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ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12. 18S3.
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E ARE AFTER
7.39 worth $15.00.
OU KNOW US-
Underselling Everybody on Everything.
We hav'nt said a word about
, WALL PAPER.
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 our selection, in ord?r to ive
the people of this ciiy and viciuity the cWast design f ro n th-j predict of nearly every
inanufacturer in this country, at the very lowest pric-:s. VVe enioloy oaly first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Pap r Uan?lag,"Faiating or
anything pertaining to lnterijr Decorating:
Window shades ready made and to
Picture Frames latest styles.
"Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
0 - Call and leave your order
tar Block Opposite Haider House:
SAX&RCE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
to take a look at
Ave are selling for
to match wall paper.
order, all colors
Second av-nu Bock IsUud.
Is Life Worth iiviDg?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure yon and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
OVEB A SOOKE DEAD
Ten Corpses in a Heap at the
EECOVERY OF THE CHAEEED BODIES
Burned So That Many Were Unrecog
nizable Terrible Suspicion That the
Tale Is Not All Told and That the
Full List Will Never ISe Known Talk
of the Responsibility Croat Scheme of
Itelief Proposed Alleged Find at the
liaxe of the Elevator Mi aft.
Chicago, July 12. The Herald says that
it is learned "that ten more bodies were
found in the ruins of the cold storage
warehouse last evening. The meu who
made this discovery trie.l to keep tho
knowledge from reaching the public ear.
But it came out in some way, and was a
widespread rumor aljout tne fair grounds.
The report was afterward verified. Nino
of these bodies are of men and one of a
"The corpses of the dead lay piled all in
a heap mar the foot of the elevator shaft.
When the se.irchii.o; party discovered tho
remains a large crowd of morbid specta
tors surrounded the fire lines. The enor
mity of the unexpected find staggered the
firemen who had made the fearful discov
ery. After a hastj- consultation it was de
cided not to take the bodies out in the
presence of the watching thousands."
TAKING OUT THE BODIES.
A Tangled Network That May Hold Some
YVoki.d's Fair Gnorxus, Chicago, July
12. At this period after the occurrence of
the calamity which shrouded the hand
some AVhite City in gloom the most con
servative estimates of the number of the
killed have fallen o:T to twelve, while two
sufferers arc lyins in the Emergency hos
pital gasping away the few hours of life
which uru yet allotted them. The num
bered dead include those who died in the
hospital fivm t heir injuries nnd the un
fortunates who.-.;' charred and blackened
truiik.-; were tiikcn from the mass of debris
once the storage warehouse. There is a
streiig belief in some ijunrters that several
lives were lost of whom no account will
ever be heard, but this is speculation.
List ol i!ie Iead Urvisod.
The actual known dead are ns fal
lows: James Fitzputriek, captain en
gine company No. 2; John II. Freeman,
lieutenant company No. 1; 'William Den
ning, truck company No. 8; N. Hartman,
a lineman; Phillip V. Breen, truck com
pany No. 8; Captain James A. Garvey, en
gine company No. 1; John McBride, pipe
man, engine company No. 8; John Cahiil,
track company No. 8; Paul Schroeder,
truck company X. 8; Burton E, Page,
captain truck company No. S; Charles
Purvis, lieutenant engine company No.
John A. Smith, driver, engine company
Fatally injured L. J. Frank, eng'im
company No. 1; Sigmund Nordrum, engine
company No. 2.
The four Columbian guards who were
reported in the list of missing have '.e :i
heard from, and are not hurt, having bv. :i
on duty elsewhere.
Condition of the BodieB Recovered.
A hard day's work was put fa 6n the '.'.i
of ruins and all examined except such as
was inaccessible owing to the network of
freezing-pipes used to make ice in the
building. This network covers a large
area and upon what they fear is under
neath it those who look for a larger death
list base their apprehensions. Today the
men are lifting this away with machinery.
Every body recovered wnf burned t: cin
der or otherwise mutilated, so as to be
unrecognizable, except in a few instances.
In one case a pair of steel wire-cutters was
found wit li the body, showing that it was
that of a lineman. This also shows that
others besides those reported as missing
were caught by the crash.
TUitrshiil Murpliy'.s Opinion.
Marshal Murphy is convinced that there
are more bodies under the mass of stuff.
"We have accounted for the firemen and
a lineman, lint what of those carpenters
nnd painters? The 'joint' was full of men
when I went up there, and I noticed par
ticularly two men carrying little blast
stoves used in soldering. They, as was
the ease with the carpenters, did not real
ize the extent of the danger and were
standing around.'' He also believes that
the cause of the flames breaking out lie
low was an explosion of ammonia, while
the operators of the ice making plant de
clare that such n thing was impossible.
He says there were four previous fires in
the building and that he called the atten
tion of Director of Works Burnbani to
each of them in writing.
Council of Administration.
The first act of the council administra
tion at its meeting was to pass a series of
resolutions "extending its sympathy and
condolence to the bereaved, attesting its
high appreciation of the heroism of the
dead and surviving, and commending to
the executive committee of the exposition
the propriety of making such appropria
tion to the fund for the sufferers as it
should deem adequate; also authorizing
President Higinbotham to present a medal
to each of the survivors whose conduct was
marked by personal bravery.
BURNHAM IS RETICENT.
Will Tell Ilia Story to the Coroner Ac
tion of the Commission.
Director of Works Burnham was before
the council of administration for over an
hour, but none of the officers would say
what phase of the fire had been discussed.
It is known, however, that Mr. Burnham
was subjected to a thorough cross-exami
nation as to the reports and complaints he
had received affecting the safety of the
building in case of fire, its fire-trap smoke
stack, and the steps he had taken, if any,
to have part of vie construction changed.
Mr. B rnham declined to go into any de
tailed statement as to what he had done or
notWne, prererrtng to tell nis story at the J
coroner's inquest. J
When the commissioners met President '
Palmer urged that action be taken at once !
to prevent a similar catastrophe in some
of the other buildings. The public he
6aid, would not hold the commission
guiltless, and he desired action taken to
have tho roofte of other buildings, which
are daily crowded with people, inspected
regarding proper exits. The result was
the adoption of resolutions that the com
mittee on buildings and grounds should
request the chief of the Chicago lire de
partment to inspect the roofs of the build
ings and report any defects found and that ;
the underwriters should present a similar j
report as to the construction of the build
ings with reference to fire risks. I
There is a good deul of speculation I
as to whether the council of administra-
tion had been notified of the danger at the
stcrage warehouse. The council says no,
and it is said that Director of Works
Burnham did all his correspondence with :
the proprietors of the building. Theclaim 1
that a reduction of the numlier of Coluni- '
bian guanls was the primary cause is
again put forth.and tlmt the reduction last j
week forced Colonel ttice to take the
guards who have formerly been put in and ;
on top of the buildings to watch for fires t
and put them to looking after exhibits and ;
other matters of equal importance. A '
guard had been on duty day and night in '
the very tower where the fire occurred j
until last week. j
There is a good deal of wild talk of Aim- '
sy construction, etc., being iudulged in.
Thi3 sort of construction was a necessity of
the case. As a matter of fact there is but ;
one building on the ground that is in any
measure fireproof, and that is the Art Pal- J
ace. To have built for permanence and '
perfect safety for such a thing as the j
World's fair would have been impossible j
financially in any country iu the world, j
All of the buildings are of necessity what J
might be Milled "flimsy." The safety from 1
accidents is to be looked for only in "eternal j
vigilance.'' Whether there were any rad- j
ical faults of construction in the storage
warehouse will be developed in the exami- i
nation, which will be thorough. j
OR EAT SCHEME OF RELIEF.
lienelit Iay at tho Fair for the Widows
Practical hunmn sympathy has been
aroused by the terrible disaster and that is
one piece of silver lining to tho xcloud.
Subscriptions aud offers of help are coming
in all the time. Besides those reported
yesterday the following have been re
ceived: Potter Palmer, $1,000; Secord &
Hopkins, f 100; Director Schwab, $200; for
eign commissioners from Italy, Germany,
Austria, Hussia, France, Spain, Turkey,
Euypt, Switzerland, Sweden and Ceylon,
f50 each; British, Guiana and the Nether
lands, $25 each; Commissioner Hovey, ot
Massachusetts, $.")0, and Commissioner
Mackie, of Monaco, $10, making a total of
$745 from the foreign commissioners.
Everybody is anxious to contribute
money. The Cliff Dwellers company will
give a performance for the benefit of the
dead. A substantial sum will no doubt be
realized from a special benefit perform
ance of the Military tournament today in
the Stock pavilion. There will be a pa
rade of the entire brigade in the Court of
Honor before the performance and the band
will play requiems in memory of the he
roes who perished in the flames. All the
receipts will go to the relief fund. The
British soldiers volunteered their services
at the fire and helped to keep the mass of
frightened people in order. Employes of
the exposition and concessionaires and
others who are engaged in various work
at the fair will contribute the price of an
admission, 50 cents eachtomorrow.
But the banner proposition came by
letter to President Higinbotham from
Charles T. Yerkes, the street railroad
president and a director of the fair. He
suggested that the directors should desig
nate one dRy on which all the receipts at
tne gares should be contributed to the re
lief fund. His idea is also that persons of
means who can come to the fair that day
should pay as much over 50 cents as they
felt inclined for a ticket of admission.
1'resident Yerkes said he would pay $2,500
for his ticket. "I am in favor of the prop
osition,'' said President Higinbotham,
"audi shall submit it to the executive
WHOLESALE CHEESE POISONING.
Sixteen Families Containing Eighty-Five
IVisons Twelve May Die.
Mansfield, O., July 12. The wholesale
ease of poisoning by the eating of cheese in
this city is much worse than was at first
supposed. Nearly every person in sixteen
fam ilies who purchased and ate of the
cheese are now afflicted, and for twelve
persons there are slight hopes of recovery.
The following and members of their
families to the number given were poi
soned: Fred Ackerman, five jiersons;
William Bient, five persons; William
Both, two persons; John Cross, six per
sons; George Cunningham, six persons;
Henry Faust, four persons; George Fickel,
seveu persons; John Fisher, nine persons;
John Gerlack, three persons; Charles
Hans, four persons; Frank Hess, three
persons; K. Kelser, five persons; H.
Kuess, four persons; J. W. Stewart, three
persons; George Wetherby two persons;
Paul Wingert, eleven persons.
Nine doctors, together with the coroner,
are in charge of the afflicted, and although
no deaths are yet reported several persons
are expected to die hourly. Health Officer
Keed procured two pounds of the cheese
and sent it to the health department at
Columbus for analysis.
The Cruiser New York.
Philadelphia, July 12. The armored
cruiser New York is now within a few
days of readiness for commission. The
Cramp company have begun the final plan
ing of her deck and mounting of her tur
ret batteries. Shipment of her crew is
proceeding rapidly at the League Island
Navy yard. The first cruise of the New
York will be an event in the history of the
navy. She will first be made the flagship
of the squadron. Then she will go to Eu
rope and probably around the world.
Uase Ball Score.
Chicago, July 12. Scores made by
League clubs at base ball were as follows:
At ClevelancU-Boston 4, Cleveland 12; at
Cincinnati Baltimore 10, Cincinnati 12;
at Pittsburg New York 2, Pittsburg 12;
at Chicago Washington 5, Chicago 15; at
Louisville Brooklyn 18, Louisville 13; at
Et. Louisa-Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 0.
' lnurcolJeia.te Amherst 8. Virsinia 6.
A French-Canadian 'Movement.
Manchester, N. II., July 12. The Can
adian annexationists have started on a
vigorous campaign of education among
their compatriots in the United States.
A committee composed of the leading
French-Canadians of this section has been
appointed to keep the enthusiani alive
here, and similar committees will be or
ganized in every French-Canadian center
in the United isiates.
Say They Can Pay All Debts.
Chicago, July 12. The Hercules Iron
works, of Aurora, Ills., made a voluntary
assignment, uuscd principally by the
destruction of their eold storage building
at the fair. The cashier says the company
is solvent and can pay every dollar of its
La.t Chief of the Six Nations.
New Youk, July 12. General Ely S.
Parker, last surviving chief of the Six Na
tions Indians, ex-scout and guide for the
late General Grant, and now a clerk at po
lice headquarters, was stricken with par
alysis while at his desk. The general is Tl
years old. He was on General Grant's
stair during the war, aud at tho close was
brevetted brigadier general.
National Convention of Liquor Dealers.
Chicago, July 12. Liquor dealers from
New York, New Uersey, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Texas,
Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, California, Mississippi and
Illinois met at Turner Hall here to discuss
the advisability of forming a nutioual as
sociation and resolved to do so.
Cheap Kates to the Fair.
New Youk, July 12. The Trunk Line
association, including all the principal
roads from New York to Chicago, has
agreed on a World's fair schedule. Excur
sions will be run four days each week. The
rate for the round trip will be a single fare.
Tickets are to be good for ten days.
LIVE STOCKAND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago July 1L
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat July, opened
6614c, closed t"4e; September, 0Mned T0Jio,
closed C'JHjc; December, opened 55c, closed
Corn July, opened closed 4ilc;
August, opened 4Ls(, closed 4 September,
opened 41"c, closed 41; Oats July,
opened 2SHc, closed -9,'c: September,
opened So-ic, closed lahic; Pork
July, opened f 19.5.1, closed $19.50; September,
opened $30.55, closed ?-U35. Lard July,
opened $10.15, closed $3 bj.
Live Stock: Tho price at the Union
Stock Yards today ranged as follow$;
Hogs Estimated receipts for tho day 20,000,
left over about 2,(ioi; market active on
packing and shipping account; opened rather
strong at 5c advance, but advance lost; prices
Bteady; sales ranged at $3.0J1iti 10 pigs, $6.10
6.3i light, $ti.0J3tU0 rough packiag, $8.10
&tl.3j mixed, and ttf.1536.ij heavy packing
and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
9.OJ0, of which about 7,0 0 are Texans; quality
fair; market moderately active on local and
hipping account; quotations ranged at
$5.1035.00 choice to extra shipping steers, $4.60
&5.3J good to choice do., S4.UU34.5J fajr to
good, $3.7534.25 common to medium do., $3.63
4.U) butchers' steers, $2.5033.50 stock 3rs,
S3.5034.JSJ feeders, $1.2533.50 cows, 3.7o33.8J
heifers, $2.m33.75 bulls, $2.3034.15 Texas
steers, and $2.5035.75 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day, 9,000;
quality fair: market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at $3.7534.75
perlUOlbs westerns, $.2.5034.40 Texas, $2.00
5-25 natives, and S3.5u39.50 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 19320o
per lb; fancy dairy, 10317c; packing stock, 13
(313$c Eggs Fresh northern stock, 13c per
dozen. Live Poultry4i5pring chickens, 143
17 per lb; old hens, 11c; turkeys, 10&311c;
ducks, 831 c; geese, $3.5036.00 per dozen.
New potatoes, S1.7532.5J per barrel. Apples
Choice to fancy, $3.7534.00 per barrel. (straw
berriesMichigan, 5o375c per ltt-qt case.
Honey White clover, Mb sections, 15317c;
broken comb, 10c; dark comb, good condition.
10314c;extracteJ, C3c per lb.
New Yobk, July 1L
Wheat July, 72.jc; August, 734373c;
September, ISH.ateJso; October, 774376?:;
December, Sl!3b2c. Rye Quiet and firm;
western, 562froc Corn No. 2 dull, weaker;
August, fio&cJMc: September, 4!34?sc; No.
2, 4o-434!'-!. Oats No. 2 steady: active;
Jul-., oOVicbid; August, 32?ic; September,
SlJsSlH; state, 37343j; western, 3733c.
Pork Light demand and bteady. Lard Dull
and Bjoniinal. ,
The Local .Markets.
Corn 4i e.
liny Timothy. $14. f; "plami, $10311 : gleugb
fSOO; baltd. $10.00311. 10.
Better Fair to choice, 20c ; creamery, 20c
Eirirs Fresh. 14215
Poultry Chickens, 12!4c; turkeys
ducks. 124c; geese, 10c.
THCIT AND rEGSTABLEf.
Apples $4 00 per boi.
Onions $4.(0 per libl.
Turnips COc pur bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn lea
4ft4Vic; cows aud Oeifci, 2tf(&3!c
f teei s
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