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RCCK ISLAND. THURSDAY. AUGUST 31, 1893.
-Ingle Copies 5 Ceat
Per Weak ISM Oenta
em cheap and quiet.
Big Store. "
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
GLEMANN & SALZMM.
1525 and 1527
en's Artistic Tailoring.
I The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
" ' Call and leave your order
tab Block Opposite Habpeb Hotjs-:.
is not as cheap as our FALL OVERCOATS
we are selling for
Worth $12.00 to $18.00.
We bought them cheap, and are going to sell
SAX&RCS, ROCKSLAND, ILL,
You can buy school suits almost at your own price. We mnst unload,
as we have bought too many goods for the room we have.
124 128 and 128
" Seated in his new shop,
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
Op polite the Oli'etand.
LABOR, TIME, MONET
Dse it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For W ashing Machine use.
WARNOCX & RALSTON,
Is Life Wnrth Living?
That Depends Upon Tonr Health.
Will care yoa and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Joiin Volk. 6c Co.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for builders. -Eighteenth
St. bet. Third and Foorth avennos.
The Work of the Storm at Port
Royal and Beaufort.
SEVENTY BODIES SO FAR PICKED UP.
Found in Groups of Seven and Eight
large Families Almost Annihilated
The Corpses In Such a Condition as to
Require Immediate Hnrial Charleston
Loses Over a Million in Property Im
mense Loss of Crops latest From Sa
vannah. Augusta, Ga., Aug. 31. News from the
storm-swept district of Port Royal and
Beaufort is still very meagre. There is no
telegraphic communication with these
places yet, the only news being obtainable
by mail. News received by The Chronicle
brings the startling intelligence that sev
enty dead and swollen bodies have been
taken from the Coosaw river by searching
parties. Not one-hlf of the horrors of the
storm have as yet been told, as messengers
from surrounding sections are arriving
hourly bringing news of deaths and terri
ble havoc, caused by Sunday night's gale.
The result of the day's work of the relief
party puts the number of missing at over
100, but owing to means of communication
correct lists of the dead cannot be ob
tained. Bodies Found Lying in Heaps.
In several places along the Coo aw river
were found eight or ten bod;es lying on
the bank close together. Graves were
hastily dug near the places of the discov
ery of the bodies and without ceremony
the storm victims were placed beneath the
earth. Many of the dead were so far ad
vanced in putrefaction that the scene was
revolting and horrifying. The situation
in some localities is reported as being dis
tressing among the negroes, only one or
two persons being left out of families of
twelve or fifteen. To the extent of their
ability the people of Beaufort and Port
Royal are rendering all the assistance in
their power to stricken families who lost
all in the flood of wind and water.
Had News Expected From the Islands.
Provision and clothing are being liber
ally distributed to those most needy. No
nesof a definite character has been re
ceived from St. Helena and other sur
rounding islands. These islards for the
most part are thickly populated and it is
feared the loss of life has been very great.
THE HAVOC AT CHARLESTON.
A Million Dollars Worth of Property Dc
strayed Six Lives Lost,
Charleston, S. C, Aug. 31. The cy
clone is ended, and the city has started in
to replace damages while yet shut off from
communication with the outer world. The
sight presented is a familiar tne to people
in this city a city almost in ruins, the
streets and thoroughfares strewn with de
bris from the roofs of stores and dwellings,
roadways blocked up by the hundreds of
giant trees uprooted from the earth, side
walks strewn with crumbling brick and
mortar, the courts and alleys and by
paths under water. A magnificent water
front, v ith its costly docks where the fleet
of a continent could be berthed, piled with
wreckage; some of its churches unroofed,
and almost every residence in the city
more or less injured.
The Coloied Citiren I. Abroad Early.
The water and wind played havoc in the
old city by the sea. It began in the wee
Binall hours of dawn, and while the fierce
gale was still howling through the town
threatening almost total annihilation
along the byways and on the thorough.
fares, you could see the hewer of wood
the African-American citizen of Charles
ton true to the instinct of his race, armed
with big and little hatchets clearing away
the debris with a pi ovident eye for extra
firewood. A few minutes later, away tip
King street, you saw a battalion of stal
wart workmen armed with axes, saws,
picks and spades working their way down
the streets, close in their rear following
one of the familiar but indispensable bob
tails of the street railway on the march
from Line street to the Battery, and as
they progressed southward almost in the
teeth of the gale, a hedge of evergreen
arose on each side of the roadway, and the
street car the first step toward a return
from chaos to civilization is once more in
Damages of Over a Million.
The damage here was fully as great as
from the terrible cyclone of lf5. The
News and Courier estimates the losses as
follows: City property, $100,000; fertilizer
works, $173,500; Charleston Mining com
pany, toO.OOO-railroads, MO.OOti; telephone
exchange, Sb.WK); telegraph companies,
$,U00; lead works, $1,000; wharves. $250,
O'.K); shipping, $50,000; Ashly river bridge,
t0,0(i0; churches, 50,000; private property,
$2uu,000i, miscellaneous, $100,000. Total.
$1,111,500. The experience of 1885 taught
the Charlestonians a lesson and over $1,
000,000 cyclone insurance was held here.
This will greatly off -set the damages.
Half a Dozen Fersons Killed.
Six persons were killed and two injured
and others are missing. Rattlesnake
Shoals lightship is completely wrecked.
The crew escaped. The Seminole and
Yemasse, of the Clyde Line steamers, are
both overdue at Charleston and great
anxiety is felt. The British steamer
Astoria, lumber laden, from Pensacola for
Queenstown, is "derelict." The schooner
Morris V. Childs from Brunswick with
lumber has been towed into port. The
vessel reports passing through wreckage
and seeing six men in the water with life
preservers on. They were barely alive.
No assistance could be given them. All
the buoys marking the south channel en
trance to Charleston harbor are gone. ,
Havoc All Over the State.
Wires are down in every direction, and
details are hard to get at. The damage
was general, extending over the entire
state, severest in the southeastern angle,
and the least severe in the northwestern
angle. The damage st Beaufort and Port
Royal and the neighboring Icv islands
skirting the Atlantic coast was frightful,
if reports are accurate, nice neias along
the Savannah and its affluent streams were
torn up by the winds and waters. Water
was driven in from the Atlantic, and the
tides are unprecedentedly high, in some
places being eighteen feet above mean
bigii -water mark. Much rice already cut
and m v d was swept away, and uncut
rice . ..nl eriously. The sea island
colli. i. ...i u.a were terribly washed up.
All the rivers ;in the state are over their
banks and lowland crops are ruined. The
corn looks as if logs had been rolled ovef
it. Cotton is badly torn up. The damage
to crops amounts to several hundred
thousand dollars. Every town in the stats
suffered damage. Shade trees are down
and roofs injured.
Further Particulars from Savannah.
Savannah, Aug. 31. Further particu
lars from Tybee Island show that the
property loss on the bath houses, etc., will
be about $50,000, but it in now estimated
thftt the loss to the planters on the island
will be much greater than was at first sup
posed. Nearly the whole crop is destroy ed
and the loss is estimated at $400,000. The
Norwegian brig came into the Tybee roads
having on board eighteen of the crew ot
the British ship Nettie Murphy from Pen
sacola for Dundee, wrecked in the gulf
No lives were lost.
THEY DECLARE SEESON GUILTY.
A Bad Position for a World's rair Com
missioner Exposition Notes.
Chicago, Aug. 81. There were 154,433
paid admissions at the fair yesterday, but
it is probable that the fact was of no inter
est to National Commissioner Otbniel Bee
son, ot Oklahoma. For the committee in
vestigating his connection with the fait
Mrs. Harmon-Anson, who says she has
awards for sale, felt bound to report that
from his own admissions Beeson was
guilty of conduct unworthy of a commis
sioner and a gentleman, and with a decided
moral obliquity. That is not the way
the report puts it, but it is what the
report means. Mercer was wholly acquit
ted, and that part of the report was adopt
ed at once. The Betson case will be at
tended to later.
It was Missouri day at the fair yesterday
and a large number of the citizens of that
state celebrated it at their attractive state
building. Today it is Netherlands day,
and at 11 o'clock this morning the cere
monies commenced at Festival hall. Aug.
81 is the birthday of the little queen who
is the sole living descendant of Prince
Willii.m the Silent of Orange, who secured
the independence of the Netherlands. She
is 13 years old, having already reigned
about two years. This is the first great
gathering of Dutchmen ever held in the
west. After the ceremonies in Festival
hall a reception was held in the Java vil
lage. This village has settled its trouble
with the exposition managers and will
charge 20 cents admission hereafter.
Among those taking first premiums at
the live stock show were the following:
Cleveland Bay horses Stericker Bros.,
Springfield. Ills. Cleveland Bay Horse Co.
Paw Paw, Mich.; German coach horses
Gieeley Horse Imp. Co., Greeley, la.; E.
Knolt & Co., Waverly, la. French coach
M. W. Dunham, Wayne, Ills.
The first dramatic production at the
World's fair took place last night, Shake
speare's comedy "As You Like It" being
given in the open air. The splendidly ar
ranged theater in Sylvan Dell was crowded
and the work of the players warmly com
mended. Miss Rose Coghlan wins" Rosa
lind and Otis Skinner Orlando.
LABOR AND SINGLE TAXERS.
Notes of Their Proceedings at Chicago
Chic ago, Aug. 31 At the Labor Congress
oiie of the most interesting and profound
papers read was that on uCivil Law and
Labi r Conflict," by Dr. John Bascom, ex
president of Wisconsin university. Papers
on "Social Reform in Germany," by Dr.
Zacher; "The Philosophy of the Labor
Movement," by George McNeill, and
"Working Girls' Clubs," by Grace H.
Dodge, were also read. President Gom
pers, of the American Federation of Labor,
spoke. Gorr.pers was not on the pro
gramme, and he occupied about fifteen
minutes. "It is a sad commentary on the
present condition of society when we hear
it announced that preparations are being
made all over the country for demonstra
tions of the unemployed. It Is not food
that is demanded, but work. There Is no
famine in the land. The granaries are
The programme at the Single Tax Con
gress was principally a long and unim
portant discussion of the order of business
and platform the congress should adopt.
The plntform was proposed by the Sinele
Tax society of Philadelphia, and while it
was not satisfactory to the scientists and
experts of the congress it makes clear all
single tax theories and embodies the latest
results of the students of the congress.
The platform is a long one and the most
important parts are as follows:
Dispense with a horde of tax-gatherers.
simplify government and greatly reduce
us cosu u
Give us with all the world that absolute
free trade which now exists between the
Btates of the Union.
Abolish all taxes on private issues of
-Take the weight of taxation from agri
cultural districts, where land has little
value apart from improvements, and put
it upon valuable land, such as city lots
and mineral deposits.
At the Social and Economic Congress
the entire proceedings of the session con
sisted of a loug discussion on the silvar
question, which was brought about by
President F. Benjamin Andrews' paper
on "Controverted Points Touching Bimet
allism." The Rabbinical congress closed its ses
sion. Costly rin in London.
London, Aug. 31. Tho Packing Box
Inctory of George York & Co., the piano
!orte factory of Squire & Sons, and sev
eral other workshops and stores on Eus
ton road, near Stanhope street, London,
were burned to the ground. The carriage
factory of Harrison & Sons was much
damaged. Squire & Sons lost 200 pianos
The total loss is 80,000.
Prohibition State Convention.
Elmiba, N. Y., Aug. 81. The Prohibi
tion state convention nominated Joseph
A. Bogardus, of New York, for secretary
of state and George S. Chester, of Erie, for
MAY CLOSE SUNDAY.
The Injunction Relating to the World's
Chicago, Aug. 31. The directors
can now close the World's fair Sun
days if so disposed. The Clingman
injunction has been finally dis
solved, Judges Dunne and Bretmaa
uniting in the decision and Judge
Folsom Didn't Miss Durant.
Caddo, I. T., Aug. 31. Deputy Marshal
Andy Folsom shot and killed Captain
Henry Durant, of Governor Jones' militia,
in the station here. Durant and a notorious
woman had just arrived on a train, and
Folsom demanded to know the content of
a valise carried by the woman, it being sus
pected that the valise contained whisky.
After a short struggle Folsom secured pos
session of the valise and found two quajts
of whisky in it. When Folsom attempted
to confiscate the liquor Durant shot at but
Wieckers Did the Work.
Amberg, Wis., Aug. 31. It seems to be
well established that the accident two
miles north of here on the Milwaukee arid
Northern road Sunday night was a de
liberate attempt to wreck the train. The
officials of the road have been making an
investigation and they have found evi
dence which seems to sbow conclusively
that the wreck was caused by a stone
placed on the track.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, Aug. SO. -
Following were the quotations da the
Board of Trade today: Wheat Au
gust, opened 61c closed 62c; 8e0
tember. opened 2c, closed 62$c; De
cember, opened 67c closed 68)40. Corn
August, opened 3; 14c, closed 3"Hc; Septan i
ber. opened 37tc, closed 37 14c: May, opened
4094c closed 404c. Oats September, Opened
23c, closed SUic; October, opened SS4V$o,
closed 49fcc; May, opened clo-ed V9$c.
Pork September, opened $14.60, closed $14.45.
October, opened $U.S7J closed $13.75. Laid-
September, opened $7.90, closed $.75c
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stocks yards today ranged a follows;
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day, 8i,
010; quality very good, consisting mostly Of
heavy lots; market moderately active on
packing and shipping account, and weaker;
prices 15c lower for heavy, and Other gradej)
OS 53K'c; sales ranged at $6fl:5.6J pigs.
$5.4025.95 light, $1.90.5.05 rough packiqj,
$5.05&5.65 mixed, and $S.10.V45 heavy pad-
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day. 1&
uco; quality lair; market rather quiet
prices loner; quotations ranged at fltjyj
6.15 choice to extra shipping steers, $4.053 4.0
good to choice do . $3. 126.96.36.199 J fair to good
$2.9 03.40 common to medium do.. $3.752.3.1
butchers' steers. $i0u.2.75 stockers. $150.
8.20 feeders, $0U2.8J cows, $3.003 10 hell
era, v'-a t,t uuiis, c.wo.iu eas steers.
$2.50.3 90 Western ranger, aad $2.6025.50
Soeep Estimated receipts for the day,'
12,000; quality fair; market rather dull and
prices lower; quotations ranged at $L9JJjjS)
per 100 lbs Westerns, $1.90&-9. Texas, $L903
4.10 natives, and $2.405.15 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 24dj
fancy dairy. 2-l&21c; packing stock, fresh.
133140. El'js Fresh stock, 14o per do.en;
Live Poultry Spring chickens, loo pet 1BJ
hens, 10c; roosters, lJc; turkeys, mix&d lots.
lOXailc; ducks. c; spring ducks, Kifilci
geese, $3.036.00 per dozen. Potatoes Wis
consin Hose, 5;55c per bushel; S Louis,
Early Ohio, 45&5 Xew Apples Green, fair
to good. $ou3.2.5 per barrel; eating, S3.0Q3.
ia Honey White clover, 1 lb sections, 15
16c; broen comb, 10c; extracted, 6Sb
New York, Aug. 80.
' Wheat - September. 68 l-16.6bcfe; Q&ober.
70?f)7t!A:; November, 7373$c; December,'
75 lV18a5c. Corn No. 2, easier ana t6d
erately active at 45J494ec; September, 44Fl
October, W.faiSWi November, 4oJct D&V
oember, 46c. Oats No., dull and stead?;
state. 3jC'c; western. .: SeDte&ibsr.l
8030J$c;October, 3096c; May, 45J$o, ForkV
cirm ana aui- Lra uxui 1
etesm-rendered, S&25. '
The luteal aiarkets).
Com has dropped in the pan week 2c per b t
el ; oats go very easy at 34 and 85c; Timothy and
upland hay go at $9. We quote :
Ne w osts S4 5c .
Hay TimothT.iS8.009.00; upland. $8.00a0a
tlougi , IC.00&S7.O0; baled, $10.0039.00.
PB ODTC3 .
Butter Fair to choice, S2tfi23c ;creamery,5
Eejrs Frerh, 12c-
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys tftf ; ducks
ldtfc; seeee, 10c.
racrr and vbsbtablcs. .
Apples $3 50$1.25 per bbl.
Onions 70c per bu.
Turnip 40c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steer
4(4Hc; cows and nelfeis, !!i'3!c calve
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