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SLI NO. 231.
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, JULY 18 1893.
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HIS IS ON THE OUIET-
a thing---will give yuu
for the small sum of
This sale commenced Monday,
jnues until July
joods over from
For the next 30 davs
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduce the immense line we
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in' the
CLERDANN h SAIIMANN,
525 and 1527
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable JTabrica for Spring and Summer have
?y Call and leave your order
TA.B Block Opposite Hakpkr Housk:
U now located in hU new snap,
At 324 Seyeateenth Street.
VLirtUhoeettpcaUlty. Osposlte Ike OI2 stand.
SAX&RICE, ROCK SLAND,
Don't tell any one that we are foolish to do such
your choice of any Colored Suit in the house
to have sold for
22nd, one week. We carry no
one season to another. v v
SAX&RICE, ROCK SI AND.
124 126 and 128
$13.50 to $20.00
July 17th and con-
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will care yon and keep yc u well,
rnr sale at Harper Houae Pharmacy.
John Volk 6c Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
And all kinds of wood work or builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenues.
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PROBING A HORROR
Coroner's Inquest on the Cold
. Storage Fire.
ATTEMPT TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY.
Indications That There Were Two Blund
ers, One 'Caused the Fire, the Other the
Loss of Life The Firemen Warned of the
Danger, but Took So Heed A Cnrlons
Issue of Veracity Synopsis of the Testi
mony So Far Given.
Chicago, July 18. "Who was at fault?"
That is the question to Which the coroner is
now trying to find a reply in relation to
the fire at the cold storage warehouse on
the fair grounds. And the reply is likely, so
far as the testimony tak en shows, to some
what scatter the responsibility. That the!
primary fault was in' not completing the
tower according to the plans by supply
ing the "collar" at the end of the
boiler iron smoke pipe that would have
carried it to the top of the cupola seems
to be something that cannot be denied, for
it never was finished and it is almost cer
tain that the fire first caught at the top
of the cupola.
Regarding the Sacrifice of Life.
That was the cause of the fire. The ques
tion of who was responsible for the loss of
life Is a more difficult one. A building
may be constructed so " as to be easy to
catch fire, may burn to ihe ground, and
no one may lose his life. Certainly no one
would have lost his life in the cold storage
fire if 'he bad not put it in jeopardy; and
that is what seems to have been done in
this case. Marshal Murphy swears that
when he reached the fire the men were al
ready in the tower seventy feet above the
roof of the main building. How they got
there he coos not say he dm not see.
Neither does he say how he got on the
main roof himself.
Means of Kscape Absent.
But it seems clear that there was no
means of escape provided from the tower
to the roof of the main building, a thing
that good management would have re
quired as a first consideration, especially
as the firemen themselves believed the
tower to le a trap. When Murphy reached
the roof Fitzpatrick, the captain who led
his men up in'.o the tower, asked for a
twent -five-foot ladder, its purpose bein;j
to c:inbl3 the firemen to climb to the blaze
which they saw at the top of the cupola.
The ladder was raised by means of rones.
Shortly after this, according to Murphy's
story, there was an explosion and the fire
burst out below the men. Then began
that terrible series of jumps, each one of
which was to a fearful death.
A Curious Clash of a Statements.
Fitzpatrick was terribly wounded by his
jump and lay on the roof partly covered by
falling timbers from the tower, when some
body re; cued him and lowered him to the
ground only to die shortly afterward.
Who did this? It was a brave doed that is
certain. , Hut, Chief gwenie and others de
clare that Lieutenants Barker and Miller,
both of, the city department, made the
rescue. ', On the other -hand Marshal
Murphy swears that he and two of the fair
fire department diu it. Thus a very strange
issue of veracity is established as to the
one unqnestionably heroic deed of the dis
aster. What Mr. Burn ham Says.
Murphy swore he did not order the men
into the tower, and presumes that poor
Fitzpatrick did, as the latter bad charge
of the matter before Murphy arrived on
the ground. Director of Works Burnham
saw little of the fire. He did not examine
the plans of the building, as he could not
attend to such details. They were, how
ever, examined by competent men and
approved. Alsopp, superintendent of the
warehouse, had notified the proprietors
that the plan of the smoke funnel should
ba completed had done so repeatedly.
xne company had been forced to burn hard
Instead of soft coal by the exposition
authorities threatening to pull their fires
if they did not do so.
THEY SCORNED THE DANGER.
Testimony Given bv Employe
From the testimony given by William
Kroger, fireman, who was next after Fitz
patrick on the tower at a fire on June 17,
and also at the fatal disaster, it seems that
the firemen were confident of put ting the
lutter out the same way they had put out
the former. They did not think of danger
from lielow, and this is corroborated by
the testimony of the employe of the stor
age company. James Anderson, the con
structing carpenter employed under the
architectjat the cold storage building, tes
tified that when the alarm was given Lc
went up into the tower and had his atten
tion called to the fire in the base below the
fifth floor. He pulled a board off and saw
the inside was on fire. He asked some
passing firemen to pot a stream there, but
was answered with a query of who in
J. D. Alsup, supervisor under Architect
F. H. Burnham (the designer of the build
ingnot Director of Works Burnham)
said he was on the skating rink floor when
the fire broke out and when some employes
started to go up the tower he ordered
them not to do so; he also called to the fire
men not to venture into the tower, but was
N. N. Donaldson, business manager of
the Hercules works, said: "We had just
gained the roof when the fire department
arrived. Fire Marshal Murphy and Cap
tain Fitzpatrick came up. I told Fitzpat
rick that I thought burning embers were
falling down the inside of the air shaft
and would set fire to the building from
top to bottom.
"I said to Fitzpatrick, 'If you will put a
hole through the air shaft and insert a
hose all these firebrands that are dropping
down will be drowned out and the build
ing saved.' He told me to go to ; that
they; were putting out the fixe. Soon
the fire broke out below where the men
were. From all I know about it, unless it
was done after I left, no ladder or other
means of escape was put up. If I remem
ber right the extension ladder was the
first on the grounds and the last to be
used." Chief Engineer Smith, of the
Hercules works, and Bookkeeper Branch
gave unimportant testimony, after which
the inquest adjourned.
THE WORLD'S FAIR GROUNDS.
Doings at White City Award Committees
Chicago, July 18. The most interesting
feature at the World's fair grounds was
the reunion of the alumni and pupils of
the Troy (N. Y.) female seminary. Mrs.
HE AVOIDS THE ICE CREAM BOOTH.
Russell Sage, of New York, made the ad
dress of welcome, and there was a big at
tendance of those who claim the famous
school as their alma mater.
The national commission declined to
confirm the women selected as judges for
the Liberal Arts building because there
were too many from the north. The mat
ter wa9 laid over
The juries of awards were busy all day
and got fairly under way before the day
was ended. The entries to the stock show
have been closed with more than 3,300,
with all kinds ef stock well represented.
TWO NOTABLE IMMIGRATION CASES-
An Austrian and Italian Who Will Have
to Go Back.
Washington', July IS. The superinten
dent of immigration has directed Dr. Sen-
ner, the commissioner of immigration at !
New York, to deport Joseph Holzhauer, a
native of Austria, afflicted with favus, a
loathsome disease, and Calogero Castro
novo, an Italian who violated the contract
labor law. Holzhauer's case is somewhat
peculiar ia that he resided in this country
for several years before returning to Aus
tria a few months ago to make arrange
ments for bringing his family to America.
His residence here, however, availed him
nothing in tho consideration of his
case and his return is ordered on the
ground that he is likely to become a public
charge from the ravages of favus.
Castronovo came to America in response
to a letter from his brother-in-law stating
that work had been secured for him. Su
perintendent Stump holds that this is a
violation of the contract labor law, and or
ders Castronovo's deportation. The facts
in the cases of Giovani Marincola and
Francesco Boirvino, natives of Italy, are
similar to those in Castronovo's case, and
their deport-tion is also ordered.
ANOTHER COMET DISCOVERY.
The Long-Tailed Stranger Is a Twin or
Sas Jose, Cala., July 18. An important
discovery regarding the comet has been
made at te Lick observatory. Photo
graphic plates reveal the fact that the
celestial visitant is not alone in its glory,
but has a companion. The second comet
is enveloped in the tail of the first one and
shows dimly in the plate, though perfectly
distinct as a nebulous like condensation.
: Its tail also merges into that of the other,
i Director Holden and astronomers on the
mountains are much elated over the dis
covery. It was revealed by a photograph of the
comet tak?i Thurday night by Professor
Mussey, and can not be seen through the
telescope. It appears to move in the same
orbit as the main one. or in an orbit exact
ly parallel, end at the same rate of speed.
The discovery makes certain the theory
that the original force which throws out
comets sends out more than one at a time.
This theory was before thought to be cor
rect, from the fact that more than one
comet has been found in the same, or near
ly the same, orbit. f& M
HE SEES SIGNS AND TOKENS.
Lieutenant Totten Says It Is Getting
Along lovard 13 O'Clock.
' New Haven, Conn., July IS. Lieuten
ant Totten regards the present financial
uneasiness as another sign of the coming
of the end of the world. He declares it as
inconceivable to him how. amid all this,
no one assigns a real cause to the distur
bance, and adds: "We are nearing the
sound of the eleventh stroke of the mid
night hour. Its nature is apparently
financial, but in reality the confusion of
affairs enters into every order of human
"The human race has sown to the wind
and is now about to reap the whirlwind!
"Things will not get better, but rather
worse. I would that every man and
woman, at least of my race (Israel), would
reread the parable of the wise and foolish
virgins and that right carefully in this di
rection. We are annroachintr the crisis
which must precede the millennium." '
From a Government Source.
Lokdok, July 18. The Brazilian legation
in this city has issued the following com
munication from Brazil: "The gqnboats
Cananeaand Republics chased the insur
gent vessel Jupiter, with Admiral Wan
denolk on board, and captured her without
resistance off Sante Catherine. There has
been no fighting whatever in Rio Grande
do Sul. Three weeks ago the rebels were
compelled to cross into Uruguay, where
they were disarmed."
Backmen Have Bights.
Buffalo, -"uly 18. Judge Lambert has
granted the injunction asked for by the
Niagara Falls backmen restraining the
New York Central road from giving the
exclusive privilege of its yard at Niagara
Falls station to the Mlller-Brundage com
pany. The judge decides that all hackmen
must ba admitted there and have equal
Lightning Strikes a Guardsman.
Atlanta, July 18. At Cumberland Isl
and Corporal John W. Burke, Jr., of the
Macon volunteers, was struck by light
ning which ran down bis tent pole and
threw him out of the teat a corpse.
The Judge Makes a "Fluke.
New York, July 18. A "World special
from Norfolk, Va., gives news of the hang
ing of a colored barn burner named Isaac
Jenkins on Saturday night by a party of
citizens, who hung him to a tree, leaving
bis body banging after firing half a dozen
shots at it. The rope broke after they bad
gone, and the man came to Norfolk. One
of the buiiets made a wound in his head,
but he will ricover.
Fight If undred Employes Strike.
Sheboygan, Wis., July IS. Eight hnn.
dred of the 1,000 employes of the Mattoon
Manufacturing company have walked out.
Last Saturday the employes were notified
that a reduction of 20 per cent, in their
wages would be made.
Application (or lempsey's Pardon.
PlTTSBrRjJ, July 18. In the advertising
columns of the papers appears a legal
notice to the effect that application will be
made to the loard of pardons at their next
nutting on the fourth Tnesday of Septem
ber, 18W3, for the pardon of Hugh F. Demp
sey and Robert Beatty, convicted of
felonious assault and aggravated assault
and battery at the December sessions, 1893.
Scores on the Ball Field.
Chicago, July IS. Following are the
base ball scores: At Baltimore Brooklyn
8, Baltimore 9; at Cleveland Pittsburg 13
Cleveland 16; at Washington Philadel
phia 1, Washington 7; at New York Bos
ton 1, New York 4.
Moody May Inspect the Minutes.
Bkooklyx, July 18. Judge Moore has
granted the motion made in behalf of
Mayor Boody to inspect the minutes of the
grand jury upon which that body recently
made a presentment against him. The
judge said that although there was no in
dictment in the case the charges were so
grave that the public should know wheth
er the mayor had done anything for which
he deserved to be indicted.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago July 17.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat July, opened
gSc, closed 60V4C: September, opened 69tgo.
closed 69c; December, opened 75J(Sb. closed
75Kc Corn July, opened 405sc, closed 40c;
August, opened 0c,closed Hc; September,
opened 41 He closed 41c. Oats July,
opened 28Fc, closed itc: September,
opened 25?kc, closed stJMic; Pork
July, opened $18.75, closed (18.83; September.
opened $19.50, closed Sltt.60. Lard -July,
opened S9.60. closed ?a.i.,.
Live Stock: The prices, at the Union
Stock Yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 31,000;
quality good; left over about 2,000; market
opened slow and easy ah 53.10c decline, but
later became active and steadier; sales ranged
at $5.0i)&5.9J pigs. ;s.8i&ti.l5 light. fi.KXa
S.T5 rough packing, $5.8.i&tM5 mixed, and,
S5 80&A.OO heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day.
1.81XJ; quality onlv fair; market slow and weak;
buyers taking hold sparingly; 5&loc lower;
quotations rangod at $4.BJ&5.3 choice to
extra shipping steers, J4.3JQ.4-63 good to choice
do., $3.7034.2) fair to good, $3.4033.90 00m
mon to medium do., $3.40Sfc3."5 batchers
steers, $2.4033.23 etockers. $3.0033.91 feed
ers, $1533.30 cows, $2.503.6J heifers, $2.00
3.75 bulls, $2.253L00 Texas steers, and
$2.5035.5 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.12.n00;
Quality fair: market quiet and prices weak;
quotations ranged at $3.0034.60 per 100
lbs westerns, $2.5031.10 Texas, $L 73 3 5.00
natives, and $2.5035.50 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 10W32Oc
per lb; fancy dairy, 16317c; packing stock, 13
Q13Kc, Eggs Fresh northern stack, 13o per
dozen. Live Poultry Spring chickens, 144$
17 per lb; old hens, 11c; turkeys, KH311c;
ducks, 9311c; geese, $3.50&6.0U per dozen.
New potatoes, $1.7532.50 per barrel. Apples
Choice to fancy, $3. 7534.U) per barrel. Straw-berries-Micbigan,
603750 per 1ft-qt case.
Honey White clover, 1-lb sections, 15317c;
broken comb, 10c; dark comb, good condition.
lU314c;extracted, 638c per lb. ,
New Yobk, July IT.
Wheat Jul 7JC; August, 72)a72Jgc; Sep
tember, 75375c; December. 613810. Cora
No. 2 dull and easier; September, 49(3.
49c; No. S, 48319c. Oats No. dull
and steady; August, boc; September. 813
31He; state, 8344Mc; western. 3734416c
Pork Unchanged; new mess, $18.50319.001
Lard Quiet and weak; steam-rendered.
The luteal JlarketH.
Hay Timothy. JH.00; upland, $10311 ; slcugfc
$8.00; baled. $10.00(311.00.
Butter Fair to choice, SOt ; creamery, 20c
Eggs Fresh, 14315.
Poultry Chickens, 124c; turkeys lay
docks, l'-'tfc; geese. 10c.
rucrr AXD VEGETABLES.
Apples $4 00 petbbl.
Turnips 60c per ba.
Cattle Butchers pay or corn led tfCTtJ
4?l4ic; cows and teifers, iVj&SVc calves
Sheep K35t.. .
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