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THE AllGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBEli 31, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Monday. October 81. l!-93.
Milwaukee Business Men
Ready to Rebuild.
HOT DAZED BY GKEAT DISASTER.
Already Preparing Plans for New 8 true
til res mad Resuming Their Daily Work
Prompt Relief for the Homeless and
Destitute Liberal Gifts from Home and
Abroad Poor Lives Iot In the Confla
gration and Ten Persons Injured The
Total Cost Now Footed l"p at 5,800,
OOO Scenes in the Devastated District
Some of the Heavy Losses.
Milwaukee, Oct. 81. People from all
parts of the city, from the neighboring J
puuii iu.it it wouw not De neeaea long.
In "ihe Railway Yards.
to hot was the fire that the heavy steel
rails of the tracks on the railways had been
beut aud twisted like reeds. In" one place a
car-iona 01 Dutter had softened and sunk
into a great pile and in another lay a pile
of geee and chickens cooked to a turn
without dressing. Looking south and west
the eye takes in the wholesale district,
while eastward, toward the lake, a Ion
line of crumbling, smoking walls marks
the site of the big Northwestern railway
lreight depot, which, together with 300
cars, went u in flame and smoke. On
East Water st-eet, where the fire started, a
row ot smoking shells remained, but from
Broadway east for blocks the ground bears
tne appearance of having been smitten by
Scene in the Rnrned District.
The scene in the burned ilistriet is desola
tion itself A lurid clare from the still
burning ruins at sight lit up the heavy
clouds of smoke and cast a funeral pal
over the entire city. Twelve blocks were
entirely wiped out. while five or six more
have great ugly holes eaten in them by the
times. One hundred acres of ground is
sowns ana even irom places some distance , covered with charred ruins and piles of
away crowded around the scene of Friday blazing debris. Fifteen hundred people
mrvhr'M i - . & 1 . u n 4 I - I . . . - 3 1 .
night's fire yesterday and looked at the
clouds of smoke and steam which covered
were made homeless and destitute. One
thousand men are thrown out of employ-
the cites of the buildings. Early in the ! merit. Suchis the brief story of the fiery cat as-
day the work of searching for the safes of j troPle, which will forever stand as a crim
the various firms was mmmnrri Tn n landmark in the history of Milwaukee.
get at these a force of several hundred I
workmen armed with pickaxes and shov- j
eis was turned loose, .several safes were
found, but it was impossible to open them,
as the locks had become so warped and
twisted that the bolts could not be turned.
Cold Breakfasts for Many.
Many people had cold breakfasts yester-
The banners of flame which flashed across
the forefront of the fair city will be to her a
memory that will draw every class together
in the ties of humanity, so close upon the
heels of disaster fol lowed the open arm of
Where the right Was Fiercest.
Where the battle hat! been fiercest, and
where it was won by skill and bravery.
day morning, owing to the damage to the J''? '?y ani JVei1swI
,, . . '&illers big machine shops. They had
gas plant. The gas company has announced
that it will be unable to furnish its pat
rons with anything for two or three days.
The work of relieving the sufferers whose ,
been blown up with dynamite to check the
southward march of the flames. A mass
I of pipes and engines and wheels tossed into
inextricable confusion as if bv an earth-
household property was destroyed is still ' quake market! the spot. Here it was that
going on. The relief committee has its . ilieI roley nuKie his stand against the nxl
quarters in the Third ward schoolhouse
close to the edge of the burned district and
there clothing and food and meal tickets
are being given away to those in need, i
fmav 1 a miuul . n ..11 1 .-7 . , i
-....v j ... 1 i . u nil smra. I- ' i - , i . v. .. .1
; demon that was slowly carving its way
through walN of masonry toward be river.
Here it was that at midnight he wished.
like Wellington, that morning or Hubbard
would come. Hubbard and his brave Chi-
ready about ).(. O has l,een secured. Yes- I cas ,'"le PP OI b aVd
trdav collections pr tl-n ; n Vl w,re quickly deploye.1 around the rerneke
churches for the benefit of the destitute
and a considerable sum was netted.
Generosity or an Installment Man.
One of the most substantial contributions
for the relief of the poor came from Frank i
A. Lappen & Co. The firm had sold f urni- i
ture on the installment plan to many of
those burned out, and had over $3,50ft still
due and secured by notes. In spite of the
fact that he was a heavy loser by the fire, !
having had a quantity of furniture burned
in Budd & Kipp's factory, Mr. Iappen yes
terday announced that he would give re
ceipts in full to those of the sufferers who 1
still owed him anything. w':
Going Into Business Again. I
The work of starl ing up the business of
the burned-out firms is going rapidly on.
Many of them secured temporary quarters
and announced that they were ready for
business to today. The Hansen Hop and
Malt company, one of the heaviest losers
by the big blaze, was one of the first to .
commence preparations for resuming busi- '
ness. While the ruins of the old estab-
raent were still burning architects were
called in and plans drawn for new build
ings. These will be eight-story structures
and will be put on the south side, some
distance from the present site.
Railways Lose No Time. I
The enterprise shown by the big suffer
ers is exemplified by the work of the Chi
oago and Northwestern railroad. Both the
outgoing and incoming freight houses were
burned. Yesterday morning nothing but
the bare walls were standing, while inside
of them was a mass of smoldering wreck
age which occasionally broke out into
bright flames. Iast night the buildings were
nearly all roofed. At one time they were
forced to quit, owing to a blaze which broke t
out in the south end of one of the buildings
while they were rmttincr a roof on the rirtr l.
factory. The battle was sjieedilv won. The
flames were beaten to a standstill, and Mil
waukee was saved.
In the Wooilen Dwelling Region.
From Milwaukee street to the North
western freight yards.where wooden dwell
ings stood as closely together as they could
be built, is an apparently endless succes
sion of smoking cellars and nothing else.
All that was left of the houses are little
piles of brick in the alleys, with here and
thi-re a battered stove or burned and
twistc-J srwing machine to show t!::t they
had once been occupied. Pitiful scenes
ere witnessed in this locality. Hundreds
of tear-stained women and littie crving
children wondered disconsolately amoi:
the smoking embers hunting for some
keepsake of the home that was no more.
Poor little children, whose pinched faces
betokened hunger and cold, and adown
whose smoke-begrimed cheeks the tears
had marked many furrows.
Losses of miOO.OOO and Upward.
The losses of $l,t1,0iM) nwl upward are:
Tin hh & Kipp. furniture, $.i .1. K.
Pat ton & Co., oils and paints, $i"0,(M; H.
Ijcidersdorf, tobacco, $2."i0,000; Koundv.
Peckham & Co., wholesale grocers, fcWO,
000; H. Sheftels & Co.. wholesale grocers,
f-300,000; J. Wellauer & Co., wholesale
grocers, $300,000: Milwaukee Chair com
pany, fciV,0O0; H. Reidberg & Son,
vinegar works, $-00,000; Hansen Malt
company, 9i00,i0; Milwaukee Gas
works, 500,01)0; E. P. Dohnen & Co.,
drugs, partial loss, 150,000; Weisel
& Viler, machinery, 100,000; InbushBros.,
wholesale grocers, i0,000. The insurance
is less than halfltand the companies will
stand the loss all right.
LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.
Nearly Six Millions In Property and Fonr
It was a bad fire, but not so bnd as sup
posed. Beginning as these dispatches did
with 25,000,000, the property loss dropped
to 10,000,000, and now that the smoke has
cleared away, as it were, the figures of in
surance men are $5,805,000, of which about
500,000 is in houses and barns, of which
600 were destroyed. The loss of life was
surprisingly small. The actual list, so far
as it possible to state until the ruins are
cleared away, is four dead and ten injured.
None of these latter is dangerously wound
ed. The death list is as follows: Chnrlc
Cost th City SinO.OOO.
ST. Johnsbcky4 Vt., Oct. 31. The worst
fire this city hasjever known began about 7
o'clock yesterday morning and raged
' fiercely for two Hours, when it was brought
under control, In that time several busi
ness blocks wen? destroyed at a total loss
of 150,000. It.fe believed that a man and
woman were burned to death.
j Point Breeze Has a Blaze.
' Philadelphia, Oct. 31. Point Breeze
was risitu;l again by fire at an early hour
yesterda corning and before the flames
could be'col.troll(Hl the wharves and ship
ping wpre damaged to the extent of 200,
CHICAGO SOCIALISTS DISGUSTED.
They Take a "Shy" at the World's
Chicago, Oct. 31. The American section
of the Socialist Ijabor party met yesterday
afternoon to discuss the action of the
World's fair commission in closing the
JTtTZTZJ- ys. Resolutions were adopted declaring
' - .... .i.wv.-.,,,.,.,
Kegan, lxmls Jialstad and Charles Gressin
fotahn; Henry 1'edden and Thomas F.
Stohr, firemen; Mrs. Callahan, a widow
who was in poor health and died of excite
ment; Mrs. Marv O Brien, also a widow,
who died of fright.
Quick to the Relief.
(firemen), Richard Gardiner, J. H. Roesch,
H. Bergental and John Farrell. The fire
was still burning when those who were
able began the work of relief. A subscrip
tion paper was started and large sums of
money were put down thereon. The Plank
inton bouse threw open 100 unoccupied
rooms to those who had no roof to cover
them, churches and school houses were
turned into temporary places of refuge and
before Saturday night there were few who
did not have a refuge.
Phil Armour Acts Liberally.
Phil Armour, of Chicago, telegraphed
$6,000 and said to draw on for more if
needed. He also telegraphed the North
western National Insurance company, in
which he is interested, to draw on him for
1,000,000 if necessary to pay losses. Chair
man Clark, of the Illinois Republican com
mittee, telegraphed 500. Mayor Waah
burne, of Chicago, telegraphed that Chi
cago would respond liberally. Represent
ative Mitchell was very liberal also, botk
with time and money. It was reported at
the board of trade meeting that 100,000
would be needed and from the way the
wealthy, went into their nock eta it was
that the wage earners have come to the con
clusion that from the start it has been too
painfully evident that the national and
local directors of the fair have been unani
mous in their determination to make of the
great Columbian exposition an aristocratic,
plutocratic, kid-gloved affair from first to
An Alternative Demand.
That in their latest action in closing the
gates Sundays and evenings, the only per
iods when the common people have an op
portunity of gazing on the marvelous re
sults of their own industry, the people
clearly perceive that they have received a
polite invitation to stay away. Then fol
lows a denunciation of the exercises, and
the resolutions close as follows: "Resolved,
That this booy of wageworkers, on behalf
of their fellow laborers of all lands, demand
that the World's fair shall be open on Sun
day or kept open each week day until tl
o'clock p. m."
Cure for rbenmitism or ,eurlaia. Buy
'j 25 cent bottle of Salvation Oil and ue
it sccf rf?!ne to directions. It will cure
the worst case.
WAS IT OMINOUS?.
That Solar Eclipse in Colum
PE0P. T0TTEN SEEMS TO THINK SO.
Remarks Thereon by the Man Wbo Ka
aays to Interpret Revelations A Warn
ing to the World Which Has to Do
Principally with This Neck o'-Woods
An Appeal to Voter to Consult Their
Consciences for Once.
New Havks, Conn., Oct. 31. Professor
Totten, the student of Revelation who has
written so much recently relating to the
end of the world, predicting that it should
come in very few years, is of the opinion
that the partial eclipse of the sun Oct. 20
was a significant omen. He says: "It was
not upon the first day of the new era, but
upon the last days of the old one that the
sun was darkened, and that is what to me
is so significant, although this was by no
means that which first directed my atten
tion to the phenomena; it was the chrono
logical value of the eclipse that raises it to
the in portance of that one which occurred
npon the battle of Actium and marked the
beginning of the Augustinian era.
Complains of the Press.
"I am very thankful that ours did not
happen to fall on the 21st instead of the
20th. But is it not passing strange that
the Ptolemic value of the eclipse of the
20th inst. was left for me to designate, see
ing that the scientific world at large had
with one consent pronounced the event of
no importance' and had forgotten that
the chronologUt and historian can find a
scientific value where even an astronomer
may not find any. And should there not,
in view of facts like these, be found some
journals in our land of freedom who are
fair enough and sufficiently fearless to treat
represent with the dignity it
Is of Ominous Significance.
"But, aside from its unique scientific
value to the chronologist and historian,
this Columbian ecli;se of Oct. 30. 1M93, let
me so call it, has an ominous significance
to all who dwell upon the face of the earth,
and particularly to us of Manass?h, 'the
laud of forgetfuiness of all our toils and all
our fathers' house.' Lot us look mors
closely at the picture. It was a gala day.
America was clothed in bunting; its red,
white, and blue streamers decked the land
from north to south and from east to west,
so that from heaven it might have looked
like one graud panorama of old glory. But
those that dwell on high and rule on earth
look down with keener eyes than mortals
can and see between the bars, and they can
see but little for approval.
What Does the Professor Mean
to For a land that has forgotten its tradi
tions in "a single century is certainly far on
the road to a crisis proportionate to the
degree of its forgetfuiness. And so it came
about that the lingers of a hand appeared
noon the walls of heaven and wrote a
warning to the world in the sight of all the
assembled nations the representatives of
none were missing. For, lo! as the ten
mile pageant threaded the broad avenues
of Chicago and entered the exposition
grounds a bar sinister was drawn across
the scene anil an uncanny heraldic mark
slurred our bright escutcheon. Where were
our augurs t hen And what had Daniel said
bad such a thing ln-streaked the plains of
Shushan at a festival like that
Only Records the Facts.
"Think you for a moment that heaven,
which hath recorded the numlier of your
very hairs, was ignorant of that eclipse ?
If so, yc do deceive yourselves, for in the
very nature of things there can be no acci
dents, and certainly none like this. I speak
without superstition and am not an ar-
trologist. I do but record facts after the
event and read them. And facts that in
the elder day would have liecn seen as
ominous ana their meaning have been
eann-stly sought for at the altar of whatso
ever faith they venerated most and this at
once. What a moment that to sing the
national anthem, 'O! say, can you see' what
they so proudly saw when the nation was
young, at its dawn twilight gleamingl
And what an hour in which to 'Hail,
Columbia, happy land.'
DROPS INTO POLITICS, J
But Not Into Partisanship Some Words of
Warning to Voters.
"Think you how such a light in the
skies, upon such a day, must have secretly
struck the re,ort of nine of ten of the na
tions who were gathered to the celebra
tion. For a few of then are broadened in
our own presumptive way, and all of them
believe, as did Nebuchadnezzar of old, that
the kingdom is God's 'whose ways are judg
ment, and those who walk in pride he is
able to abase. Have we so soon outgrown
ideas so fundamental? I trust we have.
The fact is, there is sin within the door of
the national temple, and it adds but new
iniquity to the trespass to belittle the
facts. We cannot, be living up to the
spirit of the constitution inherited from
our forefathers, and it lies with each man
to determine his own share in the respons
ibility. Connects It with the Klection.
"What then? Why, a very simple thing,
but radical. We are about to 4iold a na
tional election of momentous import and
there is not a statesman on earth who does
not ponder with misgiving upon what the
near future has in store for Ixith the old
world and the new. It is in view of such
concern that I apjieal unto my count rymen
to cast t heir votes as lots before the Iord of
hosts. There is individual responsibility in
this matter of the greatest order and there
is but one command that bears upon the
issue: 'Thou shalt not follow the multi
tude to do evil.'
Not Speaking for a Party.
"I speak without reference to any party
and to the adherents of all, and I conjure
the free men oi tins iaud to commence the
new Columbian era by voting once at least
and at once according to their consciences,
and so leave the result with the Lord of
hosts himself. It is only by acting in
earnest singleness of heart at this juncture
that even we, the most favored nation upon
earth, can at all recover strength enough to
see just where this nation stands, and per
chance conserve our resources to meet the
Signs Do Fail Sometimes.
fcFor unless all signs must go for naught,
and the voices oi History, chronology and
astronomy are mocking that of prophecy,
we are already at the edge of days when
human bea.-ts will surely melt except they
be found upon the side of right and justice
and are staid in those eternal principles
which gave our land its pristine glory.
Those who do not believe in a coming mil
lennium should certainly do their uui'.ost
to realize its ideal in o far as possible, and
those who do should vote as though Um
golden age was here.
The Moon and I Are Tery Wide Awake.
"Finally, upon the 4th ot November,
day of memory in the land of Ephraim
across the sea, this same moon that on th
90th of October cast its new shadow upon
the land of Man&sseh will rise full, in peri
gee, and totally eclipse in turn, but this
only on the old world of Columbus. Th
phenomenon will, of course, synchronic
with historical events by which chronology
at least may again be fixed for the benefit
Of ages that mankind so confidently expects
to come, and which, . for one, sincerely
trust will also realize the desire of all na
QUITE QUIET IN THAT SECTION.
Only the Pop of the Gnn Disturbs tne
Sklm A, Ala., Oct. 31, On Thursday night
the house of David Sanders, a white man
who lives about six miles from Selma, was
shot into by a crowd of negroes. Sanders
got out of his bed and followed the
negroes and shot and killed two
of them. He returned to his horn
procured a wagon and carried th dead
bodies of the negroes to the village of Sar
dis. Sanders was arrested, and on prelim
inary bearing was discharged. On Friday
night Wesley Ethrtdge, another young
whit man residing at the town of Rich
mond, became involved in a difficulty with
a crowd of negroes.
Kthridge Was Tery Handy.
sie shot and instantly killed one of them,
Columbus Reeves, who had drawn his
pistol to shoot Ethridge. Reeves mother
attacked Ethridge with an ax. Ethridge
shot and fatally wounded her. Another
negro, Ed Pickings attacked Ethridge and
he was shot and dangerously wounded.
Everything is quiet.
Daniel Mackey, in jail at D anbury .Conn.,
for robbing a church. .-as aliout to be giv
en a package containing a Bible and two
magazines which had lieen sent to the jail
for him, when the jailor's wife found that
in the back of the Bible were two fine files
and two saws.
Mrs. Cerelo Brabo, 60 years old, and
Charles Seilburg, 23 years old, eloped from
Cleveland a month ago and have been liv
ing in Buffalo ever since under the as
sumed name of Mr. aud Mrs. James Ford.
Beaver Falls, Pa., Amalgamated men
hne udopted resolutions declaring that
they will never go back to workin the Car
neg i- mills until the association is reoog
uized. Edward Puller a farmer who went to
New York to buy "green goods," and got
buncoed out of his money, asked the police
authorities of Pittsburg to send him the
balance of the way home to Iowa.
As the result of one of those Kentucky
"vendettas" Henry Bouldea shot and killed
W. C Brown at Mount Sterling. Boulden
is but 17 years old.
Mrs. Minnie Barton, of Montrose, Mich.,
left her home several nights since wearii g
only a night dress. She has not been set n
The remains of Mrs. Ward H. Eamon,
of Springfield, who died recently in Bel
gium, were buried in Oak Ridge cemetery
Henry Ryder, formerly United States
consul at Copenhagen, has been convicted
of theft, fraud, and perjury, and sentenced
to eighteen months imprisonment at hard
J. & TL. Wineman, wholesale dealers in
clothing, Chicago, faded Liabilities, 125,
000. Assets saiil to lie small.
Prohibitionists have been for some time
trying to dive Elierharts' saloon out of
Allyn, Wash. Finally the building was
blown to pieces by dynamite and "they do
say" that the Prohibitionists did the work.
Wylie the wheelman who is trying to
b;at his way to Chicago has arrived all safe
at Columbus, O., without it costing him a
Mrs. Fred Seiger, of Kansas City, kilhd
her 4-year-old grandson and then herself.
She killed the boy to save him from bad
At Chicago fire destroyed a building at
Stewart avenue and Twenty-seventh street,
causing a loss of c'lOO.OtH).
Mrs. Mary A. Beard, slender, five feet
high, black hair and eyes, has disappeared
from her home, 4200 I jtnglej avenue, Chi
cago. The Phoenix National bank at Phoenix;
fifteen miles north of Syracuse, X. Y., was
roblied of 2,JAX) in cash.
The Euclid Avenue Opera house, Cleve
land, has lieen destroyed by fire. Loss,
The grpi value of Hood's Snrpaparilla
a i a remedy for catarrh 16 vouched for by
thousands of people whom it has cured.
Talking of patent medicines
you know the old prejudice.
And the doctors some of
them arc between you and us.
They would like you to think
that what's cured thousands
won't cure you. You'd be
lieve in patent medicines if
they didn't profess to cure
everything and so, between
the experiments of doctors,
and the experiments of patent
medicines that are sold only
because there's money in the
"stuff," you lose faith. in cz'cry
tking. And, you can't always tell
the prescription that cures by
what you read in the papers.
So, perhaps, there's no better
way to sell a remedy, than to
tell the truth about it, and
take the risk of its doing just
what it professes to do.
That's what the World's
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion, of Buffalo, N. Y., does
Golden Medical Discovery.
Pleasant Pellets, and
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
If they don't do what their
makers say they'll do you
get your money back.
At never before heard of prices
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
Driffill & Gleim,
1822 Second Avenue.
Sole Agents for
J. EL Flickeng-er's
Now is the time to place your order with us
for future delivery. These goods are the finest
in the market. They have no equal. Sold in
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRIIZ, Pharmacist.
It is an acknowledged fact that our Cloak Depart
ment is tne most com
plete in the city; that we
show more pretty and
original styles than any
other three houses, and
that our prices are 2 per
cent below all competi
tion. 1 14 W. Second Street, DAVENPORT, IOWA.
Always the best at the lowest prices.
New Goods just opened.
See the new styles.
It pay 8 to trade:
Try us for bargains.
Special Low Prices this wee'.
She Store, 307 Twentieth street. Rock LUud.
-ALL KINDS or-
Cast lion Work
dona. A specialty of furnishing aLkinda
of Storea with Castings a 8 seats
A MACHINE SHOP
4 been added where all kinds of
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
LABOR, TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
It ie the best Soap made
For ashing Machine use.
WARNOCK & RALSTON.
Ink, Paper. Tablets,
Satchels, Straps, Baskets,
Pencil Boxes, Ru'ers,
and everything necessary for
2223 Fourth Ave.