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VOL XL. NO. 185.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, MAT 30, 1892.
' I SlBrle Conies S Cents
-. I Per Week ISM Cants , j
EXCEEDS A SCORE.
The Death Roll Left by the
VERY COMPLETE WOEK OF THE WIND
(he Tornado-Swept Town Visited by 15,
000 Strangers Lists of the Dead and
Injured Many of the Latter Very Se
riously Hnrt Property Destroyed
Worth S2.-0.000 Two Other Towns
Ravaged and a Total of Fourteen Per
sons Reported Killed Cyclonic Nov
elties. Kansas City, May 30. A special to
The Journal from Wellington, Kans.,
says: Wellington's cyclone visitation has
made it for the time the chief object of
interest for all southern Kansas. Xo such
crowds have visited this city before as
those which since earliest daylight poured
in on every railroad and highway yester
day. On all its four lines centering here
the Santa Fe ran excursions from as far
north as Hutchinson, south from Arkan
sas City and west from Medicine Lodge,
while the Rock Island was equally indus
trious in forwarding sightseers to the
stricken city. Division Passenger Agent
Murdock, of the Santa ?e, estimated the
crowd at 15,000 which. Is an exceedingly
The Destruction Mast Complete.
It is the common remark of those who
have witnessed similar scenes that in the
extent and completeness of the destruc
tion it transcends anything in their expe
rience. Other like calamities have been
attended with greater loss of life, but
rarely has a picture of such utter desola
tion and ruin been presented as that seen
in the devastated district. The miracle of
it all is that the loss of life was not four
fold greater. This is to be attributed to
the fact that the churches and the busi
ness blocks were practically deserted ex
cepting the two hotels, where eight of the
fatal casualties so far reported occurred.
The Lists of Dead and Wounded.
There were nineteen in all, so far as
known at this writing, killed, and several
of the wounded have died. The names of
the former are: Leonard Adamson,
Thomas X, Cornwall, Frank Campbell,
Matilda Carson, Caroline Dillard,
French, James llastie, James Harrison,
James Hendricks, Henry James, Ida
Jones, William Jones, Whartou Mason,
James Mayer. Mrs. J. K. Sasher, Mamie
Strand, X. Silva, Hart Upson, James
Injured victims Those taken out of the
ruins injured, some of whom have since
died, are as follows: Charles Adamson, Miss
Bishop, Jesse Brown, Guy Colby, Mrs.
Henry Conrad Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Earl,
Fdward Forsythe, E. J. Forsythe, Silva
Forsythe, Walter Forsythe, Lieutenaut
William French, Mrs. T. J. Hanna, Mat
tie Hodges, Charles Hoover, Marine Kins,
James Lawrence, Mrs. Mahon, John Mar
tin, Joseph Morris, Carrie Mitchell, Mrs.
Robert Millard, Carrie Mitchell (child, )Mrs.
Muiphy, Ralph Ratekin, Sammons,
Charles Stoner, Thrall, W. H.Tucker,
Dick Weaver (child.)
Six l-'uiicrais Yesterday,
Of the above Mrs. Murphy, an aged
woman, and Jessie Brown will probably
die and, as w ill lie sien from what follows,
one of them has already died. The fu
nerals of six of the cyclone victims Mrs.
Sasher, her sister. Miss Kittie Strahn,
Leonard Adamson, Ida Jones. Horton Up
ton, and Professor James Mayer took
place yesterday afternoon from the Metho
dist church. James Hasty was buried
later in the day by the Odd Fellows, while
Ed Forsythe will receive the rights of
sepulchre today. The body of Thomas
Cornwell has leen forwarded to his home
near Belleplain and that of Frank Camp
bell to Williamsburg, Ky.
policies ami wiu Lt rcjuiu at uuct.
$20,000 school house destroyed will in like
manner be in partrestored by the insurance
company. Of tornado insurance on resi
dence and business property there was so lit
tle as to be hardly worth mentioning. The
absolute less will be 250,000.
Drowned in a Collision.
DE1R0IT, May 30. A collision between
the steamer Mackinac and the tug Wash
burn occurred in the Detroit river about
11 o'clock Saturday night, nearly sinking
the lHtter. and causing the drowning of
Mr. John Hurley, owner of the tug, and
Chief Engineer Robinson, of the steam
barge Majestic, who was on the Wash
burn at the time.
TWO OTHER TOWNS VISITED.
Seven Tersons Killed at Harper
S-'cven at Argonia.
Wicaita, Kan., May 30 The cyclone
Friday night killed seven persons at Har
per and seven at Argonia. The destruc
tion was frightful, as both towns are ndar
ly razed. Over two score are badly in
jured. Xearly every public building in
both towns was destroyed. The storm
swept through a belt of country one and a
half miles wide, licking up everything
clean. It" was accompanied in portions of
southern Kansas with destructive cloud
bursts. At Rago, near Harper, two per
sons were killed by a water spout.
The Dead at Harper.
The names of the killed at Harper are:
J. L. Stainham, James Harrison, wife and
child of James Gallagher, child of Grant
Tomlin, Mrs. Frank Tomlin, William
Stevenson. Injured: Samuel Cole, will
probably die; Robert Libricht, Samuel
Challis; Mrs. Samuel Challis, probably
Wild Winds Elsewhere.
Brownville, Mo., was visited by a terri-
nc wind and rain storm Saturday after
noon, doinjr considerable damage.
At Marshall, Mo., Saturday there was a
miniature cyclone carrying roofs away and
doing other damage. Frank Davis was
At Knob Knoster, Mo., a number of
houses were partially wrecked and several
TACTICS OF THE SILVER MEN.
FREAKS OF THE TORNADO.
Some of the Novelties of the Disaster
The Total Money Loss.
Many are the strange stories of the
wind's vagaries and of marvelous escapes,
while pathetic adventures are not want
ing. In Frank Campbell's pocket was
found a telegram from his wife saying
that she and the children would be at
home Saturday after a three months' ab
sence in Kentucky. James K. Hastie was
in a barber's chair in the Phillips House
when the crash came, and he met death
with one cheek shaven and the other un
shaved. In one instance a horse was
picked up bodily and deposited on the top
of a two-story building. A baby was
taken out of its cradle, carried a distance
of two blocks, and deposited unharmed on
a pile of hay.
The Journey of a Plate Glass.
Another freak of the storm was the
manner in which a plate glass was taken
from the elegant Spicknall block and
carried several yards, set up against a
frame house, and, aside from losing a few
chips around the edge, was not broken.
Three Rock Island freight cars were lifted
from the track carried a distance 200 feet.
Several instances were seen of heavy
scantlings having been hurled through the
sides of buildings as through arrows shot
from a bow. The Lutheran church was
lifted bodily from its foundations, turned
completely over and deposited steeple
down on top of a residence. The steeple
penetrated the roof and the church now
rests bottom up and has the appearance of
an immense cup.
fejjai The Ball Had Jnot Began.
There are mauy incidents of the storm
that are remarkable. The ball that was
in progress at the Puillipps House had just
begun. The music had scarcely struck up
when the storm came. Ladies in evening
dress fled terror-stricken into the streets,
where the rain of water and bricks was
falling. Strange to say, not one of those
who thus ran out of the hotel was killed
outright, although nearly all were injured
to some extent.
At Work Repairing Damages.
Notwithstanding the charater of yes
terday, carpenters, bricklayers and tinners
were busy making the partially wrecked
buildings habitable. Temporary shelter
has been provided for homeless unfortun
ates, and a relief committee has been
formed to raise the necessary funds to
keep them from absolute destitution and
want. The Presbyterian and Lutheran
churches were well protected by cyclone
They Want a Vote on Free Coinage Be
fore the National Conventions Meet.
Washington, May 30. The purpose of
the silver men in the senate in springing
upon that body a free coinage bill at this
time is to compel a vote on the question
before the meeting of the Minneapolis
convention. Their opponents will en
deavor to stave off a division by prolong
ing the debate, and in this programme
they have this advantage: That Senator
Teller and other advocates of silver have
repeatedly proclaimed themselves in favor
of unlimited discussion of the question,
accusing their adversaries of standing
alone in the purpose of stifling debate.
May Fail in Their Object.
At least eiht senators, four of them sil
ver men (Teller, Wolcott, Shoup, and Fel
ton), and four anti-silver men (Iliggins,
Cullom, Hiscock, and Quay), are delegates
to Minneapolis, and will be leaving the city
on Wednesday or Thursday, and there are
other senators who will also desire to par
ticipate in their party's council. Conse
quently unless a vote can be forced tomor
row or Wednesday there is a likelihood of
a decision being delayed in the senate un
til after the Minneapolis convention and
possibly even until after the Chicago con-,
vent ion, though every nerve will be
strained to reach a vote before the latter
DEFIANT UNION SEMINARY.
Resolutions Before the Presbyterians at
Portland The Appeal Sustained.
Poi.TLAND, Ore., May 30. The Presby
terian general assembly got as far as a
vote on the Briggs case Saturday and
Briggs was beaten. Before the debate be
gan the report of the committee on the
ological seminaries was presented which
declares that Union has failed to comply
with its obligation in the compact of 1870;
that the chair of Biblical theology (Briggs
chair) is dejure vacant; that the seminary
is in open defiance of the assembly, and
that the compact must be maintained.
A Vote n the Briggs Case.
It is proposed that the matter be arbi
trated between the assembly and the semi
nary. The Brings case then came up
again and Briggs completed his argument.
A long debate ensued and then a vote f as
ordered, which was taken on each of the
six grounds of appeal in turn. Each was
sustained by a large majority. Then a
vote on three propositions as to the appeal
to sustain as a whole, to sustain in part,
and not to sustain was taken, resulting:
To sustain as a whole, 302: sustain in part,
127: not to sustain, fc7. A resolution was
offered and referred declaring that the ap
peal lieing sustained the verdict of the
Xew York presbytery be reversed and that
the papers be returned thereto with orders
to try the case oa its merits.
Prominent C hiragoan Assa nlted.
Chicago, May 3 (.Joseph Fish, a prom
inent dry goods dealer of this city, and a
member of the firm of Fish, Joseph & Co.,
was assaulted aai nearly killed by Jerry
Trumbley, a thief whom he attempted to
stop on Wabash avenue Saturday after
noon. Trumbley had stolen a lady's
pocket book and was running toward Mr.
Fish DUrsued by a crowd yelling "stop
thief." When Mr. Fit.li caught and tried
to hold Trumbley, the latterstrnck him in
the face with steel knuckles, knocking him
down. He then jumped upon his uncon
scious victim. Trumbley was arrested
and is held awaiting Mr. Fish's injuries,
which are serious and may prove fatal.
Were Digressive in the House.
Washington, May 31 But slight inter
est was manifested in the proceedings of
the house Saturday, which devoted its
time to the past oftice appropriation bill,
although but little was said on this meas
ure. Speeches were made on all the
political issues, Kendall of Kentucky
delivering his initial speech in favor of
the free coirae of silver. Fithian talked
tariff, and Watson (Alliance) urravix .1 the
Democrats for faihug to pass a silver bill
and repeal the McKinley Ij.w. An adjourn
ment resolution until tomorrow was
Methodist Protestants and the Women.
Westminster, Md., May 30. The wom
an question came up Saturday in the
Methodist general conference and was
settled by the adoption of resolution to
submit amendments to the annual confer
ences deciding that women shall neither
be elders nor delegates to the conferences.
As it will require a two-thirds votes to
adopt these, and as the conference has re
fused to unseat women from Kansas, In
diana, Iowa and West Virginia, it is be
lieved the female representative is a fixed
Fire Costs San Francisco 8400,000.
San Francisco, May 30. A fire just be
fore 6 o'clock yesterday niorniug destroy
ed the Fulton Iron works, Hammond Car
shops, Greenburg's Brass works and Man
hattan Food company's works. The total
loss was $400,OU) of which the iron works
AS TO THE NATIONAL GAME.
Chicago Tightens Her (i rip on Third
Beating; New York Again.
CniCAGO, May 30. The Chicago base
ball experts l)eat X'ew York again Satur
day", and Brooklyn lost to St. Louis, there
by giving the Windy City nine a tighter
hold on third place and also diminishing
the distauce to second. Following isgiven
the standing of all the League:
League. Played. Won. LohL Per cent.
Boston Kg 24 .737
Brooklyn 31 2) 11 .
Chlcatru :vj 1'J It ii4
Cleveland S3 lit It .6T6
Cincinnati St lit IS i&
Flttshiirit S.i IS IT JbU
Loutnvtlle St IB 1 .600
New Vork S3 15 17 An
Waanliuttoti 31 IS Id AM
Philadelphia St It 2D .411
St. louts S4 11 J124
Baltimore it 8 24 .250
Columbus fi 8;
Milwaukee its s.
Toledo 13 10'
Kansas City i!3 li
Omaha HO IS'
St. Paul I 7 15
Indianapolis... j 8.14.
ILL.-IA. IO X. 5! .
Turre Haute. ..
itectird of Club Scores'.
League scores Saturday: At Xew York
Chicago 10. Xew York 4; at Boston
Louisville 3, Boston 9; at Philadelphia
Cincinnati 1. Philadelphia 2; at Baltimore
Cleveland 10, Baltimore 6; at Brooklyn
St. Louis 10, Brooklyn 9; at Washing
tonPittsburg 1, Washington 5; (second
game) Pittsburg 13, Washington 9.
Western: At Milwaukee Columbus 5,
Milwaukee 4; at Toledo Indianapolis 5,
Toledo 12; (second game) Indianapolis 1,
Toledo 2; (Sunday). At Columbus In
dianapolis 2, Columbus 1; at Toledo Fort
Wayne 3, Toledo 7. at Omaha Kansas
City 9, Omaha 1.
Illinois-Iowa: At Peoria Jacksonville
9. Peoria 15; at Rock Island guincy 4,
Rock Island-Moline 11; at Terre Haute
Evar.sville 2. Terre Haute 1; at Rockford
Joliet 8, Rockford 0.
Flour Made Ont of Bananas.
Washington, May 30. There has re
cently been discovered a process by which
flour may be made of bananas, and the
importance of the discovery can be real
ized when it is known that the same area
of ground that will grow forty pounds of
wheat will produce annually 4,000 pounds
bananas, and that the banana plantation
after once being started lasts for twenty
five years without breaking up or plough-
The Loral Markets.
Bran -Wc per cwt,
Shipstnff 1 1 .00 per cwt
Hay Timothy. $1113; prairie, 10&I1; clover
S92.10; baled. Ill 00.
Batter Fsirto choice, 16c; creamery, S234
Eees Fre.h. 6c; packed, 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&12H; turkeys, 12340
dacks, l.'iic : geese, 10c.
mcrr and vkostablis.
Apples f a.-i5&$2. 75 per bbl.
Cattle Butchers pay for com fed steers
H34Hc cows and heifer, 2H3c; calves
6 beep &5c.
Hard 7 $7 75.
Soft I I0&2 30.
HIDE'. WOOL, SKIDS, ETC.
Hides, dry 4c per lb.
" green 3c per lb.
Grubby No. 2 V.
Green Salted pure No. 1, 4V4c.
Wool, unwarbed. 18e
Lime, per br'. ?5c.
itucco, per bbl. ti 75.
Clover seed, per bu. 83 50.
Timothy, per bu. l .V).
Common boards f !6.
Joist Scantline and timber, lito 16 feet, $13.
Every additional foot inlentth 50 cents.
X A X hblnxles i 75.
Ftncir.r. li to IG feet f 1.
. Stock bosrdisroucb 816
" " dreeeeu(17.
C. flooring f :0
Ftftuhlng l-timber. dreseri-,ySt0.
The Cumberland Presbyterian assm'jl?
at Memnhis has adiourned.
lb I MAX
sLesv than Half the pric
of other kinds.
A TfcLaX WILL PRO YE THIS.