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VOL. XLI NO. 157
ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, APBIL 19. 1893.
1 Far Weak ASM Onk
By far the Largest and Best Stocked Clothing
-f-r 1 mi .
More New Clothing than all the rest of the
Clothing Houses in Rock Island combined.
No old Damaged goods to palm off on you
for Fresh Goods, but
AT EXTREiMEIiY LOW PRICES.
80 Dozen Akn's Balbrigan Shirts and Drawers worth 25 cents for 12 l-2c
75 Dozen Men's Balbrigan Shirts and Drawers worth 7 cents for 33 l-2c
SO Dozen Boy's Shirts and Drawers worth 25 to 40 cents for 12 l-2c
30 different styles Men's Suits
WORTH $15.00 FOR $8.99.
They all claim to give you good values; see this line before buying,
10 Guild's Suits worth up to S5J.00 for $2.59.
This is a good line of goods for you, Boy's Shirt Waists worth 25c for 9c.
Our selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
We have taken ad ran la e of every opportunity in making oar selectioa, in order to jiive
the people of this city and vicing the choicest de3ieja9 from the prod-act of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receiva your orders for Papar Hanging, Painting or
anything pertaining to Interijr Decorating;
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to order, all colors.
Picture Frames latest styles.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J3? andleave your order.
Sta.b Block Opposite Harper House;!
in tne rnree uities.
Honest fresh Merchandise
Second avenue. Rock Island
If lost you can recover it
quickly and be healthier
f and wealthier by using
- For. sale at jjS22 ETZZ; d
Frightful Explosion in a Mine
ONE MAN'S LIMBS BLOWN CLEAN OFF
Another Impaled With a Gas-Pipe, and
' the Jugular Tela of a Third Severed
Two Fatally Wounded Five Men Killed
and Foor Fatally Hurt Near LeadvllI
A Cyclone in Arkansas Kills Seven Per
sons Another in Kansas.
Tower, Minn.. April 19. Intense excite
ment, profound sorrow and bereaved fami
lies briefly sum up the condition of affairs
which prevails in the residence district of
the Minnesota mine near this city. The
most disastrous fire in the history of the
mine has occurred. Three men have been
killed outright and nine others suffered
serious injuries, two of whom will prob
ably die. Several others were slightly in
jured. List of 4bo I'nfortnnales.
The list is as follows: Killed J. B.
"Settle, jugular vein severed, leaves a wife
and four children; Charles Nelson, gas
pipe driven through chest, leaves a wife
and five children; Jacob Koshavir, limbs
blown off, unmarried.
Injured Phil Marshead, John Kosen
stein, James Mahotiey, (i. S. Warn, Frank
Cudy, W. J. Nettle, William Martin and
A Sudden and Terrific Explosion.
The accident occurred at the mine black
smith shops, where about twenty men are
employed, nearly every one of whom sus
tained at least slight injuries. Nettle,
Zollar'aud Nelson were engaged in break
ing up a lot of worthless gas pipe before
throwing it into the scrap pile. The pipe
was being put under a 1,300 pound steam
hammer anil broken into such lengths as
would permit its easy handling. The men
had been engaged for nearly an hour when
suddenly a terrific report sounded.
Deadly Effect of the Hlant.
When the smoke cleared away a terrible
Bight presented itself. Senseless forms,
mangled bodies and men stagring from
the scene of the horrible disaster weak
from the loss of blood characterized the
scene. The news spread rapidly to the
homes of the miners and soon the place
was surrounded by a crowd of frantic, dis
tracted relatives. The mangled bodies
were picked up and for more than four
hours two doctors were busy dressing
wounds. Nettle, Nelson and Koshair did
not live twenty minutes.
Two Men Who Are Likely to Die.
It is entirely improbable that Marshead
and , Mahoney will recover, both having
suffered severely from loss of blood. The
explosion was no doubt due to the presence
of a quantity of dynamite in the pipes,
which had at some time been used as a
"gun" in opening "raises" that had become
clogged. The moment the steam hammer
truex the blow the explosion followed. ;No
similar accident has ever been known in
the Eake Superior district. -
WAS A BLAST OF DEATH.
FivejMen Killed aud Four Fatally Wound
ed Near Leadvflle.
Leadville, Colo., April 19. At the
Bucs-lvanhoe tunnel, twelve miles west
of here, a terrible explosion has occurred.
It was due to an accidental discharge of a
blast. Five men were killed and several
seriously injured. The killed are: George
Young, John Collins. E. Kolley, M. Mc
Govern and an unknown miner. For oth
ers, it is thought, are fatally hurt.
CYCLONE IN THE SOUTHWEST.
Town in Arkansas Wrecked and Seven
Killed Kansas Swept Again.
Little Rock, Ark., April 19. News is
received here of a fearful cyclone in
Fourche valley, Scott county. The town
of Boles was almost entirely destroyed.
Seven persons were killed and a large num
ber injured. The path of the storm was a
half mile in width and everything was
swept lefore it. The bodies of a number
of the killed were carried over half a mile
by the storm. Iti3 impossible to get full
particulars, but it is known that at least
seven persons were killed and the number
may be much larger.
One More Cyclone Victim.
TorEUA, Kan., April 19. A report has
reached this city that a cyclone partly
wrecked Osage City. Four iersons are
known to have been killed and a number
injured. The full extent of the damage
cannot be learned, as the telegraph wires
were prostrated. All wires west of Topeka
are down and it is feared that a tornado
may have swept across the central part of
Later. Communication with Osage
City was resumed at a late hour, and the
first reliable information of the storm ob
tained. The storm wrecked thirty-three
buildings.iucluding the Union Pacific rail
way's depot, and other property. The loss
will be heavy. But one life was lost.
Impaled Red Hot Iron.
Cincinnati, April 19. While Albert
Dittle, a wire worker at the Fairmount
Wire works, was at work a red hot rod
broke and pierced his right side, entering
between the seventh and eighth ribs. The
flesh steamed and emitted a nauseus smell.
The man fell and had to be dragged away
from the rod. His intestines are severed
so that he cannot lire.
They Torn Oat to See John Ball.
Mifflin, Pa., April 19 Old "John
Bull," the first locomotive that ran in
America, and his relics of primitive rail
roading are bowling merrily along the
picturesque valley cf the Susquehanna and
business is suspended and the entire pop
ulation turns out to cheer the antiquated
exhibit on its way to the World's fair.
Two Little Soys Fatally Crashed.
Chicago, April 19. Twolittle boys, John
Vora, of No. 31 Burlington street, and
John Hnrchas, of No. 29 Burlington street,
each 4 years old, were stealing a ride on
one of Maxwell Brother's heavy box wag
ons, when they both fell under the wheels.
Young Vora was instantly killed and the
other fatally crushed.
Kohomo, Ind.. April 19. The third Sho-walter-Lasker
chess game resulted in a
draw after fifty-six moves, which con
sumed over six hours.
ARRIVAL OF GERMAN VESSELS,
The Kaiseria Augusta Steams Into Hamp
ton Roads Rendezvous Notes.
Fout Monroe, Va., April 19. The
German squadron has steamed into the
harbor. The Kaiserin Augusta sainted
the United States flag and the flags of the
American and English admiral as she
sreamed slowly to a place near the Rus-
GERMAN IRONCLAD KAISERIN AUGUSTA,
siaus. Behind her came the Seeadler, a
small gunboat of 1,800 tons. The most of
the vessels are now here which will take
part in the review, and the collection is a
notable one. It does not, however, com
pare with the naval review of the British
navy oil Spit Head on the occasion of the
jubilee celebration of lT, when over
100 ships were gathered together. Since
that time, however, there have been
enough improvements in the construction
and armoring of our naval lighters to
make the exhibition here thoroughly
A strange thing has happened. Admiral
Gherardi visited seventeen ships and not a
gun was fired. Arrayed in his "best suit
of clothes" with the brass buttons freshly
polished, with a London crease in the reg
ulation tn users and with the spike-tail
unbuttoned, as provided for in the naval
rules, the admiral boarded a ft earn launch
and went off to pay official calls upon the
vessels of the South American squadron,
the Englishmen and the Dutchmen. Or
dinarily such a round of visits would have
been the occasion for a Itombardment, but
when he left his own ship the admiral or
dered that no salute be fired, and of the
foreigners he made a request that the same
noisy honor be omitted
The big ocean terror named for the me
tropolis of the west recovered her lost
honors in the boat race between the crews
of the Chicago and Philadelphia which re
sulted in a vic-tory for the Chicago's men.
There was a base ball game in the fort be
tween the Chicago midshipmen and a team
picked from the rest of the American fleet.
It was won by the midshipmen of the Chi
cago. At Norfolk boat and bicycle races
were among the features incidental to the
rendezvous. Twenty-six war vessels are
now in the roads.
Madison, April 19. The assembly has
killed the senate bill for a public road
system yeas 31, nays 43. In the senate
the assembly bill was non-concurred in
levying a tax of 2 per cent, on gifts, lega
cies and bequests valued at more than
f 10,00l), as was the bill providing for the
appointment of a board of arbitration to
settle differences between employers and
employes. The assembly bill creating the
office of mining inspector was killed. A
select assembly committee reported that
St. Paul road has in twelve years
failed to report $o0,000,K) of earnings and
the the Northwestern $19,000,000. The as
sembly has passed the bill appropriating
165,000 to the state univeisity.
LAWMAKERS OF ILLINOIS.
Synopsis of a Day's Work at the State
Sri;isoFiELi, April 19. The senate sent
to third reading the bill to authorize as
sistant deputy wardens to act in the place
of their superior officers in the absence of
the latter from their posts at the peniten
tiaries of the state. A resolution was of
fered and laid over for an investigation of
the Lincoln park board, of Chicago. A
bill was introduced fixing the pay of mem
bers at SSU0. No quorum present and sen
In the house a letter was received from
Mr?. J. G. Blaine thanking the legislature
for the sympathy extended the bereaved
family upon the death of Secretary Blaine.
An attempt to non-concur in a report ad
verse to the appropriation of 25,i00 for a
monument to Illinois soldiers was defeat
ed. A resolution was adopted to establish
a naval school on Lake Michigan at Chi
cago. ' A number of committee reports
were read and concurred in. The most of
the day was taken up in trying to avoid
the tangle of last week, the Republicans
insisting on the regular order and the
I'emocrats not having enough votes pres
ent to set it aside.
Work of Michigan Sol on.
Lansing, Mich., April 19. The Baum
bill, providing for the establishment of a
home for feeble-minded in this state,which
passed the lower house of the legislature,
has been reported without recommenda
tion by a senate committee. The senate
killed the bill providing for the
branding of convict-made goods
and passed the bill prohibiting the employ
ment of free labor in the Detroit house of
correction. A bill appropriating $100,000
for the support of the state mining school
was also passed. The house passed the bill
making an additional appropriation of
2,000 for Michigan's educational exhibit
at the World's fair.
Special Days at the Exposition.
CHICAGO, April 19. Following are some
of the days at the World's fair which have
been set apart as "state" days and other
wise special: State days Wisconsin, May
33; Nebraska, June S; North Dakota, June
20; Michigan, Sept. 13 and 14; Kansas, Sept.
15; Iowa, Sept. 21. June li is Germany's
day, ! May 17 is for Norway, and Jane 23
for Sweden. The millers have June 29,
the college fraternities July 20; commer
cial travelers, July 20; Turners, July 27;
National Union (insurance society). Aug.
2; Knights of Pythias, Aug. 9; colored
people, Aug, 2o.
The Earthquakes at Zante.
New Yoke, April 19. The Herald's
Zante cable says: Shocks of varying
strength continue. Two companies of army
engineers are engaged in clearing the
ruins. There are 3,000 roofless houses.
The government propoces to prohibit the
construction of any but anti-seismic
houses. ' ' r i -
The accident that killed Sergeant War
wick at the World's fair grounds has re
sulted in the death of bis comrade Kearrins,
who was wounded at the same time.
Mors Trouble Tor toe Lake Snore.
Toledo, O., April 19. That .trouble is
imminent with the engineers and firemen
of the Lake Shore railway is evident by
the appearance in Toledo of the general ad
visory committee of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers. They are here to
consult with the unlucky men, who lost
their positions during the strike, about
getting back on the company's rolls. If
the company refuses to reinstate them
there is'good prospect of more trouble.
Iltg Strike Brewing at Gotham.
New York, April 19. It is reported that
the walking delegates.on occonut of the re
cent decisions in the courts, have arranged
for a general strike before the naval
parade, on the elevated and surface rail
roads, all railroads entering this city,
hotels, transfers and every place where the
men can be called out.
McAuliffe Ready for Abbott.
Chicago, April 99. Champion Jack Mc
Auliffe says that he is ready to take on
Stanton Abbott, the English light-weight.
He objects, however, to Richard K. Fox
- acting as stockholder.
Chicago Official 'Sued for 860,000.
ClIlCAGO, April 19. In the superior court
two suits have been filed against Charles
Kern, county treasurer. The city is plain
tiff in each one and JUO.000 is sought to be
recovered. The actions are in assumpsit,
and no details are given.
Grover Writes a Letter to Humbert.
Rome, April 19. Mr. Potter, the Ameri
can minister, hai .been instructed by Pres
ident Cleveland to deliver to King Hum
bert an autograph letter of congratulation
on the occasion of the latters' silver wedding
on A pril
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
CBICAQO, April 18.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat April, opened
T&ic, closed 7414c; May, opened Tti, closed TSHJc;
July, opened TUVSc, closed 73-ic Corn April,
opened 4Hje, closed 4Ac; May, opened 41c,
closed 41c; July, opened iSya, closed 42?4c
Oats May. opened lMc, closed 2$!4c; June,
opened a-Jjic, closed Vsc; July, opened 2SJ4C,
closed SJe. I'ork May, opened $10.75, closed
S16.67H: July, opened (16.1CH. closed $13.43;
September, opened $17.05. closed $17.024
Lard May. opened 9.75, closed (9.75.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 16,000;
quality nood; left over about 4,000; mar
ket active on packing and shipping account;
feeling rather firm and prices 5<tc higher;
sales ranged at $4.503,6.80 pigs, 6.700.7.1 J
light, $6.75ia8.sd rough packing. $d.85d7.2u
mixed, and $7.0o&7.S heavy parking and
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
4.000; quality fain market rather ac
tive on local and shipping account
and prices were 5(3,10 cents higher; quota
tions ranged at $5.40Qh.OO shipping steers,
t4.15&4.60 fair to good. 17534-05 common to
medium do, $3.KX&4.15 butchers steers, $2. 70:3k
3.60 stockers, $3.tiV&i.50 feelers, $L75&'i.4J
cows, $3.UJU0 heifers. $-5.2'a3-75 bulls
$2.402,4.40 Texas steers, and S3.Oti3.2o veal
Sheep Estimated receiptsTor tike day 13,000;
quality fair; market rather active and prices
steady: quotations ran -red at S4.0O&X35
per 100 lbs westerns. S3.50.&.5J natives, and
I'roduce: Butter Fancy separator, 2Sc per
lb; fancy dairy. 2iJ26; packing stock, 12314c.
Eggs Fresn stock, per doz. Dressed
l'oultry Chickens, U'Ljiloo per lb: turkeys.
13&15c: ducks, lliftll'Vac: geese, $5.o0&3.00
per doz. l'ot atoes Burbanks, 6S&70 per bush
el: llebrons. ti5fWc per bushel: Peerless, 03d
65c; Kose. 7u&7.ic Sweet Potatoes Fair to
choice, $J..Dil..Y) per barrel. Apples Com
mon stock. $iU0Si2' per barrel; fair to good,
$i5m33.U0; fancy. S&25. Honey White clover
in 1-lb sections, 174ilSo per lb: broken comb,
10c; dark comb, good condition 102,1 4c; ex
tracted, ti&Sc per lb.
New York. April 13.
Wheat May, T5Sw375-"HiC; June. 7t 9-1&&
76 11-ltic; July. 7&i75 15-lrtc; September,
TVv,"i79 7-ltic: December, tCi4!iS2?4C. Rye
Dull and steady; western. StSKtUc. Barley
Firm and quiet; state. twj.75c; western, S0
tiic Corn Xo. - firmer; dull: May, 4.;-6
47 li-i'V,-; No. 2, 49H.4 i-'lc: steamer mixed.
4!'c. Oats Dull and steady; state, 37 a
4!c: wrstern. b74'Jj; May, Silgc asked;
July, oH4c asked. I'ork Inactive and
weak: old mess, $17.75; new mess. 13.25.
Lard Dull and nominal; steam-rendered.
Wheat-74 a76j. '
Hay Timothy. SH OO: nplanci. J1X4H ; U. uct
9.i; haled. $10 Ouaii.oo. 8
j j tiu in 1 r..
1 Better Fair to choice, 27.I2 : creamerv. E60
Etc Ftefh. 1 tSlC.
Poultry Cbickcns. l!ic; turkey
I enckr, j-Hc; geese. ic.
r Kl IT S V TBH ST BX.CB.
Apples (4 cm perhbV
lniccf Ji.tOper bbl.
Turnips tiOc per bit.
Cattle Botchers pay for corn fe '.steers
4H44c; cows and ncifci,;a HKSiSkc; ' calves
Hons 7& "c.
IT IS THE PEOPLE-
AND NOT THE TESTIH01KALS
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