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Rock Island Daily Argus.
x0h. SLI NO. 212
ROCK ISLAND. SATURDAY, JUNE 24. 1893.
Single Copies 5 Casta
Per Week ISM Cent
lie Greatest of all
No use telling you where we . got them or why we are offering these suits
at such ridiculously low prices. What you want is plain talk. We will sell
vou suits worth more than double the price we quote. You know us when
we name a price it is away BELOW ALL COMPETITORS, and for that
reason we do the business. Look at our suits at
- $3.69, $6.39, $7 39, -
WE GUARANTEE there is not a suit in the lot but which is worth more
than double the price we ask for them. Our aim is to do by far the largest
Clothing business in Rock Island, and we are doing it, "BUT ALWAYS
HUNGRY F)R MORE. Compare Prices.
Tinware And Hotjsk
1612 second avenue.
Tii Fashionable Fabrics for
J . 3. ZiXirxmnj jx,
Call and leave your order
tar Block Opposite Harper House:
Is now luca'ed in his new shop.
CVLigbt shoes specialty.
ROCK 1ST, AND, ILL
Spring and Summer have
Opposite the Old stand.
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health..
Will cure you and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Jo-tin Volk 5c Co.,
HOUSE : BUILDERS.
Sash Ivors Blinrts ending, flooring.
uii n Kinds of wood wore for ouilders.
B'.vtiieema !. ne . fmrd ant fourth aTes.
o m s
03 T ?o
! Four Hundred of Her Sailor De
fenders Go Down.
EIGHTY FATHOM DEEP THEIR TOMB
The Battleship Victoria Sent to the Bottom
by the Camperdown Sir George Trjon,
a IMstlngalshed Naval Commander, One
of the Lost A IMsaster Tliut Sets at
Naught the Ingenuity of Man ami (lives
the Marine Architect Something; to
Washington, June 24. The loss at Tri
poli in the Mediterranean of the British
battleship Victoria has set naval construc
tors thinking again, not so much about
how tojmake vessels unsinkable as how to
prevent accidents that still defy all niea
ures of protection. Thut a ship although
not of the latent type, still, fitted with
fore and aft and athwart-ship bulkheads
should have lieen run down while mamru-
vering, both vessels being at the time in
I command of skilled officers and that before
there was time to rescue them 400 of the
700 on loard should have found a grave in
tha 11'flTi.l. - wt 'n..((: ttiut ,,,U- fZtt. to
thinking those whose business it is to pro
vide plans to avoid just such calamities.
How much damage was done to the ve-ssel
which rammed the Victoria the Oamjer
down, another batt!eshi is not known at
Many Klfffllsh Homes ltcreovcrt.
The disaster carries sorrow into many
Knglish homes. The vessel had 071 souls
on board, a larjre number of whom were
"middies" little fellows, many of them,
who were their mothers' pets, their
father's pride and the heroes of their sis
ters. Then she also carried down Viee
Admiral Tryon, a commander whose name
and services ranked as high in British
naval history as any man of his time. A
niimluT of other olliccrs went down with
their ship, standing by her to the last and
meeting death with that courage and
coolness that is inherent in the sailors of
Anglo-Saxon blood. Such disasters are
happily rare, and the only one in the an
nals of our own navy that at all ap
proaches this one was the loss of the Hu
ron off Nag's Head about fifteen years ago.
The lilake and the Victoria.
People who saw the beaut if ul and stately
Blake (latrsliip of the Hritish squadron at
the naval review thought that she was a
great ship, but she was of secondary im
Mrtance when comjiared with the ill-fated
Victoria. For while the Blake was a large
armored cruiser, the Victoria was a full
lie Iged battleship, nearly l.fioil tons larger
than the Wake. She Inire about the same
relation to the Make that our own new
battleships, Indiana and Oregon, do to the
armored cruiser New Vork. Indeed, the
Victoria was about the same dimensions
as the Indiana, but the latter leing of
newer design is a more formidable craft
than the English ship.- The Victoria was
built ij- Sir William Armstrong at the
celebrated Elswick works, and in appear
ance she was a typical fighting machine, as
unlike the ordinary conception of a ship as
Kxplalnlng the IHsaster.
A telegram from Ixmdon says that Lord
George Hamilton, who held a high posi
tion in the Hritish naval office in the Con
servative administration, says that with
out doubt the Camperdown's ram had cut
away the plating on the Victoria outside
of several of her transverse bulkheads.
Had this not lieen the case, the bulkheads
could have lieen closed and the water kept
in one, or almost two. compartment, and
the vessel would still have floated. But
with the plating torn off or cut away out
side of several of the bulkheads the inflow
of water would have lieen enormous and
there would have been no time, even if it
would have availed anything, to close the
bulkheads. He further said he thought
that with the plating torn off the water
must have entered theship in a solid mass
and thus entering on one side caused the
vessel to capsize almost immediately,
lttiilt for .Inst Such Kmcricnc ictt.
Hon. Arthur Bower Forwood. a well
known Hritish ship owner who was secre
tary to t he admiralty in the last adminis
tration, said that the Victoria had a longi
tudinal bulkhead running through her, be
sides a number running athwart-ship. She
was thus divided into compartments on
each side of the longitudinal bulkhead,
without a communication In'twecn them.
In his opinioa. what had occurred was this:
The Camperdown had struck the Victoria
a rapping blow, glancing along the side
and opening out the jdates above several
of the compartments. The water was theu
admitted into a nuinlur of the compart
ments on one side of the ship, causing her
to capsize by its great weight.
SYMPATHY FROM WILHELM.
The Ui nnan KniN-rar Hair-Masts His Flag
Steering 4car lteonsihle.
Lonikn, June -J4. The duke of Edin
burgh has received this dispatch from
"Words cannot express our horror. We
all sympathize with our British comrades.
As token of our sympathy your ensign is
flying from the mainmasts of our vessels,
with our own ensign, at half-mast, accord
ing to my orders."
The duke of Ediuburgh replied: "The
British navy and nation feel deeply the
sympathy expressed, by your majesty and
our brother officers of the German navy for
us in this great disaster."
A dispatch received from Beyroot says
that the collision occurred at 5 o'clock
Thursday afternoon about seven miles
from Triloli. The vessels were almost at
right angles when the Victoria was struck.
Those on the Victoria's deck at the mo
ment of the collision wera rescued by boats
from the Camperdown and several other
vessels. The men below had no time to
reach the deck. The sudden keeling of the
Victoria caused her to begin to fill imme
diately and no escape was possible. She
went down in eighty fathoms of water. It
is difficult to obtain the names of the res
cued, as they are aboard several vessels
and so far ail efforts have been devoted to
Shortly after the collision five bodies
were taken from the water one of them
the body of the chief paymaster. They
vrK hnr'', w.'th.-. militac:. houirs at
Tripoli." The Camperaowir was severely
damaged forward in the collision. Tem
porary repairs will be made and she will
start for home. It Is said here that sev
eral times the Victoria had shown signs of
weakness in her steering gear. One the
ory is that on account of this weakness
she became unmanageable and could not
get out of the Camperdown's way.
The queen has sent Colonel Carringtot
I to exnress her sorrow and svmtmthv tc
j 1-auy j ryon. Lu the evening" following
J the afternoon of the disaster Lady Tryon,
i who arrived rom Malta three weeks ago.
was holding her first reception of tlie rea
son. Two hundred guests were present.
When the news of her husband's death
reached her t.he fell in a faint. The state
concert and oilier royal functions on the
programme for next week have lieen pwt
poned. The lord mayor has opened a re
lief fund for the benefit of the needy fam
ilies who loet members in the disaster.
The lyoruing newiajiers are filled with
articles describing -fhe vessels and with
obituaries of the most conspicuous officers
lost. All publish leaders extending con
dolence to the friends of the drowned men.
Every leader eulogizes Admiral Tryon.
The Daily News says editorially: "America
will thrill at the news, coming as it does
when tlie New Vork cheers for our squad
ron have hardly died away. Are we to pay
so much iu millions and broken hearts
only to lea-rn that thectrmpartment system
in a delusion and a snare?''
The Times says: "The Inquiry Into the
causes of this disaster must lie searching
and exhaustive the punishment, if blame
lw found to exist, adequate and unflinch
ing. Only o can the lesson of tlie great
calamity lie turned ti account. The true
lesson is not that maiiuievers at sea are
too hazardous, but that only by incessant
practice of evolutions at high speed can
the navy b- fitted for the necessities of
A court circular says that the queen re
ceived the news with the deepest grief and
that "her heart bleeds for the many homes
plungiil in mourning." The queen pub
lished today a special letter of condolence
with the families afflicted by the disaster.
BURIAL OF LELAND STANFORD.
Klaliorate Iusit-a1 -:xercls-s autl Majrnifi
'lit l-'loral Ofrcrlngs.
SAN l'i: w Isro, June 'J4. Senator Stan
ford's funeral was held today from the
university i liajxl at Palo Alto. Special
trains were run from this city which took
a lrirge numlxT of prominent men. Rev.
1. ('. Foute. of Grace church. Dr. Stebbins,
of the Firt Unitarian, and other clergymen
took part in the services. There was ela
lMjrate music and the lloral offerings were
The following were the pall-lx-nrers: Al
fred Crocker, Stephen Gage. N. T. Smith,
W. W. Stowe, ex-Senator Charles N. Fel
ton, A. N. Tonne; Ireiilent David Starr
Jordan, of Stanford university; Lloyd
Tevis, W. W. Montague, Henry L. Dodge,
Charles H. Cummings, J. G. McFarland,
Judge McKenna; Judge Spencer, and
V. F. Leib, of San Jose: A. L. Tubus and
Dr. Breyfogle, of San Jose.
In addition, in response to a request of
the dead, eight of the oldest engineers of
the Southern Pacific road joined the pall
bearers. After the service the. THjinp
were taken to the marble mausoleum con
structed on the ground at Menlo a short
time after the death of young Stanford a
few vears ago.
Clattt Day Kxrrrlses at HarvartL
Boston, June H4. The Harvard class day
exercises were opened with prayer by Dean
Lawrence in Sanford's theater, Cumbridge.
The oration was delivered by Billings
I-iearned Hand, of Albany, X. Y. The
poem was by William Vaughn Story
Moody, of Lafayette, Ind. The Tvy oration
was the most amusing feature of the morn
ing exercises, James Mustin Wilder, of
Honolulu, the funny man of his class, lie
ing the orator.
Lizzie llorrien a Victim off Congratulations.
FALL RrvKK, Mass., June 34. Lizzie Bor
den's daily mail is something extraordin
ary and is a revelation to the local postof
fico authorities. At least 200 letters are
taken into her home in the morning, c
sides other letters during the day. A great
many of the letters come, from the mem
Ihts of the Christian Endeavor and W. C.
T. V. societies throughout the country,
nearly all of the large cities la-ing repre
sented. I-Iulalie Kcnictnticrs a Kailway Man.
Washington, June'J4. Princess Kulalie
has presented to Mr. R. A. Parke, of the
Pennsylvania railway, with enthusiastic
commendation of the service of the com
pany, a dagger highly ornamented and in
laid with jewels, prominent among the
decorations lieing the Spanish coat -of -arms.
Mr. Parke had jiersonal charge of
the train in which the princess traveled
while in this country.
Tiffin, O., June 24. The National
Christian Endeavor union of the Methodist-Protestant
church is holding its first
annual convention in this city. At least
;)0 delegates from many states in the
Union and representing 500 local societies
and 15.0CO meinliers are already present.
Iisailcaraiice off President lay.
Milwai kkk, June 24. F. T. Day, form
erly president of the Plankington bank,
has mysteriously disappeared. While the
grand jury were investigating the failure
of the Plankinton bank Mr. Day went to
West Baden, Ind., ostensibly for his health
and since that time he has not been seen or
Ilivitlends of the Vanderhllts.
New Yokk, June 24. The V.'inderbilt
directors have declared the following semi
annual dividends: On Lake Shore, 3 per
cent.: on Michigan Central, 3 per cent.:
and on Canada Southern, per cent, all
payable Aug. 1 next. Transfer books will
t "..I 1 T . . 1 .. 1
oe ciuseti .j uij x.
Only Two Games of Hall.
Chicago, June 24. But two base ball
scores were made by league clubs
as follows: At Philadelphia New York
1, Philadelphia 5; at Cleveland Pitts
burg !2, Cleveland 15. At Cincinnati and
St. Louis, no game; Boston, rain; Brook
lyn, wet grounds.
Tonanamla Strike 0er.'
Buffalo, X. Y., June 24. The Tona
wanda strike is over. The locked out lum
ber shovers are to go to work on next Monday.
FATAL FIRE AT CHICAGO.
One Man Loses His Life and Three Others
Chicago, June 24. In a fire in the Mur
ray & Nichols Drug and Spice Manufac
turing company's plant, at 147-155 West
Polk street, one man was probably burned
U death and two others were seriously in-
i jured. The following is a list of the dead
' and injured: William Furhrwerk, proba
bly burned to death; Henry Ewald, seri
ously burned about the face and hands;
, Ieopohl Lehman, seriously Imrned about
the face and body; Rodolph Block, leg
broken and burned about the face and
J hands; Charles Furhrwerk, burned about
Tlie financial loss will be about $50,000,
iwrtly covered by insurance. The flames
spread with such rapidity that many of the
workmen had narrowescapes for their lives.
Rudolph Block jumped from a third story
window and lauded on the pavement. Ilis
hands were frightfully burned, but it is
thought that the only injury he sustained
by jumping was a fracture of the left leg.
Henry Kwald and Charles Fuhrwerk made
their escape to the roof of the burning
structure and were rescued by firemen.
Hunk bo Sue for Iatnages.
New York. June 24. Mr. J. J. Frank,
the attorney in this city of the Bank of
Commerce in Chicago, says it is about to
bring suit against The American Banker,
of this city.to recover $100,000 damages for
alleged libel. The American Banker in
its last Issue, June 17, printed under the
heading "Closed and Liquidated Banks"
the name of tlie Bank of Commerce of
: LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKE S.
Cuicaoo, Jane 23.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat. June, opened
Ctvjo, closed tHfec; July, opened CSHJc, closed
65c; September, opened C!VjC. closed GUJc
Corn June, opened 403c, closed 03c; July,
opened 41c, closed Vfi: tSeptember, opened
i'-Oc, closed 41?4C. Oats June, opened 30i4jc.
closed 3llc; July, opened tSi';. closed
2S?ic; September, opened iffa?, closed 2Gc.
Pork June, opened , closed ; July.
opened (19.15, closed Slf-SO; September,
opened fi.l0. closed SAI.2J. Lard June,
opened SU.05. closed CJ.G5.
Live Stock: The prices at tlie Union
Stocks yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 17,000;
quality good: left over 5.5UU; market opened
active; prices 510 Uiu higher than yesterday's
closinn figures; tales ranae-l at $I.7oii6.40
piir9,St).20Sij.r5 Unlit, (tt.10ft6.55 rough packing,
(a.2nii.50 mixed, and (il.yjjit5.50 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
6,000; quality only fair; market littlo slow and
prices steady; about half tho arrivals
were Texans; quotations ranged at (5.3J
5.00 choice to extra shipping steers,
(4.7U 5.20 good to choice do., (4.20
6,4.00 fair to good, (4 MKJ4.40 common
to medium do, (.l.sn4 0J butchers' steers.
(2.500,3.00 stockers. (3.004.40 feeders, (1.50
8.60 cows, (3.253,4.00 heifers, f'.SfX&i.UO bulls,
(2.50&4.50 Texas steers, and (3.00&6.00 veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 5,000;
quality fair; market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at (4.0O&5.10 per
100 lb westerns, ('J.75&4.60 Texas, (1503
8.80 untrrBO.fl.TSay'WltttnygqQ' spring lambs
at (5.0O30.50 per 100 lbs.
Produce: Butter Fancy creamery, 19919fo
per lb; fancy dairy, 163&l?c; packing stock. li3
12c Eggs Fresh northern stock, 12J43,13o per
doz. Live poultry Spring chickens, 1&210O
per lb: hens, WHc; turkeys, 9c; ducks, tk;
geese, (3.OU&S.O0 per doz. Potatoes Wiscon
sin Burbanks, 70t75o per bu; Michigan. 65
Toe; Hebrous, 60&65c; Peerless, 00t&65cs mixed.
Stock, 60c. New potatoes (1.2S per HbU
sacks; Mobile, S4.25&3.50 per bbL Apple
Fair to good, (3.75(3.00 per bbl; choice to
fancy, (3.754.50. Honey White clover in
1-lb sections, 17&18c; broken comb, 10c; dark,
comb, good condition, 10&Hc; extracted, 6&7o
New York, Jane 23.
Wheat July, 72a72 7-lGc; August. 74H-a
71?6c; September, ;tski&"6?s;; October. JSc;
December, tlVfi51t-l?xc. Kye Quiet aid nom
inal; western, 67c. Corn No. 2 quiet and
easier; July, 4l'l(S49K'C; August, tWVAci '
September, 5of'o0Kc; No. 3, 4&50c.'
Data No. du'l and weaker; July, 8ti?jc;
September, 32i&326o; state, W&44c; west
ern. 3716Q.44C. Pork Quiet and steady; !
old mess, (19.50; uew mess, (30.00. Lard
Qu'e t and steady.
The Local Jlsrkets.
Cinif C-.it; 433c.
Hay Tiniotliy, (14.00: upland. (10S11 ; elouzb
(9.00; baled. (10 OOtSH.OQ.
nutter fair to choice, 90J2c; creamery.
Ecus Knwh. 1U2.H
Poultry C'bicktiir, 12!4c; turkeys 12y
dnckp.l-'Hc; geese, 10c.
r llC IT AND VEGBTABI.Es.
Onions (4 .4) per bbl.
Turnips 00c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for ccrr. ltd st
4fiic; cows and neifeis, 2yt&3!c calve
IS ON TOP
No other 1
is so UUUU
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
' n Cans. At your Grocer's