized. You wouldn't pluck weeds where
you can-get roses, would you? Yet that s
exactly what often happens in Hats.
t-There are Ladies who dan't know how lov our
prices are. It's a pity, for they spend as mucfi,
tSgTandmore, on cheap-looking inferior etylea. m
l-best way is to see oar Hats before you spend a cen -
114 West Second Street, Davenport.