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Vol SLI KO 263
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1893.
Single Copies 5 Oeati
Par Week 1H Cleats
JAEX TIMES. HARD TIMES.
BARGAINS, BARGAINS, BARGAINS,
fcREATLY REDUCED PRICES
in Boys' and Children's Suits.
We have added 200 pair of Men's pants worth
150, S4.00 and $5.00 to our
Vour choice of any Shirt Waist, Mother's Friend and Star in our house for 50c.
Our .Men's Suits, great values at $10.00, for $.00.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
e Undersell Everybody on Everything.
SPX&RICE, ROCK ISLAND, 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
CLEMANN & SALZMANN.
124 128 and 128
en's Artistic Tailoring.
VTihj Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leavp your order
tab Block Opposite Harpeb House J
Jr" lue'.cd!nhienew shop,
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
"Wit shoes specialty.- Opposite the Old stand.
LABOR. TIME, M0NE7
Use it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For U ashing Machiiie use.
MA OK BY
WARNOGX & RALSTON,
Is Life wth LiviDg?
That Depends Upon Your Heallb.
Will euro you and keep you weil.
For Bale at IIancr House Pharmacy
Job.n Volk. & Co.,
HAVOC AND DEATH
Is the Story of a Day the Tele
GREAT BLAZE AT SOUTH CHJCAG0.
Two Hundred House Laid Low, s.oco
Peopis Homeless, end $500,003
in Prope-ty in Ashes.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wcod work (or builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenue.
Five Hlocks of liesidt-nrcg Licked l"p in
Two Hours, and the Docks, Lumber
Yards and foal Mieds Imperilled Ter
rible Logs of Life on the Atlantic Count
Forty-seven Sttilorit Drowned in a tiale
That Docs ;roat Damage Ashore 1 he
Itccord of DbaoUr.
Chicago, Auk. 25. A fire which in the
extent of the territory it covered almost
rivals, comparatively, Chicago's historic
conflagration, has swept that part of the
city known as South Chicago. The 50,000
people comprising the inhabitants of the
tcwu wereprecipitated into a panic second
only to thi.t which characterized the con
flagration cf 1871. The lot-s is estimated
nt 5.-)00,( 0 2(0 houses were destroyed, and
people v ere rendered homeless. The
lire s arted near a t.ree- story
brick bailding at the corner of
Nine-first st reet and Superior avenue and
within two hours had consumed at lean
2C0 buildings and five blocks of the
greatest Industrial suburb of Chicago.
Among the first buildings to full were the
First. Methodist church at the corner of
Ninety-first and Superior avenue and the
German Lutheran church on the opposite
Help Sent From the City.
Hardly had three more pretentious
structures been leveled to the groUnd than
the fire was detected blazing in a dozen
ph'ces farther east. Al'ier Superior avenue,
the flames reached i.nd eros.-ed Ontario
avenue, 15-ufl'alo avenue, Mackinaw avenue
and Gr en Bay avenue to t ee lake. The local
lire dcpaii incut was 1 owerless to check
the pi ogress of the lire and wh. u engines
midlife tugs wire sent from this city
their efforts were directed to the saving
the immcl.be lumber yards liiig within
a few block.-of the tire. The district be
tivicn Superior avu.ucand t e bike, was
filled with Ir.-n.e structures that burn d
rapidly as tin-strong wind carried clouds
of smoke ladi 11 with sparks and embers in
all direction. The sletp'.esof the two
large churches had hardly to;p!ed ever
before the vdiole area of live blocks was
full of small lires.
l'tuiic of the Inhabitants.
As the pine structures in wWch lived
the workingnien empl. yed in the large
steel mills mid in which t he smaller mer
chants of the place had their liomj were
leveled in :e roaring furnace, those whos
hon es livd i.ot yet fallen lied with their
goods and household chattels to the other
pn: ions of the city. Streets were block
aded with wagons containing the effects of
the frightened and fleeing residents, and
men and women, ap'ialie ! by the calam
ity, lied ir very direction, lleforo the
scores of entrines had made the least ap
preciable eJTiet upon t he progress of the
flames the docks of the Sunday Creek Coal
company lit llarlior avenue audthe river
were burning. Over lou.uoo tons of coal
were stored in the bin- belonging to this
compauy, which extend for 500 feet along
the river front.
Hardly Time to Save Their Lives.
At the same moment the A. H. Beck
lumber yards, with dock frontage almost
as extensive, were found to be burning.
When the fire began in the coal yards ev
ery engine that conld be spared, and the
powerful steamer losemite as soon as it
reached the harbor, was brought to fight
the conflagration. After a hard fight the
fire was subdued at the docks. From be
ginning to end the flames spread with
amazing rapidity. Starting,- as was the
most accepted theory among the citizens
of South Chicago, from a smouldering
bonfire, the fire spread with such ra
pidity that families had barely time enough
in some instances to escape with their
lives. Cottages were swept away, their
owners and occupants not able eveu to save
their household effects.
Two Boys Cauned the Trouble.
About i o'clock in the afternoon, ac
cording to the statements made by those
who claim to be possessed of the facts,
two boys were playing in the yard back of
William Gillis' house on the north side of
Niuety-li:st street, between Ontario and
Superior avenues. They had been baking
potatoes and, tired of the sport, left the
dying embers to resume their play in an
other part of the yard. They did not see
that the live coals were blown in several
directions by the wind thnt swept lake-
ward and 110 thought of danger entered
their minds. A piece of blazing wood, it
is claimed, wus blown near the high board
fence and from thence communicated to
a barn containing two tons of bay. From
thence it swept the town.
FORTY SEVEN SAILORS GO DOWN.
Three Wrecks of Fishing Schooners Ite-
pnrted ou the Atlantic.
New Vukk, Aug. So. The fishing
schooners Empire State, with a crew of
ten men, and Ella M. Johnson, with a
crew of eight men, went down off Manas-
quan on the Jersey coast and all on board
were lost. These two vessels were in
coaipany with the Chocorua at midnight
waeu the storm struck them, and after
beuting around all night in some of the
worst weather known of! the coast, and
with the loss of the captain and her first
mate, the Chocorua has tied up, the only
survivor of the three. The crew of the
Chocorua say that no small boat could
possibly live in the sea that was running
at the time and the dories on board could
have been of no possible use to the ciews
of the two vessels.
The steamer Eggleston Abbey, from
Cardiff, reports a rough passage. On Aug.
22, at 6 p. in.. Captain liarnett observed
some wreckage, and bearing down towards
it saw a man clinging to a part of a broken
boat and an empty barrel. A boat was
quickly lowered and the man was rescued
in an exhausted coudition. He proved to
be florae H. Uoton.one of the crew of the
fishing schooner Alary Lizzie, 61 X'orttaua,
Me., which foundered at 9 a. nl. on Aug.
21, he having been in the water thirty-three
hours. The rest of the crew, six in num
ber, one of whom was his brother, had
1 elegrams from New Haven say that 300
beautiful and stately elm trees were lev
eled by the storm there, and that there
was much other damage at sea and ashore,
but 110 life lost. From Milford and New
Bedford. Mass.: Providence. B. I.: Port
land, Me., una many other places inshore
and on the coast reports come of heavy
damage to all kinds of property. Happily
there was little loss of life aud few per
Twenty-one More Men llrowncd.
Southampton, L. I., Aug. 25. Two ves
sels, a coal barge and a towing vessel were
wrecked off the constat this point, fol
lowing in the wake of the severe storm.
L p to the present writing six men from
the wrecked ve.-sels have wa-hed ashore
out of a total crew of tweuty-one men on !
STEAM,. MANGLE XPLCCS.
Nine Pcroons Scalded, Two ol YVko:n
New Yoi:k, Aug. 25 A steam mangle
in the Hell Gate steam laundry, at 218 East
One Hundred and Fourth street, exploded
and scalded eight gir'.s, two of whom, it is
said, A-ill die. The injured are: Lena Uhl,
scalded about limbs anu body, will die;
Kate Uhl, arms and legs scalded, will die;
hllen anderbeck. Kate Kane, Kate Van-
derbeck, Mamie Vanderbeck, and Maggie
Vanderbeck, scalded about the legs and
arms: Grace Fox, of Brooklyn, body and
arms scalded; Harry Fox, of Brooklyn,
cut on the head and face.
The explosion was caused by an over
pressure of steam in the cyliuder of the
steam mangle. 1 he force of the explosion
was terriuc. At the time of the explosion
fourteen girls were working in the room.
Lei.a and Katie Uhl were working at the
mangle. The laundry occupies the base
ment of the building, which is a five-story
urick structure, beventy persons were in
the building at the time of the explosion
and the greatest excitement prevailed.
Fire foil, wed tii? explosion, but it was
quickly oxtitiTuished. The engineer
thinks the steam guage was out of order
mid l.nkn 10 register the pressure. The
front ol the building was wrecked.
BLOOtjY TIG fi 1 IMMINENT.
A Kansas Striker Shot by a Negro He Was
Helping to Mob.
Pittsburg. Aug. 25. The apparent
peace in the Pittsburg district has culmi
nated in the shooting of Tom Belson, one
of the strikers at Litchfield, by the colored
miners working at mine No. 37 of the
Kansas and Texas Coal company. Tha
negro was attacked by a mob which shot
at him and his companions and they re
turned the lire, when the mob scattered.
Immediately afterward the strikers ral
lied, aud ne.-seners were sent through
out the district to gather recruits. The
expressed intention is to make an assault
upon the stockade. Word was also sent to
the company oflh-ers at Pittsburg, who
soon collected a posseof armed men, which
promptly proceeded to the stockade to pro
tect it from assault. A battle is ;"eared.
A MONTANA SPAWN OF SATAN.
lie Deliberately Murders His l ittle Com
panion 4 Ye:irs Old.
1IEI.KNA. Aug. 25 --Fraii Johnson, of
Anaconda, aged 11 years, went hunting
grouse accompanied by Alex Mclntire,
aged 4 years. Johnson had a rifle carry
ing 22 -calibre bullets. Not finding any
game Johnson said that as he could not
kill grouse he would kill his little com
panion instead. He then deliberately shot
him in the neck and left the child lying
in a pool of blood. He will probably die.
Johnson has not yet been arrested.
On the Diamond Field.
Chicago, Aug. 25.- Scores at base ball
by League clubs were as follows: At
Baltimore St. Louis 1, Baltimore 5; at
Washington Louisville 9, Washington 10;
at Brooklyn Pittsburg 7, Brooklyn 13;
at Philadelphia Cleveland 0, PhiladeL
phia 7; at Boston Cincinnati 3. Boston 1;
at New York Chicago 10. New York 4.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
!is:ittous Storm on the Coast.
C(-m:v 1m and, N. Y., Aug. 25. The
rnt -trous storm of years, if not of
its en ire history, howled around Coney
island, .-etiiug in lifore midnight and
lasting until long after daylight. There
are probably 2ou buildings, more or less
pretentious in size, from the old-fashioned
bath houses to Balmer's pavilion, that
have Ueu washed upon the beach, de
stroyed and their contents lost as irre
deemably as if by lire.
Two Drownings In Maratawa Bay.
Holland, Mich., Aug. 25. While a
party of four were out sailing on Macatawa
bay. a sudden squall came up which cap-
iihe boat and resulted in the drown
ing of John Haan, ex-porter of thesteamer
Saugatiu-k, and Miss Jennie Anderson, of
Chicago. The bodies of the unfortunates
were recovered a short time after. This is
the lii-st accident chronicled this season.
Illew Down a Tench Orchard.
Bed Bank, N. J., Aug. 25. The storm
did thousands of dollars' of damage to
farm crops ia central New Jersey. All the
pi ach trees in the Hon. William 11.
Grant's orchard at Middleton were blown
down. Mr. Grant expected to pick over 5,
Ut'O baskets of peaches.
Itaby with the Hydrophobia.
Milwaukee, Aug. 25. A child of Ed
ward Merz, SS2 Buffum street, was bitten
by a dog Sunday and now shows symp
toms of hydrophobia. The child is fifteen
mont hs old.
Two Miners Crushed to Death.
Walsexbekg, Colo., Aug. 2 Two coal
miners were killed at Rouse by the wall
falling in on them when a 6hot was fired.
Their names could not be learned.
GOOD FOR 'PROMINENT ATTORNEYS.'
But a Losing Business for the Fellow!
Who Pay the Freight.
Arkansas Cur, Kan., Aug. 25. There
is a movement here among old soldiers to
make a test case of their right to declare
their intention of settling on any specified
quarter in the strip and take advantage
of sections 3,304 and 2,305, revised statutes
of the United States and the Oklahoma
law to protect them. The statutes say
that a soldier may locate hi3 homestead
and have 6ix months to file his declaratory
statement, make his entry, and commence
improvements. The Oklahoma law which
applies in the case declares that his rights
shall not be abridged by any other law or
If this holds good any old soldier may
go to the lanr? office as soon as open and
make declaration or may do so by mail
und without making the run contest the
right of any eettler who may settle on
ths quarter he has previously picked out.
Major O. M. Wilson, a prominent attor
uey, and some of his old soldier friends are
going to' test it aud other Grand Army
men will be urged to do the same. This
will cause a great many contests and re
sult in litigation.
CuiCAao, Aaz- 4-
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today runjed as follows:
llogs Estimated receipts tor the day. 2S.IX0;
left over about ll,!'; quality Ttsood; con
sisting mainly of heavy lots; market fairly
active oa paoiinj aud shipping account,
and firm; prices opened lirui ad
vanced about 10c; sales ranged at ft. 00,2,
5.40 pigs. $".353i J light, St.S '0,1.95 roujjh
packing, Sj.oujcGj mixed, and $5.00&o.3o
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
13,0!'; quality fair; market rather slow
and prices lower; quotations ranged at
24lWchoice toextrasliippinjsreers, $1.10(54.50
good to choice do, S.t.yiu.4.' :j fair to good, $3.00
S.40 common to medium do, S-.'J i&i 8) butch
ers' steers, ti U ) 7j stockeri, J2.50A3.SJ
feeders. $1 2j2.i coir a. JJ.ui3.Cj heifers,
tl.5 'J3.25 bulls, S- ii Texas steers, And
S-'.v:'&5.lX) veals calves. .
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
10.0UU; quality fair; market rather quiet and
prices steady; quotations ranged at
1&3.40 per 100 lbs westerns, 5.003.00
Texans, &2.00&4.3J natives and t3.5Ji5.UJ
Following were the quotation) on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat August,
opened tbftp, closed September, opened
eojso, closed lOiic; December, opened
closed BTifcC Corn August, opened 87c,
closed StAgc; September, opened 87sc closed
3CJgi; May, opened 40Jjo, closed 40o. Oata
August, opened c, closed c; Septem
ber, opened 23ic, closed 23l4c; May, opened
iJc, closed iisc l'ork August, opened
. closed ; September, opened
813.U3. closed S12.9J; Octobsr, opened $1.;,
closed S12 9. Lrd September, opened
SS.17& closed fS 1J.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 22o
per lb; fancy dairy. lflilTHc; packing
stock, 13c. Eggs Fresh stock, loss oft, 13o
perdoz. Live poaltry Sprinx o.'iickeas, llo
per lb; hens, fcc: roojterj, 5c; turkeyi, 11c;
ducks, Vc; geese, fi.UJil.ljj per doz. New
potatoes Early Ohio. $1.81,41. 9J per bbL
Apples New, S2-0u&2.73 per bbl. Uoney
White clover, lib sec Lions, 15&lc; broken
comb, 10c; dark comb, goal condition, lod
He; extracted. 6&5c per lb.
New York, Aug. 4.
Wheat September, 7 13 16J68c; Octo
ber, 7uHS"0Je; December, 74j0.&76Hr3. Rye
Nominal; western, 55c. Corn No. 2
quiet and easier at 45H'&t6!c; September.
45 7-la45J6c; October, 474c. Oata No. 8
quiet and easier; August, 2KJo ; September,
30c; October, SJHHc; November, 81c;
state. SU34lc; western, MCh&tlc. Pork
Steady and dull; new mess, J14.JUttl5.00. Lard
Dull and steady.
The Aioeal Markets.
New oits S4c.
Ilay Timothv. $10; upland. t7.50ai3.50;
ek utci , 1 6.O0J7.00; baled. $10.0039.00.
Butter Fair to choice, S2tft; creamery, 25c;
Eecp Freeh, 13Hc.
Poultry Chickens, ISc; turkejs docks
1-Vic; geese, 10c.
rarrr and teobtablis
Apples $3 50$3 per bbl.
Onions TSc per 1m
Turnips 4"c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn lea Meet
44 c; cows aud Deifeis, t;i J.'Jc calve
Minnesota lias I'lenty of Money.
St. Pail, Aug. 25. State Treasurer
Robleter's attention was called to the
statements in the press that there was a
shortage in the funds in the hands of tho
state. He said there was no truth in the
report whatever. As a matter of fact, ho
said, he had in solvent banks no less than
The Itrusby Fork Fiend Escapes.
Oakland, Ills., Aug. 25. It is now made
certain that Meyers, the rapist, has es
caped from the swamp where he lay con
cealed since last Friday. A search has
been made and no trace of him can be
found He has relatives in Indiana and
It is thought he has gone there.
Iowa's "Dry" Republicans.
Des Moises, Aug. 25. A mass conven
tion of Polk county prohibition Republi
cans was held with an audience of 500.
An address was issued calling a delegate
state convention of Republicans who pro
test against the action of the late Republi
can state convention on the prohibitory
question to meet in Des Moinea, Sept. 6.
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and.
over' endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
' in Cans. At your Grocer's