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Tills AKGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
NO HOPE FOR THEM.
Nine Men Imprisoned by Flame
A MINE AT BUTTE, MONT., ON FIRS.
Persistent Efforts at Kescne So For l"n
aval!liK and the I'nfortunatea Itriieved
to He lndoubtoulv Suffornted Some
Further Details of the Cyclone's Havoc
lu Mississippi Three icnd Itixlies
Found in a Swamp.
Bl'TTK, Mont., April 20. I'rolmWy the
most terrible mine horror in the history
tf Butte hns occurred nine men impris
oned in a burning mine and in all likeli
hood have lost their lives. The Silver How
mine Xo. 2, of the Uutte and U.wton com
pany, has no Ihh ii actively operated for
several months, but nine men have been
working there on ench shift in develop
ment work. John Kramer, pumpman at
the "-CO foot level, vt nt to lite surface for
oil. lie returned to his station, but al
most instantly gave the signal to hoist.
He reached the surface badly burned and
Waited to Warn UN l'art iirr.
He said lie saw one man on the 5t0-font i
level, and failed on him to come to l lie entire
if he would escape with !rs life. The man
called back to wait until li
partners. Kramer waited as lotions he
could stand the flames, which were right
around him, and then went to the surfaci.
(If the nine men impri-Cj'd t'.ve wi -re on t he
"flO foot level, the lowe-i lev, I of the mine;
Vvi) (in the ." H. win re the tire broke
s:nl two on t lie -'.
KR"rt at Krcu l'n:tvn it
There was no piosibl- t-t ii-t' for tin
On the TOO. except !y t he shaft. The
on the .VK) and -J' however, n.ilti
passed by the connec :in::s into Silver
mine Xo. 1 and thence reat he.1 the
e sn r
fconie Ion trer
lace. i hey must, however, have
bewildered until escape was no
possible. Attempts at rescue began at J
o'clock. It was impossible for men to de
scend lower t han the 4' 0 level nt first on
account of the dense smoke. The cage
wa.-. lowere ! to each level and left at
each station for a few minutes in the
hope that some of the imprisoned men
might reach the cage, but there were no
signs of lifeWWnv.
'ames of the Imprisoned lvn.
l he names ot the men imprisoned are:
Kdward Pasc-ie, Hichard Andrews. S. Ko-
. . l.' 1. . ..- , , 1 .1 - J 1 '
vetta, Frank )frard, Kichanl Trembath
Thomas Or....'. James Xaftio. Antonio
lieara, and Kvan l'eughs. All were
ATTEMPTS TO PUT OUT THE FIRE.
Smoke So Iieusc That the HeMCoers Are
I'nalile to Work.
Streams of waUr were turned into the
haft, which so drenched the shaft that the
re msde no pro-rrr-ss tliere. The fire is
believed to be confined to the pump station
at the 5(10-fiHt level, and to have been
caused by the explosion of a lamp. The
services of the Butte city fire department
were secured. The nozzle of a line of hose
was fastened to the cage in such a way
that when the cage was lowered to the .Kk)
foot level the water would be thrown into
the pump station.
Sent a Hojj Dunn the Shalt,
All day water was thrown in at the rate
of 300 gallons a minute. Meanwhile the
cage of the other compartment was lowered
to the 300. 500 and 700 foot levels repeated
ly, but without result. Two streams of
water were played down this compartment
in order to force as much air as possible
down the mine. A dog was lowered to the
700 level kept there a minute and reached
the top again alive.
Itearlied the SOO-Foot Level.
Numerous attempts were made to reach
the scene of the fire, but without success
until late in the afternoon when two min
ers made three or four trips to the f(0
foot level and used chemicals "on the
fire. They reported the fire small, the
timbers-cracking and that a cave seemed
to have started. The smoke was so dense
and suffocating that they could only re
main one or two minutes below nt a time.
They were unable to make any excursion I
away from the cage, as that would proba-
bly have resulted in further loss of life.
TWELVE BODIES RECOVERED
Of the Fourteen Who I. out Their I.Ives at
tbe Milwaukee Crib.
Milwaukee, April 22 The bodies of
twelve of the victims of the disaster at the
waterworks crib have been recovered. The
bodies of Michael Dwyer and George Gregg
were washed ashore, and those of William
Preusener, Frank Bebeau, Edward Caui
bren, Johnson, and Icikowiczand five oth
ers were recovered from the shaft in the
crib by a crew of life-savers and divers
which went to that fatal structure .) soon
as the sea was calm enough to make work
possible. The most pitiful feature of the
recovery was the condition of the body of
Frank Bebeau, who had evidently been
praying at the moment of death.
The crib presented an appalling specta
cle. The boilers and the engines had beeu
swept away. On the northern side of the
crib is the old hoisting engine. Toward
the east lay fragments of the wrecked pony
pumps. Pieces of machinery lay scattered
about the crib. Floating on the water in
the shaft were the bodies of eight men.
With pike poles the bodies were hoisted
out of the water. The other two bodies
were found in the air lock. Those missing
are expected to come ashore in a few days.
Ke ports of the Cyclone' Work in the
Vicinity of Quitman.
JtfERHiIA:,-Jtf Isb.,- April 22. Reports of
tbe storm havoc are still coming in. Tbe
cyclone Just missed Quitman, but it swept
everything away in a course. 200 yards north
of the town. Within fire nitles of Quitman
the following damages are reported: Will
' " lam Aldridge's house, blown completely
way; Mrs. Aldridge received a fracture of
the skull and has since died; Aldridge was
-!- and UwAonbidlv iuiured. James i
uif55' house wa?T uenioiisht-a ana nis fam
ily all injured. Daniel Shotts, with a large
family, bad his place swept clean and fam
ily all seriously hurt by being carried a
considerable distance along with the flying
John King Buffered a like fate, and sev
eral members of his family were badly
bruised. Kight or nine ot her houses were
blown away and several of the in mates
wounded. James Parker's resilience was
swept away and Parker's wife and mother
seriously injured. P. 1. Culpepper's
house was blown away and he received fa
tal injuries. The bodies of three unknown
negroes were found in the swamp a mile
from Quitman. Mrs. Sultle, an aged lady,
and a child of William .Sounder were also
HOME RULE A LITVLE NEARER.
Gladstone's Hill Iasse to Second Head
ing by 43 Majority.
ION ;nox, April 22. The home rule bill
has passed to a second reading by a vote of
847 to 304, and the result was received with
j marked demonstrations. There was an
enormous pressure for admission to parlia
j ment. The delegates to the Vlster demou
i stration who appealed to lending members
to get them seats were told that it would
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j Both sides are practically tired of the de-
bate, as they are conscious that were tby
j to speak for year it would not alter the
government majority. 1 he- division was
1.. . : I . I . . .1 , "
j Hutmi. iiiiuiiitit-, auti only a lew
members were absent owing to unavoida
ble causes, most of them being paired.
Gladstone proposes to go into committee
on the home rule bill on May 4. The oppo
sition already have prepared a host of
aiueutlmrr.it-. which wi:l be tabled.
Schooner It. It.
Tlx. -,nv;,.i ;.,
; jrard to the safety of the Wright and Hayes
I has been allayed by the arrival here of the
j Wright. She hail to abandon the Hayes.
, during the .storm, the Wright taking off
. the crew safely. Tbe woman cook could
I not climb across the rope between the
I Wright and the Hayes so a line was tied
around her body and she jumped over
i lioard. She was then hauled atm.ird the
j Wright none the worse for her ducking.
The Hayes has since been sighted fifteen
miles northeast of Racine, still afloat. The
total losses sustained by the marine inter
ests are figured at $100,000.
i I.oohs Like Pretty Tough Justice.
' CoLfMBCS, O., April 22. Governor Mc
Kinley has panloned Orlando Bobbins,
I who while in the employ of the Cincinnati
Dressed Beef company last year opened
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T T - 1 1 n I UKll .111 1 11 1 I ! 1" .Tli'l Cf. .1 a 1,1. . n
hill oi oeet which amounted to ?Mi. lie
?nt$115in one pocket and (M in another,
'hai night he missed the $115 and in
alarm started to Pittsburg to get his
father to replace it. The money was ten
dered the firm, but they refused it. Rob
bins was convicted of embezzlement and
given a year.
J HIc Steel Company In Trouble.
j Piin.Ani.wniA, April 22. The Penn
sylvania mi company, whose main oilico
is at Xo. 20S South Fourth street, and
whose great works are at Steelton, Pa.,
and Sparrow Point, Md., has gone into the
hands of receivers for the better protection
of all interests. While the company is un
questionably unable to pay all debts in
cash, it has very large nsests in excess of
its debts, and its powers of earning were
never greater. It simply requires time to
tide through the present crisis.
Iepct:don the Cift of a Site.
L.ANSIXG, Mich.. April 22. The house
has passed a bill regarding the im
provement of facilities for caring for the
insane, by which the northern asylum gets
two new cottages and additional land and
the upper peninsula can have a 75,000 asy
lum if the site not less than 400 acres is
donated. Bills were passed appropriating
$110,000 for the mining school; permitting
the use of English sparrows at trap shoots;
appropriating money for the state board
Twenty-five Negroes Poisoned.
HOLLY Spijixgs, Miss., April 22. Xews
has just been received here of a wholesale
poisoning of negroes who attended a negro
weutiing on the unite plantation, about
twenty mues soutu oi nony springs
Twenty-five negroes are lying at the poin
of death, and the attending physicians
have little hope of saving one of them. The
poisoning was purely accidental. It was
caused by eating boiled custard that had
stood for hours in a new tin can.
Itlown l"p l."Nitro-;ijcerine.
Williamspoht. Pa., April 22. The gly
cerine house of the Climax Powder com
pany at Emporium, Cameron county, has
blown up, killing Fred Badger, George
Lyons and William King. The latter was
blown to atoms. The force of the explo
sion severed the heads from the lnxlics of
Badger and Lyons, and the trunks were
horribly mutilated, presenting a sickening
Ieath of the Karl of lerby.
LONDON", April 22. The earl of Derby
died last evening at 5:30 o'clock. He was
born July 21, 1826, and educated at Kugby
and Trinity college, Cambridge, where he
took a first class in classics in 1S48. As
Lord Stanley he represented Lynn Regis
in the house of commons before he suc
ceeded to the peerage. He was distin
guished in the service of his country.
Gave Fifty Dollars to Ills Knemles.
Lancaster, Pa., April 22. The will of
the late Father J. J. Russell, of St. Peter's
Roman Catholic church of Columbia, has
been admitted to probate and among other
bequests makes the following remarkable
one: "I give and bequeath $50 to my ene
mies, that is those who injured me or tried
to do so, either by word or deed."
teYensoaHa Come West.
Chicago. April 22. Vice President
Stevenson has arrived in this city from
Washington. Stevenson says it is probable
that an extra session of congress will be
culled iu September. He is on his way to
Bloomiugton where be will remain during
BELOW THE LIMIT.
A Break in the Treasury Gold
ONLY $97,300,000 NOW ON HAND.
Withdrawals to Ship to Europe Bring
- . . ' . . . , ,,
Two rolnts of the Administration Policy
Indicated and one Is not What Was An-
iicipatad The Secretary's Statement
Puzzling Wall Street Men.
w a cnTv-rnv a o t .,,
Ashigton, April 22. Liarge amounts
of gold taken for export have at last ab-
sorbed all the treasury's free gold and
forced it to take another step in the line
of policy to be pun-tied. The substantia
fact in the development is that the
f 100.000.OijO cold reserve hns lmn invaded
and a part of this gold accumulation used
to meet the demands caused by the exports
oi the precious metal. 1 he reserve now
stands in round figures at $07,300,000, hav
ing licen gone into to the extent of $2,700,
000 to meet the gold exports. Two other
points in the policy are shown that there
will be no bond issue as soon as the free
gold is exhausted and that gold payments
will not be stopped on silver notes as a re
sult of the gold reserve having to be eu
Important Question Coming.
It is said that- the president was opposed
to stopping redemption of silver notes with
gold. Tbe treasury policy is thus known
for the present, but the future course to be
adoptetl will have to depend on circum
stances. The circumstances that will have
most weight in shaping the future policy
will lie gold exports and replenishment of
the reserve. The department has already
received some aid, which prevented its
drain on the reserve reaching a larger
amount than it did. Its aim will be to
build the reserve up again to 100.000, 0-HI.
If. however, the exports continue to steadi
ly reduce the size of the reserve there will
lie then forced on the consideration of the
government the queetion whether it will
permit this state of things to continue or
will increase its pile of gold by issuing
When a llond Issue M ill Ho Made.
That a point can le reached in the rettuc- i
tion of the reserve where a bond issue will
be made there is no room for doubt,- but
how much the reserve must first be re
duced it is impossible to learn. A state
ment prepared at the treasury department
shows that the rectip's from customs at
the port of Xew York for tin- first twenty
days of April aggregated $7,i'.t2,52, against
$-V.71, 42: dining the first twenty days of
April, 1'.ij. Of the amount paid thus far
in April o.l per cent, was in gold coin, 4 per
cent, in goi.l certificates, 21 per cent, in
silver certificates, 47.0 per cent, in 1'nited
States notes, and 2.S.2 per cent, in treasury
A l?ond Issue Inevitable.
It is the opinion cf some of the most con
servative financiers in treasury circles that
the action of the government in continuing
to pay the notes of 1S!0 in po'd must inev
itably lead in the near future to a bond
isue, as the rate of exchange, which is
now 4!K) to 4'.Ki:, is the highest that it has
been for eight years, and would of itself
were there no extraneous causes lead to a
large export of gold simply for commercial
purposes. It. is calculated that the gold
shippers at the present rate of exchange
make five cents on every twenty dollars of
gold exported and with the balance of trade
largely against us and likely to continue
so, the rate of exchange will also probably
remain high and gold shipment j continue
for some Time to come or until the balance
of trade changes in our favor.
Talked Over at C abinet Meeting.
It is urderstood that, t lie principal sub
ject of discussion at the cabinet meeting
was the treasury situation. The meetin
was the longest held by this cabinet, last
inpS'j hours. I he fact that, the reserve
hail leeii invaded was the subject of grave
consultation, but what was the conclusion,
or whether there was a conclusion, is a
WALL STREET EXPRESSES ITSELF.
Rankers Much Muddled Over Secretary
Xew York, April 22. Xo order has been
received at tuo snotreasury hereto cease
redeeming treasury notes in gold, and the
belief in Wall street is that pressure was
brought to bear on Carlisle, and that he
will not cease gold redemption. Wall
street was much interested in the state
ment issued by Carlisle regarding tbe
financial sitation. The inference from his
remarks was that he would refuse gold re
demption. This inference was drawn from
the statement of the efforts to bring gold
from western banks, and the assertion that
he hopes "that a sufficient quantity will be
secured to keep the gold reserve intact."
Wall street baukers chafe liecause th-j
declaration gives no clue to his future in
tentions. President V. H. Perkins, of the Import
ers' and Traders bank, said: 'Before one
has an opinion on a thing like Mr. Car
lisle's statement it is necessary to under
stand it. I must confess that I don't."
President Williama.of the Chemical bank,
said: I pin my faith to the following
passage in the secretary's statement: 'The
purpose of the government to preserve
its own credit unimpaired and maintain
the parity of the two metals by nil lawful
means will not bo abandoned under any
circumstances." Mr. Williams laid
special emphasis on the words "all lawful
means," and "any circumstances."
"If," he taid, "that paragraph means
anything at all, it involves the issue of
bonds. At the close of Mr. Foster's term
of office in the late administration the out
going and incoming secretaries were
agreed that they had the legal power to
issue bonds. If Mr. Carlisle's statement
means anything at all it seems to involve
his taking that step. He believes he has the
Manager Sherer, of the clearing house,
said: "The situation is simply this: We
owe money abroad and it has got to be
paid. The obligations are on a gold basis
and must therefore be paid in that kind of
"I naturally would take Secretary Car
lisle's statement that he will 'continue to
pay gold for the purchase of silver bullion
long as be has gold available for that
purpose' to mean that he would stop pay
ing gold when the limit of the reserve in
the treasury was reached. However, he
may mean that he will take advantage of
that clause in the law which gives him dis
cretionary power to adopt other measures
for maintaining the parity of gold and sil
ver and encroach upon the 100,000,000 re
Mapison, "Wis., April 22. The "Wiscon
sin legislature has adjourned sine die.
Governor Peck sent to the seuate just be
fore adjournment vetoes of two minor bill".
MILWAUKEE'S FIREBUG CAUGHT.
The Villain Who Has Cost the City Mill
ions of Hollars.
Milwaukee, AVis., April 'J2. The police
have at last succeeded in capturing the
firebnt who has been terrorizing the city
for months, and whose da.ing acts have
. caused losses of million.-) of dollars. The
! fiend is Matthew Thoniet, a stage hand
J employed at the German Stadt theatre,
j which was badly damaged
ny lire late
Saturday night. Thoniet is 22 years of
j RRe jIe confes8ed j, tbe author of a
. half dozen fires.
j He will not admit, however,' causing any
of the large fires nor the burning of
! churches. Thomet was arrested at a fire,
: . . , , . , ,'
; the origin of which looked suspicious. He
j plvea nQ waaon for his daj,tard,y work
( beyond saying that he does queer things
when he gets drunk. He is believed to be
insane. The police believe he started the
j majority of fires which have occurred here
. since November.
High Jinks Among'Koyalty.
Rome, April 22. King Humbert and
Queen Margherita are eel ebrating their sil
ver wedding anniversary and are receiving
the congratulations of the rulers of the
world, including the president of the
United States, who sent an autograph let
ter. The German emperor and empress are
here in person with a good number of rep
resentatives of European royalty. Thecity,
and in fact the whole country, is en fete.
Ilooth's Condition Am, li Worse.
Xew Yoi:k, April 2.'. The condition of
Edwin Booth has changed for the worse.
It is feared that a crisis has been reached,
and the patient is declared to be in the
The Earthquake Havoc at Zante.
Athens, April 21 The details of the
calamity on the island of Z mte show that
since the beginning of April tliere have
been a total ot 100 earthquake shocks, av
eraging live every day, and that I5J per
sons have lost their lives.
The Weather We 3luy tipcct.
Washington. April 22. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from s p. in. j ester!y: For Indiana and Illi
nois Generally fail enth r; bri:-k to hisjh
northwesterly wind:,; slightly warmer. For
Iowa Fair weather; brisk northwesterly
winds: s'.iuhtly warmer. For Michigan Oc
casional local rain or snow; clearing dtiriiu:
the afternoon or exciting; brisk to high north
westerly winds. For Wiscor.sin (ieneraliy
fair weather; brisk to hih northwesterly
Dn't Trifla With tte Tee:h.
If our teeth were renewed as are
our nails, they niilit not need con
stant rare. But teeth don't repeat
tlienist'h t' after childhood. The
t liiiij; ttli is to us So.odotit.
preserves their health and
It never fail
rvrr.c. no matter how
i'r rk the clouds ere. when
tin- woman who is l.orno
cic.v. n by woman's troubles
f.:r::s to Br. Pierce's Kav
iu 1 rcscription. If her
life i:! made gloomy by the
chronic weaknesses, deli
cate d-.;n::;t.vments, and
":n:"i;l disorders that af
t her sex. they are com-vK-tely
cured. If she's
overworked, nervous, or
' n i !. v:i,"' the has new
life ar l strength.
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harmless. It regulates and promotes all tho
proper functions f wcmaiiiioott, improves
drtst'OTi, enriches tho blood, dispels aches
and pains. l;ri;M refreshing sleep, and re
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It it. tioosn z Denetit or cure, you uavo your
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TUB NATIONAL, 23 Mc lckei's Uulldins,
Wvvirtiieof s snecial execution and fee bill No.
0 4S2, isened out of the clurk's office of tbe circuit
court of Itock Island county, and state of Illinois,
and to me directed, whereby I am commanded to
make the amount of a certain Judgment recently
ebtained anainst Auaust Schmidt, in favor of
Hudolph Schwecke. out of the lands, tenements,
goods and chattels of the said defendant, Aug
ust s-cnmiui, i nave teiieu upyu mo uuu.tujg
I ... nnn (1 1 and three (3) in block one (1) In
South Park ad iition to the city of Rock Inland
and lit four (4) in J. M. Bearasley's sub-division
of out lots eleven (11) and twelve 12 In sec
tion thirty-live (35) township eighteen (18) north
rane'e two (2) west of the fourth (4) P. M in tbe
citu of Keck Island, all in the County of Kock
Island and btate of Illinois.
Therefore, according tosaid command I snallex
pose forsaleatpnblic auction all the right, title
and interest of the above named, Angntt
Schmidt, in and to tbe above described property,
on the ISth day of Bear, 18S, ta o'clo.k p. m.,
at the north door of the court house In tbe
city of Kock Island, in the county of Kock Island
and state of Illinois, for cash in hand, to satisfy
sala execution and fee bill.
Dated at Rock Island this 91st day cf April A.
D183' CD. GORDON.
Sheriff of Kock Island County. Illinois.
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