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Rock Island Daily Argus.
XLl NO. 164
ROCK ISLAND. THURSDAY, APRIL 27. 1893.
Blag'.. Copies. Oeata
er OTOSK ABM
No other House DOES, EVER DID, or
EVER WILL sell you such Great Values
at such Extremely Low Prices, as we
Quote and Sell at Prices Gtuoted.
We have added Ten more styles to our Lot of
$15.00 SUITS fOR $8.99.
We will run them ALL THIS WEEK; all sizes, all colors, and we have
put another line on sale of very good suits worth
$10.00 BOM $5.99.
You know our Motto: Underselling Everybody on Everything.
THE LOW DO
JAHNS & BERTHS EN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Hotjbk Furnishing Goods
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK 1ST i AND, ILL
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
'ALL and leave your order.
Star Block Opposite Harpkr House:
j. rr. dixon
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Ifilost you can recover it
quickly and tie healthier
ani wealthier by J using
For sale at
Harper IIocse' Pharmacy.
JoJtiri Volk cfc Co..
S&Bb Doors B2ind6. Sidia?, " floorirp,
sat! all iali of wt?i wore far builder? .
lClMeenUl S(. mti.. Tair j;n 1 Ponrta aves.
XT4 M A -
The Cyclone That Has Devas
SIXTY SETTLERS MEET THEIR DOOM
A List of Thirty-Seven Known To Bi
Dead and Reports Grow
More Than a Score of Badly Wounded and
Many Fatally Hurt Lens Serious Casu
alties by the Hundred Euomiont De
struction of Property Two Village!
Swept Entirely Away A Child Spared
by the Wind and Killed by Hail H o
Guthrie, O. T.. April 27. The very lat
est and most authentic information obtain
able from the cyclone-devastated section of
the territory is to the effect that from fifty
to sixty human lives have been lost, twenty-five
people fatally injured and 100 others
injured more or less seriously. Five
distinct cyclones visited different parts
of the territory between 2 and
9 o'clock p. m. Wednesday and it will be
days before the full amount of damage will
be known. The scene of greatest catas
trophe lies about the little town of Nor
man, near which two of the storm paths
pays and a section of country two miles
wide and twenty long was swept clean of
everything and the scene is now one of
List of the Known Dead.
The death list already foots up thirty
seven, with a score more seriously hurt,
nearly 100 with lesser injuries, and ten still
missing. Among those killed are: Kd
Johnson and three hired hands; John
O'Connor, Jr.; John O'Connor, Sr., and
wife; Agnes and Nellie O'Connor, twins;
Charles O'Connor; James O'Connor; John
O'Connor, Jr.'s, two children; Owen Roo
ney; Mrs. Rooney and two children; Miss
Annie Heddens; David Banks, wife, and
two children; H. C. Clemens; Rev. J. M.
Carlo; David Brooks and wife; Ella Brooks;
Jerry Brooks. A child of Mr. Batemen
and eight of the Peary family are also
among the dead.
Unidentified Dead and Badly Hurt.
Three dead children are unidentified and
also a family of five unknown. One man
living some distance from the track of the
cyclone found two dead bodies in his yard.
A baby that escaped the cyclone was killed
by hailstones. At Langston, east of here,
thirty houses were demolished and a child
of A. Jones killed, a man named Howard
fatally and a dozen others seriously in
The seriously wounded are: Charles Hart
well, Mrs. Kittridem and infant. Mrs.
Snider, H. P. Holliday and child. Thomas
Weaver, John Doyle, George O'Connor,
Mr. Moroney, Pat Omaley, Albert Sinuox.
Mr. Gil more and wife, four children of
Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. S. H. Wil
kinson, George Hughes and child.
TWO VILLAGES WIPED OUT.
And Further Reports of Dead Settlers
Latest News the Worst.
The villages of Ransom and Cimarroon
were wiped out and several people killed in
each. Near Perkins James Kirk was fa
tally injured and his boy killed. Thomas
Culver had both legs and arms broken,
Anthony Mehiin and daughter were killed,
and a dozen badly injured. The whole
country is stricken wit h grief and horror,
and awaits with consternation the details
of the awful havoc which hourly grow
The most damage was done m the vicin
ity of Norman in the western and central
portion of the county. Passing north
ward and slightly to the east it crossed
the South Canadian river about midway
between Purcell and Norman. Here it
struck the thickly settled portion of the
county, and only missed Moore by about
one mile. Seven dwelling houses and two
school houses were destroyed, besides ma
chinery and stock and numerous outbuild
ings, fences and barns.
The last and most destructive cyclone
passed about five miles west and north of
Norman through what is known as "Ten
Mile Klai," along the Canadian river, the
most prosperous agricultural vicinity of
the county. Its force was spent a few
miles further north. The loss of stock and
farming implements is a serious one. Ab
solutely nothing was left uninjured along
the track of the last cyclone, which was
the severest ever witnessed.
THE BEAR ROCKS DISASTER.
The Northwest Swept Acain.
Chicago, April 27. A windstorm has
again swept over this city, blowing fifty
four miles an hour, and reports from the
northwest are that much property was
damaged and a few people hurt. Small
streams are out of their banks in this
Will Greet Minister Gray Warmly.,
Citt of Mexico, April 27. The Amer
ican colony here is making extensive prep
arations to give Isaac P. Gray a reception
upon his arrival here to assume his duties
of United States minister to Mexico. Thos.
Ryan, whom he succeeds, has received a
letter from Mr. Gray announcing that he
will leave Indianapolis with all his family
for this city April 2G. He will arrive here
May 2. A banquet will be tendered Mr.
Gray May 3 by the American colony.
German Emperor in a Carriage Wreck.
ROME, April 2?. The German emperor
had a narrow escape from a serious acci
dent. The emperor was being driven in a
carriage to the railway station at Frascati.
which lies on a slope of the Alban moun
tains, about thirteen miles from Rome.
The carriage was overturned at a curve in
the road and the horses fell. The groom,
who was sitting behind, was thrown off
and the carnage was damaged. The em
peror was not injured.
Capitol Deserted by Officials.
WASHINGTON. April 27. The president,
vice president and every member of the
cabinet are now out of the citv and with
the exception of possibly two or three of
the latter ail will he away until the early
portion ot next week. This leaves tfie con
duct of the executive departments In the
Vnpoi the assistant seerefeeias except
in cases wnere tney also are aosent.
Five of the Victims Dead and
Others Fatally Hart.
Somerset, Pa., April 27. Five persona
have died so far as the result of the catas
trophe on the Bear Rocks railroad and at
least three others will die from their in
juries. The names of the dead are: John
A. Pile, farmer; Mrs. John A. Pile; Mary
Pile, aged 12; Russel Neff, aged 9, and an
Italian, name unknown.
Another unknown Italian is fatally in- J
ured and will probably die. engineer
Neff, of the runaway locomotive, was bad
ly scalded about his arms and back and
had a small bone in his left leg broken. A
number of Italian workmen were more or
less seriously injured in jumping from the J
flying train. The Bear Kock railway is
the property of the Somerset stone quarry.
It is only two miles in length and extends
from Milford Station on the Somerset and
Cambria railway to the quarries at Bear
After the day's work the train started
for Milford station John A. Pile, his wife
and daughter were at the quarry at the
time and they were invited by the engineer
to get on the engine and ride to the junc
tion of the road. The engine was hauling
two loaded cars and started away from the
quarry at the usual rate of speed. Sudden
ly the speed of the train increased, and on
applying the air brakes they did not work.
The crash at the bottom of the grade was
awful and icsulted in the foregoing death
An Illinois Law Ko Good.
Chicago, 111.. April 27. A number or
ticket brokers who were under indictment;
for violating the .state law which provides I
that only authorised agents shall be al
lowed to sell railroad tickets have secured
j; i - V, 1 : T -
provides that any authorised agent may .
sell tickets on any road, and the .indict'
ment were based on the theory that the
law is violated if a person sells the tickets
of a railroad company and is not author-
iftA ltv that TAi-tifiilj&r mmnllnT. Th .
three judges in the case also declared in
effect that the law was unconstitutional.
ALLEGED POISONER CONVICTED.
A Celebrated New York Case Ends in a
New Vork, April 27. Dr. Robert W.
Buchanan, who has been on trial for the
past few weeks charged with the poisoning
of his wife, was found guilty of murder in
the first degree. The jury had been out
twenty-four hours and their lengthy delib
eration gave the defendant and his counsel
the hope that they would at least disagree.
The verdict was in the nature of a sur
prise. The Buchanan case has excited a
good deal of interest hereabouts, following
so closely as it did the case of Carlyle W.
Harris, and was similar in many respects
to that celebrated case.
Buchanan married a woman much older
than l.imself. This woman had amassed
considerable money through her proprietor
ship of a disorderly house in Newark, N.
J. The couple did not live very happily
together, and when the woman died sud
denly under suspicious circumstances.
leaving a w;ll in which she bequatbed all
her property to her husband, an investiga
tion followed which resulted in Buchanan's
arrest and his subsequent trial, ending in
conviction. Counsel has given notice of
the usual exceptions and an appeal. A
chief cause of the surprise was the manner
in which the experts got tangled. Their
evidence really wasn't worth anything to
PURGING THE PENSION LIST.
A Campaign Against Alleged Fraudulent
Washington, April 27. Steps have been
taken by Deputy Commissioner Murphy to
secure information relative to pensioners
whose names should be stricken from the
rolls. Tbe belief obtains on the part of the
administration that the pension lists should
be purged of quite a number of names now
on it, and an effort will be made to weed
out persons who are clearly not entitled to
the benefits of our pension laws. A circular
letter signed by Murphy has been sent to
all the special agents in the field directing
them to make inquiry wherever they may
be concerning fraud on the part of pension
ers in the vicinity.
The idea is to collect the local informa
tion in various neighborhoods regarding
pensioners, and in small towns it is
thought there will be no difficulty in learn
ing of any irregularities known in the lo
cality to exist. At the same time agents
must be careful in their inquiries and not
endeavor to stir up malicious gossip.
Postmasters will also be asked to furnish
any information they may learn regarding
INVITED TO MEET CARLISLE.
The New York Hankers Will Confer with
New York, April 27. It has been learned
that Assistant Treasurer Jordan has in
vited a number of the prominent bankers
of this city to meet with the clearing
house committee Secretary Fairchild while
he is in this city. He arrived with the presi
dential party, and the understanding is
that a conference will be held this after
noon after the naval review is over.
Jones Is De Facto Governor.
Washington, April 27. The Jones (or
governor's) faction in the Choctaw
trouble has substantially won a victory
by appeal of the respective parties to the
government. This news will be rather &
surprise in view of the fact that all the re
ports received here, both official and un
official, have spoken of outrages on the
citizens by the Jones militia. The Jones
party, however, is the de facto government
in the Choctaw country and the president
took the view that as such he was compelled
to recognize it and could not therefore up
hold the other side. He will, however, see
that all persons are secured in their legal
Didn't Look It but Had It.
New York, April 2?. Among the un
washed and poorly dressed immigrants
who landed from the Fulda was Jean Fou-
ouet. an aced German. Stowed away in an
inBide pocket of his blouse he had tlO.000
American money. When the immigrant
inspectors questioned him about his re
sources Jean drew forth his roll of bills.
He was allowed to land.
Laikrr Won tbe Chess Match.
Kokomo, Ind., April 27. Lasker won the
chess match, taking the seventh game here.
There were ten games in all played, three
having taken place at Logansport last
fall, eacn player winning one witn one
draw. At tuis p:ace jasaer won nve. sno
waiter one and there was one draw.
I uiou fsciflc AJireciora.
Washington, April 27. Among the list
of government directors of the Union Pa
cific railway appointed by the president are
the following: iJou Dickinson, of Mich
igas; J. W. Doane, of Illinois. Otto Doa
dexlin, et DlTnota, was appointed consul at
IiCfpsJte. A teleffram from Detroit says
that Dickinson will positively not accept.
Worth a Man's Lire To Be Juror.
New York, April 27. E. M. Paradise, a '
juror in the Buchanan trial, has been re
moved from the jury room to the Astor
House. He is under the direct care of two
physicians suffering from hemorrhage of
tbe lungs, or severe bleeding of the nose,
which is supposed to have been brought on
by mental exhaustion.
Comptroller Eckels Qualifies.
Washington, April 27. The new comp
troller of the currency, James H. Eckels,
of Illinois, has qualified and entered upon
the discharge of the duties of his office.
His bond of $120,000 was approved by Secre
tary Carlisle some days ago.
Bad Outlook for tbe Farmers.
St. Paul, April 27. Reports from 100
points in Minnesota indicate that the great
torm is still raging. Not an acre of grain
has been sown in North Dakota nor at
any point in Minnesota north of St. Cloud,
and there is no prospect that any will be
sown in the next tea days.
Illinois Man Appointed Indian Agent.
Washington. April 27. James T. Dick
son, of Illinois, and Thomas P. Smith,
of Indian Territory, have been ap
pointed special Indian agents for the interi
UVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, April 2&
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat, May, opened
1-Wc, closed .19c; July, ojiened 74)4c, closed
74c; September, opened 75c closed ,754c.
Corn May. opened sisc, closed 41c; July
opened 439c, closed 43Hc; September, opened
44V6c closed 44.c Oats May, opened 28Hc
closed 2c; July, opened 28&c, closed
28gc; September, opened 26c closed 23c
Pork May. opened $18.10. closed S1B.1S; July.
opened $18.31, closed (18.52& September
opened (l&tfO, closed 18.80. Lard May.
opened 10.25, closed
Live stock: The prices at tre Union
Stock yards today ran (red as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 25,000;
quality good; left over 8.0.4: market ac
tive on local and shipping account; prices low.
er: sales ranged at $5.700,7.50 pigs, $7.40.80
light, S7.3J&7.45 rough packing. $7.407.75
mixed, and J7.50ui7.75 neavy packing and
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
21,000; quality fair; market opened active
on local and shipping account; prices lower:
quotations ranged at (5.55(26.(0 shipping;
steers, $4.805.40 fair to good. $4.03(34. S5 com
mon to medium do, $3.75&4.25 batchers steers.
S3.7CX2L3.80 stockers. Tr 3.75(3,4-50 feeders, tl-'ia
3.60 cows, $3.253,4.25 heifers. $2.233.75 balls,
$2.40&4.40 Texas steers, and $3.0tS.0i) veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day" ll.OOD;
qnality fair; market moderately active and
prices higher: quotations ranged at $S.00A
6.0U per KJU lbs westerns. S3.5O.&O.00 satires
and to.00ui.75 lambs.
Produce: Batter Fancy separator, SBe per
lb; fancy dairy, 2Gi7c; packing stock, 163
17c Eggs Fresh stock, 14-c per doz. Live
poultry Chickens, IS per lb; turkeys, choice
hens, 14c; young toms, l-HlSa ducks, 1&
13c; geese, f3.U0(&o.CM per doz. Potatoes
Bur ban Vs. 07&70c per bu; Hebrons, 65&ii7c;
Peerless. 65c: Rose, ai&Ttfc: for seed. Apples
Poor to common stock, $l(j&3 per bbl; fair
to good, $2.2.-2.75; fancy. $3., Honey White
clover in 1-lb sections, 17&l3a per lb; broken
comb, 10c; djrk comb, good condition, 10(&14c:
New Yors. April 38.
Wheat May. 75?s 75;6c; J ana. 77Wc;
July, 7tH&"! 13-lttc: August. 7Pc; Septem
ber. SOSc Rye Nominal; western, 5tVjj.
Barley Dull but firm: western, 6ua75.,C -n
No. 2 firmer and qniet; April. 49c; M.y,
ic; Jane, W-i&muc; July. )$ 50'-4c:
August, aawjiic; Iso. Z, 49W4c: stearaer
mixed. 4Uc Oats No. 3 dull- and stetcy;
May. 34Mja34?4C: Jane, 34sa34cs July, 34V6A
B4Hc: state. 37Ht&,47c; western, 87&. c
Pork Quiets mess, $18.50: old mess, fl&Ut.
Lard Uuiet; steam rendered, $10.35.
The Loral market?.
llay Tinioihv. SH OO: nnland. fioail : slcusb
$9.00; baled. $10.00311.00,
Butter Fair to choice, 2022i ; creamery, 26e.
Eces Fresh, 14S.:i.
Ponttrr thir.benf- T2 r - tnrk.T. 19Lt
dacks.lSttc; geese, 10c.
PBCTT AND TESSTABLIS.
Apples $4 00 per bbl.
Onions $4 .00 per bbl.
Turnips S0c per bu.
t L1VI STOCK,
Cattle Botchers pay for corn fedl steer
424c; cows and tieifei, SK4iS!c calves
Sheep K&Sc. V
rn ii a
LESS THAN HALF THE
I SOLD IN CAHSQHlK