Newspaper Page Text
THE rkliU US, MONDAY, JUINE 5, 1803.
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. 5J
, Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
ROASTED IN A MINE I
Thirty Workmen Just Over the
Line in Mexico.
THE FLAMES CUT OFF ALL ESCAPE,
And the ooml M-n Die Horrible
Death Startling Stupirftty or a Mexi
can Judge Only Two Bodies Recovered
Five Fire Fatalities at New York and
Three at Omaha The Lost Schooner
Identified Long lleeord of Mliihaps.
Eagle Pass, Tex., .Tun e 5. A serious
fire broke out ia the Fuente coalmines,
which are situated in Mexico about four
miles from Eaglo Pass and now operated
by the Mexican National Railway com
pany. There were MXty miners at work
in 1 he mines at the time of the breaking
out of the fire, and up to a late hou r none
of them had made his escape. It is feared
that the entire sixty are suffocated, as the
works are situated some distance from the
main entrance in which the fire is still
Waiting at the Tit for Corpui.
.Later news is that'the pitmouth presents
an appalling spectacle. Women and child
ren are gathered around momentarily ex
peoting to sms the shriveled corpses
of their loved ones brought out.
Don Manuel Valdes, judge of tha
.first instance, from Piedras ; Netras,
has arrived upon the scene and immediate
ly ordered the arrest of George Spence,
superintendent of the mines, who was -
the time leading the men to the succor
the entombed miners. With characteristic
stupidity they arrested the very man who
could do the most towards remedying the
Cans of the Disaster.
The disaster was caused Jy the careless
cess of a boy who attended to one of the
Inside doors in allowing the door to ignite
and then running out of the mine without
alarming the miners. As near as can be
ascertained from going over the roll of
men there were thirty men in the mine at
the time of the fir-. Up to the present only
two bodies have been recovered.
Not a Man in the Mine Alive.
Judge Valdez has stopped the men from
continuing the work, and the other corpses
cannot, therefore, be recovered now. It is
known that none of those who were in the
mine can be alive, so it is only a question
of recovering the bodies for identification
and decent burial.
FIRE, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.
One Man Killed, Thri-f Fatally Hart and
Two Minting Heavy Property I.CM-.
-OMAHA, June 5. The l.-tree furniture
house of Charles Shiverick & Co. on Far
nam street, burned to the ground and wms
attended by the loss of several lives. Thr
resulting casualties were the death of one
man with two othn-s all these firemen
missing, and four persons injured, as fol
lows: Dead Captain C. T. Vox. company
No. 7. Injured James Con ley. Scrauton,
Pa.; Charles Kilinirton. fireman; Benjamin
Morris, fireman; Georce Soulter, fireman.
Missing Two firemen natn-d Dean and
The loss on the huildinsr is 41,00 and
on the stock $I5,0()0. Ed Maurer's res
taurant next door was damaged 23.000.
During the progress of the fire the west
wall fell, burying the firemen in the ruins.
The fire was caused by lightning in the
worst storm ever experienced in Omaha.
For Bix hours the rain descended in tor
rents and the lightning never ceased. Tele
phone and telegraph wires were burned
out, cellar flooded in almost every pHrt of
the city and it is roughly estimated that
$100,000 worth of damage hits been done to
BURNED ALIV IN A FLAT.
A Mew York Temenent ISIuze Catohea Six
New York, June 5. Five persons were
burned to death at a fire in tha five-story
flat house at 138 East Forty-third straat.
They were William Bente; Louise Bente,
his wife; Essie Bente, his sister; Helen
Wetmore Biete, aged 6 years, his niece, and
Pagslev, a boarder with the Ben tea.
The Bente family occupied the top flat.
The fire started on the third floor, which
was vacant, and ran np the air shaft.
Every one in the house was in bed. The
Are sained great headway before it was
discovered. There were many narrow es
capes of other tenants. The building was
of the ordinary tenement type.
Another Fatal Cyclone In Texas.
Houston.' tJnne 5. Spanish Camp, in
Wharton county, about twenty miles from
the railroad, was struck by a terrific cy
clone and a number of houses were un
roofed and destroyed. Josh Wilkins'
house was blown down and two of his
Children killed. For three miles square
everything is wreck and ruin. Three
miles from town Mrs. Diza Simmons and
Wash Jenkins were crushed to death. On
G. C. Duncan's farm two houses were nn-
oofed and two families of tenants badly
Injured, two fatally.
Another Folding-Bed Fatality.
Chicago, Jane Mrs. Mary Smith,
who lived with her son at 6918 Indiana mt
enue, was crushed In a folding-bed. It ia
apposed that the bed became overbalanced
and suddenly closed. The side-rails
crushed tha woman's chest and head, add
It ii thought 'itjr death was caused not so
much from internal injury as from suffo
cation, as her head was buried in the bad
clothe. Jaat Covered by His Pollers
Chicago, June 5. J. H. Barks, repre
senting the Doolittle Fire and Garden Hose
company, 814 West Third street, Los An
ales, CaL, at tha World's Fair, was rxta
orer Saturday by a truck and died tea
minutes later. He was evidently well-to-do,
and a peculiar fact is that ho had on
bis person an accident policy for $0,000.
dated at noon June 2J, and expiring at mm
June 4. - , . '
No Truth la Tha Eldorado Bepqr.
MEWPHI. June 8. There is no truth in the
report" tbaflTldorado, Ark., was destroyed
by cyclone. The report originated from a
confounding of names. Eudora, a small
place containing about thirty inhabitants,
was wrecked and two people killed.
The Lost Schooner Identified.
DETROIT, June 3. There now remains
but little doubt that the schooner sunk by
collision with the steamer Corsica ia
Lake Huron was the Corsican, of this city.
The Corsican carried a crew of five men,
but their names are not known.
Hi) l.ait Thought Was His Mother.
Chicago, June 5. Lawrence Finke, 14
years old, who lived with his parents at
No. 55 Olaton avenue, met death while
operating a machine In the Peterson cotton
mill by falling upon a belt making 100
revolutions a minute. His right arm and
both legs were torn off. When removed
from the shafting the boy was still con
scious, although almost every bone in his
body had been crushed. When the patrol
wagon came he begged to betaken to a
hospital for fear of frightening his mother.
Two Children Drowned.
DETROIT, June 5. Lottie Dingemans,
aged 13 years, and her little 5-year-old
niece, Clara Wagner, were drowned in the
River Rouge. The younger child, while
walking along the river bank, fell in and
her companion plunged in to rescue her,
but both were overcome by the rapid cur
rent. HAS JOINED THE PROCESSION.
The Prairie State Hound to lie Cp-to-Date
Springfield, June 5. Governor Alt
geld is going to try to do the impossible
that is to punish the men who are so thor
oughly civilized that they do not need
judges and juries, but can execute justice
themselves, making the process much
cheaper and a good deal more effective so
far as killing the prisoner is concerned
than can be done by the courts. There
was a little matinee at Decatur the other
night, and a negro who was charged with
rape was taken from jail and hanged ac
cording to that popular American inslitu -tion
And now here comes Governor Altgeld
and orders the prosecuting attorney of
Macon county to prosecute the men who
took part in the amusement, and offers
F-300 reward for the arrest and conviction of
each man in the mob, and the prosecuting
attorney declares he will obey the gover
nor's orders, a-d that there will be no dif
ficulty in identifying the parties as there
was no attempt at disguise. There are a
few back-number and not-up-to-date citi
zens who thir.k that a strong guard at the
jail would have done more in behalf of
old-fogy law aud order than a hundred in
dictments would do now, as there isn't the
slightest chance of convicting anybody.
There was no lack of warning at Decatur,
and yet but very moderate provisions were
adopted to; vindicate the majesty of a
The mob that executed the "higher law"
was composed of Mount Zion farmers.
The negro protested his innocence to the
end. He had stripped himself when he
heard the mob and hid in his mattress. So
he was naked when he was led to his death.
When the ghastly deed was done the mob
said: "God morning, sir." to the corpse
and laughed at the joke. Hundreds of
Decatur people looked on, the reports say,
"attracted by a desire to see a lynching.".
SEEMS TO LACK MORAL SENSE.
The Toting Man Who Robbed the Mis
souri Pacific Train.
ST. Locis, June 5. Samuel A. Wilson,
the lone rober who held up and robbed
the Pacific Express . car attached to the
west-bound Missouri Pacific train, near
Pacific, Mo., on the night of May 24, says
he robbed the express car in order to se
cure money with which to pay a mortgage
on his father's farm.
He further said: "I am now satisfied to
go to the penitentiary, as I intend to plead
guilty. I want to go there for the purpose
of learning a better trade than that of
telegraphing for making a livelihood, and
it is for this r ason that I want to go to
I Alleged Aasaaaina Acquitted.
Nashville, June 5. The trial of Mor
gan Petty, J-mes Epps and Andrew Pat
rick, charged with' conspiracy against
the United States eovernment in the
murder of Deputy Revenue Collectors
Spurrier, Mather and CardwelL resulted in
the acquittal of the defendants. Spurrier,
Mather and Card well were shot from am
bush near Flintville, Lincoln county. Oct.
7 last while they were following . the di
rections contained in a decoy letter which
bad been sent to Spurrier and which pur
ported to give the location of an illicit
Lett Child Found After a Tear.
ST. PAUL, June 5. Little Mamie
Schwartz, a girl of 4 years, disappeared
from her home on Exchange street, this
city, one day last June. Search was insti
tuted all over Minnesota, but the child was
not found aud ber mother became tempor
arily insane The legislature authorized
Governor Nelson to offer a reward of $500
for the recovery of the child. Notices of
this reward were conspicuously posted in a
hundred towns, and the little girl has been
found at Wtrat Superior.
Bid Uw for WhUay Trait Bond.
Chicago, June 5, President Greenhut,
of the Whisky Trust, has gone to Peoria,
saying that he has accomplished his mission
in securing proposals for the sale of the
11,000,000 bonds. Contrary to expectation
be did not dose the sale and from the fact
that the proposals will be - submitted to
the board of directors at" Peoria on Mon
day, it is evident that the amount bid was
leas than expected. -
. A" Wants a: f'Ztan fcTMreeleca.
WASHUrOToif, JuneS. Comptroller Eck
els has had a oi raiilar printed containing
the sections of the law defining the duties
and obligations of bank directors. When
anew bank is established a copy of this
circular will be forwarded to each direc
tor. It also contains the penalties pre
scribed for neglect of duty.
DOES NOT CONNECT.
Our Chinese Policy ahd Another
ATJSTBIA EXCLUDES AN AMERICAN,
And the Matter Puts the State Depart
ment In Apparent Opposition to the
Recent Supreme Court Decision on the
Ceary Law An Interesting; Incident aor
Those Who Like Questions Dlplomatie
Washington, June 5. The decision of
the supreme court upon the Chinese ex
clusion act recently delivered may possibly
have a much wider scope and affect a
greater variety of persons than was prob
ably foreseen by the associate justices who
joined rith Mr. Gray in declaring it to be
the law of the land. The volume of "for
eign relations" for 1S03 just published by
the state department contains a case in
point, wherein the arguments used by a
foreign government to justify or explain
its decree of expulsion of citizens of the
United States, it is pointed out by those
who are familiar with the subject, are in
suggestive parallel with those outlined by
Justice Gray in announcing the opinion
and judgment of the supreme court of the
United States on the 15th of last month.
Spider Was Persona Son Grata.
From the correspondence it is gathered
that Keon Spitzer, born in Austria, emi
grated to New York in 1682 and was natur
alized, lie emigrated, as charged by the
Austrian foreign office, to evade military
duty in Austria. In 1S90 he went back to
Vienna to stay two years, according to his
affidavit, when he intended to return to
the United States and remain here as a
citizen. In March, 1S93, he was notified
that he had been expelled from Austria
under the statutes of that country. He
appealed to Minister Grant, who protested
that the expulsion was contrary to treaty
Kalnoky Argues I.Ike Gray.
Replying to Minister's Grant's complaint
on behalf of Spitzer, Count Welserscheimb,
for the minister of foreign affairs, said that
Spitzer's emigration to the United States
was manifestly for the purpose of avoiding
military duty; that the expulsion of such
individuals is baed upon considerations of
public order; "that every state has a right
tj expel foreigners from its territory for
reasons as above stated, aud the question
whether and when the reasons for such ex
pulsions exist can be judged only from a
national point of view." This statement
accords with the views expressed by Jus
tice Gray, and the language is quite sim
ilar. 1 Foater Disagrees with Kalnoky.
Minister Grant notified Kaluoky that
this government could not accept that in
terpretation of the treaty, a position in
which he was supported by Secretary Fos
ter, who in a dispatch dated July 23, 1S02,
said after stating that the United States
would entertain a proposition for the mod
ification of the treaty in question: "But
oolong as the treaty remains in force the
United States will iusist upon a strict
compliance with its terms." Foster added
that Spitzor was expelled for "vague and in
Waiting Now for the Next Caae.
This ended the correspondence so far as
made public, and as Spitzer's depnrtnre
for the United States was intimated in one
of Minister Grant's letters, it probably
closed the incident. In view, however, of
the appareLt inconsistency between the
views of the executive aud judicial branches
of the government as disclosed by this
correspondence and the decision ou the
Geary law, the attitude of the government
upon the next case of alleged violation of
treaty richts by a European government
will be watched with interest.
THE DRAINAGE CANAL TROUBLE.
Strikers Preparing to Have Their Way by
the Faual Means.
Chicago, June 5. Trouble with the
strikers along the drainage canal is likely
to occur today if the announced intention
of the contractors to put new men to work
under the protection of the militia if, nec
essary, is carried out. The strikers have
arranged to assemble and march through
all the camps where men are now work
ing and urge or force them to quit. They
declare that they will resist any attempt on
the part of the contractors to resume
work with new men and the latter will
call on the sheriff for protection if there is
any interference by strikers. T roops will
be called if necessary.
Suit Against Ex-Got. Chase.
IXDIASAPOLIS, June 5. Receiver John
son, of the defunct Greenwood bank, has
instituted suit in the Johnson circuit court
against J. M. Starbuck, ex-Governor
Chase, and all others connected with the
management of the bank. He has also
advertised the furniture of the bank for
sale, and with the proceeds, together with
the cash on hand, the receiver expects to
declare a first dividend of 25 per cent, early
Attempt to Blow Up a Saloon.
MCKCIE, Ind., Juue 5. An attempt to
burn or blow up Sbafer & Foster's saloon
aud restaurant was averted. A cigar box
containing a dynamite cartridge, satu
rated woolen rags and paper had been
placed under the building and Bet fire to.
A neighbor discovered the fire in time to
put it out. Mr. Foster was asleep up
stairs. A charred Pittsburg paper in the
box may lead to an arrest.
They Undermine the Caucasian.
Xew Westminster. B. C, June 5. A
monster meeting of the Fishermen's asso
ciation was held in the opera house to dis
cuss the wholesale naturalization of Jap
anese and Chinese for the purpose of get
ting fishing licenses. Several speeches ware
made. It was pointed out that the fisher
men were being gradually crowded outfby
the Japanese and Chinese. ,
Ex-Prealdent Day Aaalgaa,
Milwaukee, June 6. The latest sensa
tion rn the Planklnton bank failure is the
assignment of F. T. Day, late president of
the institution. This assignment is a
purely persoual affair, and was voluntarily
made for the benefit of the bank's deposi
tors. ' '
iiuw Renta a Summer Hou. '
New Tore, June 5. Phillip D. Armour,
the Chicago millionaire, has rented tha
beautiful summer home of H. Walter
Webb at Soar bo rough for the summer.
Mr. Armour and his family will arrive in
a weak. .
, It Is 10,000,000 Short H.
WaSBIXQTOir, June 5. At no pelo
since specie payments were resumed PU
Jan. 1. 187V, has the net gold in the treas
ury of the United States been so low as it
is now. The amount Is $89,939,211,
Alonzo R. Benjamin and James O'Galla
gher have been appointed assistant and
second assistant keeper respectively of the
lighthouses at Grand Point au Sable and
Squaw islaud, Mich.
Mrs. Charles H. Fisher, of South Lan
sing, Mich., aged 27, died in a dentist's
chair after having six teeth pulled.
Canadians expected that the restrictions
placed on immigration by the United
States would result in greater immigra
tion to the Dominion. They are disap
pointed, as a decrease is shown.
The county commissioners at Denver
having agreed to supply the money for a
second trial of Dr. Graves, he will be ar
raigned ou Juue 12 and a day fixed for the
Special Agent C. J. Smith, at Boston, re-
' ports to the treasury that there is a
regular "underground railway" in opera
tion by which hundreds of Chinese are
smuirsled into the ITnited States.
Attorney General Childs, of Minnesota,
has decided that though the legislative
committee cannot use the $5,000 appropri
ated to prosecute the alleged pine land
thieves because of error in the law, the
committee can use $8,000 appropriated for
legislative expenses and the inquiry will be
The Exchange bank at Gladstone, Mich.,
has closed its doors.
The Paris and Campania have started
for England on the same day again and
only an hour apart, the Paris leading.
Dr. W. R. Amick, of Cincinnati, is de
clared by the New York Recorder to have
discovered a remedy for consumption that
is a specific in the early stages and of
great benefit in the worst cases. The doc
tor will send the medicine to any physician
and invites tests thereof.
The cowboy .horse race from Chadron,
Xeb., to the World's Fair is giving humane
societies much concern, and they propose
to stop it by perfecting "such organization
as will render the race impossible."
Laura Dude, 20 years old, of Fulton, 111.,
has disappeared, and is believed to have
Rev. Fred II. Wines, secretary of the
Illinois state Ioard of public charities, has
been offered the position of secretary of
the board of charities and correction of
Rev. R. S. Deener, a highly popular
and successful Methodist preacher at
Batesville. Ark., is under arrest for for
gery which he has been practicing for two
Joseph Pulitzer, of the New York
World, has given $100,000 toward the erec
tion of a new building for Columbia col
lege. The whole sum needed is 2,000,000.
William Lucas and a boy named Carter
were drowned at Des Moines.
The cyclone of May 30 in Arkansas has
left 5,000 people in more or less destitu
tion and Mayor Black, of Ho pe, has issued
an address asking for aid.
And now herj comes Findlay. O., and
says that she is not "unbooming" but is
prospering with great prosperity.
Sulcidea at a Chicago Hotel.
Chicago, June 5. Thos. G. McLaury,
well known to the city for twenty years
and a wealthy business man, committed
suicide at the Hotel Metropole, where he
and his wife and two children lived, by
cutting his throat. His domestic relations
were of the happiest and his finances in
good condition, and temporary insanity is
set down as the cause. Shortly afterward
at the same hotel Augustus Victorson
hanged himself with the silken cord of his
smoking jacket. The cause was despond
ency, the result of illness.
New Wrinkle in a Kansas l aw.
Kansas City, June 5. Deputy County
Attorney Holt, of Kansas City, Kas., has
discovered a new wrinkle in the Kansas
prohibition law. He claims a beer wagon
and Its contents can be held and confis
cated by order of the court. He has al
ready seized one wagon load of beer and
run the outfit into jail.
Of Interest to Our Millers.
.Washington, June 5. The department
of agriculture is informed that the exhibit
of milled products to be held at MaJflz,
Germany, in Augutt next, is a matter that
will be of great interest to millers in this
country. It is expected to bring together
thousands of bakers from all parts of Ger
many and continental Europe.
Set Her Enemy on Fire.
Omaha, June &. Anna Brown and
Belle Ewald, colored courtesans, quarreled
and Anna threw a lighted lamp at Belle,
setting her on fire. Belle was frightfully
burned arid died in great agony. Anna
was arrested, and says that Belle had three
times threatened her life.
Parkhurat'a View of the Matter.
New York, June 5. Rev. Dr. Park
hurst in his Sunday sermon, referring to
the Briggs case, said there was more heresy
in believing every word of the Bible and
then not living up to its precepts than in
doubting its entire inerrancy and living a
A Kuaalan Monaatery Robbed.
St. Petersbckg, June 5. It transpires
that while the czar was in Moscow recently
the church of the Chudov monastery,
within the Kremlin, was plundered of a
vast amount of plate and money. The
loss is estimated at between 2,000,000 and
A Great Gathering of Doctors.
Washington, June 5. The first Pan
American medical congress will assemble
in this city Sept. 5 next and continue ses
sion for four days. It will probably be the
largest gathering of physicians ever held
in the history of the medical profession.
if you keep at it, is apt to tell upon
'the liver. The things to prevent
this are Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
Take one of these little Pellets for a
I corrective or gentle laxative thres
maF m .1 z fm.. .m
est, easiest to take, pleasantest and
most natural in the way they act.
They do permanent good. Consti
pation, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks,
Sick or Bilious Headache, and all
derangements of tha liver, stomach,
and bowels are prevented, relieved;
Thev're auarantemd to arive nntla
'faction in every case, or your money is
The worst ' cases of Chronic .. Ca
tarrh in the Head, yield' to Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remeajv So cer
tain is it that its makers offer $500
reward for an incurable case.
Please remember our stock of Parasols and
Umbrellas is one of the largest ever shown
in Davenport. Every one is new, and pri
ces, as always, the lowest.
Please give us a call.
KLUG, HASLER, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport. Iowa
Driffill &. Gleim
Keeps the finest line of-
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
While granite plates, 5in 03c
. Tin 05c
side dishes 05c
" covered sugars 15c
White granite bakers... 7. I-'. h, he
" platter ;. J3.
" scollop nappic 7,
18 qt dish pans -5c
8 in pie tins '2i
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART STORE.
Prices al the Bee Hive TMs
$6 75 Jacket for
"Velvet Cape, Satin Lined
Clay "Worsted Cape for
G 7 o
These same prices made throughout our entire line. This 1- a
humbug. Come and see for yourself, and compare these prices with
other houses' prices.
Just received an elegant line of Hats and Flowers from the Kasirn
market for Decoration Day, which will be sold at a very l."v F100
Call and see them. . .
1M Wet Second Street. DAVENPOKT, IOWA.