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Rock Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY. MARCH 13, 1893.
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Per Weak ISM Cents
XLI NO. 124
WATER RUNS WILD
With the Aid of Ice It Plays1
MICHIGAN STREAMS AT FLOOD TIDE.
FIRE! FIRE!! FIRE!!!
We will FIRE OUT our stock of Clothing,
Hats, Caps, and Furnishing Goods at about
- Mice New Fresh Goods -
Cheaper than damaged goods. When others
pretend to sell cheap that is the time to com
pare The London's prices.
The Greatest Value Givers.
Our Selection of new designs for the comingsea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your , inspection will pronounce it overwhelm-
ingly superior to any we nave ever shown.
We have taken advanla e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people or tbia city and vicinity the choicest designs from the product of nearly very
manu'acturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emDloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to recivs your orders for Paper Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to mtenjr uecorating:
Room Moulding to match wall oaoer.
w x J.
Window Shades ready made and to order, all colors
ricture Frames latest styles.
r. ojRivrPToivr &c co.
"Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue. Rock Island.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
iive money bv buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
Jery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old and
Keliabie 5 aid 10 Cents Store.
m RS. C. JMTSCH'S. 1314 TJblrdAve.
I located in hit new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
I'glt shoes a specialty. , Opposite the Old Mac 4.
W. TREFZ & CO.
tiirkesfeld'f Old 8tod.t
The Grand and Other Kivers Spread
Themselves Around Promiscuously and
Make It Very Damp at lona and Grand
Kapida Bridces Go Down with the
Flood Accompanied hy Thousands of
L.ign The Ieople Turn Out to Dam the
TVaten and Do It Energetically Heavy
Damages, I.ife Iost.
Ioxia, Mich., March 13. Xever before in
the history of Ionia has Grand river been
co high as at the present time, and the
water is still rising. The warm weather of
the last few days has caused the heavy
masses of ice and snow in the.Grand, Shia
wassa, Itaisin, Clinton and many other of
the smaller rivers throughout the state to
move. Innumerable gorges have formed
in these rivers and have caused the water
to back up, flooding the cities and towns
lying on their "banks. Several bridges have
bf en washed away, houses, stores, mills ,
and other buildings flooded and other j
damage done, the exact amount of which
is not yet known. At thi" place hundreds
of men were at work with teams all Satur
day night and yesterday trying to prevent
the floods crossing the street road. A great
line of breastworks has been thrown lip all
along the road and every suspicious rivulet
has so far been successfully checked.
Warned of Imminent Danger.
At 4 o'clock yesterday morning a general
alarm was turned in warning that the
danger point had been reached and great
crowds of men flocked to the scene to do
what they could to protect the flooded
property. The Capital Wagon works
plact is entirely surrounded by the flood,
the basement and lower floors being inun
dated. The furniture factory's plant is in
almost as bad shape, and all that can be
seen of the fair grounds is the upper por
tion of the buildings. Most of Ionia's
manufacturing concerns are located on
what is known as the "flats," which have
heretofore been considered safe ground.
The bed of the river lies a least a half mile
away, but the whole country far miles im
now but a raging, rushing torrent.
Trying to Save the Bridges.
The bridges at that point are all in place,
but are in great danger. The bridges on
the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee
road are in imminent danger. Yesterday
morning men were engaged to weight
them down, and tons of sand bags were
piled on them. Train on the Detroit,
Lansing and Northern are in confusion.
The trestle at Portland give way Saturday
night and passengers must be carted
around the washout and loaded on other
trains. Thera is no ice in t be river now to
speak of, but the current carries large
trees and debris of every description kown
with terrific foree,"and whatever is in He
course must go.
Kept at Work All Night.
A force of men was kept at work all
last night and every effort made to keep
the waters tinder control a few hours long
er when it was hoped the greatest danger
would be averted. The water rose here in
less than thirty-six hours, something never
before known for Grand river. It is reported
thai the lower Milwaukee railroad bridge
is in danger. The water is undermining
the piers, and it is now feared the bridge
will go. A freight train which attempted
to cross was obliged to back off and the
bridge is condemned.
VERY WET AT GRAND RAPIDS.
from tiammon county siuea. here foran in
definite length of time. The Burlington
railroad bridge over the Platte is so
strained by pressure of ice that it is unsafe
to run over it.
Washed Out a Railway Track.
Portland, Mich., March 13. The flood,
which at an early hour Saturday morning
threatened great damage, subsided some
what during the day, but at night ice
from Grand Ledge reached this point and
both Grand and Looking Grass rivers rose
several feet. Saturday night the ice formed
a gorge and the river flooded the Detroit,
Lansing and Northern track, washing the
earth out and wrecking the track.
Much Dampness In the East.
Philadelphia, March i. Reports re
ceived to night from the various sections
of the eastern part of the state threatened
by floods show abatement from the danger
of a freshet in some places and in others
the condition of the swollen rivers remains
dangerous and at Conowingo the waters
burst their banks and flooded the town.
Port Deposit, Md., was also flooded. The
flats everywhere are submerged. There
are floods in all directions, but so far not
a great deal of damage has been done.
Drowned in a Flooded Ravine.
Midland, Mich., March 13. Fred Lai
sure, with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie
Sullivan, both of this place, were drowned
a short distance from here yesterday, He
was driving along the road to Sanford
and tried to cross a ravine which, on ac
count of the overflowed river, was full of
water. The buggy, however, sank and its
two occupants were drowned after a des
perate struggle to reach the bank.
Another Lot of Logs Washed Away.
Flint, Mich., March 13. Saturday aft
ernoon the ice in the north branch of the
river gave way and with the immense vol
ume of water that had accumulated dur
ing the past few days carried away 1,000,000
feet of pine logs from the mill of F. P.
Smith ic Co., of this city. The railway
and city bridges in the course of the rush
ing logs had a close call.
STEERAGE BUSINESS RESUMED.
Arrangements at Rotterdam to Prevent
Sick People Kmigratlng.
Washington, March 13. The treasury
department is officially advised by the de
partment of state that steerage traffic be
tween European ports and the United
State, which was discontinued on Jan. 1
last, had been resumed. United States
The Grand River Get I'nromfortakly
Familiar With the City.
Ghakd Rapids, Mich., March IS. Grand
river is fifteen feet alxue high-water mark
and lacks but ten inches of reaching the
point made in 1S83, when the big log jam
took ont every railroad bridge airrous it. It
rose all day yesterday at the rate of six
inches an hour and at 10 o'clock last nig-it
the waters became stationary. At 5 o'clock
yesterday morning the first ice of the
gorge at Mnir put in an appearance and
all day long the huge cakes buffeted the
bridge piers and disputed with logs the
supremacy of the five-mile current. The
abutments of two highway bridges have
been weakened by the ice and logs.
Two Million Feet of Logs Get Away.
At 3 o'clock yesterday morning the
booms confining the logs at the Michigan
Barrel company gave way and 2,000,000
feet of logs started for Lake Michigan.
The flats and the island are inundated and
it was with great difficulty that stock iu
barns was rescued. The huge warehouse
of the Valley City Storage company was
carried a mile and finally anchored against
a tree. Wallin's tannery and the plaster
mills are four feet under water. The
Michigan Barrel company and the Quimbly
Lumber company have lost several
thousand feet of lumber and the latter con
cern expects its huge dry kiln to be swept
Loss About felOO.OOO Already.
The basements of the Goshen Carpet
Sweeper company, lierkey & Gay and the
Grand Rapids chair company are flooded
and the machinery will suffer. The press
and composing-rooms of The Evening
Press are covered by two feet of water. The
loss already aggregates $100,000 and will
be greater, as reports from up the river
mention ice gorges and rising waters.
Lyons Feels Tolerably Safe.
Ltons, Mich., March 13. Heavy jams of
ice were passing here all yesterday after
noon, and at 5 o'clock one end of the dam
gave out. A large force of men. by quick
work, saved the whole dam from going,
but small breaks are constantly occurring.
It is now hoped that the greatest danger is
over, as the ice is now rotten and less apt
to gorge. The river has gradually assumed
its regular course and at 10 o'clock last
night it began to look as if though the
worst was past. Rain was falling and the
rjver's roar could be heard a mile, but un
less a great quantity of ice lodges no ser
ious difficulty is expected. -
Farmers Left In a Predicament.
Central City, Neb., March 13. Two
Wagon bridges over thePlatte river naer this
city were partially demolished by gorged
Ice yesterday, leaving douns of farmers
Consul Gardner, at Rotterdam, in a report
to the state department gives a detailed ac
count of the precautious taken there to
prevent the emigration of persons affected
with contagious diseases. He states that
all steerage passengers are examined by
the consular doctors, their baggage disin
fected by consular employes, and a cer
tification of both passenger and baggage
made by the consul.
The "llolei 'Emigrant.
In addition to the safeguards against
transmission of disease afforded by the
local system of examination made immedi
ately before embarkation, a new hotel de
signed exclusively for the accommodation
of steerage and Becond class passengers en
route for the United States has been built.
This hotel is known as the "X&sm" and is
owned by the Netherlands-American com
pany and is solely under their manage
ment. It contains all the modern conveni
ences of a first class hostelry with an ex
perienced steward, assisted by waiters and
THE GREAT BOSTON FIRE.
Only Five Fersons Dead One Man Who
Lost His Life For Duty.
BosTOK.March la The body of Harry J.
Turner was yesterday taken from the ruins
of Friday night's Are, and the total num
ber of dead was made five by the certain
ty that Lewis Cotton, a bookkeeper for the
Ludlow Manufacturing company, was lost
in the fire. The body of Turner was found
under the building ooenpied by the Jao
quith Rubber company, for which be
worked as a bookkeeper. Turner knew of
the fire in time to escape, but stayed in the
office to put the firm's books into the safe
and then he was too timid to jump from
Looking for Odiorne's Body.
The search for the bjody of Charles T.
Odiorne was continued all yesterday, but
was unsuccessful. The whole burned sec
tion is still roped off, and the streets will
be impassable for many days. The one
standing wall of the Ames building, which
was tottering toward and threatening a
large commercial building across the
street, untouched by fire, is being pulled
down as fast as possible. The money loss is
still put at 4,50u,000.
United States Officials Indicted.
Louisville, March 13. Collector of
Internal Revenue Scott, of the Fifth dis
trict: Chief Deputy Collector William E.
Riley, and Special Internal Revenue Store
keeper V. P. Shaw have been indicted by
the United States grand jury. The in
dictments against Scott, are for violation
of the civil service laws and for swearing
falsely to the pay roll!". Kiley and Shaw
are indicted for violation of the civil ser
vice laws for receiving money from gaugers
and storekeepers for campaign purposes.
Conference of Health Hoards.
Columbus, O., March 13. Dr. C. O.
Probst, secretary of the international con
ference of health boards.has left for Cincin
nati, where he will meet Dr. J. M. Mo
Cormick, of Bowling Green, Ky., president
of the conference. They will fix up the
time and place for a conference of the
health boards and quarantine officials of
the United States, Canada and Mexico to
provide against an invasion of cholera.
The conference will probably be held in
Washington early in April.
, The Corean Kxhibit F.u Koate.
"Washington, March 13. The Corean
legation is informed by cable from Seoul
that the newly appointed royal commis
sioner to the World's Columbian exposi
tion in Chicago has started for this coun
try and the exhibit has been shipped to
San Francisco. The royal commissioner,
Jeung Kiung Won, is of iigh rank in the
Corean government and is accompanied by
many attaches. . -
ISob Lincoln Dines with Victoria.
London, March 13. Mr. Robert T. Lin
coln, the American minister, and Mrs.
Lincoln dined Iby special invitation with
uxi juajcai'j. ueea "ictoria. oaiuioay.
After being a deaf mute for sixty-five
years Dr. Livingston, ol liondout, . x.,
has suddenly acquired the power of speech
The last words of Margaret Fox-Kane
one of the Fox sisters, the noted spiritual
ists of many years ago was a request for
"one more drink."
Seth B. Stitt and John F. Bottemley,
individually, and S. B. Stitt & Co., woolen
merchants, of Philadelphia, have assigned.
The firm is rated at more than $1,000,000
and the failure causes great surprise.
Five fishing schooners from Gloucester,
Mass., are given np for lost with sixty
lives. They are supposed to have foun
dered in the recent storm.
Farmers in the Dakota corn belt have be
gun planting.the weather being perfect for
that sort of work.
George Winn a negro ofG lasgow. Will be
sold under the vagrant act of Missouri on
the block at the court house door in
Fayette, Mo., to the highest bidder for
cash in hand for a term of six months.
The Comet mine at Ironwood, Mich..
has established the eight-hour day.
About 150 of the 306 delegates who voted
for General Grant's nomination for presi
dent at the Republican National conven
tion of 1S0, at Chicago, at which General
Garfield was successful, intend to celebrate
the next anniversary of General Grant's
birthday with a dinner at Philadelphia on
Engineer George Hazen, of the Milwau
kee road, was killed in a wreck at Otranto
A Negro women at Lexington, Ky., is
"shedding" short pieces of pins through
her flesh all over her face and hands. She
does not rcmembar ever swallowing pins
aud Bays she is "hoodooed."
Anna Potter, wife of Eli Totter, a Kan
sits City,Kan.,insurance man is announced
as a candidate for mayor of that place.
An inmate of the Hasting, Minn., poor
farm named Dohling has'een in a
comatose condition for six weeks.
Trustee Kohlsaat, the Chicago member
of the board which has charge of Governor
McKin ley's financial trouble, has received
enough voluntary contributions from 4,000
persons (the amouuts ranging from (1 to
$5,000) to wipe out the governor's indebted
ness. Mrs. Ellsworth Miller, of Cold Springs,
N. Y., has recently presented her hus
band with triplets the third set.. At seven
confinements she has had sixteen children-,
seven of whom are living. She is only 31
years old. .
Iarg? numbers of farmers are moving
from Illinois and eastern Iowa to north
western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and South
Admiral Ginr.ir.li sr.ys tl.ere will be
forty warships of modern build in the
Columbian naval parjde in New York har
bor April 26.
Five pretty Buffalo girls ari: missing and
the natives are trying to discover which it
tK viau el'rl With Hugh Mei'gban, aa
irresistible y.j.ug man of that place.
iTOl'es-ser Dewar. an English scientist,
has sucovcued in pruducing a solid chunk
of air sulid'fied by almost inconceivable
He Jniuitftl to Mis 2a;li.
Bkazjl, Iu'l., M.irch To. Saturday
James Duncau u iiist.-iutiy killed by -jumping
from a moving freight tTtin. He
boarded the train at this place to' go
to Knightsvilie, two miles distant. The
train was a through freight and did not
stop at Knightvi.l, tint pussed the station
at the rate of thirty miles an hour. Dun
can jumped from the train and was thrown
under the wheels aud ground to pieces.
Cincinnati. March 13. Luke School
craft, the famous minstrel, died here last
night. Heart disease was the cause.
Schoolcraft wni a member of the Russell
Comedy company and played at the Wal
nut street lLre.4s.r-- Saturday night.
Monte Slnre Civil Service rt-form.
Wasiiikuton, March 13. Secretary Her
bert cays that lie does not favor making
changes among t he mechanics of the navy
yard because of politics and will follow the
practice of bis predecessor in this respect.
The Loral Market.
Uay TlmothT. flS.OO: upland, 10≪!ocgo
9.00; baled. S10.0O11.C0.
Bntter -F&lr to choice, 2R ; creamery, ICc.
Egps Fre-h. IT IK.
Poultry rhirkci.. Be; turkejs r.14
docks, KHc; gc-esc, KC.
crr 1KD TSeSTABtXS.
Apples (4 00 perbW.
Onione !4 .(Oper bb!
Turnips 60c per bii.
I LtVB STOCK.
Cattle Botchers pav for "com fvaj steers
cow- and ceifei," Stt3!tc; calvrc
fl CLOW II
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
Jurina fam voupself.
in Cans. At your Grocer's!