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Rock Isiland Daily Argus.
HOCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, MABCH 15, 1893.
1 Par Week j
WINDY SHOT AGAIN
Hurries Nine Coal Miners
EIGHT OTHERS TEREIBIY WOUNDED
Anv Tie in our House for Four days only.
r til j ivr T
Ve have a lew oaa lots in our- lviens, Yuuuib
,'s and ""Children's Suits which must be sold be-
the arrival of our
Tl jly One Unhurt of Eighteen Men in the
Mine at the Time Kodles of the Dead
Terribly Mangled and Almost Unrecog
nisable Anderson, I. T., the Scene of
the Disaster Seven Men Perish in the
Prairie Fires In Kansas Two Cavalry
McAlestek, I. T., March 15. There
was au explosion in mine No. 1 at Ander-
on Monday night, caused by a windy shot
j TAKING IT MIGHTY EASY.
Illinois legislators Agree to Take Nearly
a Week's Rest.
SrniNGFIELD, March 15. The bill to
:innit Chicago to extend her electric light
plant was laid over by the senate yester
day at the request of its champion, Senator
Thiele. The bill to provide a booth for
seventy-five voters instead of every 100 was
passed, as was the bill to compel fire insur
ance companies to pay full policy in case
of complete loss. The bills were passed
1 putting building associations under state
. inspection and requiring foreign
associations to deposit bonds.
The following nominations were laid over
under the rule: Trustees feeble minded
institute, Lincoln Theodore X. ".Green, of
Pekin; Charles A. Purdnnn, of Marshall,
Clark county; Charles M. Dnnlap, of
Mount Sterling. Trustees institution
fired by some person unknown. There the blind, Jacksonville A. L. Lowe, ol
were only eighteen men in the mine at Robinsoz.; Henry Phillips, of Virginia,
the time, all of whom were firing shots at Cass county; Charles A. Barnes, of Jack-
the time. Of these, nine were killed out- sonuie.
right and eight so badly burned that they j
Vatch our Windows for everything new in the
brushing Goods line.
on everytning., .
SAX & RICE, Prop's.
Little Done In the House.
i. 1 v i :.. i : . i l . . . . V . . f
1 he excitement is so iu- I , , i i
less tuiiu a quorum can compel iud iuwuu-
ance of members. The special order the
resolution for a constitutional convention
was postponed until March 21. The com
pulsory education bill was made special
order for the same date. A number of
bills were ordered to second reading and
another lot introduced. Both houses
agreed to adjourn today until Monday.
will probabl die.
tense thai is almost impossible to ascertain (
tne names 01 tne dead 1111 1 lujureu.
First Six Bodies Kecovered.
The dead who have already lieen taken
from the mine arc: John McFadden,
John K. Scanlan, W. E. Warren, Krnst
Matthews, Warren Ixive ami Jules Trio
curi. The mine is owned and operated by
the Choctaw Coal company and is consid
ered one of the best iu their possession. A
windy shot, which caused the explosion, is
the blast winch is set by the miners during
the day and shot by men whose duty it is
when all the day men are out of the mine.
Only One of Kighteen I'nlturt.
A dull, muffled, rumbling and trembling
like an earthquake gave warning to the
engineer at the mouth of shaft that the
deadly fire dump had caused an explosion
in the mine, lie sounded the alarm and
as soon as possible a rescuing party ,was
lowered in the cage. A pitiable sight met
their eves when thev re ached the bottom.
In the mam level lay
Austria's Remarkable Empress.
Vienna, March 15. It appears that the
real cause of the emperor of Austria's un
expected visit to Territet was a change for
the worse in the health of the empress, of
which entire sleeplessness is one of the'
symptoms. An eminent specialist was
also summoned there to meet him. The
empress is now engaged in the study of -Greek,
and desires, if possible, to. make a
tour of India. Her medical advisers favor
these ideas as tending to distract her at
tention from the melancholy reflections in
which she is too disposed to indulge.
"Watch Ont for This Rascal.
New York, March 15. Postmaster Van
Cott makes the following announcement:
A swindler is traveling through the west
falsely pretending to represent the United
States Subscription agency, 214 Broadway,
New York, receiving subscriptions for the
trade and other newspapers published in
Philadelphia, New York and other cities.
There is no such agency at the above ad
dress. The swindler gives receipts to
those from whom he receives subscriptions,
signing them "Wilson," "Cleveland" and
other assumed names.
THF ARK WAS
'IN HIS MIND."
rriest Who Told a Wild Yarn
Sent to the Asylum.
San Francisco, March 15. J. J. Nouri,
who created a sensation throughout the
Christian world by announcing he had dis
covered Xoah's ark was sent to the asylum
for insane yesterday. Xouri is a native of
Syria, 38 years of age, an ordained priest of
the Russian church. He arrived here
about a year ago after having traveled ex
tensively in the Orient, and when inter-
!an-arl tnM t Via cti.P if hl'c Oemntnf Mftimt.
the bodies of eight j Ararat an(1 caching a point so near the
miners mangled and torn ana in one sicie i : ,u, i, ,;Q;r.i- th art-
level were nine dead men who had been in- j jj .,.
stantly killed by the explosion. Of the i
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eighteen miners who were working on the
hift but one was left unhurt and he
told the Btory of the explosion.
The Bodies Terribly Mangled.
The injured men were taken to the top
and cared for as well as possible
An Elegant Time at a Wedding.
Munich, March l;i. At a wedding which
took place in a village in the Xeuburg dis-
' trict the young men engaged in a fight
and the ' "which assumed such proportions that
work of recovering the dead bodies was be- thirty ol tnem covered tne iieid .oiT.at tie
n.r than, iri tjiprih t irmtl- "autr i.uc Kciiumura, i.wcuu wr uc
rriri that recognition was almost imnossi- ! frightened
ur Selection of new designs for the coming sea-
son is nearlv all in stock, and we teel confident
your inspection will pronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
re have taken ad van La e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
tlie people of this city and vicinity the choicest designs from the product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only nrst class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Paper Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to Interior Decorating:
)om Moulding to match wall paper.
ndow Shades ready made and to order, all colors.
fture Frames latest styles.
ble. The injnred were: John Baltigh, W. "3 mrc.wnmg to
l Ki. Hpn,n Hhodv. Nathan Covalln. their midst. Before tl
Jasper Patten, Andrew Coleman and Peter
The mine is owned and operated by the
Choctaw Coal company on the line of the
Choctaw Coal and Kuilroad company and
was located by Kdwin 1). Chad wick in IS
and opened in May, 18S1, and has been in
operation since. It is considered the best
of the lot of ehafts run by the company.
No More Death Anticipated.
The company's mirgeons, who were
kept busy all day caring for wounded.state
that they do not anticipate any more
deaths, though the condition of several of
the victims who have come here within
the past year from Indiana and Pennsyl
vania is very critical. Burns, one of the
victims, entered the mine for the first time
Monday night . Scanlan and Love had evi
dently made every effort to escape, having
crawled some distance, the former having
buried his fuce in a pool of water. Had
the accident occurred at any other hour of
the twenty-four the loss of lif would have
leen terrible, as 400 men are employed
there during the day. The damage to the
mining property was very slight.
bride, brought it to a stand-
i shoot a volley into
be gendarmes atrived
the. whdc bvuse had been demolished, al
the wedding presents sniasjepj and the
groom so biidiy wounded that ue naa to oe
taken to bed, where he now Jigs disabled.
The Squire Tested His Sanity.
Cincinnati," March 15. George Meyers
was tried in Squire Wilson's court yester-
4 day for obtaining money under false pre-
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tenses, iuc nquuv luuugut .ujcra was ur
mented. To lest his theory the squire
found the defendant guilty and sentenced
him to be shot immediately. Myers
hastily prepared for death with pale face,
but with the utmost coolness he said a
prayer and bared his bosom, not flinching
when the weapon touched him. He was
oBale and retail book sellers and sta'ioners
oust & co.
1727 Second avenu9, Rock Island.
iaveionev hv "hnviTir' vonr Crockerv. tiiassware, iut-
:T Tinware. Woodware. and Brushes, at the Old and
MabiV 5 a'j3 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. HITSCH'S. 1314 TUlra av
V ' THE IIRST-0LA8S
Ja new chop.
Opposite the Old stand.
W. TREFZ & CO
2011 Fourth1 Avenue,
otri;ofclcl'j J Old tact
Perished in Iralrie Fires.
SALINA. Kas., March 15. Reports are
meager regarding the number of lives lost!
and damage done by the recent prairie fires
in Russell county. seven men erislied in
the flames. The names of five of the vic
tims are: William Bailey, David Hutch
inson, Albert More; McDonald, a son of
Mrs. Lefevre, the proprietor of the Dor-
rance hotel, and a strange man, name un
known. They had been out feeding stock
and were returning home when the wind
suddenly changed, catching them between
two great head lire rusnmg together.
There tVas Linhtiiint in the Water.
Ogdkn. IT. T., March 15. The six story
Utah Loan and Trust company's building,
the finest in the city, was gutted by fire
yesterday. Fireman .Lewis Mcintosh, of
Ogden, was struck with a stream of water
which had come in contact with ia electric
wire and received a shock from which
fatal results are feared. Total loss, about
f 125,0tK); insurance, $55.(J0. .
Drowned While Fording a Creek.
Wichita, Kan., March 15. James How-
aru and will Morgan, two troopers be
longing to the Kifth cavalry, were drowned
while fording a creek south of Caldwell in
the Cherokee strip. They were on their
way from Fort Reno to Caldwell, where
their troop arrived last evening to patrol
the border and keep trespassers out of the
lied to Save a I'et Io.
Baltimore, March 15. Kate Swedinger,
7 years of age, lost her life yesterday in
trying to save a pet ?og. The dog ran in
front of a cable car. Katie tried to pull
the animal away, fell beneath the car and
died with her pet.
Wounded Will All Recover.
Cosxellsville, Pa., March 15. The
five men most seriously injured in the mine
explosion at Whitsctt Monday are resting
quietly, and it is thought now that all will
recover. Mine Inspector has Duncan trained
" Kusb Order " at the World's Fair.
Chicago, March 15. Director General
Davis' second "rush order" to exhibitors at
the fair was sent out yesterday. Although
100 car loads of displays came to the park
during the day and S50 had reached the
city. Colonel Davis warned exhibitors
that they niu.it hurry their goods along, as
the time for receiving exhibits expires
April 10. During the day Colonel Davis
gave orders that electric lights be placed in
all the buildings at once in order that
work may go on twenty-four hours a day.
New Yor.K, March 15. President J. S.
Clarkscn has called the annual convention
of Republican national league to meet at
Louisville May 10. The national conven
tion of the American Republican college
league will be held at the same place
Cora Hell and Reuben Cosley are in jail
at Tuscolona, Miss., on charge of attempt
ing to wreck a train on the New Orleans
and Northeastern railway. They were run
down with bloodhounds.
Fire destroyed part of the Exeter ( X.,
II.,) cotton mills, causing a loss of J:J50,000
and throwing 240 hands out of work
Gladstone has nearly recovered from his
illness. It wss only a cold.
The pecuniary result of the papal jubi
lee iB a gain to the coffers of the Vatican of
upwards of '".250,000, as well as jewels,
plate and other valuable articles which are
estimated to be worth nearly 300,000.
The Germans in Africa have had a
scrimmage with the natives, resulting in
the sudden death of Chief Sikki, a great
obstacle to German progress.
United States Senator Roach, recently
elected by the North Dakota legislature, is
said to have left Washington under a cloud
after the emliezzlement in the Citizens'
National bank in that city in 1.8T9.
Obituary: At Bloomingdale insane
asylum, Harry Kernell, the comedian, aged
40. At Windsor, Ont., Colonel Arthur
Rankin, father of McKee Rankin. At
Richmond. Va., L. E. Whaley, D. D..L. U
D. At Buffalo, X. Y., George W. Hay
ward. At Toronto, Ont., Lady Mowat,
wife of Sir Oliver Mowat, premier of On
tario, aged S. At Argenta, Ills., 1). R. F.
The statement of the Reading receivers
shows liabilities of tlS47'2,S'-iS and assets of
15,77, 7M, an excess of liabilities of $2,093,-
A Texas dispatch announces the death
of the Arbuckle mountain hermit who
claimed to be Lord Herbert, an English
The marriage of Prince Ferdinand of
Bulgaria and the daughter of the duke of
Parma is to be celebrated at Viareggio,
Italy, on July 10.
An Omaha judge has ruled that a divorce
is a "necessary of life," and that the hus
Ijand is resposible for all costs incurred by
the wife attempting to indulge herself in
At Point Pleasant. Ills., iu the woods
fifteen miles north of Newton, the charred
bones of Mrs. Julia Goodman were dis
covered umoug the smokiug ruins of her
house. As she was tboug'tu have consider
able money aad lived aione it is believed
that she was murdered, then robbed and
the building .set on tire to conceal the
j The Duchess of Fife delights iu gymnas
' tics and is an accompslihed mistress of the
I art of fencing.
The empress of Germany's private wed
ding present to her relatives always con
sists of a very plain traveling clock, for she
values above all other virtues that of
Iu Kansas City a inau named his dog
Christopher Columbus, and by a peculiar
coincidence the license granted him was
numbered 1.41W. - ,
The Simplon tunnel, which is to run
from Bieg in Switzerland to Isella in Italy,
will take from eight to ten years for its
completion. It will be the longest tunnel
in the world, and will measure about
twelve and a half miles from entrance to
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, March 14.
Following were the Quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat March, opened
T:iC closed T'Vio; May. opened 76lc, closed
7 lie: July, opened 73c, closed 72?ic Corn
March, ojiened 4110, closed 41?s May.
opened 44o, closed 43?4C.; July, opened 44tjc,
closed 44-4t- Oats May. opened 33c,
closed K-'jc; June, opened 33c, closed 3$c;
July, oix-iied X'Uy. closed it'c. Pork
Slay, orened fclT.76, closed 817.37J& July,
ojened S17.ii.": cfosed $17.37Hs; September,
opened $17.Ki. ' closed S17.4U. Lard May
oiH-ncd 1.10. closed Sll.Ui.
Live stock Hogs: The price at the Union
stock yards today ranged as follows:
lieceipts for the day 10,1I; quality fair;
left over alout 5.0.M; market was
moderately active, with demand chiefly for
shipment: shippers slow to buv: best grades
about .1e hither; other prades unchanged;
sales ranged .-,t $4.b0a:.10 pif:s, S7.fKS,7.6U lisht.
$7.3 i(.7..Vi r ngh puckiui;, Jt.4i5J7.bO mixed
and i7.0ViT.J i heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Receipts for the day 5.0H0; quality
only fair: market only moderately active
on packing and shipping account; prices 5 Trifle
lower; quotations ranged at 5.2"i35.90
choice to extra sh'rpiag steers. 4.50.2U
pood to choice do., t4.uu.u.4.4l . fair to good.
3.tvx&4.iai common to medium ii 13.40&i.m
butchers' Meers, f-'.50ia,3Jti siockers, 2.S0.R
Texas steers. SSJV.il feeders. $2.10iak&5O
rows. S3.ota4 r he.fers. SCiVSUi hulls, and
,1 0.a..rjU veal crve.
Sheep Receipts for the day 4,000; quality
fair; market rather active and prices
Produce: Tuiter Fancy separator, -WiA
chanced; quotation-; ranged at 4.'iJi3a
per lOOU westerns. So.-"". ') natives, and
per lb: liin
- "f-v f- rnlt
per doz. Dressed poultry Chickens,
per lb; turkeys. 1-xa.J.Jc; aucxs, yMite:
fteese, HK&.1-C. Potatoes Wisconsin Bar
banks, 7?&7c per bu: Hebron. jiZ2a Vecr-
less. 5Qc: Rurf, fc&.0a sweet potatoes
Illinois: 83,fit4.50 per PbL Apple? Fair to
good, $L,ii2o.OO IW Mil; fpney, $3.23&44Ja,
Cranberries Jerseys, fancy. 10.0taJ.UW per
bbl. Honey While clover in 1-pound sec
tions, 14&16C per lb; broken comb. lUc; dark
comb, good condition, Sc; extracted, 8c
per lb. . :
ew l urk. "
New York, March 14.
Wheat No. 2 red cash advanced ijo'ie
early; fell V4t!vtc on increase in passage; large
imports, light clearances, increased receipts;
heavy Chicago markets and realizing: weak,
Jairly active: May and July most active;
May, 76 l-n&77c; June, 76?s,(p77c; July,
77 91(17140: Augut, 7s'4i,7s-V:: September.
7Wa7!9so; December, --1-a(A-lsc. Rye
Nominal: western. 60&.65c. Barley Doll
and tirni; state, MWc; western, Bii&iiJc; No-
Toronto. l3(i'.c: No. 2 do. 4Ltc. Corn-
No. opened lc up on decrease on passafte;
fell Jiifec with Chicago and easier sale;
March, c: April. c; May, i-'fyAlc-
Jnne, c: July. Ut ll-l.V??.Mc: No. 2,
53Vc; steamer mixed, if'c. Oats No.
doll and wvh!.: null-. :K 4 c. western, 3&d
40c Lard Vuif. : nomiiiai: steam rendered,
Live Stock: Cattle Market dull; no trad
ing in beeves; dressed beef, steady; native
sides, fc&l'Vso per lb. Sheep and Lambs Mar
ket active and firm: sheep, $3.&0(5.75 per 1U
lbs; lambs. $.'1.50(0,7.110. Hogs Nominally firm;
live hog. 7.7Wu.3y per 1 1X1 lbs.
The l)eal Hirhett.
Oats :fi3-ic. .
llay Timothy. S1I.00: upland.'! lOffill : slourt
$9.00; baied. 110.00811.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 25c ; creamery, 26c.
Epp Freh, 17ttl8.
Poultrv Cbickeos. 0c: turkeys UU.
ducks, KMc; ceeee.lOc.
raUIT AND VZOBTABLKS.
J pples J4 00 per bb!.'
Onions $4 .00 per bbl.
Turnip tiCcper bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for '
4H35c; cows and noifei,
corn fee eteero
?AT LESS. THAN-
TRE'RRICE Of .OTHER BRANDS.
Ol-O IN CANS.ON LY;