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Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XL. NO, 209.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, JUNE 27, 1892. RJSTftSSSS
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Straw Hats worth 50c to 75c, your choice for i
Good Summer Underwear worth 50c for 1
EVERYTHING AS ADVERTISED.
Underselling EVERYBODY on EVERYTHING.
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A lot of those
Vests worth $2.50 to $4.00,
Worth $1.00 to $1.50, your choice for
Your choice of any in the
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to select from.
DID SHE GO DOWN?
Apprehensions of a Frightful
Disaster at Sea.
OVEE A THOUSAND LIVES INVOLVED
Indication! of the Collision of Two Ves
sels, One of Which Was Swarming with
Emigrants Uoth Ship Overdue and
One Hellevetl to Have Ifeen Sighted
Bottom Up Correct List of the Killed
and Wounded In the Wreck at Harris
bnrg Chicago Suburbs Flooded Fatal
Wreck on the Panhandle.
Xi:w YORK, June 27. Mariners here
abouts incline to the opinion that a ter
rible disaster has recently occurred at sea,
somewhere near this port, in which more
than 1,000 lives have perished. The facts
that lead to this opinion are as f allows:
Saturday the steamer Ocean arrived and
reported that on last Thursday morning
the Wreck of a fuil rigsjed ship was
passed in latitude 40 degrees, 22 minutes
north, longitude 68 degrees 40 minutes
west. The captain of the Occ:in made a
careful examination to ascertain the name
of the craft, hut owing the wreck being
overturned and partly submerged he could
only make out the words 'Yarmouth, N
S.," on the stern.
Had Keen in Collision.
The vessel was cut through forward of
the mizzen rigging, evidently done in col
lision. From a description of the wreck,
as given by the captain of the Ocean, ship
ping men believe that the vessel is the
British sailing ship Fred B. Taylor, of
Yarmouth, X. S. This vessel was sighted
900 miles out from Sandy Hook on June
12, and should have reached port over a
week ago. The steamship Vega, with a
crew of Bixty men commanded by Captain
Rosa, sailed from Lisbon on Junetj for the
Azores and New York. She had 316 pas
sengers when she sailed from Lisbon, and
it is expected that she shipped nearly
twice that many from the ports in the
Azores. The steamer was due here last
Tuesday, but has not arrived.
Where Is the Steamship Vega?
Her agent's are very anxious regarding
the vessel, while scores of the friends of
the passengers have been besieging the
barge office to learn something of the
whereabouts of the steamship and its
human freight. In view of these facts,
therefore, those versed in maritime affairs
are of tjie opinion that a collision has
occurred between the Vega and, the Fred B.
Taylor, and that the loss of life has been
appalling. F. E. Hnrlburt was the com
mander of the Taylor. His young wife is
in this city, but knows nothing of the
terrible disaster that may have befallen
SOMEBODY CUT THE DYKE.
A Chicago Suburb Inundated and Heavy
Chicago, June 27 What is known as
the Eighty-seventh street dyke separating
the tow as of Dauphin Park and Grand
Crossing gave way Saturday afternoon,
having been cut, it is presumed, by some
one. The breaking of the dyke let the
flood with all its force in upon the subur
ban village of Dauphin park, submerging
every street and yard to the average
depth of about twenty-four inches. In
many places the water was much deeper
and the first floor of nearly every house was
under water. Basements everywhere were
filled and the damage not only to streets
and sidewalks but to the foundations of
houses and all household effects that were
not early removed will amount to thou
sands oi dollars.
Meagre Outlet for the Flood.
There was a heavy rainfall yesterday
afternoon, and at 8 o'clock the water was
rising at the rate of an iDch an hour. The
only outlet for this great mass of water
that is drowning out the homes of the 300
residents is through ditches and culverts
to the lake, which are wholly inadequate.
The water comew from a large submerged
territory in the region of Mud Lake. The
Chicago authorities have been asked for
In Peril of a Disaster.
At midcight the water was from two
and a half to three feet high in the princi
pal streets of Grand Crossing and
Dauphin Park, and was flowing with a
strong current. A high wind was lashing
the waters against the buildings in great
waves and an enormous amount of dam
age was being done. The situation was
critical, as it wan feared that some of the
less substantial structures would be
torn from their foundations, imperiling
the lives of the inmates.
THE HARRISBURG DISASTER.
Full and Correct List of the Dead and
Injured Its Canse.
Harkisbuim;, Pa., June 27. Following
is a correct list of the dead wounded in
the railway wreck that occurred here Sat
urday morning. Dead Richard Adams,
Harrisburg; Lizzie Blair, Philadelphia;
John Black, Altoona; F. Colberg, Brook
lyn; Mrs. Uriah Hebner and Winfield
Hebner, Xorristown; Daniel Mason, Jr.,
Hagerstown, Md.; C E. Lee, Pittsburg,
Pa; Rev. Pomrene, Philadelphia; Robert
Raymond, Columbus, O. : Professor G. R.
Smith, Baltimore; E. M. Whitlock, Cleve
land. Injured Perry M. Landis and Carrie
Golden, Philadelphia; Thomas W. Farth
ing and F. G. O. Ehle, Buffalo: Maggie
Smith; W. B. Parson and H. H. Wood
yard (colored). New York; Alma Karstter,
Lakesburg, Pa.; George Burnett and Mrs.
George Burnett, Trenton, N. J.; Edna
Burnett; W. T. Eastwick, Pittsburg; W.
R. Flnck, Palmyra, X. Y.; Mrs. "Mary
Granger and Maggie Harrison, her niece,
Philadelphia; H. B. Sensbaugh, .Vattoon,
HI.; J. J. Cone, Jersey City; Abraham
Smith, Martinsburg, Pa.; James Tim
mons, Philadelphia; Uriah Hebner, Not
tistown, Pa.; N. Aiken, Philadelphia,
baggage master; J. Jacobs, brakemau;
Mrs. Martha Weidman, Homewood, Pa.
Cava the Wrong Signal.
All the bodies have been identified and
everybody is accounted for. The cause of
the wreck was the giving of a wrong sig
nal by tbe operator at Dock street, who
has been arrested and jailed. He is in a
terrible state of mind, and it is feared will
Foor Persons Seriously Hurt.
NlCKEBURG, Miss., June 27. The sleeper
attached to the westbound express from
Cincinnati, on ths Alabama and Vicks
burg railroad was derailed yesterday after
noon four miles from Vicksburg. The car
rolled down a twenty-foot embank
ment into a pond of water of
considerable depth. The following pas
sengers were seriously injured: John
Rogers and wife, Cincinnati, both inter
nally injured; K. S. Johnson, Richmond,
Va..arni broken and badly burned on body;
L R. Duncan, Chattanooga, Tenn., inter
nal injuries. There were twenty-five
other passengers on board, all of whom
were more or less seriously hurt.
JUMPED TO HIS DEATH.
The Fireman of a Panhandle Train
Nine Others Badly Hurt. i
Valparaiso, Ind., Jnna 27. The Key-
stone express on tin- Pennsylvania road
was wrecked one mile west of this city at '
noon yesterday. The fireman was killed
and the engineer and several passengers
severely hurt, some of whom may die .
from their injuries. Charles Miller, fire
man, was killed. The injured are: An
drew Aitken, Baltimore, injured inter-'
nally; George Banter, conductor, head in
jured; infant child of S. C. Warner, Fort
Wayne, head bruised; Miss Belle John-!
son. Fort Wayne, head injured; ex-Congressman
Floyd King, Xew York, leg in-J
jured; George W. Pyle, Mansfield, O., j
ankle broken; Benjamin Perry, editor
Evening Democrat, Greenville, S. O, in-'
jured internally; Peter Reiliy, engineer, 1
severely bruised; Charles Stoll, mail clerk, I
Fort Wayne, side, back and head in-
Guard Hail Bolts Break.
The train was due at the station in this
rity at t&OS, and was running on schedule
time, about forty miles an hour, when the
engine struck the outer switch of the Val
paraiso yard. The bolts of the guard rail
of the switch broke, the track spread, and
the engine dropped to the ties. It ran on
the ties for twenty feet and then plunged
down an embankment. The mail, baggage,
and four passenger cars following, three
remaining upon the track. The engine
and the baggage and mail cars were de
molished. The other three cars were con
siderably damaged, the fireman, Charles
Miller, was killed while jumping from the
engine, the mail car burying him beneath
its ruins. Engineer Reilly was pulled
from beneath the wreck.
ANOTHER MISSIPSIPPI FLOOD.
Twenty-Eight Miles Wide at Burlington
Burlikgtox, la., June 26. -The Missis
sippi river at this point is now nearly
twenty-eight miles wide, and boats can
run to Gladstone, Ills., twelve miles in
land. Many building are submerged in
the lowlands. All trains are abandoned on
Jje St. Louis, Kegkuk and Xorh western
road, and the Carthage branch of tlie
Burlington road is in danger of being
washed out at several point s.
Baby Killed by a Panther.
St. Marts. 3fo.. June 27. The hich
water that has covered the Bois Brule hot- '
torn for the last six weeks has driven all
the animals that infest that section to the j
bluffs. Friday a report reached here that I
a panther had killed the child of Mrs. j
Williamson. She was engaged in some
household work, and left the baby on the
porch. While she was engaged a panther
slipped up and grabbed the infant. She
gave the alarm at once, and the animal
was pursued aud killed a half-mile away
from the house. It was too late to save
the child, however. The wild beast had
almost eaten its head off.
WINNING THE AMERICAN DERBY.
Tifty Thousand Feople See Carlsbad Come
in Heading the Procession.
Chicago, June 27. Fifty thousand per
son at Washington park Saivrday wit
nessed R. A Swigart's Carlsbad win the
tbe ninth American Derby by two lengths,
while the Californian colt Zaldivar, ran
second aud Corrigan's full brother to
Freeland, Cicero, was third. The weather
was perfect overhead, the sun shining
brightly and a cool breeze blowing, but
the track, owing to the recent rainstorms,
was very heavy, though not wet. The
horses got a good start and Chief Justice
set the pace to the quarter mile, Carlsbad
being fourth at that point. Here the
winner forged to the front.
It Waa a "Path" Race.
Around the outside of tbe track was a
streak that was dryer than the balance,
and on this ground Carlsbad determined to
fight the battle. As the horses went down
the straight Zaldivar challenged Carlsbad
and headed him, but as they passed the
club house Carlsbad again went to the
front and stayed there, the only time be
seemed in danger, being at the head of the
stand in the last rush, w hen Zaldivar drew
Won Ihe Race by a Length.
But Carlsbad shook him off and won by
a length in 3:04$, which wasn't bad for
1H miles considering the track. Carlsbad
was not the favorite, and those who had
money on him were in luck. Zaldivar
was second and Cicero third, Azra fourth
and Chief Justice sixth.
Encouragement for Illinois Farmers.
SntiNGFlELD, Ills., June 27. The state
board of agriculture has arranged a
World's fair prize list to be displayed at
the next state fair. It is for the benefit
of farmers, and is to consist of displays of
farm, garden and orchard products. Com
petition is oien to boards or associations,
as well as to individuals, and the articles
must be grown in the counties from which
they are sent. The plan is to select from
these displays such specimens as may be
desirable to make the best possible exhib
its from the state in both the national
building and the Illinois building at the
Senator Hill at Asbury Park.
AsBUKY Park, X. J., June 27. Senator
David B. Hill vidted Norman -by -the Sea
Saturday afternoon and was the gnest of
irenerai r. v. rjirie. in me evening a
ball was given in bis honor. Yesterday
morning Senator Hill drove to St. Peters'
church in Galilee, at Monmouth Beach,
and in tbe afternoon accompanied by
General Earle. drove to Seabright, return
ing by the way of the Highlands of Nave-
sink. He returned to New York early this
Whittier will write the opening ode for
the Chicago World's fair.
The date for the opening of the World'
fair buildings in October next will proba
bly be changed to the 21st, that being the
day that really corresponds in our calendar
to the day of the discovery of America.
Xew York will celebrate on the 12th. The
managers of the two shows have agreed to
this, and will a.-k congress to make the
necessary chauge in the law.
Arthur J. Yea, of Xew York, died, so
the doctors say, of too much electricity
taken internally by applying the eurrent
to his tongue. Xervous apoplexy.
James Man and his wife, of Urbana, O.,
have been married thirty-two yer.rs and
have fourteen children, the youngest leas
than 2 years old, and James is suing for a
divorce, on scriptural grounds.
The proposition to transport the house
in which Jesse James was killed to Chi
cago has stirred the Missouri uis in the
neighborhood to wrath. The relic is too
sacred in that neck o' woods to be mode a
show of away from home.
Wilhelm Kuehnreich, in jail at Chicago
for some infraction of the statutes, got
hold of a rusty key nnd sharpening it on
the stone floor of his cell cut an ugly gash
in his throat. He will liev.
Commissioner Duclos, of France, who
has been in this country examining our
systom of inspecting pork for trichina,
says it is perfect.
Governor Fifer, of Illinois, has taken
his household and hied away to Sailor
Springs, Ills., where he will stay during
John and Cornelius Kearn and Frank
Schlicht, Chicago boys betw een 9 and 18
vears old. were drowned in a nnnd whilo
bathing. They could not swim.
i Comptroller of the Currency Lacey will
leave Washington Wednesday for Chicago,
i where he will be president of the Bank
ers' National bank.
j French anarchist are credited now with
' a sch-me to kidnap the public executioner.
so as to delay or prevent the execution of
the miscreant Ravachol.
Polluted water from the Chicago river
is now as far out in the lake as the water
works crib and citizens are boiling their
water or drinking the product of artesian
The new congressional library building
at Washington is up as far as the third
6tory. It will be a magnificent home for
the library, and tbe largest building in the
city save one the Capitol.
The cholera is spreading rapidly in Cen
Zl'i . j . tt... v
-1 It is stated that Whitney, who managed
. . , P
I C leveland's fight at Chicago, and Croker,
the Tammany chief, have agreed to drop
Rn past differences and work together for
the election of the ex-president. ,
A Minute aud a Half Session.
Washington, Juno 27. Before the read-
ing of the journal Saturday Wi
Georgia made ihe point thai then
point that there was no
qnorum present, and the house adjourned
after the shortest session on record, it last
ing just one minute and a half. There baa
been no quorum for a week, but Speaker
Crisp S-ru-iy notified all absentees to
come back to duty and this week it is pro
posed to rush business.
Death of a Well Known Turfman.
Lexingto'x, Ky., June 27. D. D. Bell,
the weli known turfman and capitalist,
Uied here yesterday afternoon of paralysis.
Mr. Bell was a familiar figure on the
western tracks, and leaves a fortune val
ued at $500,100.
Failare or a Kansas Bank.
Erie, Kan., June 27. United States
Bank Examiner George A. Stone has closed
the First Xa'ional bank of this place. The
extent of the liabilities is unknown. The
heaviest loser is Xeosho county, the taxes
for June having just been deposited to the
amount of $20,000 or $30,000.
The Local Markets.
Shtps'uff $1.00 per cwt
Hay Timothy. JlK&lJ; prairie, mail; clover
$aiO; baled. $11 00.
Barter Fslrto choice, IZKc: creamery, 524634c
Eergs Fresh. 14c : packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 10Q124 ; turkeys, IZUt
docks, 12Hc : geese, 10c.
rsriT AND VK6BTABLES.
Apple $s.as$a. 76 pcrbbl.
Cattle Butchers nsv for Mm ra bm.
SV404Hc; cows and neifei, 2i&3c; calves
Hard 7 RH&? T.V
Soft 2 JO&S 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timVr. It to 16 feet, $13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles i . 75
Fcncirt; lito 16ftet $18.
oc boards, rongh $10
LESS THAN HALF THE
PRICE-OF OTHER BRANDS
SOLD IN CANS ONLY