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ock Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, MARCH 24. 1893.
J Hingis Ooplea OnM
1 Par Weak ISM Oamai
XLI NO. 134
SPRING . STOCK
We will show you this season more New
Goods than all the other Clothing houses
combined. Its a pleasure to trade with the
London for you have the stock to select
Proprietors, Rock Island.
bur Selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your msnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
ekavetakn advanta 'e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest designs from the product of nearly very
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmeD, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Paper Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to Interijr Decorating:
om Moulding to match wall paper.
jndow Shades ready made and to order, all colors.
Jture Frames latest styles.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
oleeale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue. Bock Island
HORSE HO E R.
keatei! in hi new chop,
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
hov P---ciaIty. Opposite the Old stand
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
W S?-oney by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
K,v,nare' Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old and
uj o and 10 Uents Store.
JHTBS. C. OTTSCU'S, 1314 VtisZAVi.
W. THEFZ & CO.
201 1 Fourth Avenue,
Ctirkerfcld'f ; Old Maid.
iriMrir a vtt tt 4 xrrin hea
muVIV All U Xlii. JJ cyclone, several houses being unroofed and
i one corner of the state insane asylum was
-w ai i c u ' tom offi creating a panic among the in-
I OWnS Wake Ot the mates. Dozens of the farm buildings were
' also destroyed and hundreds of head of
I stock killed.
sn tne towns waxe ot tne
SOUTHERN FARMS LAID IN RUINS.
Twenty-five Killed at Kelly, Miss.,
Sixty Injured and the Town
Blown Off the Earth.
A Colored School Swept Away at. Tunica
and Many Children Injured Great In
struction of Raildiugs In th I'atli of the
Tornado Much Farm Property De
stroyed In Missouri Rowling Oreen, :
Kj., anu Tennessee's Capital Visited
meagre Details of the Devastation Fire
at Cleveland Costs Five Lives Asphyx
iation at Chicago.
MEMrms, March 24. The most tlestruc- .
tive cyclone in 'the history of this section
swept over northern Mississippi and west
ern Tennessee late yesterday afternoon,
leaving death and desolation in its wake. '
Kelley, Miss., a town of about 300 inhabi- (
tants, was wiped off the face ot the earth, .
every building in the place being totally ,
demolished. So far as is known twenty
five people were killed outright and about (
sixty injured. !
Two Fatalities at Nashville.
NA6HVILLE, Tenn., March 24. A severe
storm swept over this city about S oxlock
last night doing much damage in the
northern part of the city to roofs, out
Louses, trees and insecure buildings. In
fouth Nashville a store filled with people
was blown down and a number were in
jured, but not badly, with the exception of
two, one of whom, a boy, Eugene Dum
righ, was killed and the other, Will Duni
rigb, will not live.
Struck Howling Creen Hard.
Bowlisg Gkken, Ky., March 24. A ter
yible cyclone passed over this city last
night at 7:45 o'clock. The Louisville and
Nashville round house was totally
wrccked.JXo lives are thought to have been
lost. Many buildings were unroofed.
There is much excitement and it is an im
possibility to get any details.
DEATH BY THE FLAMES.
THE DESTRUCTION AT TUNICA.
A Few Minutes of Hurricane Does Im
MEMrms, March 24. Scattering reports
coming to Memphis from points in west
cm Tennessee and northern Mississippi in
dicate that a terrific cyclone whirled up
the Mississippi valley from the southwest
yesterday afternoon, crashing and sweep
ing houses like straw stacks along in its
mad path. Telegraph wires in every di
rection were twisted into tangles like
threads, and communication with the
storm swept localities was exceedingly dif- ,
ficult and unsatisfactory. Trains from
the east reaching the city late in the after
noon and evening brought reports of wide
spread destruction. Passengers on t he Ya
zoo and Mississippi Valley train told of
the destruction of Tunica, Miss.
lft Desolation In Its rath. J
The storm made its appearance near
Tunica about 3:30 p. m. At that hour the
sky in tbe southwest began to darken ink
ily and a low wailing sound announced a
storm. Within . a few minutes the wind
came along with terrible velocity and
with a swish
houses like eggshells. Huge rain-drops
fell and the scene was a weird one. The
storm lingered over and around the town
scarcely two minutes and yet in that time
levelled dozens of buildings. A partial
calm, save for the fall of rain, then came
and people rushed about in great excite
ment. On one side of the square where
Four Women and a llaby Lose Their Lives
Cleveland, March i!4. Shortly after 12
o'clock yesterday the large brick apart
ment house on Prospect street, known as
the Morgan," caught fire aud in a short
time was a massof flames. There wascon
eiderable delay in scuding in an alarm. It
was fully half an hour before the depart
ment arrived. I$y this time the flames had
mi.de great headway. The house was
crowded with tenants and a great throng
gathered outside as they began to swaim
forth. It soon became known that a
number of persons had undoubtedly lost
their lives and the excitement became in
tense. An urgent rail for more fire appa
ratus had followed the first alarm and the
engines and trucks soon thundered up and
immediately the firemen and a crowd of
willing men were seeking for those who
had been penned up in the building.
Four Women Reported Missing,
A number of women were soon brought
forth, two of them having been taken from
sick beds and the others suffering from
partial suffocation and injuries sustained
in their wild efforts to escape. A hasty
calculation was made aud it ,-as an
nounced that four women were missing.
It was considered almost certain that they
had been smothered to death. Several
fainting women were taken to the offices
of neighboring physicians, and ambu
lances which bad been quickly summoned
bore others away to hospitals. The cry at
once went up that Mrs. P. S. Soruers, a
blind woman, was in her apartments on
the third floor. A heroic effort was made
i ftJShilUlsflt imrtfnily tha fip,mra to save her, bnt she
fin. Lard blow crashed dead when found. "-- - -
Five Lives Lost, One a Itahy.
There were rumors that many of the
forty people in the building bad perished.
but it is now definitely known that but
five lost their lives, as follows: Mrs. Mary
Abbey, widow of the late Judge Abbey;
1 .Mrs. V. ti. Somers, a bund woman; Mrs.
Emma Somers, her stepdaughter; Mrs. F.
stood ft handsome building occupied by , K. Hunt, daughter or Mrs. fcmma Somers,
the Knights of Pythias and Masons was and Percy Hunt, her son, aged IS months.
only a heap of timber and jutting beams Mrs. Hunt, who lives in Brooklyn village,
a suburban town, was visiting her rela
tives when the terrible event occurred.
The blind woman was terribly burned,
while the others died from suffocation.
The baby boy was alive when taken from
the building, but died four minutes after
Four Persons Ttrnisetl or Burned.
The injured are: Dr. Con Von Klein,
lace ana nands ourned in rescuing in
mates; Mrs. J. H. Miller, jumped from a
second story window, badly bruised; Mrs.
F. M. Gifford, jumped from an upper win-
from a mass of ruins.
Colored -School House Leveled.
This was one of the most pretentious ,
buildings in the town. The people on the
streets first noticed this wreck and then
they saw the roof of the court house was
gone. There were cries and screams of
children. Men rushed to the colored school
house, where 150 children had been gather-
ed at their lessons. The building, a two
story frame, had been blown down and be
neath the ruins was a mass of straggling
children. So far as known none was killed, '
but there were many maimed and bruised, j dow and caught in a blanket, badly
some wuu unikea aruia nu duuic nuu
fractured skulls. The full extent of the
damage is not known, but the loss to prop
erty will go into the hundreds of thous
ands. Kelly Wiped OA the Earth.
The trainmen report that not a house
was left standing in Kelly, which is a
station about thirteen miles from Mem
phis. The swath of the storm as it crossed
the Kansas City, Memphis and Birming-
Vi a rr rnA uwinMl in ornhram n to? ritirif lw-
tween Caperville and Olive Branch. Dozens
of houses, huge trees and bams were razed
m me grouuu uy mc joiiw ui iuC DUi. jn the tjtchen of the Tacoma restaurant
Great Loss of Life Apprehended. j esterday. Two of the victims, Ed Miller
Tripoli was also visited and destroyed. Rmj Frank Stoner, will probably die from
How many lives are lost cannot oe ascer- the effects of the noxious fumes. They
j Druiseu; airs. &anpiincr, badly burned in
rescuing a aaugntcr. it was reported dur
ing the progress of the fire that Mrs. Sarah
K. Bolton, the well-known authoress and
poetess,had been burned to death. Several
persons asserted that she was in her apart
ments. Mrs.! Bolton, however, was down
town on a shopping tour. The cause of
, the fire is unknown, although it originated
in me oasement, near tne iurnace.
Badly Choked by Gas.
Chicago, March 24. Nine men and worn
en were asphyxiated by illuminating gas
were all awake at the time, the gas coming
a puuetured main,
COURT OF ARBITRATION MEETS.
tained now, but if the destructiveness of
the cyclone is as great as meager dis- ( into the hotel through
natrhna re.ir.Tiincp here state it seems nrob- .
able that the list of casualties will be very j
large. : ,
SWEPT DOWN ON THE FARMS. !
Much Havoc in the Vicinity of Salisbury,
Mo. "o Lives Lost.
Salisbury, March 24. Just as the day
was breaking yesterday morning the
farmers three miles east of here were sud
denly aroused by a terrific roar. A cyclone
of tremendous power had swept down on
them from the northwest and in a twink
ling houses, barns and outhouses were
unroofed and some of them totally de
stroyed. Orchards were levelled to the
ground aud scores of gardens and fields
of spring crops wera laid waste. In one
place a tract of forest embracing many
acres of magnificent trees was laid fiat to
the ground. Trees were broken like
Straws and huge trunks were carried for
many hundred yards by the wind and
strewn across roads and over fields.
Nearly Missed the City.
In this city the shock was not felt bo se-
Formal Gathering of the Men Who
Settle the Itehring Sea Case.
PARIS, March 24. The court of arbitra-
i tion appointed to adjust the difficulties be
tween the United States and Great Britain
in regard to the seal fisheries in Behring
sea met yesterday in the office of the
French foreign ministry. All the members
of the court of arbitration were present, as
well as Hon. John W. Foster, agent of the
United States, and Hon. C. H. Tupper, Do
minion minister of marine and fisheries,
agent on tbe part of Great Britain. Coun
sel on both sides were also present.
Organized for Ilusiness.
M. Develle, French minister of foreign
affairs, made a short speech welcoming the
members of the court, the agents and the
counsel. The meeting was purely formal.
Credentials were presented and the court
organized by tbe election of Baron de
Co u reel lea as president. It was decided to
meet at 11:30 a. m. each day and to sit for
four hours and a half daily, the meetings
vereiy, tnougn yie thunder or the passing to be open to members ot the press to
storm was something frightful. Many ! whom cards should be issued. The court
scattering frajiiients of wreck, flying then adjourned until the 4th of April in
and other debris struck : order to examine the printed arguments of
branches of tree:
houses and shattered windows in this city.
The residence of Mrs. Gunn, in the south
western, portioniof the town, just caught
the edge of the cyclone and was complete
ly destroyed. Ofee gust of wind carried off
the roof and deQsited it in a pasture sev
eral hundred yfirds away. This gave the
family time to feet into their cellar, and
the next swoop of the storm tore tbe walla
to the ground, 1
Nevada Feels the Zephyr.
Near by was a stable containing eight
horses and other stock. Th live stock was
k"!ru and bi atructnt scattered in all
the United States aud Great Britain;
which were presented. These printed ar
guments are to be submitted to the Amer
ican congress and to the British parlia
ment probably next week, and then to be
made public. Later the members were
presented to President Carnot.
IBiuiigrsnou to caataa.
OTTAWA, March 24. The annual report
of the internal department made public
Wednesday shows that there were 52.C90
immigrants landed in Canada last year
and that 3i:t American citizens bought
uicf uiC Vc-a:tie '-iV-rzxt c xl
Carlyle W. Harris has been taken to
Sing Sing, where be will be catelectrized,
if nothing happens to prevent it.
The Allen line steamer Pomeranian, '
which on her last previous trip was struck
by a tremendous sea that killed her cap
tain and drowned eleven of her passengers
and crew, was sighted 300 miles southeast
of Cape Sable in distress again from
smashing a piston. She has arrived safely
at Halifax, X. S.
The Princess of Wales and her children
have been to see the poje and were gra
ciously received, and with royal honors.
The "Old Guard"' surv:vors of the SOfi
who voted steadily for Grant for a third
term will meet at a banquet at Philadel
phia April 23. Sixty-five of the 306 are
Obituary: At Jerseyville, III., Henry O.
Goodrich, aged 74. At New York, William
Li. Fa wcett, financial editor of The Kven
ing Post and formerly f Chicago. At
Sarasota, Fla., John D. Wattles, publisher
of the Sunday School Times of Philadel
phia, aged 44. At Richmond, Vrf.pr. J. S.
Dorsey Cullen, chief of 6taff of surgeons
under General Lee, aged 61. At Monrovia,
Ind., Miss Xancy Marvin, aged 103. At
Kansas City, Mo., William II. Gleason, for
merly of Chicago: Thomas Orr, aged 72.
At Washington, Erastus Durnin Webster,
Those who believe that one of the lost
ten tribes of Israel settled in Ireland lay
stress on the fact that "shamrakh"' is the
Arabic word for trefoil, which, under the
name of shamrock, has been made the na
tional bloom of Ireland.
It is estimated that during the last five
years the turpentine gatherers of Georgia
have destroyed $'iOO,000,00( worth of pine
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. March 23.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat March, opened
'hC closed lUHrc: May, opened Trtic, closed
TCUjc; July, opened 7c, closed Corn
March, opened 41c closed 41S-4c; May,
opened sGHic, closed 430; July, opened 43c,
closed 44?iic. Oats May. opened 32tic,
closed X?sc; June, opened !Hc, closed 32c;
July, opened 31;ic, closed J5c Pork
May, opened $17.57, closed $17.57: July,
opened (17.50, closed $17.4-; September,
opened J17.47H, closed $17. 4i. Lard Slay,
opened (11.73, closed (11.50. g
Live stock Hogs: The price at the Union
stock yard's today ranged as follows:
Receipts for the day 17.UU0: quality .not
so good; left over about P.WI0; market was
active on packing and shipping account;
feeling was weak and prices were 10 ''
20c lower; sales ranged at (4.753,7.00 pigs,
$6.S07.5 light, (7.10tTf,7.35 rough packing.
(7.2U&7.60 mixed, and $7. 4027.75 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Receipts for the day 11,000; Quality
only fain market rather active on local
and shipping account and prices 6a
higher; quotations ranged at (5.45
&d) choice to extra shipping steers, S4.S09o.e9 .
good to ihtmw iuH $8.904.3a fair to gbod,
(IrSO&.t&j common to medium do, $3.4003.90
batchers1 steers. S3-5U&3.4J stackers, $2.40&4.3&
Texas steerr. (3JM&4.31) feeders, (2.00&UO
cows. (&00&4.10 heifers. $2.25(23.73 bolls, and
$3.0037.25 veal calves.
Sheep Receipts for the day " 4.000; quality
fair: market rather slow and prices un
changep; quotations ranged at (4-005-30
per 100 lbs westerns, $3.50&5.40 natives, and
Produce: Butter Fancy separator,
27c per lb; fancy dairy. ZKQSbci packing
stock, IS 16c Eggs Fresh stock. I6&I8H0
per doz. Dressed poultry Chickens, LLai3o
per lb; turkeys, 13&15c; ducks, la&lso;
geese. lO&l-c. Potatoes Wisconsin Bur
banks. 7578c per bu; Hebron. 6a&72c; Peer
less. 6."3-6ric; Rose. 6&70c. Sweet potatoes
Illinois: (3.5O&4.50 per bbL Apples Fair to
good. $2JSo&3.00 per bbl; fancy, $&25QtAu.
Cranberries Jerseys, fancy, $10.01X311.00 per
bbL Honey White clover in 1-pound sec
tions, 14<c per lb; broken comb, lOo; dark
comb, good condition, 6&9c; extracted, 7&8o
New Yobs, March 23.
Wheat May, TbCc; June, 7dT&77jc;
September, 7i&T8c; December, 614&81J$c
Rye Nominal; western, 60OS4C Barley
Quiet; firm; state, M&SUc; western, tXX20c
Corn May, 60a504c; July, 60?6a30 7-16ci
No. 2. 52i3536c; steamer mixed, SlHo.
Oata No. 3. quiet; May. 3f?c; July, 87Hc;
state, SHyc: western, 3bta4ic Pork New
mess, (1VCS019.75; old mess, (19.00ai9.25;
extra prime nominal. Lard Nominal.
The loeal Market.
Hay Timothy. (14.00: upland, (10Q11 ; slough
9.00; baled. 510.tKH311.00.
Butter Fair to choice, S0a22c; creamery, 26c.
Eggs Fresh. 142&15.
Poultry Chickens, 12!4c; turkeys 12!
docks, l-'Kc; geese, 10c.
rBCtT AKD TI6STABl.ES.
Apples (too per bb'.
Onions $4 .to per bbl.
Turnips 60c per biu
LI VI STOCK,
Cattle Batchers pay for cm rem steer.
4Xc; cows and ncifeis, avi3t; calves
3b writ M.I UU Uftll fi
PUREST AND BEST
AT LESS THAN -
TBE PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
"OL PIN CAM5CLN Utl