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land Daily ' Argxj
V0L.;XL. NO. 232.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY JULY 25, 1892.
Single Copies 8 OMk
Per Week ISM Ombs
We never carry goods over from one season
to another, Prices is what does the business.
Some Goods we
Some Goods we
100 doz. fast Black Socks worth 25
6 pair for 75 cts.
Men's Underwear an elegant article for -Extra
good for -
Star Shirt Waists worth - -
your choice of any waist in the
Bring a list of what you want and we guarantee
to save you from 25 to so per cent on every
purchase. We are the only Cash House in
the city. You pay for no loss of bad debts
when you trade with us.
SMx & RICE, Proprietors of
OA" ""10" A"
jrt v t a itmi
give you 1-3 off.
give you 1-2 off.
at prices much
dare sell them.
to Gro lor
less than any
ctS per pair
- sO cts.
- Is cts to $1.50
store for 50 cts.
LURKS IN THE MINE
The Deadly Gas Gathers in
TEEEIBLE DISASTEE U THE PIT.
Fifteen Men and a Bey Harried to Eter
. nlty by the Lurking Gas Pocket Names
of the Dead A Wisconsin Town Laid
. Waste by Fire and l.SOO People Ift
Without Shelter Loss, SSOO.OOO Rail
way Men Forwarding Soceor.
Pottsville Pa., Julyts5. A frightful
explosion occurred at the York. Farm col
liery shortly before noon Saturday by
which sixteen men were killed. The death
roll is aa follows: Thomas Jones, Herman
Werner, Anthony Putlavich, George
Kreiss, William Jones, William Weiman,
Anthony Stock, Edward Curran, Henry S.
Madara, Thomas Flanders, Robert Aiatt,
Charles D. Alatt, (son of Robert), John
Harrison, James Hartzell, Christian
Harnicker, and George Stock.
Struck a Feeder of Gas.
The explosion occurred in the tunnel on
the first lift and was caused by workmen
striking a strong feeder of gas which had
accumulated and of which they were un
aware. . When the gas was released it
rushed upon the miners with such force
as to penetrate their safety lamps and the
explosion followed with terrific force.
Timbers were toi n out and trucks weigh
ins several tons loosened and hurled in
every direction. Those who escaped were
burned more or less or injured by flying
debris. The gangways are in a fearrul
condition and it was several hours before
the dead and injured could be reached.
Priests and doctors were soon on the scene,
aa were hundreds of helping citizens.
No Criminal Carelessness.
Prominent foreign and local mine offi
cers superintended the removal of the
debris iu order to recover the bodies of all
the unfortunate men and at the same time
instituted a thorough investigation as to
the cause of the explosion. There is no
criminal carelessness on the part of any of
the employes or oflicials. The colliery will
be in full operation again by the middle
of the week.
WISCONSIN TOWN IN ASHES.
Fifteen Hundred People Without Shel
ter Whole Place Wlpetl Ont.
Iron Rivk::, Wis., July 5. With the
exception of one or two buildings this town
is iu ashes, 1,500 people are without shel
ter, and iu many cases without food. Lit
tie is left of what twenty-four hours ago
wus one of the most prosperous mill towns,
the total pi operty loss aggregatinc fcJoO,
0000, with very little insurance. The fire
started iu a hotel, and in less than five
minutes the structure was ablaze.
o Fire-Fighting Apparatus.
As there is nothing in the town in the
way of fire-fighting apparatus and no
stream near by, all that could be done
was to try to save the contents of the
buildings. In an incredibly short space of
time the fire extended to adjoining struc
tures, which burned like tinder. The only
persons who saved their effects were those
who realized the village was doomed aud
carried out I heir householi-'joods before
the flames reached their re.5-Mices.
Help fcent from Other Places.
The fire started at 6 p. m. yesterday.
Last night the people were huddled about
their ruined homes, but the railways came
quickly to the rescue and sent every pas
senger car that could ba spared to the
place for shelter for the homeless. Gen
eral Manager Fitch, of tbeDuluth, South
Shore and Atlantic, also ordered his em
ployes to collect provisions and forward
them here. Eugiues were seut from West
Superior and other places but got here too
leath In the Cave of the Winds.
Niagara Falls, X. Y., July 25. The
first fatal accident, that ever occurred in
side the Cave of Winds was that which
resulted iu the death yesterday afternoon
of Marcus M. Mason, cashier of the Mer
chant Investment company, of 101 Devon
shire street, Boston. Instead of going the
usual way with a guide Mason took a
short course, slipped from the flat rocks
out into the water, going directly uuder
the falls. J. K. Barlow, of Xew Castle,
Pa., jumped in after him, but before he
could reach Mason he was carried by the
current uuder the falls aud lost to sight.
Masou is a young married man.
W. K. Vanderbilt's Close Call.
Hyannis, Mass., July io. While at
anchor in the fog on Nantucket Shoals
yesterday morning W. K. Vanderbilt's
yacht Alva was run into by the steamer
H. F. Dimock and sunk. All on board the
Alva, including W. K. Vanderbilt and
o ii ti il ttpn nn lmAnt the
mrbj ...... ,
Dimock. The accident was so sudden
that the yachtsmen had no time to dress I
but were taken off in their night clothes.
The Alva was one of the largest and finest '
yachts afloat aud cost nearly $500,000.
Terribly Injured the Engineer.
Pittsbcuu. Kan., July 25. An engine in
the yards at this city struck two loaded J
cars ou a iin;u 1 ?s " v ...
eugine aud three cars ami terribly injuring
William Kearney, the engineer, who had
his leg and arm broken while his body was
Heat Prostrations at Chicago.
Chicago, July 25. The intense heat of
yesterday caused the deaths of George
Eckerman, aged 05; Charles Wagner, aged
SO, and Jamea Hennessy. Four others
were probably fatally sunstruck and a
dozen less seriously prostrated.
Resignation of Commissioner Carter.
Washington, July 25. A letter is pub
lished addressed to Hon. Thomas Carter
by Secretary Xoble in which the latter by
direction of the president accepts Carter's
resignation of the office of commissioner
of the land ofiloe. and expresses the presi
dent's "high appreciation of the faithful
ness aud efficiency with which you have
discharged the duties of your office, to
which I beg leave to add my own,"
The Weather Wo May Kxpwit
Washihutox, July 25. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four boars
from 8 p. masterrtay: For Iowa Gen
erally fair ' weather and southerly winds.
snowed D IOCK1 Bnowcr. lu iiotiunraiTru
I portion this evening. For Indian, and Illinois
Ornerai.y fair weather and continued high
temperature, with southerly winds. For Up
per Michigan Local showers; winds shifting
to southerly; cooler in w&uern. warmer in
eastern portion. For Lower Michigan Lo
cal showers, clearing in son the as tern portion:
sHchtly cooler in southwestern portion: win is
shifting to southerly. For Wisconsin Increas
ing cloudiness: probably local showers; warm
r wrather: southerly winds.
According to Devlin, when Oates told hint
JDevliu) to go to h 11 he (Devlin) replied
t hat the room iu h 11 was reserved for
just such men as he (Oates), and as he
(Oates) came from the south and he (Dev
lin) came from the north Oates would be
more acclimated aud more nsed to the
warm viimate, and would receive a more
Discrediting Plnkerton's Evidence.
The Knights of Labor wanted to have
Pinkerton cross-examined, and especially
as to his declaration that during the
strike on the New York Central in Xew
York state a train was derailed by a
striker. Not a striker was convicted, but
a striker who was arrested by Rooert
Pinkerton, when charged by Pinkerton
after his arrest, knocked Pinkerton down
and beat him. The same information
against this Knight of Labor, who was sub
sequently released, was used against
another, not a Knight of Labor. He wanted
this matter brought out so as to convict
Pinkerton out of his own mouth, but the
somniitte refused to permit it.
PREPARING FOR THE VETERANS.
Washington Kxpeets to Have to Take
Care of 00,000 of Them.
Washington, July 25. Plans for the
entertainment of thousands of Grand
Army of the Republic visitors, who are
expected in Washington at the national
encampment in September, are now under
consideration by the executive committee.
This entertainment, it should be under
stood includes only bed and shelter for those
veteraus and G. A. R. posts who do not for
themselves arrange thesn matters. The
committee estimates that there will be
60,000 of this class of visitors to entertain
and that a fund of not less than $150,000
will be necessary to carry its plans into
execution. In the first place all the pub
lic school buildings will be used. In addi
tion the committee will lease any lare
buildings when favorable terms can be
llarraeks to lie Krected.
But the large proportion of the free
quarters will hare to be in buildings es
pecially erected by the committee. On the
grounds of the Washington monument
temporary buildings are to be erected.
These structures will be sixty-four feet
wide and 500 feet long and. will each have
sleeping accommodations for 3,000 men.
Il is proposed to have twelve of these
buildings, which will afford accommoda
tion for over 43,000. In the immediate
vicinity of F these quarters arrangements
will be made for the erection of large din
ing halls where meals can be served at
Looking After Wives of the Vets.
In fact, all through the city in the vicin
ity of the school buildings and of other
buihlings where large bodies of men are
quartered some provision must be made
for supplying the men with meals. Of
course the committee will not pay for the
meals, as the visitors will assume that
part of the expense. The committee wjU
supply bedding and cots free of cost and
the visitors will furnish their own sub
sistence. The citizens' committee is going
to care for the veterans alone. There will
be no arrangements for women occupying
the free quarters. A great many of the
old soldiers will want to bring their wives
with them, and a special committee, of
which Miss Clara Barton, president of the
Red Cross Association, is chairman and
Miss Cora C. Curry is secretary, is making
arrangements to secure quarters for the
Nominee Stevenson's Tour.
Chicago, July 25. Hon. Adlai fjeverj.
son arrived at this city yesterday. . bis
trip west he received many evidences c Via
popularity with the Democracy. At AV
bany he addressed a short speech to
a large crowd of citizens; at Utica
he made another speech and shook bands
with hundreds. At Syracuse there was
another large crowd to which he addressed
a few words; at Rochester the pro
gramme was repeateJ, and likewise at
Buffalo. Mr. Stevenson is much gratified
at his reception.
Sheerin Starts for Indiana,
Xew Yoke, July 25. S. P. Sheerin,
secretary of the Democrat ic national com
mittee, has left this city for his home in
Indiana, to be absent a week.
inc. a"i lijntML. uawic
How the League Clubs Stand In the New
Chicago, July 25. The first eight games
of the new League aeries shows that Chi
cago can hold a tail-end position with a
grip of death. Out of eight games the
club has only captured two. The standing
of the clubs is given below:
New York 7
bt. Louis 8
Won. lost, i'sr
Illinois-Iowa Played. Won. Lost. Per cent.
Boekford :U 17 IS .5iH
Joliet 31 18 15 -M6
Kocklsland-.Moline.3S 14 14 .500
Scores on the Iiamond.
Following are the League scores recorded
yesterday: At Boston Chicago 5, Boston
7, at Brooklyn Cincinnati 2, Brooklyn 3;
at Philadelphia Cleveland 6, Philadelphia
10; at Baltimore Louisville 3, Baltimore
4; at Washington Pittsburg 4, Washing
ton 7; at Xew York St. Louis 4, Xew
Illinois-Iowa: At Rock Island Jackson
ville 5, Rock Island-Moline 8; at Rockford
Joliet 6, Rockford 13. (Sunday) At Rock
ford Joliet 2, Rockford 0; at Reck Island
Jacksonville 5, Rock Island-Moline 19.
Lewis J. Beater, member of m wealthy
I ronton, O., firm, hanged himself with a
rope made of towels, injuring himself so
severely that though cat down before
death ha died lata-.
OATES AND DEVLIN Al ULMix
The Southerner Kesents the Knight's
Critlrimu Very Vigorously.
Washington, July 25. Representative
Oates, chairman, of the house committer
that investigated the Homestead lalor
trouble, came nearly to blows Saturd.tv in
1 an altercation wi:h John Devlin, ouu .tf
the members of the executive committee,
of the Knights of Labor. Devlin and his
asseciates submitted to the bouse commit
tee Friday certain questions which were
put to the Pinkertons, and answered by
them in writing. Saturday morning Dev
lin went on the floor of the house before
the session and asked for a copy of the
testimony, which could not be furnished
him at once, at it had not come from the
Oate Version of the A Hair.
Oates says the affair happened this way:
Oates, in response to Devlin's request for
a copy of the testimony taken Friday, snid
that it was not printed yet, but Devlin
could have an order on the stenographer
to see the testimony and make whatever
notes from it he wanted. Devlin insisted
on a copy and Judge Oates told him that
the proof sheets would come from the
printing office Monday evening and that
he (Devlin) could have a copy Tuesday
morning, but that he would like the
names of witnesses he wanted examine!,
as the committee wanted to make a report
Thought It Most Kztraordlnary.
Devlin then said that he thongh the ac
tion of the committee Friday was most
extraordinary. He thought it extraordi
nary that the Pinkertons should be per
mitted to see the written questions and
read them liefore they were asked by t lie
chairman. His manner as well as his
words offended Judge Oates, who told hint
that the committee had treated him and
his associau-s with extraordinary co:im-1-eration,
having given their questious pre
cedence over those of the committee, aa 1
that his criticism now was improper a id
impertinent. More words followed, kill
Judge Oates told Devlin that he might -
to h 11. Devlin charged that the comm; -tee
had taken this recess at the iust.iii--of
the Pinkertons. Judge Oates retorted
that this was false; that Devlin was a d i.
liar. The two men seemed about to come
to blows when members interposed in
prevented a tight.
What levlin Said te Oates.
Devlin was seen by a representative ;f
the United Press at the National hotel.
Doings In tne allonai Legisiataro.
WasHINgton, July 25. The anti-option
bill occupied the senate again all Sat
urday, diversified only by a brief financial
discussion over a proposed legal tender
ameudment to an important bill relating
to judgments of United States courts.
The senate amendments to the general
deficiency bill occupied most of the time in
the house, the French spoliation claims
being discussed for two hours, the house
disagreeing to this item 79 to 119. The
Indian depredation claims, amounting to
(476,252, as inserted by the senate, were
agreed to by the close vote of 96 to 94. A
resolution was passed calling on the presi
dent for information regarding the trans
portation of imported merchandise in bond
or duty from one portion of the United
States over Canadian territory into another
portion of the United States.
Novel, but "Not Half Bad" Idea. '
London, July 25. In honor of there
cent marriage of his son Viscount Chel
sea, Earle Cadogan has donated 500 for
the purpose of taking 00 adults and 1,600
children among the poor of Chelsea to the
Crystal palace where, in addition to see
ing the sights, they will be treated to d in
ter and tea.
Van Buren ran 1. miles at Washington
Park Chiqago in 2:06, wining IS, 000.
H'VViU M. Xubemeyer and Xellie Boise,
of Cleveland, went out on the lake for m
row aud were both drowned by the capsiz
ing of the boat.
The Local Market.
Bran -N"c jr cwt,
Staipstiitf fl.OO perewt.
Hay Timothv. SUfftlS: prairie, 10&11 ; clover
f 113,10; baled. $11 (K&n2.fi0.
Butter Fair to choice, l.'Hc: creamery, S9Q34c
Eucs Frewn. 14c: packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens, IOQ.12; turkeys. 1-He
ducks, 1-Hc; peee, 10c.
rurir and vEeaTABLis.
Apples tS.a5S2.78 per bbl.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
84ft44c; cows and heifers, 2H&3c; calves
Hard 7 Sn7 75.
Soft 1U&3 80.
Common boards $18.
Joist Scantling and timber, IS to 16 feet, $18.
Kvrry additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X&hini'lee f 75.
Lath f J X).
Fencir? 12 to 16 feet $18.
BAKIKS , 1
IS ON TOP
I I No othr -
II is o vaOOo
I INo other Uambsv
I Costs less than Half -
and plsasss much batter
I than the over-priced and
I I Judge for yourself.
-J In Cans. At your Grocer's