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TOL. XL NO. 254.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, I82.
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THE RIFLE SPEAKS.1
An All-Day Fight at Coal Creek
pelled to lake it
before they could reach
MINERS THREE TIMES REPULSED.
No Authentic News aa to the Casualties,
But Catling; Guns and Howitzers
Used in the Battle.
Gen. Carnei at tbe Seen with 1,200 Men,
nn.l - V 1 1 vti. a tr . 1
era Offer Resistance Few Incidents of
the Engagement at Hand Volunteers
Start from Knoxville antl Chattanooga
Capt. Anderson Captured by the Mis
ers and Threatened with Lynching
Inscription of the Scene of Battle.
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 19. A private
message from Clinton to the agent of the
United Press lust night said: "A courier
has just arrived heie (9:15) from Coal
Creek. He says that fighting has been
going on all afternoon. Four soldiers
Were killed and the gatling gun is out of
order. The Knoxville volunteers and
soldiers who left there by special train will
never reach Coal Creek as the track is
loaded with dynamite."
Volunteers to the Rescue.
Thousands of people were gathered at
the station last night awaiting the arri
val of General Carries' troops from Chat
tanooga. It was suggested that a force of
volunteers be raised to go to the possible
relief of the citizens who started to Coal
Creek in the afternoon. The suggestion
was taken up and a riot alarm was rung
for half an hour. Three hundred good
citizens gathered at the court house and
guaranteed their services to Sheriff Hollo
way. The United States government has
500 army muskets stored here, and per
mission to use them was asked of the
proper authorities. If a favorable answer
Is received the volunteers will leave by a
special train at the earliest opportunity.
Would Settle the Strike.
The Knoxville Iron company, lessees of
branch penitentiary at Coal Creek, has
given the governor twenty days notice
that they will give up the lease and turn
the convicts over to the state authorities.
This decision, if laid before the miners,
would probably pnt an end to the whole
Carnes in Sttiking IMstance.
Gen. Carnes has gone into camp at
OfTut's, 4 miles from C..al Creek. He
would, it is stated, go to the relief of Fort
Anderson at day break. There had been no
righting since dark. Two hundred more
volunteers left here for Coal Creek at 4
o'clock this morniug. Carnes has blood
in his eye and there will be a bloody battle
or a complete surrender of insurrectionists
immediately upon his arrival. Capt.
Andersou, who is in captivity, is a bosom
friend and his first act will be to liberate
Latek. Gen. Carnes has not gone into
camp. He marched directly on Coal
Creek. By six o'clock this morning the
village of Coal Creek was surrounded by
a force of eleven or twelve hundred sol
diers and deputy sheriffs, all heavily
armed and prepared to fight.
THE FIGHT AT COAL CREEK.
Three Assaults Hj the Miners and Kacfe
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 19. Gatling
guns wers turned upon the miners at Coal
Creek yesterday. How nmni were killed
nnd wouneed no one yet knows. The only
fact which none can dispute is that the
fiercest battle in the history of the Coal
Creek troubles began yesterday morning
and lasted all day. It is stated that Cap
tain Keller Anderson, in command of the
Coal Creek troops, bus been captured by
the miners, taken to an unknown place
Shooting at lO O'Clork.
The latest reports which are reliable say
that the battle at Camp Anderson was
commenced as early as 10 o'clock yester
day morning. For several hours firing
was not general. About 2 o'clock the
miners made an organized assault on the
fort and were successfully repulsed. The
second assault was easily repulsed. The
third attempt resulted in a regular
pitched battle and Gatling guns got in
Capture of Capt. Anderson.
Between tbe first and second assault on
the fort three miners were captured. They
sent up a flag of truce to Captaiu Ander
son to nsk for release. He was expecting
such a message, and met t lie men on equal
grounds. He was seized by several of them
and rushed down the hill, and finally
taken to one of the hotels in the village,
where he was guarded by ltobert Lindsay,
a deputy United States marshal, and a
number of friends. They held him as a
hostage, and would not agree to give him
up until the troops and convicts are with
drawn from the valley. It is from here he
is said to have been taken and lynched.
Miners' Version of the Matter.
The miners say that Captain Anderson
was drunk and came outside of the forti
fications in a drunken manner and the
boys picked him up without trouble. He
has so far made no statement. His force
of 130 men M still holding the fort. The
men have been on short rations for three
days. Every avenue of supply has been
SCENE OF THE BATTLE.
Description of Fort Anderson and lis
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 19. Fort An
dersoD, the scene of the battle at Coal
Creek, occupies the crest of a hill com
manding the range of Coal Creek valley
for five miles east and west. To the north
Is a spur of the valley in which the stock
ade of the Knoxville Iron company is lo
cated. It would be impossible for the
miners to reach tbe stockade as long aa
the fort holds put. They would be com
Topography of Walden Ridge.
To the southward from the fort stretches
Walden ridge, which is very steep on tha
northern side and easy of ascent from tha
south. The top for several miles is a
series of great ledges of sandstone.making
a natural and almost invincible fortress.
Te distance from Fort Anderson across
the valley to the top of Walden ridge la
about 1,400 yards. On top of the ridge
the miners had planted two field pieces
furnished them by sympathizers in Ken
tucky. Good Cover for the Assailants.
The north sides of the ridge and creek
skirting the foot of Fort Anderson hill is
a dense growth of hemlock and laureL
The assailants of the fort had all the
advantages of hiding, and if one of their
number should be either killed or wound
ed he could be hastily removed to a place
safety without any one being the wiser.
No one was allowed to approach within a
half mile of the fort, unless he was known
to be in sympathy with the miners.
WAR SCENES AT KNOXVILLE.
Departure of a Force of Volunteers for
the Scene of Disturbance.
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 19. Old citi-.
sens were reminded of war times when J
two companies of soldiers started down
the principal street toward the Knoxville !
and Ohio railroad yards at 3:45 p. m. yes-1
terday, followed by 150 citizens armed with!
Winchester rifles and double-barrelled
shot guns. They marched double-quick,
and from the crowds on the sidewalks
there arose cheer upon cheer.
The Gathering of the Clan.
Sheriff Hollaway and half a dozen
deputies were busy all the whole forenoon
notifying citizens that they would be ex
pected to go to Coal Creek iu the event of
actual hostilities in that direction. Many
of the wealthiest and most substantial
citizens, weary of the reign of lawlessness
ind anarchy, volunteered. It was un
derstood that if their services were need
ed the riot alarm would be sounded from
the court house tower.
The Summons to Arms.
The alarm was sounded about 3 o'clock
on receipt of news of fighting at Coal
Creek, and in fifteen minutes nearly 200
men had assembled in the court house,
where all the arms obtainable were dis
tributed. The citizens divided into two
companies one under command of Major
D. A. Carpenter, a brave soldier in the
federal army and" pension agent here under
Cleveland, the other commanded by Cap
tain W. L. Ledgerwood, a well-known ex
Confederate anil Democratic politician.
Johnny Goes Riding Away.
The line of march from the court house
to the railway yards, where a train of four
coaches stood waiting, covered more than
a mile. Before the train started thousands '
of people had gathered in the neighbor
hood. As the train pulled out cheer after
cheer rent the air, and as it was lost to
sight in the labyrynths of freight cars the
cheering huzzas of the departing volun
teers were taken up and re-echoed by
thousands of voices.
Gen. Carnes Oft for the War.
A special train arrived from Chatta
nooga at 8 o'clock, carrying Brigadier Gen
eral Carnes ami the First regiment of Na
tional guards, 600 strong, and over 100 vol
unteer citizens of Chattanooga. The train
was switched around the city and sent
on its way to Coal Creek. While tbe train
was standing in the yards Edward Woods,
of Murfreesboro, a nephew of Governor
Buchanan, fatally wounded himself by the
accidental discharge of his gun.
Chattanooga Uraces Up.
Chattanooga, Aug. 19. About 170 of
the men summoned by the sheriff were in
readiness to accompany the First and Sec
ond regiments when they left yesterday
afternoon. R. 1. Watkins, an ex-Confederate
artillery captaiu, was placed in
command. Then the march was made to
the Carter-Magill Hardware company,
where 100 guns were supplied to those who
had none. The men were supplied with
Winchesters and a box cf fifty cartridges
each. Followed by a crowd of thousands
the militia and citizens' posse marched to
the statiou and took the train, going off
Gov. Iturhanan Itetter.
Nashville, Aug. 19. Governor Buchan
an's illness is nervous prostration, brought
on by the worry of the past few days. He
was feeling better yesterday, but uuable
to leave his room, and all work at the cap
itol was being carried on by Adjutaut
General Norman. It may be a week be
fore the governor leaves his room. He is
very nervous aud excited.
Latest Development of the lloycott.
Mansfield, O., Aug. IU. A singular
boycott took place in this city Wednesday.
For the last week G. H. Dippo has been
taking his meals at Mrs. Irvin's boarding
house while his family was away on a
visit. Mr. Dippo is the superintendent of
the Eclipse stove works, where the union
molders were locked out some time ago,
and Mrs. Irvin's boarders, being mostly
mechanics and laboring men, issued an
edict Wednesday morning that unless
Dippo quit boarding at Mrs. Irvin's they
would. The landlady informed the non
union superintendent of the situation and
be promptly concluded to quit.
Politics iu the almetto Stat.
Charleston, Aug. 19. The Democratic
campaign meeting at Newberry yesterday
broke up in a riot. The trouble commenced
with Governor Tillman denouncing one of
tbe opposite speakers as a blackguard.
Mr. Youmaus, the man in question, who
is candidate for secretary of state on tha
"Conservative" ticket, demanded to know
if Tillman referred to him as a black
guard. Then the crowd, which numbered
several thousand, jumped up and tore
down the stand. A general fight followed,
but the parties were separated.
Will Take a Long Walk at 9.
Osiikosu, Wis., Aug. 19. Next month
Alex Clermont, a uonogenarian resident in
De Pere, will undertake to carry a letter
from Green Bay to Chicago, traversing the
distance on foot. Clermont between tbe
years 1825 and 1830 carried tbe mall be
tween the two places, packing it through
Alliance Takes Up lluchanan.
Nashville, Aug. 19. At the state con
vention of the People's party here yester
day Governor Buchanan was indorsed for
governor and the Omaha platform adopted.
Captain Samuel Jones, Republican can
didate for congress in the Third Indiana
district, has challenged W. S. Holman, to
three joint debates in each of the eight
counties in the district during the ca m
paign. A uispatch from London announces the
death of the duke of Manchester, who
when Tisconnt Mandeville spent much
time in the social circles of New York.
His wife, who survives him, was a Miss
Yznaga of that city.
Five children were burned to death at
Griffin, Ga. They were locked in the
house while their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan Ellis, went to church.
The bar association of Knox county.
Me., entertained Chief Justice Fuller with
a steamboat excursion from Rockland to
Camden, dinner and drive.
The People's party of Ohio Las made
the following nominations for state offi
cers: Secretary of state, S. C Thayer; sn
preme court judges, E. 1. Stark, J. D.
Payne; clerk supreme court, W. R. Bolles;
board public works, James Houser.
Congressional nominations: Eleventh
Illinois district, B. F. Marsh. Republican;
Fifth Georgia, 1. T. Livingston, Alli
ance; Sixth Georgia, Thomas F. Ca ba
il iss. Democrat; First Texas, B. C. Hutch
Mrs. Alice Crocker, who was killed by
her iiane son at Carlsbad, Germany,
Sunday, was not from Chicago, as the dis
patches first stated, but from New York.
She was the widow of W. B. Crocker. '
A decree is about to bo promulgated re
moving all existing restrictions on the ex
portation of cereals from the Russian em
Extremely hot weather prevails through
out Europe, the thermometer in some
places reaching 107 degrees.
A man named Charles H. Peckham gave
himself up to the marshal of Fall River,
Mass., saying that he had murdered Mr.
and Mrs. Borden, "out of pure love for
blood." The probabilities are that he is
Mrs. Henry Eberly, of Wooster, O., at
tempted to drown her three children in a
barrel of rainwater. Their cries brought
men to their rescue. The woman is now
r, While attempting to save the life of her
5 yea rd -old grandchild Mrs. Dickenson,
70 years old, of May wood, a Chicago sub
urb, was run over by a train and killed.
Chinamen of New York city will test
tbe constitutionality of the Chinese regis
tration act iu the courts.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
C hk aoo, Aug. 18.
Following wero the ijuotations on the
board of trade toJay: Wheat Angust, opened
76c; closed 76o; September. opened 77c,
closed 77?w-; Heeeuiber, opened "Wgc, closed
79-ic. Cora August, opened 12c, closed
fc-'S'Sc: September, opened ac, closed o-THJe; Oc
tober, opened 51c, closed ML Oats Au
gust, opened closed iilc: September,
opened .'?.ic closed Ujgc: October, opened
Stc, close. t 3 4& I'ork September, opened
$11.87Hh closet! tll.75; October, opened
SU.y.'M,, close.! $11.85; January, opened (13.00.
closed SLLU.'Mi. Lard September, opened
7.97)4, closed 8.00.
New York, Aug. 13.
Wheat -No. - red winter cash, 83c;
August, t$2c; September. tCJic; October,
Corn No. S mixed cash, tioc on spot;
August. 6c bid; September, .c; October,
b&HiC. Oata No. - mixed cash. ""7jJt37)ic;
August, iJ4c. Kye Dull; ftj&OSc for the
whole range. liarley Neglected. I'ork
Dull; msss, $l&O0a,13.5o for old. 1-ard Quiet
September. $3.35; October, 58.28.
Live Stock; Cattle Market firm, but no
trading in beeves; dressed beef, stetdy; native
sides, 7tic per lb. Sheep and Lambs Sheep,
etrady; lambs, active and a shaie firmer;
t-hep. 4.1wa-.30 per 10J lbs; Limbs, $i.Ui70.
Hogs Market firmer; live hogs, $o.7u6-35
per luO lbs.
The Loral Jiirkets.
Corn 544 5tic.
Bran KV per cwt,
Shij s'uff $1.00 per cwt.
Ilav Timotbv, SHilS; prairie, 10311; clover
5210; baled. $11 V012.G0.
Pntter Fslrto choice, lHc; creamery,
Eigrs Fresb, 14c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10ai-H; turkeys 120
docks, 1-Sc: geese, 10c.
rariT and vegetables.
Apples 3.3S&$2 75 perbbl.
Turnips Ut& 50c
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
8m&4Hc; cows and heifers, 2K3c; calves
8 beep 4SC.
Hard 7 Bma7 75.
Soft 1 30.
Common boards $18.
Joist Scantling and timber, IS to 16 feet, $1$.
Every additional foot inlength 50 cents.
X A X Shingles 75.
Lath $2 50.
Fencing 13 to 16 feet 918.
ock boirde, rough $115.
About Breadmaking, after all. Thev can
teU a (MM)U HAKIMi POWOKK
without tbe acientinc aid of a tiovern
ment Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, of
Bbould be tested, Jort aa any other cook.
lng material, by actual use. It gives
Battar Satisfaction at Half
tha Cost of the other, fcloost
Can form aa opinion of their own.
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