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ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 189S.
Single Copies Oet
Per Week IS Oeata
We are now prepared to show you the
grandest stock of
At Prices Far Below all Competition.
We will save you 25 per cent on Children's
Suits, and have by far the largest line to select
A car load of handsome
at the following. prices.
worth f 15 00 go at
Remember we have only one car load to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
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tar Purpose In Advertising
is to let everybody who buys clotiirig that's all Man
kind here about know that; our fall suitings arsin, and
that the finest ever displayed in the city. You are lea
Iec:lully Invited to call and see the latest in pattern
"til styleB, in fall and winter wear.
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"As usual, only more so,"
Underselling Everybody in
SAX&RJCE, POCK ISLAND, ILL.
bed room suits going
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LABOK, TIME, M0NE1
Use it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For V ashing Machine use.
WARNOCK & RALSTON
Is Life wr-tb Livinc:?
That Depends Vpon Your Health.
Will cure you and keep yon well.
For Bale at IIancr Bouse Pharmacy.
Jolin Volk & Co.,
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fonrth avenues.
Flames in an Opera House at
WHOLE INTERIOR INSTANTLY AFIRE
People Jump from the Balconies
Upon Those on the
Twenty of the Horned Seriously Roasted
and Four Fatally Apprehensions That
There Are Other Victims in the Itnins
Names of Some of the Unfortunates
Property to the Value of Over 100,000
Destroyed itrief Details.
Caxton, Ills., Sept. 20. Canton's new
Opera House is burned to the ground and
hundreds of persons had a narrow escape
from bebig burned to death. As it was
about fifty men and women were burned
or crushed, several of them fatally. The
lint of those seriously injured will exceed
twenty. The Baldwin-Melville company
was playing "Michael Strogoff." During
the battle scene in the third act the fire
works exploded.setting fire to the scenery.
Instantly the audience was in an uproar,
but the manager hastened to the front of
thr stage and urged every one to remain
in his seat, saying there was no danger.
This checked the panic for a moment and
it was this short delay in clearing the
house that came near causing terrible loss
Terrible Panic Ensues.
In less than a minute after the curtain
dropped a sheet of flame burst from the
stage, rolled along the ceiling of the gal
lery and enveloped those in that part of
the house who had not j et escaped. Many
of those in the gallery jumped to the bal
cony belor, crushing and bruising them
selves and those upon whom they fell.
Their cries of pain could be heard for
blocks. "Men, women and children were
dragged out just in time to save them
from being burned to death. Although
the building was a solid structure in ap
pearance upjn the outide, the interior
proved to be an easy prey for the flames,
as it burned rapidly. By the time the fire
apparatus arrived there was no hope of
saving the structure, and the firemen
turned their attention to the surrounding
Four of the Victims Will Die.
It was thought at first that some of the
actors were lost, but at midnight all had
been accounted for. Two or three of them
lost their way in escaping from the stage
and had difficulty in finding the stage
door, but finally all got out, although
some of , them had their faces badly
scorched,' Four of those rescued are in a
very critical condition and" they are ex
pected to die. Many of the others burned
will be disfigured for life, and some of
them may die, ns it is feared they inhaled
PARTIAL LIST OF THE BURNED.
More lioclirs Hillcvcd to lt in the Kt:i is
The following is a list of t hose seriously
Injured, ns fur as ascertained, thu extetit
of their injuries not being known at this
time, lmt several of them will die: Pat
Keenan, Pierre Morganson, Wilbur Dob
bins. Elmer Mitrtin, John Thomas, John
Feckard, James Heck, John Belt, W. C.
Walgamot, l)u Wills, Philander Down
ing, Kiley Miller, Ernest MeYan, Law
rence Seward, Martin Moran, Fred Walsh
Arthur Stevens and John Brady. '
It is believed there are bodies in the ru
ins, but only one person, a tailor named
Peter Curry, who is known to have been
in the gallery, is not yet accounted for.
There were, however, a numler of strang
ers in the house.
In less time than it takes to tell it the
Opera Houe was a mass of flames. The
firemen wrre helpless to stay their pro
gress and in less than twenty minutes the
roof fell in. The flames spread to the
Opera House block, completely destroying
it. For two hours the firemen worked be
fore they hail the fire under control.
The third story of the Opera House block
was occupied by the Masonic lodge. Only
the records were saved. The second story
was occupied by the Canton Masonic Mu
tual Insurance company. Dr. Whiting,
dentist, and (i. R. Cobleigh as living
rooms. But little was saved from this
story. The first floor was occupied by
Woods & Wonderly. dry goods, and
Schrndzi Sklarek. clothiers. The greater
portion of these stocks were remo ved into
tl.n ... ...
The loss of the Opera House block and
the goods will amount to $100,000. The
Bald win-Melville company lost everything,
the members escaping with only the cos
tumes they had on. Walter S. Baldwin,
the manager, lost $2,000 in cash, which
was left in one of his coat-pockets on the
tuae. fSnne of the memliors of the com
pany escaped from under the stage by
forcing oil the heavy wire u-rating.
Wheels Go Wound" Again.
Cleveland, Sept. 20. Every department
of the large plant of the Otis Steel com
pany is in operation again except the plate
mill. The Bessemer department which
has been idle for more than a month has
also been started. It is understood that
the Otis company has closed some big or
ders and that, the immense plant which
gives employment to nearly 1,000 men will
bo runuing in full blast within a few days.
Meeting or the Typothetea.
Chicago, Sept. 20. Four hundred dele
gates to the conventiou of the United
Typothetu? of America began the second
session of their meeting with a trip to the
World's fair in fourteen Columbian
coaches. After the convention adjourned
there was an inspection of printing exhib
its and the remainder of the day was
passed in Machinery hall and the Manu
Lynched for an Attempt.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 20. Riley Gul
ley, a negro, 23 years old, was lynched at
Pineapple for attempting to assault Mrs.
isored, the wife of a highly respected
farmer while the latter was away from
MAX MUELLER ON RELIGION.
A Paper Read I the Wort's Parliament at
Chicago, Sept. 20. One of the most in
teresting papers read at the World's
Parliament of Religions was that written
by Max Mueller. It was read by Dr. Bur
rows and was somewhat abstruse and in
volved, its title being "Greek Philosophy
and the Christian Religion," but it was
followed with close attention. Among
other things it said: "What I have aimed
at in my Gilord lectures on re
ligion is to slow that all re
ligions are natural. What I hope for is
not simply a reform but a complete revival
of religiou, more particularly of the
"I had often asked myself the question
bow independent thinkers and honest men
like Sts. Clement and Origen came to em
brace Christianity and to elaborate the
first system of Christian theology. There
was nothing to induce them to accept
Christianity or to cling to it if they had
found it in any way irreconcilable with
their pbilosphical convictions. They were
philosophers first, Christians afterwards.
They had nothing to gain, and much to
lose, by joining and remaining in this new
sect of Christians." In conclusion he said
that if we wanted to be true Christians we
must go back to those earliest anti-Xicene
authorities, the true fathers of the church.
Thus only can we use the words, "In the
beginning was the word and the word be
came flesh" m honest thinkers and be
lievers. Intolerent pastors were given some hard
knocks by a noted Armenian theologian.
Professor Minas Tcheraz. He said that
oftentimes the flocks were anxious to pas
ture together, but it was the shepherds that
kept them apart. It was the pastor, the
shepherd, that brandished their crooks at
each other and kept the distance between
the nations undiminished. Tolerance, he
said, would eventually solve the question
and bring all the religions into one family.
THE HORROR NEAR MANTENO.
Second Train Was Duly Flagged Correct
List of the Dead.
Chicago, Sept. SO. The wounded of the
wreck of the Big Four train near Manteno,
this state, are all in hospitals in this city
and it is not believed that any will die.
The correct list of the dead numbers eight
and is as follows: Emil Kimmel, Dayton,
().; J. W. Powell, New Vienna, O.; L. L.
Sweet, Louisville, Ky.; David Jackson,
Carmel, O.; Minnie Duvers, Lower Albany,
Ind.;Miss O. Edwards, Chicago; Charles
Deckeudnsher, Columbus; Jacob Simpson,
The list of injured was correctly given
in these dispatches yesterday as far at it
went, but there were these others: Wm.
Blair, Indianapolis, bad cuts and bruises;
Mrs. Wm. Evans, Powellton, W. Va., bad
contusions; Mrs. and Miss Hamilton,
A telegram from Indianapolis says the
train crews have arrived there, including
the missing flagman, and that half a
dozen wituesses say thej saw the flagman,
a braKeman named O. C. Duncan, jump
from the first train and run back to flag
the second. They also saw him come back
after flagging the train, and he had time
to get back a quarter of a mile. Duncan
says he flaged the train and that it an
swered his signal, but how it came that it
did not slow up sufficiently he does not
kuow. The only explanation given by
second train men is that the train was go
ing too fast to stop. They say the en
gineer saw the signal.
The primary cause of the wreck was, it
seems, that there was no water at Kanka
kee, and that on that account the first sec
tion of the train had to stop at Manteno.
NEW ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
Hornblower, of New York, to Take Blutch
Washington, Sept. 20. William Butler
Hornblower, who has been appointed by
the presideut to the vacancy on the su
preme bench caused by the death of Sam
uel Blatchford, is a young man for the
signal success he has Eade in the practice
of law in Xew York city. He was born in
Paterson, N. J., forty-two years ago. - He
is the son of Rev. Dr. William Hornblow
er, of the theological seminary of Alle
gheny. Pa. His early education was re
ceived in good preparatory schools, and
when his time for a college course came he
was sent to Princeton. The new justice
is a graduate of that university in the
class of '71. After graduation the' young
man went into the study of the law.
L'pon entering the practice of his pro
fession he soon worked his way to the
front, his specialty being a remarkable in
sight into the intricacies and machinery
of statute and court, and he was not long
in working his way to the front as a cor
poration lawyer and a defender and ad
viser of trusts. There can be no question
whatever as to his great ability and his
uuuurauie iimess ior the position with
which the president has honored him.
lie is bright, able, deep, far-seeing, thor
oughly acquainted with legal history aud
the theory of the law and as well balanced
a man in every respect as the president
could appoint to the high seat which Mr.
Hornblower is called to fill.
Another important appointment was
that of James Van Allen, of Rhode Island,
to be ambassador to Italy."
"Way-l'p" Masons at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 20. The two highest Ma
sonic bodies of the United States are meet
ing in Chicago this week. Headquarters
have been established at the Grand Pacific
hotel, and the corridors aud parlors are
crowded with delegates and postulates.
Many of the delegates are accompanied by
their families. The Royal Order of Scot
land is one of these. This is the order
founded in the United States by General
Albert Pike, and was the first provincial
council ever organized.
Of Interest to Michigan Tow ns.
Lansing, Sept. 20. Governor Rich hai
appointed Hon. William Hartsuff, of Port
Huron; Gerrot j. Diekerua, of Holland,
aud Edwin F. Conley, of Detroit, a com
mission to preiare a general bill undei
which cities and villages may be incorpor
ated without, going before the legislature.
Carriage Manufactory Assigns.
St. Paul, Sept. 20. Mast, Buford T
Burwell, the big carriage manufacting
concern of this city, has made an assignment.
IOWA'S DAY AT THE FAIR.
Governor Boies and State Troops Farad
Through Jackson Park.
Chicago, Sept. 20. Iowa today began a
two-days' celebration at the World's fair.
This morning Governor Boies and his staff
and state officials, escorted by the State
Agricultural College Cadet corps of young
men and women and several troops of the
state militia paraded through the grounds
with the Iowa State band in the lead. This
afternoon there will be a reception to the
governor, and other functions of a festive
character will follow tonight.
The exposition managers have refused
to consider the question of lower admis
sions on Sunday and for children. Neither
would they consider the proposition to
keep the fair open until January and
there never was any sense in it.as it would
be impossible to warm the buildings. The
governor of the state and Mayor Harrison
were requested to issue proclamations for
Chicago day, Oct. 9.
Fishermen of all lands are holding a fes
tival at the fair and will contest for med
als at fly-casting and spear-throwing.
President Cleveland has written that he
cannot be here on Chicago day.
Sir Richard Webster, the head of the
British commission, is here.
Total paid admissions yesterday were
172,508, This makes the first twb days of
the week about equal the same days last
Poisoned While in the Woods.
Oakland, Ills., Sept. 20. Ferdinand
Sanders died in great agony. He was the
son of J. P. Sanders, living north of this
city, and a few days ago went into the
woods to gather wild grapes. His face
and hands were poisoned by some deadly
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, Sept. 18.
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat September,
opened 6J4c, closed 68c: Dec aiber, opened
72c, closet 72c; May, oyenei 79c,
Closed 79c. Cora September, opened
closed 4Uc; December, ope ed 414c, closed
UHic; May, opened 44;nc, closed 44l4c Oats
September, opened 26c, c osed sfcgj; Oc
tober, opened i6e, closed 2fic; May.
opennd 31HC; oloied SlJc. Pork October,
opened $14.75, closed $150.0; January,
opened, 14.1. closed $14.37. Lard Sep
tember, o ened $9.2", closed Jf.CL'H-
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranirel a followsT
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day, 14,000;'
quality very poor, consisting of a good many
"grassers;" left over, about 4,0.0; market
rather slow, with prices on best grades .firm
and common inclined to be easier; sales ranged
at4.0O&6.25 pigs, 15.854.60 light. 15.5&&5.76
rough packing, J5.8Jt3.8 55 mixed, and $5.65
C.6.40 heavy packing and shipping lota.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
6.00J; qual ty fair; market rather quiet
on local anl shippng account; good grades
rather firm and 5 &10o .higher; quotations
ranged at J5.3J&5.6) choice to extra shipping
steers, S4.6J35.20 good to choice do., 4.0U
4.55 fair to good, S3.3U 8.80 com
mon to medium do, S3.00&3i7i) butch
ers' steers, t2.0Ji22.75 stockera, 13.502,8.00
feeders, 1.0VtJ8i cows, 2.U(iJ:.j heifers,
(1.511(23.50 balls, 12.IXK3-J.S3 Texa steers.
S3.S Q.1.25 wes'.ern rangers, and $2.503S.5J
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
9,UUU; quality fair; market rather dull but
prices well supported; quotations ranged
at 2.S5a3.7Uper UJ lbs. Westerns, $2.2511.53
Texas, il.iKJil.25 natives and $-'.5045.90
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 24143
25c per lb; fancy dairy. 3JS2Jc; packing
stock, 14c. Es Fresh stock, lie per doz.
loss off. Live poultry Spring cniokens, 9o
per lb; rojiters, 03; tjrke3, 1 i-Jilo; duoks,
9c; geese, JJ.CW'i.'W per doz. Potatoes
Wisconsin Rose, 7io per bu; fancy, 78c;
home grown, $l.iil.2j per l-bu sack.
Sweet potatoes Jersey, $.".iJ per bbl; Bal
timore, $I.21.5J. Apples New, fair to
choice, $2.0022.7i per bbl. Honey White
clover, 1-lb sections. Ixi'Az; broken comb,
tic; dark caib, gxl cji ii:iri, I'.ia; ex
New Vokk, Sept. 19.
Wheat Octolier, 7374 115c; .December,
1fi"te; May, MisiVic Corn No. I
fell fcf&Hic; advancel fcs;; ull anl firm,
4SMQ,tfc; October, 48248; November,
cl No. 4, 5tiM3,S;c; Ujcember, 4V6a49Hc;
May, 5151tic. liye Not quoted. Oau No.
S dull and firmer; state, srjau.Ljc; west
ern. 3its4ti)c; Octob r, S2s4c; Novem
ber, ;.'?i,il,3iic: D. ccmber, 8J 1-1638-Pork
Dull but firm; new mess, IIJ.OO
17.50. Lard Quiet and firm; steam, $9.15.
The Jboral Markets).
O RAIN, ETC.
w'beat 7476e. :
Corn 4X-. )
New oito 26c.
Hay Timothy.ss 00259.00 ;uplnnd.IS.OOa9.00
shui;i , JU.0O&S7.00; baled. H0.0OI2U.0U.
Batter Fair to choice, 22i4ii3c ;creamery,S5c
Kfzef Fre-h. i:ic.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turke)s r.; ducks
l-4c; geese, 10c.
FRUIT AND TIBBTAB1 E8
Apples tSOUftSti.uu per bbl.
Onions IKic jer bu.
Turnips 4Uc per bu.
LIVE 8TOC K.
Cuttle Butchers pay for corn ltd steers
Vic; cows and neifeis, H'43)c calves
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OF PURCHASABLE CHEMISTS