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land Daily Argus.
XL. NO. 177.
ROCK ISLAND, TllUli SDAY, MAY 19, 1892.
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you can buy cheaper than on credit. We
do a strictly Cash Business, and when tra
ding with us you are not compelled to pay
for the loss of bad debts, etc. We have no
Old Shelf Worn Goods in our house, as the
eoods of the old firm were closed out with
a RUSH after their failure; we have more
nice new Clothing to select from than any
two Clothing houses in the city. The Lon
don is the only Cash Clothing House in
We have just received a lot of MEN'S
SUITS which are worth
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por the finest line of Children's Suits.
the best line of Underwear,
For the best line of Summer Shirts,
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DEATH IN COMMAND
Deluge Does His Will
SCORES OF PERSONS SWEPT AWAY.
Lois of Life Will Reach One Hundred,
and $2,000,000 in Property
SiX & RICE
A- Wave of Destruction Bathes Down
Floyd River, Carrying Everything Be
fore It The Whole Valley Under Water
with All the Mills and Factories Seven
Hundred Families Driven from Their
Homes' and Made Destitute Pitiable
Scenes Among; the Refugees The
Whole West, Northwest and South In
undatedMany Other Victims of the
Sioux City, la., May 19. A great flood
disaster has overtaken Sioux City. Yes
terday morning a great wave came down
the Floyd river, which flows through the
centre of the city and was already swol
len bankfoIL The wave came a few min
utes after 7 o'clock. Warning had been
sent a short time before to the inhabitants
of the low lands, but only a few of them
had been notified. The first intimation
was a volume of water spreading over the
banks to a depth of three f oet and throw
ing a mist of foam before it. In a few
minutes the water had risen above the
first floors and several thousand people
fled in terror to the higher ground. The
water rose four feet in an hour and a half,
and from 9 o'clock continued to rise
steadily, but not.so rapidly.
Eleven Persons Reported Drowned.
Probable one-third of the inhabitants of
the city live on the low ground which is
I overflowed. So rapid was the rise of the
tide that great numbers were unable to
escape, and the work of rescue engaged
every energy of the people. At 12 o'clock
eleven persons were reported drowned, and
there must be many others. At 10 o'clock
the fire alarm was sounded to call out
more workers. All the boats from the
boat houses on the Sioux river were
brought in and used to save life and prop
erty. The Missouri river is very high, and
when the flood in Floyd river struck it
the water dammed up and rushed over the
adjacent low grounds.
Two Thousand Cattle at a Swoop.
The stock yards and packing houses
were situated at the confluence of the Vvo
rivers and they were instantly inundated.
About 2,000 head of live stock were
drowqed there. GresJ. numbers qJJlsJ
"stock have also been found floating down
I the Floyd river. The whole railroad yards
and switching track district is under
water and there has been immense damage
to the round houses and other railroad
property. The round house of the Chi
cago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha is
damaged to the extent of 140,000. That
road, the Illinois Central and the Sioux
City and Northern enter the city by the
Floyd valley and all are stopped, aoi a
train left Sioux City yesterday.
Eight Thousand Feople Homeless.
It is estimated that 8,000 people have been
driven from their homes. All business is
suspended. The chamber of commerce
has organized lor relief work. Before
noon the ladies had several soup and
lunch houses opened for the flood suffer
ers. It is impossible yet to estimate the
loss of property, but it will be large. The
following are the names of the drowned
so far as ascertained: Nellie West, child;
Mrs. Louise Hornor, to children. So great
is the confusion and excitement it is
almost impossible two ascertain anything
ONE HUNDRED LIVES LIVES.
Karnes of But Fifteen Known A Finan
cial Loss of 92,000,000.
The relief committee has the names of
fifteen known to have been drowned and
authentic reports of the drowning of three
or four times that number. It is believed
that the death list will not number less
than 100. The waters are receding. Floyd
valley, a mile wide in places and five
miles through the - manufacturing aud
railroad district of the city and thickly
dotted with homes, is a scene of desolation.
There were probably 700 families in the
valley, the majority living in small houses.
Havoc in the Factory District.
Hundreds of bouses were swept away en
tirely. Over a half mile of paving on one
street" was destroyed. All the railroad
yards, machine shops, warehouses, lum
ber yards, stove works foundries, shoe fac
tories, gas works and many retail business
houses were submerged. Four bridges
were carried away. Not a railroad train
can reach the city. In the afternoon fire
in the flooded district added to the horror.
The total loss in the city is estimated at
$1,000,000 to $2,000,000.
Fifteen Corpses Swept Away.
At the manufacturing suburb of Leeds,
directly in the Floyd valley, nine persona
re known to have been drowned. Four
were drowned at Springdaie , just below
Leeds. Observers on the high bridge
counted fifteen bodies that swept under it.
One man attempted to wade out, carrying
two children, bnt was struck by m floating
timber and so hart that he dropped one.
Matt Roe, an old sailor saved the lives of
twenty-eight persona. Mrs. F. E. West
was swept away and separated from her
little 9-year -oia giti, wno was arownea.
A Child of the Deluge.
A woman wno managed to walk to a
box-car was there seised with labor pains
and gave birth to a child and two hour
later was rescued. A woman named Hln
ton and three children were drowned in
their own house. Two Swedish families
Were swept away and drowned before
euers could reach them. The gas works
and electric light plant are under water
and the city is in darkness. Citizens have
thrown open their houses and barns, and
the churches will be opened II necessary
to shelter tne homeless multitude.
Scenes Among the Bef ogees.
" The scene at the Chamber of Commerce
was a pitiluL. Hysterical women rushed
hither and thither, with tearful eyes, in
vain trying to locate their missing ones.
Mothers with their loved ones all saved
thanked a merciful Cod for his favor.
poor and rich met on the common level,
all thankful even for life. Tbo city
council at a meeting last uifcht appropriat
ed $5,000 for immediate relief and several
thousands have been raised by subscrip
tion. The ladies have been doing noble
work, providing shoes and clothing for the
Other Devastation In Iowa.
LemaRS, la., May 19. At Oskaloosa
thousands of acres of pasture and farm
land are under two and three feet of water.
At Eddyville the high water has washed
out both approaches to the Chicago, Rock
Island and Pacific railroad bridge. Over
1,300 feet of the Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul tracks, between fimmettsbnrg
and Spencer, as been washed away.
OUTLOOK AT ST. LOUIS.
The Mississippi Goes to Thirty-Six Feet
and Rising Desolated Farms.
St. Louis, May 19. The Mississippi
passed the thirty-six-foot mark at 10 p. m
It is rising steadily and slowly. The wind
has added ita force to complete the work
of desolation commenced by the waters.
A strong gale prevailed throughont the
flooded section during yesterday, lashing
the water against such levees or embank
ment as have so far withstood its force.
Last night all hope of saving the town of
Madison, in the northern part of Su Claii
county, 111., was given up. .
Damage in American Bottom.
The American bottom, the most fertile
section of Illinois, is now a great lake; th
crops thereon are lost; at least one-third
of the stock has been drowned and farm
houses are under water, and many ol
tbem have floated away. Worst of all,
the deposits of sand and gravel left by the
river when it falls may leave the land ut
terly valueless. The loss in this section
aloue will run into the millions.
Panic at Alton.
ALTON, Ills., May 19. As the result ol
recent heavy rains both rivers are again
rising rapidly and the announcement oi
another foot of water coming from above
has created something like a panic. Men
are busy raising the levees on Front street
iu the jianufacturiug districts of the city,
ns the water is ready to break into the
basements from above, flooding the ma
chinery. The rescued families temporar
ily sheltered here now include nearly 1.00C
persons and half of them are destitute.
Warned of a Waterspout.
Des Moines, la., May 19. The Des
Moines and Raccoon rivers rose two feet
yesterday and were coming up rapidly
last night. Advices from Fort Dodge
say that a waterspout of eight feet
in depth is coming down the river and
should it reach here the whole business
portion of the city will be submerged.
The levees at North street and South Coon
have broken. The people in lower por
tions of the city fire seeking higher ground.
Booming Again at Kansas City.
Kansas CiTr, May 19. The Missouri
river is again booming and reached a
higher point on the gauge last evening than
has been registered at any time this year.
The water is still rising at the rate of an
inch an hour and the signal office says
that a greater flood is coming from above
which will send the water all over the
bottom in greater volumes than has yet
Probable Last News from Sails.
SALIX, la., May 19. This town is five
feet under water and has been so for
twelve hours. No lives are reported lost,
but the damage to property and stock is
immense. All business is at a standstill
and this is probably the last message
which will go over the wires for some
time, as the telegraph is bound to go
The Flood in the South.
New Orleans, May 19. The river at
this point is washing over the levee in
some places, and men are hard at work
building it higher. Many rumors of
broken levee are current, but cannot be
confirmed. The waters, however, are over
thousands of acres of cultivated land and
working immense damage.
Nine Persons Drowned.
Lincoln, Neb., May 19. Lincoln is
water-bound. Not a train can come or go.
Two thousand people are homeless, and
yesterday nine Russians, seven of them
children, were drowned before they could
be rescued from their house which was
The Missouri Again Bislng.
Leavenworth, Kans., May 19. The
Missouri river, which had begun to recede
at this point, is again rising. The waters
from the Iowa and Nebraska floods reach
ed here last evening aud the river is rising
at the rate of one inch per hour.
Drowned Trying to Cross a Blver.
ELBISG, Kan., May 19. Tuesday night
Irving and Ella Osborne, brother and sis
ter, attempted to cross the Whitewater
near this piace. On account of the swollen
condition of the stream the buggy
overturned and both occupants drowned.
Devastation on the Illinois.
Cabroixton, Ills., May 19. The Illinois
river continues to rise slowly and has cov
ered 25,000 acres of farm lands In this
county. A large portion of this land was
In wheat, which is totally ruined.
Traffic Stopped In South Dakota.
Yakkton, S. D., May 19. Trains on the
Milwaukee and Northwestern roads run
ning east of Sioux City and Hawarden,
la., have been abandoned on account of
Ten More Fatalities.
MORIULLTOX. Ark., May 19. Hamp Wil
son, colored, four women and five chil
dren were drowned at Dowdle's Place
while trying to escape in a skiff.
Buried Forty Feet Deep.
CARTHAGE, mo.. May 19. A large sec
tiruof ground at Throup Diggings, near
Cartersville, caved in Tuesday. The fall
was seventy-five feet across and sixty feet
deep. X esutrday a lorce ol men were en
gaged In filling in the cavity when an
otuer cave occurred, cairyiug with it
Charles Roach, superintendent of the
mines, formerly of Indianapolis; Charts
1L Eulett and F. Howell. Roach inaUe
his escape at the first fall, but another
slab of rock caught him and took him
down. The men are buried under forty
feet of dirt and rocks.
Eleven 8lra!glit Games for Anson.
Chicago, May 1& Yesterday's win bv
the Chicago club made eleven straight
games won since Anson got aboard his
streak of luck. League scores: At Chi
cagoCleveland 2, Chicago 5: at Phil
adelphiaWashington 0. Philadelphia 11-
at Pittsburg Cincinnati 8, Pittsburg 8;
at New York Baltimore 0, New York 1;
at Brooklyn Boston 8, Brooklyn 5. Louia-ville-St.
Louis game postponed to July 9.
Western: At Columbus St. Paul L
Columbus S. No other games played.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago. Hay 18.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat May, opened
81c, closed 8 c; June, opeael 81c, closed
80c; July, opened 8UHc closed 8i4o. Corn-
May, opened 53c, dosed sH, June, opened
454o. cloned 44'-; July, opened 44s, closed
439bc , Oats May. opened 80c, closed Jo
June, openei aOc, closed tHfi July, opened
SUc. closed 2itc Pork May, opened
closed $.72U; July, opened and elo
$9.77); September, opened $8.80,
ta.tti. Lard May, opened and
Live Stock: Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
active and pries Sit 10c higher, while other lots
are unchanged, the packers and ship
pers both buying; sales ranged at $3.UQ4,M
pins, t4.3a -73 light, $4.0J&4.35 rough pack,
ing. $.30 &4.7U mixed, $4.4034.75 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle-Market fairly active and prioes srong;
quotations ranged at $4.i.V&.75 choice to eg
tra shipping steers, $3.8i&4.:i6 good to oho tee
do, $3.6034.00 fair to good $3.k5&S.T0 common,
to medium do. $A0o3.5U butchers' steers
$2.6043.30 stockers, li.iutl3.1i Texas steers,
$3.10! 00 feeders. $L 150 oows, $2,000X50
balls and $:!.00&4.75 veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and
prices steady; quotations tanged at $5.00fl6.1Q
westerns. $4.8U&6.30 natives, and 8i.75-4T.00
lambs; thorn lots, 51475 per 100 lbs below the
quotations given above.
Produce: Batter Fancy separator, SOc;
fine creameries lite: dairies, fancy fresh, 18c;
No. 1 dairies, 153,16c; packing stock, fresh, 10c
Egg Fresh, HH per uoz. Live Poultry
Chickens, 13c per dos; roost rs. 60; docks, 10Q
12c; turkeys, choice hens, 14c; young toma, 12c;
old goblers, Nk&llc; ueese. $v35 00 per dos.
Potatoes Hebrona. 354t'c per bu. ; Burbanks.
4i4tk.'; Jiose. 35feo7c for scei: Peerless, 35
37c; common to poor mixed lota SjQSOc; Ber
muda, potatoes, per brL. Apples
Common, Si 50 por brL: good. . S.O l.23.35:
fancy, $3A Strawberries Tenue see, poor to
fair, $l.O01.75 per twenty-four quart case;
fancy, $2.00&i50 per tweaty-four quart case.
New York, May 18.
Wheat No. t red winter cash. 6?ac; May
SS-Xc; June, 89c: July, August,
Corn No. 2 mixed cash, &sUc; May,
June, 51; July, 00 Oats No. 2 mixed
cash. 35c; Jane, 35?c; July, 3&Hc Rye
Steady; 83c c silvered Barley Nominal.
Pork-Dull; new mess. $11.00. Lard Quiet;
July, $6.56; Auguit, $8.54. .
Live Slock: Cattle Trading active, bat
dealers rate! value? a iaMe easier than Mob
uay , . poorest u uesi nauve steers, t,u
4.60 per 100 lbs; bulla and dry cows, $LT0
8.33. Sheep and lambs Sheep and yearling
active. an! c per lb higher; spring lan
Teu mm. cuuuvu mwvu, mhi.im m
lbi: clipped yearlings, $8.75A7.30; southard
lambs, 7.75&10. 00.Hogs-N6minally higher, livs
hogs. $4.4VV3 per 103 lbs.
The Local markets). 3
Office Bock Island Daily ahd Wibklt Abaci I
riocx mana, ill., stay 19,189 f
Bueinese has been remarkably quiet on Harke
square daring the put few'days. Owing proba
bly to the almost impassable condition of tne
roads and the continued rainy weather scarcely
aoy far tiers are coming to town. No grain, hay or
produce of any kind is coming in and no immedi
ate proepeet of any-nntil the roads dry np some
what. So material change in prices has occurred
and (he following ate the ruling ones:
- - UHAIK, I TO.
Bran - toe per cwt,
Shipstnff $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothv. $110113: nralrie. 10 All; tnvr
$9&10; baled. $11 00.
Batter Fair to choice, 16c; creamery, 824
Eggs Fresh, 16c ; packed, 10c.
Poultry Chickens, loaiici- tnrkera. 1?La
ducks. UUci geese, 10c.
raurr and vesstablxs.
Apples-f t.25$a.75 perbbl.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed ataera
8Hi24Hcj cows and heifers, 2H&3c: calves
Hard 7 507 75.
Soft 1 lOfea 30.
hide, wool, ssids, rrc.
Hides, dry 4c per lb.
" green 3c per lb.
Grnbby No. 2 8c
Green Salted pure No. 1, 414c
Wool, unwashed. 18c
Lime, per bbl, 75c.
Stucco, per bbl. ti 75.
Clover seed, per bu. $3 50.
Timothy, per bu. 81 50.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, 14 to 16 feet. $18.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles S 75.
Lath $2 50.
Fencing 12 to 16 feet $18.
Stock bojrds, rough $16
" " dressed $17.
C. flooring $30
FlnlPhlng Lumber. Srfsed$30&$40.
PUREST AND BEST,
AT LESS THAN
TR PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS
OLD IN CAHS.ONLYi