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HCCK ISLAND. MONDAY, AUviUrT 14, 1893
Mlng-I Copies 5 Ceast
Per Weak ISM Oast
LOSS 0 .MILLIONS.
SAX&RfCE, ROCK fSLAND, LL.
Your choice of any Straw Hat in the House for
Your choice of any Light weight Pants, on -separate
table, worth $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 for
Your choice of any Child's Shirt Waist in the
fc. v w n to K' i
Minneapolis Has to Fight a Rag
TWO ISLANDS SWEP FNEARLYCLEAN
Twentj-one Blocks Devastated at a
Co t of $2,oco,oco, One Firm
Losing Half Thereof.
Mothers Ffiend and Star Waists.
e Undersell Everybody on Everything.
Meet- Our Price.
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SAX&RICE, poCK SI AND, LL.
For the next 30 days
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
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Men's Artistic Tailoring.
TLp Fashionable Fabrics for Spriaz and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leave your order
tab Block Opposite Harper House;
Is now lucaed In his new sacp,
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
Liitititioet upcclalty. Opposite the 01 stana.
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Use ir you.r on way.
U - t);n het-t Soap ma1i
For a a-hitig Macliii. cer.
M AiK BT
Is Life WM Living?
Tliat Depends Upon Your Health .
Will cure you and keep yen well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Joiin Volk. 6c Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wcoi work for fcalldera.
Eighteenth'St. bit. Tniri and Fourth avenue.
frobable Loss of Two Lives People Driven
Into the Water to Escape the Flames
Kelson Morris ft Co., at Chicago, Given
a 250,000 Scorching Other Disasters
Crew of a Vessel Burned and Eaten by
Sharks Drownings and other Fatal Ac
cidents. Minneapolis, Aug. 14. Two million
dollars worth of property hove gone up in
flames. Over 200 houses are burned and
at at least 1,500 persons are rendered home
less. This is the record made by the des
troying clement in the short space of two
hours. Kind Providence, and not the fire
department or the feeble efforts of the
owners of threatened" property, saved the
greater portion of the manufacturing and
residence portions of the East Side. The
fire had gained such headway that no hu
man agency could quench it, and only a
change in the direction of the wind pre
vented a more awful conflagration. It. was
a little after 1:30 when a watch man saw a
small blaze on the river side of J. 15. Clark
and Co.'s 1k. factory on the south end of
Nicollet Island at the head of St. Anthony
Was Immediately Out of Control.
An alarm, quickly followed by a second
and third, wa- 1 urned in, but by the time
the department had arrived the flames,
fanned by furious south wind, ha'1 gained
such headway that all the firemen could
do was tot uru their iitieiilion to adjoin
ing property. Where the fire fir.st started
ii a luyMery.l.ut it is thuulit it originate!
either in I.ti:hart's wagon works t.r in an
ice house belonging to the Cedar Lake lee
company immediately at: joining. Nearly
nil the structures tu this vicinity were of
wood, dry lis tinder and made splendid
fuel for I lie ihinii s. Clarke's byx factory
w.i doomed before i en a stream of water
wis thrown upon it. Next to it north
Lenhart's wagon works undkthe Cedar
Lake ire houses were wiped out of exist
ence. Farther tion h were l.imges & Cou
ncil's boiler works, ami here tin? heaviest
loss on the island ti ok p'.ae-.
A.SparU Spreads Cue Itcvastuliim.
While this (ire was at its height a spark
Cirried high in the air alighted on Boom
island, nearly half a tnile almve the fire
0 l Nicollet island. This island is occupied
a a wi od yard by the firm of Nelson. Ten
iK-y oc Co. No one noticed t he spark fall,
b it the whole island was soon ablaze,. It
was t his spnrk that caused the greatest
1 ss. Quickly jumping across the small
stretch of water wpa.ating the island
from t lie mainland the flames gained a
footing in Nelson, .enimy jfc. Co.'s lum
ber yard, where ti ere were; piled sonW
lO.OOo.OUO feet of lumber. The lire fairly
walked through this, yard and into that cf
K. W. IinckiiS& Co, adjoining. Uy this
time it was impossible to stop it, even had
fie whole fire 'cpai t incut been on hand.
Great embers tiew throng:; the air and
btarted f.res matsy blocks U-j ond the places
where the lireiin-.i were at uik.
A Iilessed Change of AVii.d.
The flames wire simply irresistible.
Br'ck liDd stne structures fell as easy vic
tims as the merest hells. licyoud the
luniber yard wi-iv ilic- two mills belonging
to E. W. Backus it Co. Of these nothing
r.Mnains excejit the smokestacks and a
mass of twisted machinery and charred
timbers. J. B. Chat teuton's cedar post
mill went the way of the o! Lets, as did the
sah and door factories of Fulton and Li!
b.y and J. W. Wilcox i!c Co. At the c;ir
n r of ilarshiii! street and Thirteenth av
enue, northeast, stood themanimothbrew
e y i f the MiimcHpolJs Brewing company.
Tnis, it seemed, must surely go. but at
this time the wind changed mid although
the brewery w:.s surrounded by wooden
buildings it was saved, and it is the onlv
e'.ructurc bcfcv.-een SiMh avenue ati.l Thir
teeuth avenue noit heasi., atui lrom the
river back to -Var-l.all sireet, distance of
three blocks, that escaped the (ire.
Saved the West side. Also.
The big brewery acted as a'sort of shield
and in a ineasrre protected the property
to the north. Had it burned, nothing
could have prevented the f'.iHe from running
north as far as it could tied anything to
burn. Along the river are. situated tho
sawmills and wood and lmritier yards and
these would have gone the way of the
others and nearly the entire sawmill in
dustry of the city would have beeu'des
stroyed. The change iu the direction of
wind imperilled the lumber yards and
mills on the west side of the river, and in
spita of the work done by citizens with
garden hose, buckets and ot herwise, the
lire got a footing in that part of the city.
But Very fortunately it was squelched be
fore it did much damage.
Two Fatal Casualties lteported.
It is reported that Mrs. Thomas Salone,
nu old lady who whs bedridden, was
burned in her home. The charred remains
of a boy ers also found in the debris.
NEARLY CUT OFF BY THE FIRE.
Residents Have to Take to the Kiver to
At 10 o'clock at night the east side
ruins were still ablaze, but the fire was
under control. Hundreds of people were
either the tecipients of charity or were
sleeping in the open air. Between the
Plymouth and Twentieth avenue north
bridges on the east sidp of the river there
juts out into the river a point of land upon
which some l'lO people, principally labor
ers and saw mill hands reside. The fire
soou cut off their escape by land and they
were iu imminent danger of being burned
to death. No boats were at h.,ud and the
resideuts were forced into the river in or
der to save their lives. Previous to this
t hey attempted to save their personal ef
fects. Bedding, tool chests, furniture and even
clothing were thrown into the river, the
owners hoping that they might be able to
recover them some time. All this time
crowds lined the blidgea and watched a
bi Hal boaC making slow neao way toward
the unfortunate people in the river. The
heat was most intense and many of the
men in f e water were compelled to d uck
their heads under the water to prevent
the flames from scorching their faces and
Leads. One brave fellow stripped himself,
and unaided brought a number of his
neighbors across the river before the fiat
boat arrived, w hen all were rescued.
It was a gallant fight that was made at
me nrewery. Away uown at cne norta
west corner of the building, within 800
feet of a blazing lumber pile, crouched a
plpeman from Company IS. The heat was
almost intolerable, but this brave fellow
remained faithful and directed a powerful
stream of wafer into the fiery furnace, and
in a great measure prevented the rear of
the brewery from taking fire. This is only
one of the instances of individual heroism.
The flames kept on their way and were not
subdued much untj) they had reached Six
teenth avenue north. At this point fire
men and citizens combined managed to
stop the flames to a certain extent.
Thirteenth ayenue northeast should
have marked the northern limit of the
Are. This would have been the case had
not a small whirlwind, as it was called,
swept down the street and scattered great
embers from Backus' lumber yard over
the surrounding property. As it was, the
property burned was mostly small struc
tures near the river. Nevertheless, they
were homes; homes of poor men who could
afford no better and who lost their all
when they were burned. All the avail
able fire apparatus in the city was in use
and St. Paul sent two engine companies in
response to calls for assistance.
Relief, and that prompt, will le needed
for the poor people burned out, and this
matter will receive attention today. The
property losses on Nicollet island foot up
E. W. Backus & Co., place their loss at
over 1',000,000. They state that they had
00,000,000 feet of lumlier, worth 50,000
alone and that this is a total loss. Their
mills ar; also gone, and these they claim
were "worth at least JiViot). It is impos
sible lo learn their insurance at present,
but it is believed that thev are well protected.
GOOD GRIP CN THE PENNANT.
Boston Looks Like a Winner at Base Ball
Again Game Records.
Chicago, Aug. 14. With ten more
games won than her nearest competitor,
Philadelphia, and with nearly 90 points
ahead in percentage, it looks very like
Boston flying the pennant for the ball
playing in 1883. Pittsburg is third, but
only five points behind Philadelphia,
while Cleveland ties Pittsburg in percent
age, but has only played 88 games while
Pittsburg has played 93, one more than
any other club. Chicago is, well Anson's
colts are "crapping grass" down on place
number ten. The standing is as follows:
New York M
St Louis tvj
Nelson Morria & Co. Scorched.
Chk a,ii, .Auj. 14. A general alarm
took a i-- lot if fire apparatus to the
stock yards, where Nelson Morris & Co.'s
fertilizing au-i leef packing establishment,
one of the largest in the stock yards, was
burning. Ti.e iii tmen confined the flames
to a cor.n r 150 by 150 feet, and a loss of
about .''''!(. At one time the whole
plant was in great peril. If it had been
destroyed theHoss would have been 6,000,
000. The loss is partly insured.
A l ew More Costly Fires.
Jamkstown, N. D. Aug. 14. Fire des
troyed an old skating rink, the Capital
hoi el, Mrs. Nelson's two-story residence,
the Metropolitan block, the Capital news
paper oihee, the armory of Company II,
Banker Lloyd's fine residence and barn,
James Herbert's residence and five barns.
Loss f75,(-0O, insurance $.'.5,000.
Chattanooga, Aug. 14. Fire in the
four-story and basement store occupied by
the Block Wholesale Drug company did
S .5,000 damage; insurance tJO,000.
GirNftT,TrB!t Aug.-14. The Keiser,
Holmes Vt Whllf rVl T !t.ntni- trna
burned, together with twenty freight c&rs.J
two oi mem loauea witn grain. Loss,
I'niLAMxrniA, Aug. 14. Tho Meadow
Grove Carpet and Yarn mills on Mill
creek, near Ardmore, Montgomery coun
ty, I'a., were totally destroyed by fire.
Loss, 5,(Kkl; insured for $4 1,000.
TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA.
Fire and the SharUs Cause the 'Death of
Nine Score Men.
San Fi:an( isco, Aug. 14. Details of the
burning of the Spanish steamer Don Juan
h:ive arrived by steamer City of New York.
The vessel hud 1,000 cases of petroleum on
board and 250 Chinese passengers. The
oil caught fire and the f lightened coolies
sank each boat that was lowered by jump
ing into it. Fi.ty sharks were attracted
by the conflagration und the Chinese and
crew were snapped up as quickly as the
boats capsized. Those left on board
swarmed into the rigging and as the
.".times reached them either fell into the
flaming oil or into the sea, while the sharks
at.-tuallj leaped out of the wat--r into the
air to catch them as they fell. Over ISO,
including a number o oflicers and the
crew, perished in the disaster.
OTHER DISASTRIOUS EVENTS.
In Siime of Which 1 In man Life Is Lost
A Drowning in Illinois.
McliENi-.Y, Ills., Aug. 14. News has
reached this place of a distressing acci
dent which occurred at Bangs' lake, Wau
conda, about ten miles distant, in which
four persons lost their lives and three nar
rowly escaped death. Those drowned are:
Curie Hammond, Wauconda; Grace Mc
Donald, Fred Koome and lioome, Chi
cago. Those rescued are: Elmer Golding,
Wauconda; Lulu McDonald and lioome,
A pleasure party of seven young people
had gone out foi- a sail in a little boat
managed by Elmer Golding, a son of one
of the most prominent men of Wauconda.
Besides young Golding there were Miss
Carrie 'Hammond, of Wauconda, and
Misses Grace and Lulu McDonald and
Fred lioome and two brothers, of Chi
cugo. When about 300 yards from the
landing a i anic among the occupants was
caused by a gust of wind striking the sail
as a tack was being in ide. The boat cap
sized. Father and Son Drowned.
PlTTSBCBG, Aug. 14. Frank Le jch.stew
ard of the river steamer W. W. O'Neill,
and his son Harry, were drowned in the
Ohio river at Vanport, Pa., about thirty
five miles below this city. Harry
Leach went in bathing. Shortly after his
father heard a cry of alarm from the son
who was drowning. The father tried to
rescue him and both were drowned.
Mother and Daughter Found Dead.
Pittsburg, Aug. 14. The dead bodies
of two unknown women, one aged about
60 and the other about 35, supposed to be
mother and daughter, were found under
the Beck's Bun trestle. The bodiA have
not yet been recognized and how they met
death is a mystery. It is supposed they
fell off the trestle, which is thirty-five feet
Following are the League records: At
Pittsburg (Two games) Louisvilla 12,
Pittsburg 11; Louisville 14, Pitts
burg 3; at Baltimore Boston .14,
Baltimore 9; at Cleveland (two games)
St. Louis : , Cleveland 9; St. Louis 3,
Cleveland 4; at Chicago Cincinnati 2, Chi
cago 8; at New York Philadelphia 3, New
York ! seven innings, rain; at Brooklyn
Washington 3, Brooklyn 2. (Sunday) At
Chicago Cincinnati 1, Chicago 10.
ANOTHER BRUTAL LABOR RIOT.
Man and Wife Set I'pon and Doth Terribly
Leavenworth, Kas., Aug. 14. Upon
returning home in a wagon with his wife,
Autone Kalusky was setupon by a crowd
of about fifty striking miners, dragged
from the wagon and severely beaten, while
several women in the crowd treated Mrs.
Kalusky, who is in a delicate condition,
in a similar manner, pulling her hair out,
kicking and beating her into unconscious
ness. Kalusky is au officer in the Home
mine and the impression prevails that the
strikers were attempting to promote their
cause by exterminating him. The police
arrived promptly on the scene and suc
ceeded in dispersing the mob and making
TRAGEDY IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Cowboy Shoots a I'earrmaker and Later
Punctures His Own Drain.
Cando, N. D., Aug. 14. Robert Marron,
better known as Squaw Bob, was mortally
wounded by a cowboy named lioe, who
soon after shot himself through the brain,
dying in a few minutes. The two were
tenting on the outskirts of the town. Roe
was in town sitting te the shade of a build
ing and Marron was persuading him to go
to dinner, when a young man named Mike
Kane passed by, exclaiming: "There's the
feller that drew a gun on me yesterday and
I'll fix him now."
Roe rose to his feet and drew his gun.
Marron grasped the barrel of the weapoa
and endeavored to persuade Roe not to
shoot. "Let go, Bob, or TH shoot you,"
exclaimed Roe, and turning the weapon
on Marron shot him in the center of the
forehead. As Marron fell Roe took to his
heels. A number of men who witnessed
the tragedy gave the alarm and started In
pursuit. Finding himself soon to be sur
rounded and captured Roe 6hot himself
in the right temple and died in a few min
utes. The Detroit Rowing Regatta.
Detroit, Aug. 14. The winners in the
amateur rowing regatta were as follows:
Ten oared barges, Yolverianes, Detroit, in
10:(.; tamdem canoe, G. H. and Ii. IL
Muntz, of the Argonauts, in 3:10; senior
fours. Argonauts of Toronto, in 10:47;
6euior pairs, Standish and Lyon, Detroit,
no time taken: senior doubles, Stars, of
Buffalo, in 10:37.
"W ilson to Supplant Springer.
DEEnPAIiK. Md., Aug. 14. Secretary
Carlisle in conversation with a gentlemen
on the tnsiu from Washington to this
place stated that Representative Wilson,
of West Virginia, would be chairman of
the house committee of ways and means.
Th Loral Jlarkets.
6 LAIN, ETC
New oits iTic.
Uay Timothv. 10; upland. J7 502$-50-81
urn , i0.UO&S7.00; baled. I10.0O39.0U.
Butter Fair to choice, H ; creamerr. 22i4c
Ecc Frch, 1-.'4c.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turtle p. 14; ducks
l'-Kc; geese, 10c.
TKCIT aXO VEG STABLER.
Apples f 4 (W per bbl.
ftcions Sfle per hbl
Turnips 4 ic per ba.
LIT I STOCE.
Cattle Butchers pay for cirn ltd steer
43.H4c; cows and neifcis. i'i'tiUc calves
m si Mt
LESS THAN HA LP THE
PRICE- OFVTKER BRANDS
HALVES,! 0 QUARTERS
SOLD IN CANS ONLY
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