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Rock Island Daily ArguM
XLI NO. 168
BOCK ISLAND. MONDAY, MAY 1, 1893.
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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 Quoted.
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 FOB, $5.99.
You know our Motto: Underselling Everybody on Evervthing.
WITH FATAL FURY
Rotary Terror Visits
TWENTY-TWO MEET SUDDEN DOOM.
A Woful List of liadly Injured Oat of
450 House but Fifty Left Another Cy
clone in Oklahoma, and a Mississippi
Town Keportcd Swept Away Six Lodg
ers Cremated at Barilngton, !. Aeon
izlng Vate of a Little Girl at Pittsburg
as a lodging house conducted by
Judson. She and a young servant
girl named Maggie Bailey were the only
women in the building. The lodgers were
of the poorer class of laborers and mechan
'. ics, about twenty of whom occupied the
' various rooms up-stairs. The building
was a veritable fire-trap, consisting of
winding hallways and dark landings,
Home of the rooms being withuot windows,
bo quicKIy rtia the lire spread that tne un
fortunate victims were caught like rats In
! a trap. The Dames of the dead are as fol-
lows: Michael HInes, transient lodger;
I Michael Lee, of Chicago, stove molded
John Morgan, stove molder, residence un
! known; F. G. Schumann, carpet weaver;
I rr? Ir j-f 1 In rli n trtnn. nlnsterer:
boilermaker, supposed to be
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istence." is the news which come, from j Irom CU1C. , took of Ar9on.
Cisco, Kasterland county. A cyclone which A,. vre burned in a shocking and al
ls said to have no parallel in the state of I most nnrecognizable manner. Morgan's
Texas swept down on that town at 10 feet were burned off and Schuman's body
o'clock at night and left death, destruc- almost fell to pieces when removed. Mag
tion and desolation in its wake. The force gie Bailey, the servant, slept in a room
just back of the office downstairs, ine
of the wind was terrific and everything
went down before it as grass before the
fire started in her room. She says she was
went uon n ueiore it as grass utiurc iue , , . -
., , ,. . . , ,i awakened by some man pounding on her
scythe. It levelled houses and scattered anJ tJ.nR faer g up. that it was
them in every direction. Trees were t. ,rof rat Mho ctp,i what
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 advantage of every opportunity in making onr selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choioest de3igas from the prodact of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall "be pleased to receivs 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. 1727 Second avenue. Bock Island.
snapped like pipe-stems. Nothing could
withstand the force of the storm. In a few
moments what had been a thriving town
was a complete wreck. The telegraph
wires were blown down and it was impos
sible to receive word from the scene of disaster
Ilia Havoc of the Tornado.
Cisco is a town of 3,000 inhabitants
and tb.3 wind has left very little of th
town behind it. The entire business por
tion was demolished and all the residence
ixcept in the southern part of; the city
completely swept away. Those lett stand
ing are badly damaged. It is impossible
to describe the mass of ruins which Cisco
presents. For soma time aftw the disaster
communication was impossilxteT out final
ly a wire was got in working order and
details have come in. There were about
450 houses in the town and but fifty are
standing. Many people were crushed be
tween fallen timbers, struck by flying
debris and others were buried beneath the
ruins of the buildings which fell upon
them with scarcely a moment's warning.
Panic and terror prevailed. i.
Twenty-two Corpses Left in the Wake.
The correct list of dead is as follows:
Mrs. Lidd, Captain Whiteside, Mrs. S. E.
Knight, Dave Cameron, Mrs. Beamau,
Mrs. J. T. Thomas, W. A. Hickman's five
children, M. B. Owens' child. Conductor
Bibles (of H. and T. C), a brakeman of II.
and T. C, Mrs. Jones and child, Mrs. Bled
soe, a railroad man, William Sims (section
band), a traveler at Commercial hotel, an
unknown, Mrs. Wharton, Ruby Owens.
Names of the Seriously Injured.
The tames of those badly injured are
as follbws: Mr. Ladd, Frank Vernon, Ed
Roundup, P. K. Stickley, Q L. Rogers and
wife, 'JTames Hayes, W. P. Sebastian, Mrs.
Davenport, Rev. Jolly and child, Mrs Van
Mitchell, George Hayes and child, Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Wolff, Mrs. Robert Wolff,
Mrs. C. D. Morris, Mr. Van
Clure, J. H. Hindman, Mrs.
Smith and son, Mrs. Rial, Mrs. Broghen,
Miss Mamie Ijcwis, Mr. Moulton, wife and
child, Mrs. Whiteside and child of Mrs.
Thomas, M. Matlock and wife and two
children. Miss Eplarl (daughter of Colonel
Eplar), W. D. Walker and son, J. J. Col
lins, Mr. Young and wife and Mrs. Davis,
Frank Fisher, J. E. Luce. M. B. Owens,
Miss Sparks, Miss T. L. Taylor, Mr. and
Mrs. Hickman, Miss Swartz; T. Jones,
wife and five children; Mrs. Frank Vernon,
M. B. Owen, Mart Owen, John Collins,
William Young, Jones boy, Mrs. D. Chan
dler, Miss May Chandler, Miss Elsie Moel
ler, Mrs. Moeller, Tom Standiford, Johnnie
Whiteside, Matt Matlock, Will Jones, Mrs.
Dorris Rogers, Miss Eplar (daughter of
H. Eplar), George Foreman, H. L. Biewell.
A large number of others are injured, but
The Five Little Victims.
The saddest feature, probably, of the dis
aster was the deaths of the five Hickman
children. Hickman occupied a stone build
ing. The children had gone to bed, but , HTERRIBLE
the father and motner were yet up and
heard the storm approacning. i ne latDer
went to the back door, opened it, and at
the same instant the front part of the
building was blown in. The father and
mother were blown out at the back door
and carried by the force of the wind several
yards, and then also came the crash of pon
derous stone upon the children, some of
whom were mashed beyond recognition
More Than a Hundred Wounded.
The wounded number more than 100.
Ten of these will certainly die. Ov.ir TOO
people are homeless. All along the line of
the Texas Central and Texas Pacific rail
ways the repairing and section hands have
been ordered to the scene to clear up the
wreck. A relief train left Fort Worth
and was soon at the scene of the disaster
giving aid and assistance. Much suffering
has ensued to the homeless and assistance
is asked for them.
Waco Promptly Sends Assistance.
A public meeting was held at the city
hall and $1,500 was subscribed, clothing
furnished, and all has been sent to Cisco,
together with nurses, help and provisions.
Assistance has been sent from Fort Worth,
Dallas and other points. Reports show
that serious damage and injury resulted in
Taylor, near Cisco, and additional loss of
life is feared. The remoteness of many of
tne points rrom teiegrapnic ana railroad
time to get breakfast, tone asked what
time it was, and she says she heard him
strike a match as if looking at his watch.
He then answered that it was 5 'o'clock,
and rushed out of the hall, slamming the
door after him. Almost instantly a tongue
of flame darted under the door, and ran
across her room, as if following a stream
of oil. Without dressing she rushed up
stairs and aroused Mrs. Judson.
Had to Jump from the Window.
The flames spread rapidly and the two
women had to leap from a window to the
pavement below in their night clothes.
Meanwhile a son of Mrs. Judson had
rushed to the doors of the various sleeping
rooms attempting to arouse the occupants.
He thus saved a number of lives, but many
had narrow escapes, almost all having to
leap from the windows in their night
clothes. The bodies were at once removed
to the moreue. where hundreds of curious
people viewed the sickening sight. There
are several suspicious circumstances con
nected with the fire which the coroner will
investigat e. The loss of the building and
contents was probably ?-000, with small
DESTRUCTION IN INDIANA.
Fichntouil Visited by a Blow
Wrecks Many Houses.
Richmond, Ind., May 1. A fierce storm
nf wind, accompanied by floods of rain,
blinding lightning, and ear-breaking thun
der, swept over this city and vicinity, play,
ing havoc with the forests and wrecking a
number of buildings here. The west end
of one school building was torn to pieces
and the whole house unroofed. Mrs. Sallie
White's house and Jerre Baker's residence
wert unroofed and badly damaged; Benja
min Dugdale's barn was dismantled and
partially wrecked; small outhouses were
turned over or toxicta pieces, nearly every
house was partially unroofed or damaged
in some way; many windows were crushed
in and the sashes torn out; fences were
thrown dowu and the rails scattered. H
A vast volume of water fell and the coun
try is flooded. The people were greatly
frightened and some of them were nervous
ly prostrated in consequence. At Foun
tains City the rainfall was equally heavy,
but the wind was lighter. Three miles
north of Fountaine City, however, the
wind tore up trees and leveled fences, be
sides blowing off the gable and roof of the
Hopewell school house. A perfect deluge
of rain fell to the northwest.
Hen's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for
Spring and Summer have
Sr "Call and leave your order.
Sta.b Block Opposite Haspxb House:
If lost you can recover it
quickly and be healthier
and wealthier by prising
MONROE'S j TONIC
For sale at
Hakpek House' Pharmacy.
Ixdi.VSapolis, May 1. Severe storms
bordering on the cyclone have swept over
eastern Indiana, wrecking numerous
buildings, but as yet no lives are reported
lost. At Hopewell, in Wayne county, the
schoolhouses were lifted up and dropped
in a heap, causing a loss of (7,500. In
Delaware county, at Macedonia, the
schoolhouse was demolished and the resi
dence of James Currant badly wrecked.
Oakville, which was almost swept away
eight years ago, again suffered much
DEATH OF A CHILD.
Su. Mo. Tu. We. Th. Fr. Sa.
T 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
DID SHE COMMIT SUICIDE?
facilities delays reports.
Oklahoma S offers Again.
Guthrie, May 1. A cyclone has swept
over the Ponca reservation, doing immense
damage. Communication is difficult. The
streams are all np and many bridges gone.
The death list as far as reported is: J. J.
Keathey, wife, and two children, five mem
bers of the little family. About a dozen
Indians and many others were injured, and
hundreds of cattle perished.
Town In Mississippi Destroyed.
Memphis, May 1. It is reported here
thatJBogue Chitto,Miss.,was destroyed by a
cyclone this morning. All wires are'down,
and it is impossible to secure particulars.
HOLOCAUST AT BURLINGTON.
Sia Parsons Burned in Tbelr Sleep Ap
pearance of Arson.
Burlington, la.. May 1. Fire has been
the cause of a terrible disaster in this city,
the lives lost numbering six and the prop
arty destroyed being the old brick tene
ment at 835 Jefferson street. It was occo-
Slowly lloasted Alive in Hearing of Her
Pittsbukg, May 1. A landslide from
the hill below the Holy Ghost college on
Bovd's hill crushed two houses. In one of
the houses lived Soloniou Kelly, wife and
four children. All were caught and one
killed, little Fannie, 7 years old, who died
horribly. The crash threw the fire from
the stove over her and the lay there help
less and slowly roasted to death, her pa
rents hearing her piteous cries and being
unable to do anything for her. Mr. Kelly
and his wife were badly crushed and may
die. while one of their boys can hardly re
cover. The family occupying the other
house was not at home.
A Large flailstone Story.
Alton, Ills., May 1. This vicinity has
been visited by a hail storm the like of
which has never been equaled around here.
In this city, the hail stones we re like wal
nuts, but this was insignificant compared
to those that fell north of heft. At Monti
cello seminary the panes of glass OO the
south and west sides were all destroyed by
hailstones as large as teacups. One farmer
is reported to have found one specimen
measuring over five inches in diameter.
A Young Woman Who Went Wrong Found
Dead at Chicago.
Chicago, May 1. On a slab in Sig
mund's undertaking establishment lies
the dead body of a young woman about
whom nothing is known save that she bore
in life the name of Mrs. Alexander. Her
finely cut features denote that she came
from no common birth. A chambermaid
at the Southern hotel on Wabash avenue
discovered the woman's body in her room,
with a razor in her hand and a gaping
wound in her throat.
All that is known of the dead woman is
that she came to the hotel April 13 in com
pany with a gentleman with a full beard,
who registered as Mr. and Mrs. Alexander,
New York city. They were much together,
and on Friday last the gentleman left the
city, saying he would return Sunday. The
police have no clues to work upon. No
note or writing was left in the room. A,
pair of shoes marked "Alexander, Twenty
third street and Sixth avenue, New York,"
and a card giving the name of KoseE. Berg
hold, 14H West One Hundred and Twenty
ninth street, New York, were found. Upon
some of her underclothing the letter "B"
Later. The father of Rebecca Berghold
which is her name), the young woman,
who was found in a room at the Southern
hotel with her throat cut Saturday, reached
here this noon to take charge of the re
mains. Mystery still surrounds the death
of the woman. The police are inclined to
believe that it was a case of murder. The
man who was her com Dan ion for tw
weeks at the hotel, and who promised to
be back again Saturday after leaving her
in her room, has not yet returned.
The gaping wound in the woman s throat
is a most horrible one. It extends from
one ear to tne otner ana to sucn a aeptn
that the vertebrae at the back of the neck
is exposed. The cut is straight across the
neck and not sucn a one as mignc nave
been self-inflicted. Examination developed
the fact that the dead woman was about
to become a mother.
Anson sutlers a IT rule wash.
Cincinnati, May 1. The Cincinnati
club took sweet revenge on the Chicago
COlts Saturday by hanging up a goose eg3
on their scSfe card. " Following is therec
ord of the day's base ball playing: At
Cincinnati Cincinnati 5, -Chicago 0; at
New York New York 16, Boston 6; at
Philadelphia Philadelphia 1, Brooklyn 2;
at Baltimore Baltimore S, Washington 6;
at Pittsburg Hain. Sunday: At Cin
cinnatiChicago T, Cincinnati 1; at Louis
villeBad grounds. By which it will be
seen that the Colts evened things up.
World's Exposition Notes.
"Grand, marvelous, incomprehensible,"
was the verdict of President Cleveland as
expressed to President Higinbotham after
his first visit to the World's fair.
The last nail in the Woman's building
was not driven Saturday aftemooO. The
ceremony will take place this afternooby '
and some irreverent rascal of a man sug
gests that Mrs. Palmer should have a bot
tle of arnica in her pocket.
Children tugged at the ropes that were
used to place the Liberty bell in position
Saturday, and will tell their . children
about it some of these days.
Saturday evening the presidential party
visited the spectacle "America," Kiralfy's
masterpiece, at the Auditorium. No no
tice was given and Manager Adams gave
the party his box. Secretary and Mrs.
Carlisle and Secretaries Gresham, .Smith,
Herbeit and Morton were of the party.
The lral Markets.
Wheat 7-1(3 TBc.
Hay Timothy, 1i.O0; upland, 1011 ; Hougn
S9.O0; baled. S10.00ll.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 9022c ; creamery, 26c
Poultry Chickens, 12Hc; turkeys Hit.
dncke,12Kc; geese, 10c.
TRCTT AND VSOSTABLKS.
Apples $4 00 perbbl.
Onions J4 .00 per bbl.
j. uroipe v.K pc-r do,
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fedl itMr,
KHihict cows and Dclfeis, calve
Illinois Flooded With Rain.
Alton, May 1. The southern portion of
the state has been visited by an unprece
dented rainfall. Near Vandalia hundreds
of heads of cattle and hogs have perished
and miles of fencinglhas been swept away.
Great damage has been done in this city
by falling walls and slides. The track of
the St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul rail
road running along under the bluff of this
city was covered under a half dozen land
slides, traffic being indefinitely suspended.
Natural Gas Was the Cause.
I.vdiaxapolis, May 1. The family of
William Smith, living in the suburb of
North Indionapolis, was asphyxiated, the
father and son being found dead. The
mother is still alive. Natural gas was the
General Harrison and the League.
Indianapolis, May L Ex-President
Harrison is being urged to attend the na
tional meeting of Republican league dabs
at Louisville this month. It is said that
a fight will be made against Clarkson and
the ex-president is wanted to lead.
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