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Rock Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, MAY 8. 1893.
Single Copies 5 Casta
Per Weak lH Orata
lJ HO. 173
No other House DOES, EVER DID, or
EVER WILL sell you such Great Values
at such Extremely Low Prices, as we
iote and Sell at Prices Quoted.
.V;i-,.:i.' added Ten more styles to our Lot of
$15. OO SUITS FOE $8.99.
A j u ; run them ALL THIS WEEK; all sizes, all colors, and we have
pi.: another line on sale of very good suits worth
$10.00 FOU $5,99.
You know our Motto: Underselling Everybody on Everything.
Death Reaps His Harvest on
River and Rail.
SxEAMER OHIO EXPLODES A BOILEE.
Our selection of new designs for the coming sea-
-iii'j-i i r i r i i
son is neany an in siock, ana we ieei connaent
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
"t- Lave taken advantage of every opportunity in jnafeing our selection, in order to Rive
tlie people of this city and vicinity the c'loisast de3iga3 from th product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We eraoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receiva your orders for Papsr LLanajia, Paiating, or
anything pertaining to Interior Decorating:
pom Moulding to match wall paper.
indow shades ready made and to order, all colors
liu3 i idiiieb laiebt siyics.
R. CRAMPTON &c CO.
holt-sale and retail book sellers and sta'ioners.
1727 Second avmne, Bock Island
n's Artistic Tailoring.
Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
- wll and leave your order.
. f . . .-
Sta.k Block Opposite Harper House;
Is Life Worth Living ?
That Depends Upon Yonr Health.
Willjcure yoa and keep you well -3 w
I For silo at Harper HoucFbarmacy.S '
Sixteen Persons Fatally Cuokrtl by Scald
ing Steam ami Water, anil Left for
Hours in Their Ajjony KoKCiied Initially
ly a Tub ami Taken to Cairo A B13
l our Train Ier.iilel While fining at
tireat Spcel ami Ten Men Sent to Kter
nity in a Twinkling Ten Oilier 1'ersons
Woumleil J.isfs of the Victims.
CAllio, 111.. May 8. One of the worst
catastrophes which has occurred in this
region for years has taken place on the
Mississippi river at Wolf island, twenty
four miles b;lov- this city. The rear end
of one of the boilers of the steamer Ohio, a
Cincinnati anil Memphis packet, blew out,
filling the deck cabin witrh steam and boil
ing water. Several of the deck hands and
deck passe ngers, who were eating break
fast at the time, were literally cooked
alive and a l;ir:e number seriously burned.
The following is the list of the dead:
William llnrstrn.m, colored fireman. St.
Eouis; Hampton Collins, colored, Mem
phis; Thomas Woods, colored, resilience
unknown; Cyrus Meyers, white, second
mate, Cincinnati, jumped into the river
and wis drowned; two colored men u:i
Names of Thirteen Senllel.
The list of the injured, nriny of whom
will die, is given as follow: 11. 1 !. Crews.
Danville, Y.; Fred Xual, Coiumbus.Miss.;
Charles Jacks m, fireman, Cincinnati;
James Ilov;;l, Kosc'ioom, Mo.; Cilbort
Chiidivss, 11 reman, Nashville: t 'alder Tate,
Memphis.; William Jackson. Washington,
Pa.; William Henry, Memphis; Albert
liobinson, Ci.iciiin.'iti: lleore Washing
ton, Memphis John Kalph, Cincinnati;
C J. Patters-r. (whitei, cook, Memphis;
William II. DUkey (white), in ck passenger,
Newport, Ky., and nine others, names not
known at this writing. The wildest con
sternation reigned on board the boat and
the screams of the passengers and the
proans and appeals of the injured made
the scene a terrible one. The boat could
proceed no further and for several hours it
lay at the batik while the unfortunate vic
tims lay on the deck writhing in agony
and calling aloud for aid.
Expect Ten More to Iie.
At last the tug iEgeus hove in sight. She
was hailed and the sufferers were trans
ferred to her deck and then immediately
steamed to this city. Word had been tele
graphed ahead, and every physician in
town was on hand to meet her. The suffer
ing of t he victims was alleviated as much
as possible. Before they could be removed
from the boat, some of them were dead.
The balance were transferred to the United
States marine hospital. Another died soon
after reaching there. The surgeon de
clares that ten of the sixteeu now ia the
hospital will die.
The Death of Mate Meyers.
Cyrus Meyers, the second mate, was ter
ribly scalded. He was insane with pain
and to relieve himself jumped into the
river. He went to the bottom at once anil
was seen no more. V. II. Dickey, of New
port, Ky., was seriously injured and may
lose the sight of both eyes. Aaron Burr
Johnson, a white boy of Memphis, was
scalded from head to foot and is not likely
to survive. C. J. Pat terson. of Orange, X.
J., will recover. None of the cabin pas
sengers was injured.
FRIGHTFUL WRECK ON THE RAIL.
man waiting tor "a train, struck by engine
and instantly killed; John Lennon.driverjof
mail wagon, similar fate to Meyers'; Mail
Clerk Abchwick, of Cincinnati, terribly
mangled Ixn.y recovered several hours
after the wreck;- Mail Clerk Jesse II.
Long, died at Klizabeth hospital froin in
Kxaetly the Same Xtutltier If nrt.
The injured: Jell Keese, Kemptoii, Ind.,
Bit-hard Jones, Pontiac, Ills., and Eewii
iiiut-r, rowier, itm. slightly; feopuia ner
gciihalt, Milwaukee, severe cuts on head
and arm; William I 'lace, Frankfort, Ind.,
cut by broken glass; Charles lloush, of this
city, leg fractured; Mail Clerks C. A. Wis
sell, A. W. Carnahan and Henry K'.lier,
tlightly hurt; Mail Clerk U A. Wesler,
severe spinal injury.
The Union station was converted into a
morgue and the mangled remains of the
victims recovered from the wreck were
laid out on the waiting room floor.
Some Horribly Mangletl Victims.
The body of Fireman Mclunis was dis
membered, the left leg being torn off at
t he hip and presented a ghastly sight. The
brains of Otto Jerelson covered his face
and there was uot a whole bone in his
bod3T. Twenty thousand people visited
the scene of the wreck, the debris of which
will take weeks to remove. In the wreck
are express and mail matter, many dis
mantled trunks, fragments of express and
mail wagons and dead horses.
Sot ioas Hallway 'Wreck.
Df.nvki:. May 8. A serious wreck oc
curred on the Union Pacific road about
four miles south of Boulder in which a
U timber of persons were injured, some seri
ously. The rails spread, throwing the rear
;oach, which was crowded with people a
number of whom were 0:1 their way to the
World's f iir into 1 he dirch. The injured
are: H. M. Un-,, ;
sly; Ch.irlvs Dabney, Boulder, Colo.,
5l.leiii.iiiy; Mrs. Dabn.
Mattie Wilson and . J. Mac-key, Boulder.
The injured were brought to the Union
Pacific hospit'il i'i this city.
A Biff Four Train Flies the Track at La
fayette, Ind. Ten Killed.
Lafayette, Ind., May S. The worst and
most horrible railway accident known in
the history of Lafayette, both in fatalities
and in damage to property has occurred at
the Union station. The Big Four train
from Chicago came in on time, aud its en
gine, baggage car, two postal cars, and one
express car were totally wrecked at the
south end of the passenger station. The
accident was caused by a failure of the air
brakes to work properly. The train came
dashing along the track near the station at
a great speed, and when it reached a point
about 10U feet from the station the engine
left the track and dragged the cars with it.
The engine was dashed to pieces, the bag
gage car reduced to splinters, the mail cars
were overturned, and letters, papers," eta,
scattered far and near.
A Scene of Wreck and Kain. p
The trucks of the first passenger coach
were derailed and the rear coach was
knocked into fragments, but miraculous
to state not a passenger in the coach thus
partially demolished was killed. The en
tire east part of the mammoth train
shed was carried away and that portion
south of the station was demolished, the
shed roof and twisted pillars capping the
heaped up ruin of the big Mogul engine
and the cars. Part of the brick wall of
the railway side of the station was also
carried away. Engineer Mike Walsh, of
Indianapolis, was seen by a fireman of a
Big Four train that was lying on the west
track near the station as the express
I Jttet His Death at the Throttle.
He? was at the throttle, apparently re
versing the engine. He had evidently dis
covered a defect in the air-brakes while on
the Wabash river bridge just after the
train left a steep down-grade, for he
sounded alarm whistles, but the trainmen
on the cars were equally unsuccessful in
applying the air, and when the engine
struck the sharp curve at the station it was
derailed. A conservative estimate of the
damage to the Big Four property is f 100,
(. The three Chicago mail distributors
aboard the train escaped uninjured.
Half a Score of Dead Men.
The dead ajfs ' tingineer Michael Walsh,
Indianapolis.tfcjfen from under the wrecked
engine;, Fireman Sterling Mclnnis, Ur
bana. 111., instantly killed; Chas. Schaill,
iron worker. Indiauapolis, killed by falling
shed roofs; Otto Jeselsou, Montreal, Can.,
caught in the station wreckage; Mail Clerk
Ed Meyers, Cincinnati, died shortly after
iaken out; Express Messenger Thomas F.
McManan, Cincinnati, almost instantly
killed:. Charlea Meyers. Lafayette, hack-
I'l-nylie.! I'mier a Tile-lvila Koof.
Ti:i:;:k Haiti:, Ind , Mays. A special
to The Kxpress from Casey, Ills., says:
While wurkmi-n wi rro engaged tearing a
temporary i ::-i::g from beneath a newly
built cvo.v:i ;iie-kiln, the roof, a brick one,
collated, burring under the debris three
workmen, hilling instantly Clahe Carr,
owner of the factory, aud William Heim.
Klias Heed was extricated terribly crushed
and seriously injured internally, which in
all probably will prove fatal.
Kiigulfed ly the Wabash.
CAKMl, 111., May 8. While returning to
his home near Marshall's Ferry in a skiff
Peter Jackson was caught in the current
of the Wabash river, whioli is now over a
mile wide, and the skiff becoming unman
ageable was overturned and Jackson, his
wife and two children were drowned.
Dragged to Death.
Clixtov, 111., May S. Dick Newman, an
old wttler in Lie Witt county, was killed
while driving a young team. His foot was
caught and held by a chain, his taad drag
ging on the ground for quite a distance.
Itrother and Sister Drowned.
Detroit, May S. Willoughby Thomp
son aged, U, and Florence Thompson, his
sister, were drowned in the Detroit river.
THE YOUNG KAISER BEATEN.
Defeat on the Army Itill in the ICeichstag
Beklix, May S. What the effect of the
elections which have been ordered since
the decisive vote in
the reichstag de
feating the emper
or's pet measure,
the army bill will
be cannot be fore
told so far as that
is concerned. But
the socialists were
the most deter
f j? fyry A Z '''' tnt diu, iney are
fcV7? thoroughly organ-
V Si1 'i ized. and exnect to
f. be stronger in the
von CArmvL next reichstag
than in the one just closed. The vote on
the army bill was 210 noes and 1G2 ayes,
and as soon as it was announced Caprivi
read a rescript, signed by the emperor, dis
solving the body.
Caprivi at once went to Potsdam and
tendered his resignation. The emperor
seeuied ready to accept it and sent for Von
Eulenberg, the Prussian premier. One of
the features of this crisis was the resurgence
of the anti-Prussian sentiment, and the
expressions, especially of Centrists against
"Bismarckism." The man of "Blut und
Eisen" found great difficulty in uniting
the German states, but he did not extir
pate the 'statej;ights'', sentiment among
them and it appeared very strongly in the
cloting debate. All the politicians are
busy now, as the elections take place June
15, and there is much political excitement
in Germany eery where. "
Thobe Memphis Editors.
MEMrms, May 8. Editors Collier aud
Carmack, of The Avalanche and Commer
cial respectively, went to Holly Springs to
fight a duel. Collier got off on time after a
struggle with the deputy sheriff, but Car
mack was caught and put under bonds.
He forfeited his bonds and went to Holly
Springs only to find Collier's party ready
to leave which they did, Although one of
Carmnck's seconds called one of Collier's a
cur. The reason for leaving was that Car
mack did not show up on time. Carmack
is now under ?1 0,0(KJ bonds, but it is ex
pected that as soon as he meets Collier
there will be shooting. The same is ex
pected between the two seconds.
uu tue iue ISall f ield.
Chicago, May 8. Following is the score
record of League base ball clubs: At New
York New York 18, Washington, 6; at Bal
timore Baltimore 16, Boston 12; at Cleve
land Cleveland 6, Chicago 5; at Cincinnati
Cincinnat i 2, St. Louis 0; at Brooklyn
Brooklyn Philadelphia 4; at Louisville
Game postponed rain. Sunday: At St.
Louis St. Louis 8, Chicago 0; at Cincin
nati Cincinnati 10, Louisville 7.
Vice President McMullin Very Low.
New Yohk, May 8. The condition of J.
C. McMullin, the vice president of the Chi
cago and Alton railway is raid to be worse.
He is very low and little hope is enter
tained for his recovery.
NOTES CF THE WORLD'S FAIR.
An Off Day In the tireat Show Keceptlon
o Naval Officers.
Chicago, May 8. Fifteen thousand
people who hadn't heard that the gates
were closed Sunday took a trip for noth
ing to Jackson park, but, while visitors
were not admitted the work of installa
tion went on without intermission and
good progress was made. The actual paid
admissions for the past week were 250,000,
of which 125.000 are credited to the open
ing day. This is twice the number that
visited the Centennial the first week.
The reception to the naval officers, about
seventy in number, was a city affair. They
were met some distance from the city by a
committee of aldermen,, and upon arrival
were escorted to the Auditorium. There
were eight nations represented England,
France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Itussia,
Argentina, and the United States. They
were given the freedom of the city, and
then boarded twenty-five tally-ho coaches
and were driven through Lincoln and Gar
field parks, and from thence to Mayor Har
rison's residence, where a reception and
luncheon was given. Later the World's
fair was visited, and the lake cruiser Mich
igan conveyed them back to the city. At
night they went to the spectacle "America,"
and after that were given a banquet at the
The Chicago Press club entertained 300
representatives of the foreign press at its
club rooms aud a couple of Arab dancers
gave an exhibition for their benefit.
The department of insnection has gone
into business and is watching the caterers
with '-eagle eyes."
The World's Congress Auxiliary will meet
Hattie M. LowN, of Boston, aged 11
years, tas jinived, having traveled the en
tire distance alone. She comes as the repre
sentative of her class in the Franklin
grammar school, Boston, and will tell
them till about the fair when she returns.
The nuke of Vcragua went to mass Sun
day morning and to Buffalo Bill's Wild
West show in the afternoon. The visiting
naval oflicvrs also "im.k in" the show.
v; . ; 1
Three Chinamen have Iweii ancsted nt
New York for refusal to register under the
Geary anti-Chinese l.w. These will be the
test of the validity of the law, and will be
argued before the supreme court of the
United States Wednesday.
The Westinghouse Electric company
charges a conspiracy against the officers of
the General Electric company, the object
of the same being the theft of Westing
house plans and secrets.
John Wallace, editor of The Turf, Field,
and Farm, aged 80, married at Pittsburg
Miss Eleanor Veech, daughter of the late
Judge Veech, ot Union town, Pa. Miss
Veech is 50 years old.
A reduction of wages has been announced,
in one of the Carnegie mills near Home
stead, and at the same time Homestead ia
informed that it will be given a free library.
The workmen say these things go together
In a collision on the Dayton and Michi
gan railway near Tadmore, O., John Mc
Clain, Thos. J. Caldwell, John J. Galla
gher, J. P. Spatz and John Niles, all
tramps, were killed.
Whites and negroes of Florida are to
meet in convention together and discuss
the educational question.
A fire at Kawoal. Poland, consumed 1J6
houses and burned to death eighty per
sons. Three hundred families were made
The Peoples' party of Oregon has in
dorsed Governor Penuoyer's "very apt re
buke" to President Cleveland.
Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Foster haq
declined an appointment to the Ohio state
board of equalization.
An electric car at Bay City jumped the
track and five of the passengers were pain
fully, but not seriously injured.
The Starr gang visited Caney Kan.,
with the intention of raiding the town.
The people had been given warning and
all the banks and stores were closed and
guarded. But they let the Starr gang get
The Lorn I .TlarkrtH.
Oats Z 13.32 c.
Hay Timothv. S12.00: npland. 510S11 ; ekuL'b
89.00; baled. 810.01311.00.
Bntter Fair to choice, 203,22 ; creamery, 2Cc
I'ouitry Chicken. l-lic; turkeys ttfc
dncke, l-Kc ; geeee, 10c.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Apple 1 4 00 perbbl.
Onions" 84.00 per bbl.
Turnips 00c per bu.
r'nttl Rntrhers nsv fop
4c&4Hc; cows and ncifei.
enm fed steers
AT LESS. THAN
TRl price of, other brands.
P0UNDS? riV LVES. fit QUARTERS,)
Ol.Q N CANS. ON LY.