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ISLAND 0 ATT ,Y A R.fi-TT
VOL. XLI NO. 41.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY. DECEMBER 5. 1892.
Single OoplM B Cent
Per Week IS Cents
Is the Largest in this section and prices are far below all competitors.
We put ON SALE for one week our stock at way down prices.
Overcoats worth 12 to 15 for 10.
Our Children's stock of Overcoats is slightly
broken and all coats where there is only one or two
of a kind, we will discount from $1 to $3 from regu
lar price the same cut is good in Children's suits.
Underselling everybody on everything. ' All goods
sold as advertised.
cJAX & RICE, Proprietors, Reck Island, 111,
Try us when you want a fine dress suit, we make fine goods a specialty.
Santa Clans Dropped
Into our furniture establishment, and here he intends
to stay until
He was so well pleased with our beautiful line that he
"dropped in." By the way, why not drop in your
self and select your Christmas presents. We have
the most artistic, the largest, in fact the finest display
we have ever shown consisting of the finest parlor
suit to the baby's high chair. Nobody in the Tri
Cities can show as complete assortment or treat you
better in the way of price, etc. Call early and make
your selection at
1525 and 1527
NORTH FI ELD
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premiun
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carriiu
Set like those I have to show vili be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iro
finiBh Fire Sets and. Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are.theleadeis made in Illinois for our soft coal and every on
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas o
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show yot
at isuseful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. an d Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
124, 123 and 128
$3 to 4 for 2.
5 to 7 for 4.
8 to 10 for 0.
: Shirt Factory:
Are oar specialty. We make them ourselves,
Patronize home industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to your order, and they are tailor-made
at prices ranging from SIS np.
Our Pants .
Are down in prices trod we invite competition.
Call and make your selection from over 800 differ
ent samples at prices from $8 and np.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, our workmanship cannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, but not
least, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see ns at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenne, over Looeley's crockery store.
Washes s very thing from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
John Voik &;co.,
Sa&h . Doors Blinds,! SidingFlooring,
and all kinds of wood work for brfflden.
Ilahteenlfa 81. bet. Third mi Fonmiavss,
IN EXTREME PERIL.
A Terrible Ocean Disaster Nar
CLOSE CALL OP THE STEAMER SPEEE
Seveu Hundred Souls Who Almost Ixmkcd
Eternity in the Face Her Shaft Breaks
and Knock a Hole in Her, and
Heat-lien fort Nearly Foundered The
Story Told hy Passengt in. Anions Them
IwiRht I.. Moody Hour of Tcri-or
Ended hy the Welcome Cr of "S:i'.l IIo."
IiOXI.ox, Dec. 5. The steamship Spree,
with 134 cabin, 221 second cabin, ui.ti ISO
steerage passengers, anil a crew of 24? men
all told arrived at Queenstown Saturday
afloat, and th:it was all. She was overdue
at New York for several days, but no par- '
ticular apprehensions were felt regarding
her, though it was supposed that she had
met with some accident to her machinery.
There was need of apprehension, however,
for it is a piece of good luck that there is
not a terrible ocean tragedy to record in
stead of a time -of terror to the human
freight of the great steamer.
Ieep Down in the Water.
She was towed into port by the steamer
Lake Huron and presented a forlorn ap
pt aranee on entering Queenstown harlior.
The stern was so deep in the water that
the steamer could be boarded from a row
boat. The passengers weTe overjoyed at
their deliverance and loudly cheered the
Lake Huron for having rescued them. As
soon as the spree reached anchorage a cor-
respondi ut of the International Telegram i
company had an interview with General O. !
O. Howard, of New York; General Knfus
King, of Albany, and Evangelist Moody. '
They told an interesting story of their ex- !
periences. They left Southampton on their
way to New York oti Nov. 23 at, 5 ox-lock j
p. m. For two days the steaming was fair.
The Main Shaft. Goes to Smash. '
At C o'clock on the morning of Xov. 2fi, '
while the vessel was making high speed
through a heavy sea. the main shaft broke
and there was a terriblecrash. The steamer
trembled from stvm to stern. The engines
stopped instantly, and the passengers hat
ened to ascertain the nature of the disaster.
There was nothing like a panic. Perfect
discipline was maintained. The u'iicers
assured the passengers that t lu ie wj.s no
danger, ami the passengers had entire eon- '
fidence in the oilicers. All the boats, how- '
ever, were made ready for instant tw in
case of necessity and supplied with a good
store of provisions. An cxaitiinut ioa showed '
that the shaft had been bruktn ten feet,
from the end.
The Water Floods the stern.
The weight of the screw ea;isul -a. strain,
and suddenly water hooded' he Stern and
drove all the second cabin passengers and
the stewards fruni, their culiiis and the
dining saloon. 1 he second cabin passen
gers were obliged to leave their clothes and
baggage in the flooded cabins in order to
escape. The flood continued and the offi
cers, fearing the worst, ordered all movable
articles to be removed and the bulkheads
closed and shored w ith heavy lieauis. The
second cabin passengers took refuge with
the first and were received with all the
hospitality possible under the circum
stances. Was a Time of Awful Terror.
The weather grew more threatening and
the steamer without sail to steady or to
guide, tossed helpless in the trough of the
sea. The water in the stern roared and
thundered with every roll of the vessel,
sounding like a knell of judgment to the
more terrified among the passengers. The
pumps were worked laboriously to keep
the water down. The passencers in alarm
huddled in the saloon, and anxiously waited
for the verdict of their fate from the lips
of the officers. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon
Captain Willigerod entered the saloon.
' I am able to tell you," he said calmly,
"that our work is rewarded. We have the
water about under control. There is now
no danger." ThiB utterance conveyed a
deep sense of relief to all who heard it.
Signaling for Help.
All day Saturday and all day Sunday the
sea rolled and the water in the stern com
partment thundered at the bulkhead.
Sunday night the storm moderated, but
with the thunder of the water and the in
tense excitement the passengers could get
no sleep. Oil bags were hung overlioard
and softened the fury of the waves, and a
great fire of tar was kept burning as a sig
nal of distrees. The ship was drifting out
of the pat h of vessels, and on Sunday
morning everybody was almost in despair.
Evangelist Moody, who from the first had
displayed cool courage and a spirit 'of con
fidence that helped to sustain others, held
an eloquent service of j.rajer in the saloon,
wmcu was attenaea Dy everybody on
board, including two saloon passengers
who had been noted for their levity during
the first two days from Southampton.
The Glad Cry "Sail Ho!"
The grave danger was that the bulkhead
wonld give way, and Sunday night was a
long one, with the pumps going full power
and just able to keep the water down. At
half past 2 o'clock a cry of "Sail hoi"
thrilled every breast in the vessel, and was
greeted with shouts and cheers and con
vulsive sobs of joy. The ship proved to be
the steamship Lake Huron, from Montreal,
Nov. 19, for Liverpool, commanded by Cap
tain Carey. The Lake Huron answered the
signals of distress, and promptly ran up
alongside the Spree. When the dawn of
morning made it possible to begin the work
of assistance six-inch hawsers were with
great difficulty passed from one bkamer to
the other and firmly fastened, and then the
task began of towing the Spree to a port of
saiety. mere were over 600 miles to go,
and the distance was safely accomplished
Saturday as stated in the foregoing.
6TORlES TWO WOMEN TELL.
The Frightful Scene When the Terll Waa
xijc notei at queenstown is
filled with the passengers of the Spree, and
many have been obliged to go to Kilmur
ray's, the European and other small hotels
or lodging houses. Most of the passengers
nave thrilling stories to telL Not a few,
However, acknowledge that they bad no con
ceptlon of their peril until they had been
landed. Twice, at leasttiw officers gars
np hope ot saving tne snip, yen eacn nme
they believed it would be impossible for
the boats to live in the tremendous eeas.
On Sunday night all the officers were con
vinced that to abandon the ship for the
boats would be certain death. Everybody
Is eloquent in praise o Dwight L. Moody.
His services did more than anything else,
all say, toward steadying the courage of
the passengers. In every group of foreign
ers during the preaching sat somebody who
translated the evangelist's words as they
came from his lips.
Mrs. Robinson's Experience.
Mrs. J. W, Robinson, of Chicago, told !
the correspondent of the International !
Telegraph company the story of her ex- !
perience on the drifting steamship. She J
said: "When the shaft broke I was sleep- j
ing in my state room. I was aroused by a '
crash, then felt a heavy shock which al- '
most threw ine off my licrth. I knew that I
something serious hah happened. I got up '
immediately, dressed as fast as I could and
ran into the corridor, where I found the :
of the passengers frightened and
huddled together. When we learned the
cause of the trouble, none of us realized the
danger we were in. When we got on the
deck, however, we saw a frightfu 1 scene.
Hundreds were struggling for life pre
servers, shouting or groaning, or running
about as if crazy. Preparations to lower
the boats increased their terror. For two
days and nights we were tossed about and
drifted away from our course.
Sad Sniohie of a Vienna Man.
"We did not go to bed eithei Saturday or
Sunday night. The sea was terrific. The
ship rolled so that we had to cling to tables
or chairs to prevent our being dashed to the
floor or against the partitions. A German
lady who tried to leave the cabin when the
sea was at its worst was thrown against a
pillar so violently that she broke her arm.
1 he surgeon set it with the greatest difli-
cu1.f5"' as it was almost impossible to remain
quiet even in one's berth. The suicide of a
young man from Vienna depressed us all.
He was wealthy and was engaged to marry
a Viennese young lady. Four women in
the second cabin became temporarily in
sane from anxiety and lack of sleep."
Terrible Time to Be 111.
Miss M. L. Merriman. of Boston, was ill
, in Vied at the time of the accident; in fact,
j too ill to realize her danger. She was
nearly thrown on the floor by the shock.
She dressed herself slowly and was one of
the last to get on deck. "I never before
saw such a scene," she said. "The ship
; was at the mercy of the sea and the waves
were dashing up on the decks. The pas
. sengers were huddled together in the pas
' sageways or on the stairs or were running
, alxmt as best they could on deck. Most of
thern had been calmed by the time I got up
i stairs, but the faces of all were white with
: terror. We had a terrible Sunday morn
: ing. The sea was worse than I had ever
j seen it. We feared that the bulkheads
, would not hold out, and at night had be
I come so frightened that we would not go
j to bed, but lay down in the companion-
Honor to the Officers and Crew.
General Howard, General King and
other passengers express the highest praise
of the noble and devoted conduct lxith of
the officers and the crew of the Spree.
They have presented the following testi
monial to Captain Willigerod: "Your ship
has been saved from great peril, and we
desire to express to you and your officers
and the entire crew the great satisfaction
and sincere gratitude felt by all for your
work performed under circumstances of
unusual trial, demanding the utmost dis-
: ctplme, patience and courage. While
ueejij ki.neiui w nie xieaveniy ratner lor
His mercies, our hearts turn to the noble
captain and his brave men."
Gave the Crew a Little Reminder.
The passengers raised the sum of fSOO,
half of which was given to those who had
lost their clothing and Iwggage and the re
mainder to the crew who had worked day
and night at the pumps. Some of the saloon
passengers sailed on the Etruria yesterday,
and the mails from the Spree went on that
vessel. The remainder will await the
Havel, of the North German Lloyd, which
left Bremen for Queenstown Saturday.
THINKS HIM PRETTY COOL.
Probable Knd of the Nangle Immigra
Nfiw Yor.K, Dec. 5. Nangle, the Irish
man who was l"t out of an English prison
on condition of leaving the country for
good, his crime having been the attempt to
kill a land agent, and who came here and
was detained on the idea that he was of the
proscribed kind of immigrant, is at Chica
go, jus nrotticr. who is on the "force" at I
that city, came here and asked permission
to take the ex-convict out to bnv clothes
and has not lieen seen since. But he has
leen heard from. His name is Joseph
Nangle. General O'Beirne, who acted in
the case, has received a letter from Joseph.
nothing Mean A boat Nangle.
When Joseph took his brother to buv
clothes they were to report the same dav.
But "they never came back." Joseph tells
the general that as soon as his brother
landed they went to Bridgeport, Conn., to
visit some relatives. "Our friends" the
letter continued, "kept us longer than we
expected. When we got back to New Yorb
we had only one hour in which to catch the
Chicago limited. This would not give us
time to go to the island, so I decided to go
right on to Chicago." The letter then said
that the Nangles would be glad to see Gen
eral Obeirne in Chicago, and promised him
a royal reception u he ever came their wav.
"There is nothing mean about the Nan
gles," said Colonel Welier. "After leaving
here w ithout our permission they kindly
send us an invitation to visit them. I
guess we will uot go to Chicago to get
Death of a Woman Worker.
Chicago, Dec. 5. Mary Allen West,
editor of The Union Signal and for many
years prominent in Woman's Christian
Temperance Union work, d;ed on Dec. 1, in
Tokio, Japan. The news reached Chicaeo
Saturday in a cablegram to Miss Frances
Willard. The cause of Miss West's death
is not yet known, but it was probably a
general breaking down from over-wcrk.
Miss West left Chicago on the 1st of last
January for a trip around the world. She
was 55 years old laid a nat ive of Illinois.
Miss West associated herself with The
Union Signal in when Miss Willaru,
her predecessor, went to Berlin. Befo?
coming to Chicago she was fur nine yetus
ichooL uaiesourg, ilia., nigh
J.OOU awMU Dying-.
VrsarxA, Dec. 6. A dispatch from Turin
SCENES AT THE GOULD MANSION.
4. Great Crowd In Front of the Besidene
Eulogistic lie notations.
New York, Dec 5. Fifth avenue, in the
neighborhood of the Gould house, was
alive yesterday with curious men said
women who had a morbid desire to see the
place in which the great financier had Ured
and died. For every man in the crowd
there was at least three women, and the
throng represented all walks of life. When
the doors of the house would open to admit
an intimate friend of the family or a mes
senger with floral gifts, some of the curious
would stop to look in, and this would
check the progress of the mass behind and
attract those in front. The others across
the street, thinking something had hap
pened within the house, would stand and
stare. As a result of this a regular block
occurred more than a score of times during
Tribute from the Western Cnion.
The funeral will liegin at 4 p. m. today
and the body will be taken to Woodlawn
cemetery tomorrow. The directors of the
Western Uuion Saturday adoped a highly
eulogistic tribute to the dead financier, de
claring that many of his acts which were
perfectly right aud proper had been dis
torted into crimes; that he was an expert
manager of railways and that the indus
tries which he controled gave employment
to 100.000 men daily and his abilities had
contributed more largely to the develop
ment of the western and southwestern
parts of the country than those of any
other man: that he was a counselor at once
wise, sagacious aud faithful
Locomotive Baotherhood on Record.
At Little Kock, Ark., Division No. 182,
Brotherhood of Locomotive engineers, de
clared in resolutions adopted at a meeting
held Saturday "that in the death of Mr.
Gould we in common with the vast army
of locomotive engiueers and organized la
bor have lost one of its grandest and most
liberal benefactors.- He possessed the con
fidence of the laboring man as well as that
of the capitalist, and by this he has proved
himself one of the most remarkable and
successful financiers of the country, and
this community has lost a man w"ho has
done more to dev lop the great southwest
than any one man, one to whim every citi
zen of this great land may point with pride
as an illustration of what personal energy
GOING TO BOTTLE HIS SPIRIT.
A Sluitkegon Spiritualist Who Will Try an
Ml'SKEGoX, Mich.. Dec. 5. A promin""
spiritualist of this city has ,..i.eaa
scheme by which he hoes at deat h to be
able to prove positively to those in the ma
terial state that his spirit exists after its
separation from the body. He went to
Fittsburg a short time ago and obtained a
large glass cylinder so constructed that it
can be scale I air-t ight in a moment's time.
In thii cylinder he bjis supeuded with Cue
copper wire two pieces of metal so light
that they can be brought in contact with
each other by the slightest motion of the
air shut within the cylinder. These wires
pass through the cylinder, one being con
nected with a battery aud the other with a
Will He Sealed I'p Jnsi Before Death.
He has made arrangement. for his friends
at his death -tnd just iH'fore the spirit leaves
his body-to seal him in the cylinder that his
spirit may le prevented from taking its de
parture, and at the same time enabled by
a series of systematic disturbances of the
air within the cylinder to communicate
with his friends through the telegraph.!
instrument. Ashe is dying with consump
tion the pu! will not have long to wait
for the test ot i. -vperiment. If this ex
periment pro.es t ..i. essful his friends arj
pledged after three days to unseal the cylin
der aud allow the spirit to depart and then
seal up and bury the remains.
The lieal markets.
Bran 85c per cwt, '
Shij.etntf $1.00 per ewt.
Hay Timoihy, SCilO: upland, JSaiO; etosgh
J6Q6; baled. 11 (Xit2.50.
Bntter lr to choice. 2c: creamerv 30-.
Ects l-'reL.a4c; tacktc! 15c.
Poultry Chickens, turkeys llj,e
dnckf , l-'Hc ; geese, 10c .
FBCIT IKS TXfiSTABLSS.
Applet JS.2SJ2 75 perbbl.
Potatoes ff tide.
Hsrd 7 5ri?,T 7S.
Soil 1 .oyji 30.
Cittle Bctcbers pay for errn fedj steers
SHfMHc; cows and Deilei, Ua3c: calves
Common hoards SIC.
Join Scanning and timber. It to 16 feet. $11.
tvery additional f ot in length VI cents.
X A X Shingles $1 75.
Fencii c 12 to 16 feet $18
oct hoards.roneh S16.
IT IS THE PEOPLE-
AND NOT THE TESTIMOISLIS
QF PURCHASABLE CHEUtSTA.
ays was uouu a. ram is dying.