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sland Daily Argub.
VOL. XLI NO. 68.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1893.
I Blagle Copies Ceata
1 FitWlili UX.OtiM
We must unload our immense stock;
Prices must do the business. We will sell
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island.
clemann & salzmann.
Great Bargains in
mam. r jt
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
'or quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an eleg ant Carvinp
Set like those I have to show will be. Also thoee
Gold-Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iror
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
u the leadeis made in Illinois for our soft coal and every on
Piaranteed, These are all good things for the I i 1 1 - .
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to she w jov
tQat is useful and novel in housekeeping ajoos.
JOHN T. NOFTSJER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Bo sk Island.
124, 123 and 128
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
Are oar specialty. We imake. them ourselves.
Patronize homo industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to yoar order, and they are tailor-mad
at prices ranging from $16 np.
Our Pants .
Are down in prices and we invite' competition.
Call and make yoar selection from over 200 differ
ent samples at prices from $8 and op.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onr workmsnship'cannot be
excelled, oar goods we warrant, and last, bnt not
least, yoar patronage U solicited,
i Call and see ns at tbe
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second a venae, over Loosley's crockery store.
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. 21. &L J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
. HOUSE BUILDERS.
Saab ;Door8 Blinds, Siding, Floorinf,
and an kinds of wood work for buildurt.
IlxhtMntb St, bet. Taird and FoortavAi,
. HOCK IBfcAWD
Nature's Dynamite on the Ram
page at Chicago.
TWENTT-SDI MEN BADLY B00KCHED
Natural Gas Gives an Exhibition in a Big
Building; The Impalpable Explosive
Permeates the Air and Waits Its Op
portunity About 820,000 Worth of
riate Glass Shattered, Besides the Casu
alties Some of the Victims May Die
List of Injured.
Chicago, Jan. 5. An explosion of
natural gas in Donahue & llennebery's
printing establishment yesterday after
noon maimed a score of firemen and la
borers. Some of thes may die. Half of
them are seriously injured, not the least
among them being Fire Marshal Swenie
himself, who had a narrow escape from the
full force of tha explosion. The explosion
was in the plate vault of the printing and
publishing establishment of Donahue &
Ilennebery, extending from 407 to 425 on
the east side of Dearborn street. The
vault'is located immediately beneath the
sidewalk, which is formed of heavy iron
frames covered with glass and iron. Dur
ing the early part of the afternoon three
employes of the Natural Gas company had
been at work in this vault making con
nections that were to be used in supplying
the boiler plant with fuel.
Indiana's Explosive Gets in Its Work.
As a precaution the doors of the vault
were closed. Shortly after 2 o'clock Fore
man Robert Granger, who was in charge
of the men at work in the press-room
which adjoins the vault noticed flames in
the vicinity of the brick wall which ex
tends between the press room and the
vault. These flames had the uppcaranc
of iguited gas that had escaped.'throtigh the
faulty partition wall. Without waiting to
open the vault doors the foreman and em
ployes ran up-stairs and gave an alarm of
fire. They then returned to the basement
when some one the flames still being no
ticeablethrew open the vault door. In
stantly there was a tremendous explosion
and nearly all of the employes who were
in the vicinity, about ten in numlicr, were
thrown to the floor, all sustaining more or
less serious injuries.
The Firemen Caught This Time.
Within a few moments members of the
fire insurance patrol and those engine com
panies who were on the spot, headed by
Chief Swenie, rushed to the basement for
the purpose, if possible, of preventing the
spread of flames to the air and elevator
shafts. They had no sooner reached tbe
vicinity of the vault door than a second
and even stronger explosion followed,
and the firemen as the employes of
the iirtn before thera were hurled with
terrific force to the floor. With clothes on
fire, and the exposed portions of their bod
ies roasted and torn, they were at once res
cued by the fresh arrivals and borne to
drujj stores in the vicinity.
Two More Follow Oolcklv.
While they were being taken from the
basement an 1 within a few seconds of the
other explosions came the third over
whelming combustion of the pent up gases
and the already loosened iron work cover
ering the v.itilt was torn from its fasten
ings. Chief Swenie had not yet left the
basement, and while those of the injnred
abont him were caring for those who suf
fered from a third explosion he gave orders
for the men to retire from the vicinity of
the vault. It was none too soon, for as
they did so came the fourth and last
thunderous report, which tore apart the
sides of the vault and hurled the iron
plates of the massive sidewalk into the
The Natural Dynamite Shut Oft".
The gas was finally shut oft and within
a few moments what fire there was placed
anaer control, nut toe south end of the im
mense building had been strained anil torn
and the heavy plate glass in four of the eight
stories was lying in great masses on the
street below. .Most of the injured men
were removed to the drug store of l-tope?
& Baxter at t he corner ot Dearborn and
Harrison streets, where iu a short time
thousands of people blockaded the streets,
and to this place all the physicians iu the
vicinity had been summoned.together with
TWENTY-SIX WERE HURT.
Six Hundred l.mplnyr Badly Scared
I.it ol the Injured.
The 0!X) employes in the building made
their escape without injury, and although
badly frightened made their exit in an
orderly manner. The loss to the buii.ling
will bo between $15,000 and fcM.OOO, fully
covered by insurance. This was mostly
caused by the breaking of plate glass, all
the glass iu the first tour stories of the
building was broken.
Names ol Scorched Firemen.
The firemen injured are: Fire Marshal
Swenie, forehead and cheeks burned and
beard and hair singed; William Mclnerny ,
hands and face burned and left foot
bruised; Fire Marshal Patrick O'AIalley,
face badlv blistered: Jnhn TVinlin f,i
and hands burned and two teeth knocked
out; James Kussell, internal injuries, face
burned and bruised may die; Captain
Charles Syferlick, badly burned abont face
and hands; Lieutenant J. C. Lain, badly
burned about head; Matthew Koch,
badly burned about head and body and
arms; William Paddon, face burned; Lieu
tenant Martin Lacey, hands and face hor
ribly blistered; Michael Nolan, seriously
burned about face and hands- Thntim
Kevins, face and hands burned; Thomas
uauagner, seriously burned on face and
hands and injured internally; Captain John
McDonald, face and hands cut and hnmoH.
Lieutenant Patrick Murphy, face bruised
ana uurnea; j. j. Ji.euy, lace and hands
burned; William Fleming, face and hands
blistered: Cantain FrvHprirt ir.iwt
crushed between press and wall not dan
Eight Other Victims.
The following employes of Donahue &
Hennebery were all burned about the
face and hands: Edward Mullen, John
Sheeby, August Gnatt, Clinton Cleveland,
John Farratrh. Henrv Kehrnprler A fl-
lane. An employe of , the Economic Gas
company, name untnown, was also badly
- Blaine Declared Much Improved.
Washington, Jan, 5. "Mr. Blaine U
.loiug as wen as ne nas none lor tnree or
!our days past," said Dr. Johnston last
aight. A call at the house earlier in the
ivening brought forth the response that
Mr. Blaine was about the same. Dr.
Loom is arrived from New York last even
ing and spent upwards of an hour with
Mr. Blaine, lie found him much improved
ss compared with his condition when he
last saw hiu.
CLEMENCY TO THE MORMONS.
President Harrison Issues a Proclamation
to the Saints.
Washington-, Jan. 5. President Harri
son yesterday issued a proclamation in
which he declares full amnesty and pardon
to all person? liable to the penalties of the
act of congress prohibiting polygamy, etc.,
who have not violated such law since Nov.
1, 1890, and on condition that they shall in
future faithfully obey the laws of the
United States. Those who fail to avail
themselves of this clemency will be vigor
Why Clemency Is Offered.
The reasons for this clemency are as fol
lows: In Octoler, 1890, the Mormon church
proclaimed its purpose no longer to sanc
tion plural marriage, and since that date
the members have generally abstained from
such marriages. The officials of the Mor
mon church Dec 19, 1891, pledged them
selves and the members of the church to
faithful obedience of the laws of the United
States, and asked, backed by many non
Mormons, that clemency be granted. The
Utah commission has also advocated such
a course, and recently amnesty has been
granted to individuals.
Wasn't Bone in u Hurrv.
This question of amnesty has been long
and carefully considered. It has beep, cus
tomary when whole, communities have
ueen involved in an offense against the
law to grant amnesty upon the applica
tion of thos under penalty, and upon the
assurance that they will iu the future ob
serve the laws that have been infringed.
The amnesty is granted because it is repre
sented and believed that the localities af
fected will be largely benefited in a
material way, and that a great stimulus
will be given to tie faithful and general
observance of the laws of United States.
SWEARS HE'LL BURN THE BREAKER.
An Insane Miner with a Delusion as to
WlLKESBAlillE, Pa., Jan. 5. The fore
man of the South Wilkesbarre breaker of
the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coil com
pany, in making his rounds to see that the
property was safe Monday, discovered a
blaze under the fan. In a few moments
the fan would have been in motion and the
flames sent through the building. The fire
was discovered so opportunely, however,
that no damage was done. After the dan
ger was over a careful examination discov
ered that shavings had been deposited un
der the fan and saturated with oil, the
woodwork also being soaked. Amor tlir;
men employed at the breaker and viciuitv
opinions seem to differ regarding the rea
son why the incendiary effort was made.
Will Try It Again Soon.
A sensation was caused Tuesday, though,
by the publication of a letter signed "J. C.
K.," which had been sent to one of the local
papers. Its writer said that though the
tirst attempt to burn the breaker was un
successful there were several men living
near it who would not rest until they had
burned the vast structure to the ground.
He says: "The breaker will never stand to
see the opening of another New Year. The
coal company can depend upon it. It will
burn to the ground as sure as fate, and all
the efforts they make to prevent it will be
of no avail.
lie Imagines Vain Things.
"Burn it will. And some men whom
they have in their employ whom they
think perfectly reliable and trustworthy
men will aid in its destruction.'' The
writer is supposed to be one of the miners
who on account of slack work and hard
times has become desperate and imagines
that if the company suffers at the hands
of the miners it will give them more wort.
The breaker cost $120,000.
CONGRESS IN SESSION AGAIN.
Synopsis of the Little Itusiness Done in
Washington, Jan. 5. The senate went
to work yesterday after the holidays, and
the first thing taken np was the immigra
tion restriction bill, which was set down
for a vote tomorrow or Saturday. Stewart
then called np the McFherson resolution
to suspend all purchases of silver bullion,
and after giving notice of an amendment
requiring all silver bullion in the treasury
to be coined as fast as possible proceeded
to make a free coinage argument. The
anti-option bill came up next. With an
amendment pending, after some debate,
the senate adjourned.
One Pension Rill Passed.
In the house Scott of Illinois, offered re
solutions declaring it the first duty of con
gress to provide for seventy-five public
buildings which have been ordered built
or extended. The resolution went over.
After some desultory proceedings Martin
3f Indiana called np private pension bills;
one bill was . passed and the house ad
journed. Peter SnMer Commits Suicide.
Des Moines, Jan. 5. Peter Sutter, the
wealthy farmer who quarreled with his
wife last Thursday at their apartments in
Jiis city and killed her with a hammer,
yesterday committed suicide in his cell
cutting his throat from ear to ear. The
barber had come into his cell to shave him.
He put his raaors down for a moment
when Sutter snatched one and instantly
cut his throat. He left a letter bidding
goodbye to bis children.
Great Scheme, Without Doubt.
Taunton, Mass., Jan. 5. Mayor Bab
bitts thinks hs can control the rum traffic I
by making every Honor dealer financially
responsible for every drunkard. He pro
poses to fine .very rum seller i for every
conviction of drunkeness. I
Herod's Nomination Confirmed.
- r - oviuw j v airi :
day confirmed the nomination of Joseph R
1 J 1 a t i - .
.ucruu, ui iuuiana, as second secretary of
the legation at St. Petersburg.
"I used Dr. RnTTa rv. , rK o ,, ;- -
fainilT and found its nAnumlnii:
No household is complete without it.
dm. Scbober, 82 Norri 8t BmV.o,
. Everything Serene In Montana.
Helena, Jan. 5. The great legislative
blizzard has completely blown over. At
yesterday's session of the house the Re
publicans, to show that the developments
of the past twenty-four hours have not
hurt their feelings, voted with the Demo
crats and Populists on all political ques
tions. The minor offices of the house were
divided equally between the Democrats
and Populists. The senatorial fight is be
tween Hauser aud Clark, with prospects of
becoming so bitter that a third man will
Lodge Nominated for Senator.
Boston, Jan. 5. Henry Cabot Lodge
was nominated for senator by the Repub
licans of the legislature at a caucus yester
day, but so strong was the antipathy of
the Crapo men that it was not made unani
mous. Lodge was nominated on the first
ballot, receiving 84 of the 186 votes cast.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
C'ntCAOo, Jan. 4.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today. Wheat January, opened
Tic, closed, May, opened, 7t,c closed
7Ke; July, opened 79ic, closed 77$c Corn
January, opened W closed 41!c; May,
opened 4aV6e, closed 4t'4c; Julv, opened jc.
closed 414c. Oats January, opened 3ujfic,
closed 8 c May, opened 'Mlc, closed 36c;
July, opened . closed . Pork Janu
ary, opened 10.:Joc, closed 51.70; Hay,
opened il'i.T0, closed Sii.lo; July, opened
. closed . I.ard .lunuary, opened
il ,7r, closed $1 Vfi-'H.
Live isioek I'riccs hi the Union Stock-yards
today ranged as follows: .Market moler
utely active on i-uckiiM and shipping account;
feeling easy ea;'!y, and prices about 5c lower,
but lati r rul-d stronger and the cl- line was
recovered; sales ranged at ?!.: 0.50
pitcs, $.- Cit B.6J lit;!ii, SC..Vi'i-..t rough
packing, iiMili mixci, and ti.S!.j,7.15 heavy
packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market only moderately active on
local anp shipping account: prices without
material change; (notations ranged at
go.l.VTTJi.tt) choice to ,flrft ehippinsr steers,
$4.tt"W3.U'i good to' choice Ua, j:i.'.lrj l.tw
fair to good. !.; vl.7.i coniuvm to medium
do, l.oi7j;i.io butchers' steers. t2.iTii
2.7.) stockers. 52.ix!A7j Texas steers, ?!.7:V;i:t.SM
rans;e steers, $ijt4v.2 feeders, t-l.iXi2.75
cows, Sl.SU&ATU bulls, and SAGO U.M veal
Sheep Market active and prices well main
tained; quotations ranir-d at :t-,f ".15 per lirt
Ps westerns, t3.51Jii natives, and ft.l ioyl.a)
1'ooducc: Butter Funcy creamery, 3rSH
3'KrC per lb; fancy dairy, 21(S2c: packing
stock, "iBli. Eggs Strictly fresh, 2tvai7c
per doz; ice house. li'tiSc. Dressed poultry
spring chickens, PUc per lb; turkeys,
IKflllHc: ducks, ln;tlie; 70illc I 'ot a toes
Wisconsin rose, Gj&rc per bu: llebrons,
665.67; Wisconsin ISurbauks, 7'V(;a-; Mich
igan Burlanks, csrt.70:; mixed lots, oofa-iSc
Sweet potatoes lllinoi ilUO.JS.SO per bbi.
Apples--Common and poor Mock, il.-ivaiot
per bbi; fair 10 pood. fc.V..'5.a.'.'.M: !a;,ey, jj'.7i
Cranberries Jereeys. funcy. Js.'tf.VJt'.iw per
bbi: Cape Cud. fair ' to g.'-.l. $ ..HA.; 7-X); Wis
consin licll and !iUi,dvs. tan Man lard.
' " "Xi'.w Youk, Jan. 4.
Wheat Xn. ? red winter cash, HMjc; Jnnn
ry, 7S-V: February. 7!'ijc; March. He; AJay,
Sic. Corn .No. 2 mixed rush. .Vn-V"; January.
4!i!jc; February, .'ni;sc. Miy. Oats
No. 2 mixed cfcsii, yiic; January, i-'iTic; Feb
ruary, o7-i4c; May, a;.-. I'.ye Nominal:
western, 5-c. Har.ey Stvady; western. 6 Kir sic;
two-rowed state. a.Vur,'c Turk-Dull; old mess,
flu.30(fil.".3O; new, f Hi.i'fci lti. jd. Lard Dull;
May, SHU I.
Live Stoek: Cattle Trading opened active
iud a shade firmer lorall grades, but the close
was steady and a trifle dull: poorest to best
native steers, SUa.i5.lU per 1W lbs; Texans,
fa.7ftS3.7j; bulls and dry cows, Sl.jOjL3.io.
Sheep and l-amlis Market brisk and active,
nd sales were at an advance of Hcperlb;
iheep, S3.tXK'i.tiU per llW lbs; lambs, $o.52ia
J.7"i. liogs Nominally steady; live hogs, J6.40
U.7.IJ0 per 100 lbs.
The Loral market.
Wheat 741 HGe.
Rye 79ffi81e.y v -Oats-C3S34c.
Bran -Wc per ewt,
?htrtnff fl.00 perewt.
ny Titnothv. 110.00: upland, S&aiO: clonek
18.00; baled. J1000ll.00.
Bnttcr Fair to choice, 25e: creamery 2728c.
EpgK Freh, 94c; packed, 15c.
Poultry Chickens, 9c; tnrkeyn 12o
dnckr,l2Hc; geese, 10c.
raurr and tbobtablr.
Apples f S.a$2 75 per hbl.
Potatoes WOefcJ 1 .00.
Hard 7 WHm 7t.
soft a 1033 30.
LIT K CTOTK.
Cattle Botchers pay for corn fed; steers
4t4c; cows and neifeis, 2M3;4c; calves
Bheep 4&&c. .
Common boards lit.
Joist Scantling and timber, 12 to 16 fcct,!$lS.
Kvery additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingle M 76., . "
Lath 12 50. f "V V; '
Fencing 14to 16 feet SI'S "
ock board,roagh f 16.
PRICt S ON ALL CARS,
TO BE- GErllUINtv