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k Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI NO. 275
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 8. 180S,
8ingle OoplM S Oaatt
Par Weak ISM OeaSl
is not as cheap as our FALL OVERCOATS
we are selling for
We bought them cheap, and are going to sell
'em cheap and quick.
You can buy school suits almost at your own price. We must unload,
as we have bought too many goods for the room we have.
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 aj: once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in the
1525 and 1527
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
" Call and leave your order
ta.e Block Opposite Harper House:
TUB FIRST-OLA 38
ow located In his new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
knight shoes a specialty. Opposite me Oii stand.
SflX&FUCE, ROCK ISLAND, JLL.
124 128 and 128
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Use it your own way.
It ia the beet Soap made
For ashing Machine use.
WARNQCX & RALSTON,
Is Life wTth Living?
That Depends Upon Tonr Health.
Will cure yon and keep you well.
For tale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Jotin Volk. & Co.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
An all kinds of wort wnrv fnr builder.
Eighteen': V .. . t , '
ROCK ISLAND. I
Taken from the Frightful Wreck
AN ATTEMPT TO DOTHE IMPOSSIBLE
Results in a Railway Horror on the
Pennsylvania Somebody Blun
ders Terribly, .
And Tries to Have Two Train Pass Each
Other on One Track Fourteen Badly
Wounded One of the Head Smashed Out
of All Recognition Correct List of the
Killed and Injured Cyclone in Louisi
ana Kills Five Persons and Destroys a
Chicago, Sept. s. Two fast trains on
the Pennsylvania railway crashed Into
eich other near Colehour, a small town
nenr the Indiana state line, aud in an in
stant t welve lives were lost and fourteen
other unfortunates were mrimed and man
gled. Following are the lists of the. killed
a. id injured.
Killed Chester E. Coffin, Carthage Ind.;
A. S. Temple, manager Schiller theatre,
Chicago; Emil Godenrath, nephew of Tem
ple; Eva Rigney, freight agent Wisconsin
Central railway; J. D. Adams, Fairfield,
Ills.; F. M. Boui.srd. Terrs Haute, Ind.;
F. D. Fleming, Fairfield. Ills.; W. D.
Richardson, Chicago; Albert Hsinz, Vin
cemies, Ind.; William Shouicher, New Al
bany; Michael Wall; unknown tramp.
Names of the Fourteen Wounded.
Wounded William Richter, Edwards
port, Knox county, Ind., head hurt, and
Internal injuries; Willium Brewer, bag
gageniaster, Louisville train, left leg
amputated, internal injuries; Joseph
Vale, Uti'A Lamplain street, Louisville,head
cut; Claude Derber, train newsboy, right
foot amputated; Herman Lichter, Free
landsville, Ind., head cut; Harry Kleini,
Vincennes, Ind., internal injuries; Michael
Vale, Louisville, internally hurt; W. A.
Hill, Couboge, Ind., skull fractured, may
die; Henry Hogcnnieyer, Sanborn, Knox
county, Ind., head cut and internal in
juries; John Briscoe, Logansport, Ind.,
hi-ad cut and back hurt; W. H. Turner,
c lored.Ch:cago,headcut, internal injuries;
Casper Meyer, Vincennes, Iu.bHck cut, in
ternal injuries; William Billingsera, Clyde,
o.,head cut.left leg crushed; Joseph Echen
botn, Camden, O., chest hurt.
Cansed by an Inexcusable lilunder.
The casualty appears to have been the
result of a blunder inexcusable by even the
railroad officials. Two trains were sched
uled to pass south on the single line of the
track between Colehour, Ills., and Ham
mond, Ind., constructed by the Pennsylva
nia to meet the exigencies of the World's
fair traffic. At about the same time a
train was due north on the track, and this
appears to have been fully understood in
the train-dispatcher's office. It was ar
ranged to give the north train, due at the
Union station at !:35 a. m., with milk and
way passengers from Valparaiso, Ind., the
right of way, and it was ordered to proceed
toward Chicago, and did so at the rate of
thirty miles an hour. In the meantime
trains Xos. lfil and 12, the latter the Pan
handle limited express, were supposed to
have been held on the double track at
Colehour, to await the passage of No. 43,
the milk train.
Nothing About No. 13.
Orders were given the operator at Cole
hour to hold Xo. ltX), but nothing was
said to him about No. 12. He obeyed or
ders, and No. 12 was allowed to enter upon
the single track on its schedule time, run
ning forty miles an hour directly toward
the milk tram, which had also been given
the right of way in an opposite dijectien
on the. same track. The Panhandle ex
press had proceeded but a short distance
on its way and was rounding a slight curve
when the milk train was sighted ahead,
aud the two trains, scarcely slacking in
speed in the short distance, dashed into
Miraculous That Any Escaped Alive.
The wreck which ensued was com
plete. The engine crews saved their lives
by jumping. The two locomotives came
together with a crash that wrecked both
and drove the baggage car of the Pan
handle train through the smoking car be
hind it. In this car were about forty pas
sengers aud in it the loss of life occurred.
So completely was the car wrecked that it
seemed miraculous that any of those in it
escaped alive, but when the rescuers ral
lied to the scene and began the work of
securing the bodies of the dead and rescu
ing the injured it was found that a nam
her who had been on the ill-fated car
were foremost in the ranks.
FRIGHTFUL FORCE OF THE CRASH.
The ltuggageCar DuUcn Nearly Through
' the Smoker.
The dismantled eugine and cars threw
the engine of, he express train back with
a force that ill turn lifted the baggage car
up and drove it into the smoking car just
behind. Railroad men there said they had
never seen similar results. With fearful
power the baggage car was forced Into
and almost io the far end of the smoking
car. The framework of the baggage car
settled down and crushed the life out of
those who Lad not already been mowed
down in its path. The dead and suffering
were buried beneath the heavy floor of the
baggage car. and the first arrivals at the
scene of the wreck found arms and legs
extending from every window.
The most horrible sight was the mass of
human remains that was dashed against
the tender of the Panhandle locomotive.
It had once been a' man. Some said he
was a tramp, and 'that he had been steal
ing a ride on the "blind baggage" plat
form. When the collision came this un
known man was crushed into a mass of
Jelly between the baggage car and the
heavy tender. One man was thrown nar
tially out of a smoker window, and a ton
or more of the wreckage pinioned the re
mainder of the body within the wrecked
car. All efforts to disengage the body
were unavailing, and the livid features of
the dead man stared the rescuers in the
A Mvon Ten"l", manager of the Schiller
au. e, ' ' i.he iirst taken out. In cotn
Dany with Herman Godenrath and the lac
ier s uncie ne was on nis way to E-ngiisa
lake, Ind., to take part in a hunting and
fishing expedition for a .few days. Mr.
Temple occupied a seat in the xorward
part of the car with young Godenrath by
his side. Death for both was instantane
ous, their heads being crushed. The next
man was E. M. Rigner, traveling freight
agent for the Wisconsin Central railn ay.
The iieavy weight had descended on his
head, crushing it. His legs had been
forced against tl'e side of the car and
crushed. He had been instantly killed.
W. A. Shonicher, a New Albany dry
goods dealer, on his way home from the
fair, had left his two sisters in a rear
coach of the train. They'hurried forward
to see how their brother had fared, and
had just given an description of him when
his dead body was lifted through a car
window to the ground before their eyes.
F. W. Bomard, a Terre Haute business
man, was dead when he was found. Bag
gagamaster Brewer was pinned down to
the floor of his car. He was sawed out,
half unconscious, and his left leg had to be
amputated at the knee.
By 2 o'clock the dead and wounded pas
sengers had been taken from the wreck
and sent to South Chicago. The officials
of the Pennsylvania railroad say that an
investigation will be commenced at once.
C. D. Iaw, of Fort Wayne, who is super
intendent of the division, will hold a regu
lar court and call before him the crews of
both trains, the telegraph operators at the
stations at each side of the spot and the
train dispatcher. The result will be sub
mitted to General Superintendent Watts
for final action. It is a clear case of negli
gence on some one's part and there will
not be much trouble in fixing the respon
sibility. Engineers Lighteiser and Morris Hart,
of the two trains that came into collision,
together with Operator Kennedy, who re
ceived the train orders at Colehour, have
been placed nnder arrest by Captain Pow
ers, of the South Chicago station, and
taken to the station to await the result of
the coroner's inquiry.
BLEW SOWN A CONVENT.
A Cyclone in Louisiana Kijbj Two Nnns
and Three Other Penns.
Raceland, Fla., Sept. 8. A severe cy
clone struck the pretty little town c
Lock port, ou Bayou Lafourche, La., and
left it in a mass of ruins aud desolation.
Strong winds had been raging all n5.ght,
accompanied by rain. No serious results
were apprehended until the wind shifted
suddenly to the touthwest and blew at a
terrible rate, carrying everything In its
path. A score of buildings were entirely
destroyed or damaged, but the worst wreck
was the convent of the Immaculate Con
ception, where two nuns were killed. The
dead are: Sister Pulcharie, Sister Lucie,
Miss Mabel Gauthreau, Oliver Revet, bar
ber, the servant of convent, and an un
Following were seriously wounded:
Camilla Richard, injured internally; Ed
ward Barrious, wounded in breast and
head; Isadore Le Blanc, ribs fractured;
Miss Nettie Ayo, internal injuries; Sister
Anasthnie, head and hips injured; Sister
Joseph, hip injured; Mrs. Gus Aribat, in
ternally injured. Several pothers were se
CLOSE OF THE ENCAMPMENT.
Action of the Veterans on the Pension
Questirtn Other Matters.
Indianapolis, Sept. 8. With a three
times three aud a tiger for the old flag and
the restoration of the suspended veterans
to the pension roll, the tweaty-seventh
national encampment of the Grand Army
has adjourned sine die. The incoming
commander-in-chief announced the ap
pointment of James M. Meech, of Boston,
as adjutant general, and Louis Wagner, of
Philadelphia, as quartermaster general.
Some of the members of the council of ad
ministration or the ensuing year are as
follows: Wisconsin, Geo. L. Thomas;
Michigan, Geo. 11. Hopkins; Iowa, John
Lindt; Illinois, II. S. Dietrich; Indiana, C,
The pension committee's report arraign
the present administration for "pernicious
activity'' in the line of cutting off pensions;
the action of Secretary of the Interior
Smith on the act of 1890 is condemned as
unjust, and Commissioner Raum's ruling
on that law declared to be fair and proper,
and Secretary Smith is asked to reinstate
that ruling. There was considerable dis
cussion of technical and verbal points, but
on the final vote the encampment was
unnnimous in adopting the report.
White the discussion was going on a
telegram from Washington was read
which stated that the pension bureau had
refused to renew the suspended pensions,
but promised to settle all suspended
claims in two weeks. The telegram made
no impression on the meeting. A resolu
tion asking 'hat the discount on green
backs duriug the war be made np to the
Boldiers was laid on the table and one de
manding preference to veterans in ap
pointments to office was adopted. A lot
of miscellaneous business was attended to
and then the new officers were installed,
the new commander-in-chief being re
ceived with tremendous enthusiasm.
The Woman's Relief Corpselected Sarah
C. Mink, of New York, president, and Ar
milla A. Chaney, of Detroit, treasurer.
The Ladies of the Grand Army elected
Mrs. Amanda J. Withern, of Minnesota,
president, and Mrs. Gordon, of Kansas,
Proceedings in the Senate.
Washihgton, Sept. a In the senate
Wolcott offered a resolution for the imme
diate repeal of the McKinley bill signed
by all the citizens of a town in Colorado.
He also offered a resolution calling for the
amount paid as bounties on maple sugars.
When Gallinger proposed to include all
sugar Wolcott said he could write his own
resolutions. Walthall spoke on the repeal
bilL He wnted a declaration of policy In
the bill, and spoke for bimetallism. Stew
art then took the floor and spoke until 4:15,
when Daniel of Virginia whispered to him!
and to everybody's surprise he declared his
speech ended. An executive session was
Killed In a Coal Bin.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept 8. By the break
ing of a board over a coal pocket in the
Milnesville colliery .Michael Chevin and
JohnAndrose were precipitated into the
coal bin. A gondola was being loaded
from it at the time, and the men were
drawn down. When taken out Chevin
was dead and Androse fatally injured.
OR. GRAVES' LAST OATH.
In the Shadow of Death He Swears to
Denver, Sept. 8. The following letter
written by Dr. T. Thatcher Graves has
been found among the papers left by him.
The letter is without date, but from Its
contents it is supposed that it was written
while he was in prison at Canon City un
der sentence of death and prior to the time
of granting of a new trial in his case by
the supreme court. The letter is addressed
to the United Press and "written at the
execution house, Canon City state peni
tentiary," and is as follows:
"Kuow nil men by these presents greet
ingthat L T. Thatcher Graves, being un
der sentence of death and expecting soon
to be hanged, do hereby make the follow
"In no way, shape, manner nor deed did
I have anything to do with the death of
Mrs. Josephine H. Barnaby; that I have
never confessed to any person that I had
anything to do in the matter. I do de
clare this upon my Masonic oath. I de
clare this on my oath as a member of the
Grand Army, as a member of the Golden
Cross and as a soldier, veteran and a gen
tleman.' I call upon Free and Accepted
Masons, upon all soldiers and veterans of
the Grand Army that responded to the
wail of the nation, upon all members of
the Golden Cross and upon all lovers of
the truth to believe this, my last state
ment. T. Thatcher Graves,
Product of Kansas Fields.
ToPEKA, Kas., Sept. 8. According to the
report of the state board of agriculture
the total product of wheat this year la
about 19,000,000 bushels. The total oak
crop will probably be 26,000,000 bushels.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Sept. 7.
Following were the quotations oa the
Board of Trade today: Wheat September,
opened 65c, closed 6ic; October, opened
Kic, ciosel 6c; December, opened 70c,
closel (Uric Corn September, opened 33c.
closed 3c; December, ope ted 34a, closed
39)c; May, opened 43c, closed 43J4c Oats
..Sep'ember, opened 25c. c osed Zlc; Oc
totier, opened Z5!4c, closed XO4C; May.
opened 3$6c; cloied 3jc. Pork Septem
ber, spened $15.95, closed $I6.iW; January,
opened S13.10, closed 12.93; Lard Sep
tember, i,ened $3.25, closed 18.30.
Live Stock"iv The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated reotfs for the day, 85,000;
quality good; left over, 3.020; market active
with shippers principal buyers; opened 53
10c higher, bat now weak; adVSnce -.lost; . .
sates ranged at f4.e035.60 pigs, $5.76&tt.tO
light. $5.2035.40 rough packing. $5.4536.15
mixed, and t5.453i.85 heavy packing and
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
13,00 1; qual ty fair; market fairly active
on local and shiphing account: 10c higher;
quotations ranged at t4.8535.3J choice to
extra shipping steers, ti.lU3t.75 good to
choice do., 3.50(34.15 fair to good. I3.C0&
8.50 common to medium do, t2.7538.5A batch
ers' steers, tl.9032.75 stackers, $15033.00 .
feeders, $1.253i.8J cowa, f2.u033.lu heifers,
tl.3ik3.25 balls. f2.3J3W0 Texas steers,
$2.603 63 western rangers, and Ji.5u35.50
Sheep Estimate! receipts for the day,
12,000; quality fa r; market rather active
on looal and shipping account 4d
prices well maiatained; quotations ranged
at $2.0023.40 per 100 lbs. We items, tl.SOS.OO
Texas, (1.903,4.15 natives and t2.7535.40
Produce: Batter Fancv snar.tor-
25c per lb; fancy dairy, 20322c; packing
stock, 14c. Egs Fresh stock, 14c per doz,
loss off. Live poultry Spring chickens, 80
per lb; loiters, 6c; turkeys, 10311c; ducks,
9c; geese, $3.0036.00 per doz. Potatoes
Wisconsin Hose. 75c per bu; fancy, 10c;
home grown, tl.UO3i.s5 per lj-bu sack.
Sweet potatoes Jersey, $5.00 per bbl; Bal
timore, t3.2V33.53. Apples New, fair to
choice, t2.OO32.5 per bbl. HoneyXfyjjite
clover, 1-lb sections, 12H314c; broken comb,
106; dark comb, good condition, 10$l2c; ex
tracted, 63Sc. , -- j .
New York. ' :
' New Tore, Sept. 7.
Wheat-September. 70X371c; .October, Tljf
B7iKc; December, 75H375!c Corn No. I
firmer, quiet; No. 2, 4ti37c; October, C
47ic; December. 4.iimo. Oats No.
quiet, firmer; state, asiHc; western, 30)4
338Hc; September, 3ojg3lc; October, 80H
&31Vfcc. Fork Quiet and firm. Lard Firm
er au . quiet.
The Loral markets.
BRAIN, ITC. T
New oats s:jig.24c.
Hay Timothy .J9.00S10.00 ;npland. t6.003s9.00
elougl , 16.003$7.00; baled. tlO.0039.OQ.
Butter Fair to choice, 22tfi323c ;ereamery,35c
Epee Frefh, 12Sc.
Poultry Chickens, ISc; tnrkeya Ktfjdncks
1-Kc; geese, 10c.
ruurr and vbsbtasi.es.
Apples J3 50SS1.33 per bbl.
Onions 70c per bu.
Turnips 40c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed
4&4c; cows and ncifeis, !i33Jc
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and.
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yefr5eff.
jj In Cans. At your Grocer's