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THE AKUUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST ir, 18i3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
1UP1D AND DEADLY :
Work of a Fire at the Garden
A SMALL BLAZE, BUT VEY FATAL
Seven Persons Sen' to The.'r Long
Home by & Fire That Was Out
in Twcivy Minutes.
Kightccn I'rmoiM Tiiken to the Hospital,
Five of Whom Are Severely Injured
One Mn Who .lump to Death in the
SIrIiI of Thousanil People Kewnetl by
the Firemen In Their Night Clothes Tr-e
Minneapolis Itlnze Other Fire I-o--.
Cllfc Ann, Aiitr. 14. The list of victims
of one of the most fnal fires that ever oc
curred in this c-!ty, conshk-rinsc the prop
erty low. is u-iven Iwlow:
Dead Harry (Jodfrey, atred 7. son of
Jay (iodfrey, of !5uchannn, Mich., f;ice
and chest burned aud sufTocat'd; found
dead on the floor f his room.
Edward (or J. V.j .hort. a street ven
' Uer 'Mi years olI, jumped from a third story
window and died at once; has a wife in
Mrs. Fannie Reed, a I employe of the
Great Eastern hotel at Sixty-firt street
and St. Lawrence avenne, 27 years old: a
widow and recently from New York,
taken from a third-story windo-.v.
Phillip Croiiberc 21 years old. of Little
Rock, Ark., skull fractured hy jumping
from a window; died at the county hospi
tal in the afternoon.
William I'ilery, 1" years old. a nephew
of Jay Godfrey, of Uuchanan, Mich.: died
at the county hospital in the afternoon.
Daniel Tucker, employed at Hawthorne
rack track, 3 years old, found dead in
Vnknown man. about 85 years old, dark
hair lid mustache, medium height, may
1 C. A. Taylor, of Hot Springs, Ark.;
died at the county hospital.
Injured K. M. Morton, Sycamore, 111.,
chest crushed, three ribs fractured and
internal inji-ies; Jacob Friedman, travel
ing Falesmaii, burns on feet and hands;
Mrs. F. A. Coons, Lake City, Minn.,
boulder and lwck burned; Annie Coons,
IS jea.s old, daughter of Mrs. Coons,
burned on dice and hands, partly suffo
cated. All of the forcgoin;; will probably
The following were slightly Injured
Flora Coons, IB yenrs old. daughter of F.
A. Coons of Inke City, Minn., ulight
born on arms; F. A. Coons, of Lake City,
Vint)., hands cut by glass In breaking
window sash while attempting to escape;
F. Howard, of Nashville, Tenn.,
fac scorched; Ole Palmer, of Minneapo
lis, ankle sprained; 1 ouis Rogers, of
Lccsburg, Va., hand lacerated by
broken glass; Harry De Vail, of Colo
rado City, Colo., partly suffocated; Fred
Meyers, Chicago, struck by falling glass,
eleven scalp wounds: Huttie Ahrens, Chi
cago, left arm broken;. Joseph Ahrens,
Chicngo, arm cut by falling glass; Jay
Godfrey, of Buchanan, Mich., hardware
merchant, bums on head and shoulders;
Grace (iodfrey. i:i-year-old daughter of Jay
Godfrey, slight bruises; Mrs. J. Godfrey,
burns on head.
Damage Done In Thirty Minutes.
The fire was remarkable, as stated
above, for the loss of life that resulted in a
short time and with little damage to prop
erty, the total loss not going above t2,000.
The building was the Senate hotel, near
the corner of Madison street and Fifth av
enue. At the time the fire broke out be
tween 6 and 7 o'clock a. m. the 6treets
were full of people and five minutes after
the smoke begnn pouring from the win
dows there were 10,000 people packed in
front of the building. The second and
third floors of the building were occupied
as a lodging house, those floors being di
vided into small rooms by pine partitions,
a narrow hall running the length of the
floor which is about 120 feet. The stories
were low and it is principal!- from the
panic among the guests, of whom there
were thirty, that the loss of life occurred.
FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS SLOW.
Frantic Leaps to Death Firemen Cheered
hy the Crowd.
T.ie fire was started, it seems, by the
overturning of a coal oil lamp in the of
fice, or tiie explosion of the same. At any
rate there seems to have liee-n no one there
at the time, the clerk ljeing in the lava
tory. When he came out the fire and
smoke fiiled the office and hall on the
second floor, and after crying. "Fire!
Fire!" ho ran down the stnirs and escaped.
An iihirm was promptly turned in, but
whether in the excitement it was not done
properly, or there was something the mat
ter with the box, there was a strange de
lay of the firemen in arriving on the scene,
especi.-illy when it i, known thnt there is
a lire station within two blocks. The de
lay was fatal. The crowds iu front of the
building saw the guests come to the win
dows dazed or frantic, and by signs and
shouts endeavored to encourage tiiem.
Hut the wait was ngoniziug to the spec
tators as well as to the victims. All of a
sudden a man was seen nt a third Btory
window and before a word could bespoken
he had dashed it up and sprung to the
pavement. The poor fellow shot through
the air, lit on his feet and rolled over on
hrs back dead, with his neck broken
from the shock. Meantime several of the
guests had made their way to the back
windows and two or threo leaped to the
granite pavement there, while others slid
down a water pipe. F. A. Coons, guided
by the shouts of the crowd, got out on
the stone water table of the second story
and guided his wife and daughter and
himself to safety iu the adjoining build
ing. At last a shout went up as the firemen
arrived, ladders were quickly run to the
second and third floors, hose was laid into
the building and the fire was out like a
deluge had fallen on it all this in twenty
minutes from the first alarm. But the
wort part of the disaster was yet to be
diacovered Up the ladders went the. flre-
men' and Into me tnioTce-nned building
only to find allthrotgh It dead, roasted
and dazed victims of the brief conflagra
tion. For an hour they were busy remov
ing them. Seven were dead, some in their
rooms, and eighteen more or leas injured,
five of them very severely. Every time
a fireman appeared nt a window with a
victim there was a chi-er from the crowd.
The guests were all n their night cloth
ing. The roan who ju uped from the front
window was clad only in under shirt and
drawers. The women brought down the
ladders were all but niked. One poor fel
low, dead, was lowered to the pavement
with a rope, one woman was carried down
a ladder by a fireman, holding her under
his left Arm. Sl:e was alive and not tiddly
burnt, as bl;e rau thnaign Hie crowd li
ft place where she couid be free from the
gaze of the thousands there; another half
nude woman was carr.ed on the back of a
fireman to a drag store opposite, where
nearly hll the badly wounded an 1 dead
were first taken. Liter the street was
filled with ambulance-. and the living were
taken to the hospitals, the dead to the
The proprietor of the hotel was Mr.
Gooche and he estimates his loss at f I.5.O.
The first floor is occupied by the Hoyal
lunch room, and so litrle damage was done
that the business wjs going on as usual
by afternoon. The cU rk. who escaped, has
not been ln-en found at this writing and
the actual circumstnn-t-s of the breaking
out of the fire can not be known until he
ONE FATALITY AT MINNEAPOLIS.
Taking Care of Those Darned Out More
Minneapolis. Aug. 15. It has been as
certained thnt but one person lost his life
at the fire i ere Thomas Falone, who
dropped dead from rseitement. A thor
ough search foils to reveal any other loss
of life. The fire swe it everything clean,
and there will t no salvage. The home
less generally take a cheerful view of the
situation and the figures of losses have
shrunk to about $1,CW Oi0.
Many of the homeli ss were employed in
the mills which were burned and they not
only lot their homes, but their means of
support as well. AH are comfortably
j housed at present, either in the homes of
( rriends or quartered by hundreds in vacant
buildings. Citizens tarnished them with
j food and bedding and many of them are
enjoying better food and sleeping in bet
, ter beds than they ever knew before.
Hour Mill and E evator Burned.
Denver, Aug. 15. Fire has totally de
stroyed the Crescent four mill and eleva
tor at Stanton avenm and Montgomery
street. The mill was a five-story brick
structure and the elevator aboat the same
height, but was of fra ne. The total loss
including a large quantity of flour in
sacks and the grain hi the elevator will
foot up from fcHO.ouO t $:i0,000. The iif
surance is about 75 p r cent, of the loss.
During the fire Lieutenant McLean was
terribly injured by ai explosion in the
dust room of the mi I and may die. F.
Sargeant, Chief Peare's driver, had an
arm broken by being lorced from the roof
by a stream of water from the fire hose.
Destroyed Over Half a Rio It.
STECBEKVILLE, O., Aug. 15. This city
has been visited by the worst fire in its
history, causing a loss of $200,000. Over a
half a block of the business center was
burned. The principil losses are as fol
lows: B. N. Lindsay, brick building, $.5,-
000; Atlantic lea companv, same building.
f3,000: Falk's bakery and confectionery,
FiO.000; H. K. Schafft-r's building, $10,000.
The insunance on nil these properties is
light. T he other losses are $1,000 and under.
Eight Killed by a Holler Explosion.
Seattle. Wash., At g. 15. The steamer
Faxon exploded her boiler off Waite's bar,
four utiles west of Almeta Landing on
Snake river an-1 eight lives were lost. The
dead are: Thomas II. Mcintosh, of Teok
va, "Wah.; Ilv Hush, deckhand: J. M. Mc
Intosh, Starbuck, Va.'h.;Mrs. .T. Tappen;
Oeo. Harwell, waiter; llliam Kidd, deck
hand; Paul Allen, t assenger; and Scott
Jlctonib, hrem n. 1 en w-ere badly hurt
THEY KNEW HIM AT ROCHESTER
And Try to Make Out a Case of Insanity
Kociiestei:, N. Y., Auc 15. The arrest
aud incarceration of Jonathan J. Ijijic,
formerly of South S dus, Wayne county,
this state, in the juil i t St. Johns. Clinton
county, Mich., upon the charge tA' assist
ing his sifter, Mrs. Henry Lyvere, of Ovid,
Mich., to murder In r hustmtul on the
night of Aug. t last, recalls the fact that
I.npe was born andhrnl in this vicinity.
When he was about 21 years old he be
came partially den nged. About that
time a German family by the name of
Xico, a widow and two daughters, were
Lae b'-came infatuated with the young
est girl of the family. Miss Emily, but ap
parently was displace 1 in her affections
by young Dr. Will tarn A. Wheoden.
Wheoden taunted Lnpe occasionally by
saying that he bad lieen to visit the Xico
girls, and this galled I ape's pride exceed
ingly. Ou thijiight o" Sept. 31, WH, Iape
took his shotgun, hi 1 behind the road
fence, and when Dr. V heoden came driv
ing along shot him de.id. The murderer
was declared t be insane and was com
mitted to the Utica iiisane asylum, from
which he escaped with n a year and tied to
National Sons of Veterans.
Cincinnati, Aug. 15 The nntional con
vention of the Sons of Veterans has begun
a five days' session here. The Ladies' Aid
society holds its convei tion in conjunction
with that of the koni. The position of
commander-in-chief lies between Joseph
B. MacCabe, of Massachusetts, aud Joe W.
Pallett, ot.Xevr Jersey. It is expected
that betweeu 800 and 1,000 delegates will
attend. Commander-in-Chief Marvin E.
Hall, of Hillsdale, Mich., and Major A. P.
Davis, the founder of t he order, are pres
More Uold Comiug Over.
Sot THAMPTOX, Aug. 15. The Ems, from
Bremen, has sailed hence for Now York
with consignments hi gold amounting
In value to (1,430.000.
Received at the Fair
A DREAM OP ORIENTAL SPLENDOR.
The Rajah of Kapnrt hala Visits the White
City In State and Appareled In the Gorge
ous Robes of It is Office A Water Pageant
Precedes Ills Reception by the Exposi
Chicago, Aug. 15. The reception at the
World's.fair today of his highness the Ma
harajah of Kapurthala is one of the strik
ing events that have occurred on the so
cial side of the World's fair. The function
at the Administration building was pre
ceeded by his highness making a tour of
the lagoons. The barge used to convey his
highness was gorgeously decorated after
the manner in Kashmir with carpets,shawls
and costly embroideries. His highness
reclined on cushions behind which an at
tendant stood holding a regal umbrella
and a fly switch of peacock tails. When
the state barge reached the landing near
the McMonnies fountain, attendants spread
a crimson carpet.
Reception at the Landing.
The rajah was received at the landing
by Director General Davis and Director of
Works Burnham, who were surrounded
by all of the army and navy officers on
the grounds in full dress uniform.
Colonel Rice, who bad charge of the ar
rangements for the review, invited the
militia from northern Illinois to partici
pate. 1 tie Louisiana troops, the United
States marines, the French, Italian, Span
ish and Ktissian sailors, the sailors from
the caravels, the troops at the military
tournament and many organizations from
the Plaisance take part in thenovelparade.
Throne ou a Band Stand.
The procession was proceeded by a chob
daror running footman, the usual attend
ant of such ceremonies in India. The proces
sion was then resumed to the north band
stand on the plaza west of the Ad
ministration building. This stand, which
was especially decorated for the occasion,
contained a magnificent dais and throne
from which his highness reviews the mili
tary procession which was arranged in his
hon r. The whole of the decorations was
carried out in the most artistic Indian
Wore His Royal Apparel.
The Maharajah usually travels in the
nnostentations dress of an American gen
tleman, the only difference being the tur
ban. He, however, fully entered into the
spirit of the reception extended him and
appeared in the full court robes of an
East Indian prince.
The paid admissions to the park yester
day were 106.537.
WANTED TO SUPPRESS THE FACTS.
Horrible State of Affairs la an Industrial
TorF.KA, Aug. 15. A. S. Waite, treasur
er of the state board of charities, has ad
mitted that the board had made a partial
investigation of the industrial school for
girl at Belolt and found it in such a dis
graceful condition that every teacher and
employe about the place has been dis
missed. He said that such cruelty has
been practiced on the girl inmates and
that their discoveries had been of such a
startling nature that the board had de
cided to say nothing about it, that a great
scandal might be smothered.
Economltes In Want of Cash.
PlTTSBCKO, Aug. 15. The affairs of the
Economites have reached a crisis, and it
seems probable that only a short time
will elapse before the famous old society
will have passed entirely away. The em
ployes have been given a month's notice
and must wot k that month, if they stay,
for their board. The society cannot real
ize on any of its real estate.
A Great Masonic Meeting.
Chicago, Aug. 15. But two nationali
tiesIreland and South Australia are un
represented at the great Masonic congress
that is in session at the Masonic building
here now. Delegates for the two missing
countries are expected before adjourn
ment, which will not take place before the
end of the week.
"Arter Hanging Smith to a Tree."
Bikmixgham, Ala., Aug. 15. Monroe
Smith, a negro, criminnlly assaulted Mrs.
D. F. Sears, a white woman, near Spring
Hill, Ala. A passe pursued and captured
him in the woods. Aftr hanging him to
a tree the mob filled his body with bullets
and i hen cast it into a creek."
Mitchell Must Shoo- Cause.
Milwaukee, Aug. 15. Mrs. Mitchell,
mother of Senator Mitchell, has obtained
a rule of court ordering the senator to ap
pear in court on the first Tuesday in Sep
tember and account for the stewardship of
that part of his father's estate iu which
his mother is interested.
Forest Fires Raging.
West Superior, Wis., Aug. 15. Forest
fires are raging extensively along the
South Shore, east of this city. The ex
tent of damage done cannot be d. finitely
learned because the wires are demoral
ized and no other means of information
Is at hand. The loss, will be in standing
Tailors Want Free Coinage.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 15. The seventh bienni
al convention of the Tailors' union of
America came to a close with a resolution
in favor of the free coinage of silver, which
the western delegates had prepared, the
adoption bein by a narrow vote.
The oUeen Not Paralysed.
Lo'IK)N, Aug. 15. Inquiries have
reached this city as to the state of the
queen's health, it haviug been reported
in certain quarters that she had been
stricken with paralysis. The report is
entirely without fouudation-
Kavahoe lleateu Again.
Losiaos, Aug. 15 Iu the race at South
see for the Koyal Albert cup the Britaunia
won, beating the Satanita and Xavahoe,
the la ter giving up before the race was
Death of a Weil-Known Preacher.
Madison, Wis., Aug. 15. Rev. James
Lawson, one of the oldest and best known
Methodist preachers in the state, died sud
denly at Baraboo, aged 75.
Striking When Labur Is m Drug.
Kansas City, Aug, 15. Only seventy
five of the 700 coal miners aboat Lexing
ton, Ma, are now at work and efforts ara
being made to indoce thoui to strike.
BOLD ROBBERY OF A BANK
At Midday In St. Paul and by an Adroit
St. Tacl, Aug. 15. St. Faul bankers
are dazed over a robbery at the First
National bank, a single man being able to
seize a $5,000 bag of gold at midday in the
presence of twenty people and disappear
in a crowd. The police have been search
ing for him ever since, but there is small
prospects that he will be caught. Renaldo
Lares, a trusted representative of the
Merchants' National bank, accompanied
by 1. H. Jacobs, porter of the Merchants,
had iust come into the First National
bank to make a settlement with the clear
ing house. The funds consisted of three
bags containing $5,0u0 each in gold iu a
small steel lx, with odd nionev, and in
all about 3UAt.
This box was fastened to the porter, '
Jacobs, by means of handc .ITs and the
two men carried the box, when on the
street, between them. Arriving at the
tank some twenty men stood at the vari
ous windows and i.esks"attending to busi
ness. At the teller's window Lnres opened
the box and removini; the bags, placed
them on te window ledge close ty the
window aud at his right side, he standing
between the post and the window, white
the porter, Jacobs, stood at his left, be
tween Lares and the door. Resting the
hags for the moment on the ledge litres
began to pay in the loose money and was
busy with this when he heard a step at his
right, and turning in-tantly he saw the
robber grab one of the lgs and dart
around the post toward the door.
Lares made a leap and succeeded in
reaching the door almost as quickly asthe
thief and would no doubt have been able
to catch hire, or at least follow him, had
not a man, undoubtedly the accomplice of
the thief, here interposed by crowding
Lares to the wall and giving the man
with the bag a clear sweep. In an instant
everything was excitement, the clerks
and clearing hou-e men rushing into the
general banking office, but the gold and
robbers were as completely gone as though
the earth had closed over them.
Among the new members of the German
Reichstag is a master chimney-sweep.
Thomas M. Thornton, W. W. Thornton,
Jacob Herrick and Chris Ballett. proprie
tors of the W. F. Thornton & Son bank,
which recently failed nt Shelbyville, Ills.,
for $500,100, have been arrested, charged
The Argentine Republic has just passed
through a cabinet crisis and a new minis
try has been formed.
D. W. Hughes, of Vandalio, Mo., asserts
that Abraham Lincoln, when a young man,
borrowed half a dollar of him and never
A Waterbury man has sent a $3 postal
note to the conscience fund of the state
Yan Ko was, about ten years ao, the
richest Chinaman in Mexico and the hus
band of a vivacious Parisian. He now
owns a California laundry, and the French
woman is still faithful to him.
The Rev. S. D. Roberts, formerly presid
ing elder of the Beatrice (Neb J Methodist
Episcopal district, blew out -his brains
with a shotgun.
John L. Sullivan narrowly escaped death
in a New York hotel bar-room ft few days
ago. A man whom he had insulted years
before refused to drink with him. Sullivan
undertook to induce the man to change
his mind by knocking him down. The
latter in twinkling pulled a revolver and
sent a bullet after John L, who had
turned at the sight of the weapon and was
running for the door. The ex-champion
was not hit and was hustled off the scene
by his friends.
lieneral Wylie, of New York, while out
in a skiff near Kingston, Ont., was upset
and struggled fifteen minutes in the water
before being rescued. When he fell in he
wore a belt containing $1,590 in gold and
it was lost. Divers are now hoping to
find it and get $200 reward.
Basil Benton, of Calvert county, Md..
though totally blind, can make as good
shingles with a drawing knife as anybody.
M. Serge de Iavin, ft Rut-sian, has had
built a peculiar balloon, in which he in
tends to travel this month from Paris to
Russia, and ultimately to explore the
Rev. Dr. Thomas McClure Peters, arch
deacon of the diocese of New York, is
dead aged 72.
A Washington man has been arrested
charged with Belling beer as soup in large
Virginia Republicans have decided not
to nominate a ticket this fall.
Peary's arctic expedition was spoken at
Davis' inlet, northern Labrador, on Ang.
2. Peary had been trying to purchase
dogs, and was much disheartened at his
Kentucky distillers have appealed to the
United States court to help them out of
their dilemma caused by the requirement
to pay a large sum in taxes Aug. 14.
Josiah Morris & Co., the leading pri
vate bankers of Montgomery, Ala., have
assigned. Their liabilities are $1,100,00,
and assets between $2,000,000 and $3,0,0,
000. Different Kinds of French.
Diner So you are hard nt. work study
ing French. What is the object of that?
Waiter I've been offered a steady job nt
big pay in Paris if 1 learn French before
"Humph! There are plenty of French
w-aitcrs in Paris."
"Ye-e-s, but you see they can't under
stand French as London people speak it."
London J udy.
The ox eyed daisy lasts longer tbeu
clipp'-d th;ia ilo most field flowers, and
massed in rooms of proper tint the blossoms
are highly effective for decoratiou.
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nerces t-ieosaui relicts are
cener. luey re toe smallest
and easiest to take tiny,
sunr - coated granules that
any child is ready for. Then
they do their work so easily
and so naturally that it lasts.
They alsolutely and perman
ently cvtc Constipation, In
diswtion. Bilious AttucVa
Sick and Bilious Headaches, and all derange
ments of the liver, stomach and bowels.
They're guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
your money is returned.
The makers of Dr. Sajre's Catarrh
Remedy say: "If we can't cure your
Catarrh no matter what your case is,
-e'll pay you SOOO in cash'." Now yeu
can see what is paid of other remedies,
and decide which is most likely to cure
you. Costs ouly 50 cents.
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DRY GOODS COMPANY.
217, 217 W". Second St., DAVENPORT, IOWa.
Checks or certificates on all Savings banks aecepted(in pavniti.t r
roods ami in settlement of accounts.
A FAIR EXCHANGE.
You can't afford to be mistaken in a shoe If it
is all right, you can wear it; if it isn't, you can't.
plaia about. You will 5ike our fine $3 shoes. For a good
many reasons ic will please jou. It fits well, weara well, locks
ell and. gives you what you pay for comfort and satisfaction:
Will accept Roct Island Savings Bank certificates of de
posits in payment of goods and accounts.
AVTrilit & Greerietxvgilt,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
While granite plates, Sin 03c
" Gin 04c
" " " Tin 05c
44 side dishes :...05c
4 covered sugars 15c
Everything in the store
week Everything must
avoid the rush.
j 0 a o o o o o Bee Hive o o o o o o o j j
: A Clearing Sale
All of the above goods will be sold at and Below
3 Cost to make room for the F4U 6tock.
e 114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa. c
I o o 000 o o Bee Hive 00000-00
f it's unfit to wear, you can't
make an owamen' f it; your
cnlv alternative ia to tbrow it
away. Don't make a mistake
in buying. Get a good, honest
equivalent for 3 our money in
good, honest ehoeleatlier and
you'll have nothing to com-
bargains which we will
White granite bakers.. .7. 10, 15. 1--
" ' platters ..9, 2;,
' " scollop nappies 7, 9. i
18 qt dish pans -rc
8 in pie tins
will be slaughtered this
go. Come early and
FAIR AND ART STORF.