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tOL. XLI NO. 292
ROCK ISLAND. '.THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 189J
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At Prices Far Below all Competition.
We will save you 25 per cent on Children's
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"As usual, only more so,"
Underselling Everybody in Everything.
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tHEY ARE BARGAINS.
A car load ot handsome bed room suits going
at :he following prices.
worth h 00 go at
Remember we have only one car load to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN.
1625 and 1527
124 128 and 128
pur Purpose In Advertising
is to let everybody who buys clotiiinp- that's all Man
kind here about know that our fall saltings ardin, and
tliat the finest ever displayed in the city. You are J es
rectfully Invited to call and see the latest in patterns
and styles, in fall and winter wear.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leave your order
8ta.b Block Opposite Harpkb House:
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
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. ipci;ty. Oppocltfl tbepiC tuna.
LABOR. TIME, MONEf
Dse it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For W ashing Machine use.
WARNOCX & RALSTON.
Is Life wTtb Living?
That Depends Upon Yonr Health.
Will cure you and keep ycu well.
For aalc at Harper House Pharmacy.
Johin Volk &c Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for bonders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenoos.
Tragic Event on the Chicago
Board ot Trade.
CASSIUS BELDEN'S INSANE DEED.
His Victims Will All Probably Re
cover, But One is Seriously and
Another Severely Wounded.
TEE WOULD-BE ASSASSIN CAPTURED
Wild Faille Among the Broker After the
Madman Had Ended HlaKevolver Foil
lade The Demented Man'a Delusion
Examination of the Michigan Train
Robber L,a Liberte's Statement One
of the Centralia Thugs Surrounded in
a Swamp Clue to the Kesoler Case.
Chicago, Sept. 28. Cassius Belden, an
insane carriage painter, entered the south
gallery of the board of trade, and draw ing
a revolver he deliberately fired twice
towards the ceiling and three times into
the crowded pita of the floor below and the
opposite gallery. A panic immediately en
sued among the traders, every one seeking
safety in flight or concealing themselves
behind bulletin boards and other objects
on the floor. Three persons were struck
by flying bullets. They were: Amri M.
Bennett, board of trade operator, shot
through the neck; Charles W. Roswell.
assistant chief operatorof the board of
trade telegraph office, jaw broken by bul
let; Mrs. W. V. Lewis, of Titusville, Pa.,
World's fair visitor, flesh wound in the
A Woman's Cry Gives Warning.
The first warning to the brokers was a
cry of a woman who was seated near the
m tniac. All eyes were attracted by the
noise, the hubbub of the traders ceased
and in another instant the shooting be
gan. Every one scrambled for shelter and
it was several minutes before any one re
covered from t he siiock sufficiently to realize
what had happened and to. take means to
stop the work of the madman. The first
to act was Thomas V. Barrett, of the
commission firm of Boydcn & Co., who
rushed up to the stairway and throttled
the man, throwing him to the floor, while
a boot-black wrenched away the smoking
weapon. A scene of pandemonium had
by this time set in. The traders had
partly recovered their wits and the news
of the shooting hud sprenl to the people
on the streets who immediately began to
crowd into the building.
The Moborrary Was on Hand.
They surrounded the prisoner and his
captor. From fighting with the prisoner
Barrett now had to fight for him. Half
a dozen of the directors and other cooler
heads promptly assisted him and the ex
cited throng was kept back. In the push
ing and hauling that followed a rush was
made by the self-constituted bodyguard
of the prisoner and the man was hurled
into a rqbm? The maddened crowd ran to
the room and the great stainse creaked
under the weight. In order to notify the
police it became necessary for one of the
secretaries to crawl over the heads of the
men, but in a short time a squad of offi
cers arrived, marched up the stairway
and the crowd fell hack,
The Mioott-r ami Jli Victims.
The man who did the shooting refused
to give any name but "Chi. ago' at first,
but subsequently he said he was Cassius
Belden, a carriage-painter, living at 3t5 La
Salle avenue. His incoherent talk and ap
parent indifference to the deed he had
done made it evident that he was insane.
Business was entirely suspended and the
traders began to group around the fallen
forms of Bennett and Koswell. Bennett
was the most seriously injured. He lay
insensible upon the floor with a gaping
wound in his neck. Hoswell, however,
rapidly recovered hiniBelf and walked to
his desk where he remained until the
physicians arrived. The right side of his
face presented a horrible sight. It had
literally lieen ploughed np by the bullet
The jaw was shattered and several teeth
were knocked out.
Dennett's Wound Not Fatal.
At first it was thought that- ilennett's
wound was a fatal one, but his physician.
Dr. B. V. Graham, reportsthat the injury
is only of a serious nature and that his pa
tient will recover. Bennett is the secre
tary of the Board of Trade Mutual Benefit
association. A bene fit fund has been
started for him, and liberal contributions
are being made, the fund promising to be
one of the largest subscriptions ever raised
on the board. The third person injured,
Mrs. W. V. Lewis, of Titusville, Pa., who
is here visiting the fair, sat beside her hus
baud in the north gallery, and one of the
first shots struck her in the middle of the
bp.ck, inflicting a severe flesh wound.
NEWS SPREAD MIGHTY RAPIDLY.
People In and Out of Chicago Kxcited
Over the A flair.
The news of the shooting was spread
with wonderful rapidity throughout the
country. Within a minute after its oc
currence a query was received from St.
Louis for details of the affair. At almost,
the same time inquiries were received from
New York and St. Paul. Up to this time
the local news had been practically con
fined tovthe floor, but in a moment more
it was qb the street and the surrounding
buildings sent crowds of brokers and
clerks rtishing to the scene. Pacific avenue
was in $ short time packed with a surging
'crowd ainly struggling to secure admit
tance t the building. .mhp
A patrol wagon with officers forced the
crowd back and managed to make their
way to where the lunatic was being held.
A moment later the policemen brought
out the; prisoner, ragged, bareheaded and
with bipod flowing from scratches on his
face, me was hastily forced to a seat on
the waBon and driven to the Harrison
ntton. When there be sent for a
and told him a lot of stuff about
nder hypnotic influence of "ex-
uality and when he was in the
trade the brokers were selling, his
oul anil his children. He belonged to an
"invisible" society and could not pay his
fee of $. It was a straggle for bread, etc.,
etc Bfeldao was cool and collected while
lie changed frequently from the subject
of hypnotism to his vagary about his soul
being sold. His nose was cnt and bleeding
and there was also a slight cut on the right
cheek made by blows received during his
struggle with the officers. He is a medium
sized man, about 40 years old, with a brown
mustache. He lives at 365 La Salle street
with his sister, Mrs. A. Williams, a dress
maker, and his brother, T. F. Belden, a
speculator on the open board of trade.
Mrs. Williams said that her brother has
been afflicted in his mind for about five
years. He has been sent to Kankakee
twice, the first time about four years ago,
when he stayed there six months, and the
second time in April last, when he escaped
after staying there two mouths.
Belden was married at Camden. X. J.,
seven years ago and has two children, a
boy 5 years old and a girl three, who lived
with Mrs. Williams since Belden and his
wife separated sometime ago. He has one
brother living in the east and two sisters
The bullet has been removed from Ros
well's wound; it had lodged back of the
tongne. His wound is not considered
serious. The bullet that struck Bennett
entered the neck immediately below the
jaw bone and taking a downward course
is lodged, It is thought, near the spinal
THE MINERAL RANGE ROBBERY."
La Liberte Makes the Alleged Facts Tublic
Houghton, Mich., Sept. 28. The exam
ination of John King, Jack Butler, Geo.
La Liberte and the Hogan brothers,
charged with the robbery of $70,000 from
a Mineral Range train a couple of weeks
ago, has been held and the most important
testimony was that of La Liberte, dispos
ing as it does, of the reports that nobody
had confessed that have been sent from
this section recently. La Liberte said
that the hold up was planned by Butler
and King, and that he was induced to join
the plot because he was out of work and
needed money to raise a mortgage falling
due on the Iji Liberte homestead at Mar
quette. Botton crossing was chosen at
the place for the robbery on account of itf
lonely situation and a heavy up grade.
La Liberie drove to Boston crossing
Thursday night, Sept. 14. and stayed there
all night. King and Butler jaina him
thjre shortly after h o'clock Friday morn
ing and all three donned the masks and
dusters they had provided themseives
with. As the train reached the crossing
Lh Liberte stepped out and flagged it.
As the engine slowed up he .boarded it
and drove the engineer and fireman back
and then ran the train along for about 60C
feet, while his companions broke into the
express car. When he rejoined King and
Butler, they had a bag full of money.
The three men drove then to town, and
went direct to La Liberte's boarding house
and put the money in a trunk, and the lat
ter was locked. Butler took the key. Thi
trunk was taken to the South Shore sta
tion and checked to Marquette. He could
not Bwear that the money was in the trunk
then. Butler had turned over the key tc
him a few minutes after locking the trunk.
He saw the trunk safely on board and then
got on the engine and rode to Marquette.
He gave young Hogan the check for it, and
he broug-trf it to La Liberte's hoosa aftei
several hours' delay. When the trunk wae
unlocked the cover dropped ' off, and he
found only fi.ICO of the stolen money in
the trunk. Ke could not say what had be
some of the other fV.ttf).
-' After La Liberte had concluded his evi
dence all the prisoners were bound ovei
to the circuit-court for trial in bonds of
$10,000 each. It seems probable from La
Lilterte's testimony that the thieve
were themselves robbed, as was claimed
by La Liberte when arrested. The major
ity of people .in this vicinity, however
believe that the . others of the gang sus
pected .La Liberie of being weak-kneed
and have successfully hidden the booty.
Jack Cheliew says that Butler has sworn
to kill Marshal Foley if he ever gets out
of jail. m
TRAIN ROBBER IN A SWAMP.
The Ubiquitous Hardin Is Now Cornered
Near Brazil, Ind.
Brazil, Ind., "Sept. 28. Three of the
train robbers wljo attempted to hold-up
the Illinois Central express train at
Centralia, Ills., Bcveral days ago, are un
der arrest, and it is believed that the offi
cers have the fourth, last and principal
desperado cornered in this county. His
name is Joe Hardin, and he is the son of a
respectable farmer living near Asherville,
this county. Three officers from Centralia
came to Stanton, this county, and sur
rounded the house of widow King, where
Hardin is said to have been shopping,
While lying in wait Hardin appeared, but
saw his dauger and fled.
The officers pursued and a number of
shots wWe exchanged.but Hardin escaped.
He was tracked to this city and was seen
in a saloon, but again escaped. He was
tracked to his father's house, but had
taken to the swamps, which are now un
der guard and they are preparing to starve
him out. It is believed that Hardin is the
planner and executor of the job at Stan
ton the other night, when at attempt was
made to wreck the fast westbound pas
seuger train on the Vandalia.
The Keuler Holdup Again.
Chicago, Sept. 28. The success in catch
ing and killing train robbers that officers
in Michigan Missouri and have had has
not rewarded the efforts to catch those
who robbed the train near Kessler, Ind.
But arrests are being, made occasionally,
and three of them are reported from Ken
singston, a suburb, where officers have in
custody three men named Wilson, Jackson,
and King. They with two others who es
caped after a hot chase were seen hanging
around the lumber piles in the suburbs.
They were heavily armed, and the two
who got away carried h trod bags. The men
deny that they are robtiers.
Another story eomes from Ligonier,
wheie a dining room girl is said to have
given a clue to the identity of the Kesslci
robbers, who are said to have been all resi
dents of that section.
- Pcoresun the Diamond.
Chicago, Sept. 28. Following are the
League scores at base ball: At Louisville
Boston 7, Louisville 6; at Pittsburg-
Philadelphia 6, Pittsburg 11; at Chicagi
New York as, Chicago 7 making three
straight; at Cleveland Washing ton 7,
WARMAN WILL PROVE NOTHING.
A Trip That Will Simply Be a Novelty I
No Sort of Test.
New York, Sept. 2K-Mr. Cy Warman
left New York Tuesday on the engine ot
the New York Central "Exposition Flyex
for Chicago. There has been m uch printed
regarding the strain on the nerves anj
physicial powers of engineers of the New
York Central's fast trains, notably ta
Empire State exposition and the Exposi
tion Flyer, which run long distances ebf
rate of sixty miles an hour and Mr. wit
man has undertaken to demonstrate to the
contrary by traveling the entire distance
1,000 miles, in the cab of a locomotive, tfttb
ject as nearly as possible to the saffla
conditions as fall to the lot of the engine.
If he alights in Chicago in good ebatw
physically, after covering the run ot &x
engineers, who relieve each other at static
intervals along the route, the fact snordd
be accepted as a complete refutation of tbS
reports referred to.
Resignation Called For.
Washington, Sept. 2ts. Secretary Car
lisle has called for t he resignation of J. Rv
Garrison, deputy flrst-comptrolUr of the
treasury. Tarrison has been more than
twenty years in the treasury department.
Epidemic of Diphtheria.
Bay City, Mich., Sept 28. Diphtheria im
said to be becoming epidemic in this city.
The boards of health and education have
decided to close the Farragut school.
Ten cases have been reported from that
school since Friday.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE" MARKET
Cbicaoo, Sept. tt.
Following were the quotations on tit
Board of Trade today: Wheat September,
opened ee&jc, closed 605-rc; December, opened
7uc, cose i CJifcc; May, opened T7Mc
closed 76-,e, Corn September, opened 4jo.
closed 4(ic; December, opened 4lc, closed
ti'u; May, opened 44c, closed W4c Oatt
septemoer, opened Ifcjsc. c oaed Zby$z; Oc
tober, opened Vj, closed -'tc; Mar.
opened 3.c; c!oei Pork Septem
ber, opened $10.50, c,oJ J17.UU; October.
11125, closed (14.70; January, opened, (14.0U,
closed $13.75. Lard September, opened
19.60, closed 9.50.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock" yards today ranged at follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day, 30.4QO;
quality fair; left over, about 4,0X1; market
a trifle slow with packers holding off, and
shippers were the principal buyers; prices
steady for light, while other grades were
15c lower; sales ranged at o.u&G.6) pigs,
6.25&;.0J light, J8.i-0a6.it) rough packing.
l6.S4Ai.(u mixed, and I6.i5ii.6i heavy pack
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
17,t0J; quality fair; market fairly active
on local and shipng acoount; all grades
steady and price unchanged; quotations
ranged at $5.ittS.7Jehoice to extra shipping
steers, J4.6Iia5.So good to choice do, i.0j
4.54 fair to good. $3.30 8.80 eoffl
mon to medium do, $3.00170 butch
ers' steers, f2.033.7S stockers, t-t0$a.n
feeders. S1.0JQ2.Sj oowa, S2.up3i.sj heifers
$1.503,3.50 bolls, 2.ia&t85 Texa. steer.
$i.5LKa4-15 western rangers, and $2-50549
Teal calves. .
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.
lS.ouu; quality fair; market only moderate! v
active and feeling steady; quotations ranged
at 12.153.60 per 10J lbs, YVeiteras, SAOOd
8-40 Texas. S1.UO&4.15 natives and $1.75$i.M
Proauce: Batter Fancy separator, 4a
25c per lb; fancy dairy, 2U2Jc; paoking
stock, 14c Eggs Fresh stock, lie per do,
loss off. Live poultry Spring chickens, lay
per lb; roaiters, 6o; turkeys, lUllo: daokl,
Vc; geese, $3.U03S.(U per doz. Potatoes
Wisconsin Kose. 75o per bu; fancy, J8c;
home grown, $LU0J1.2j per la-bu sack.
Sweet potatoes Jersey, $3.00 per bbl; Bal
timore, $3.2)&3.SJ. Apples Xew, fair to
choice, S2.UU&2.7J per bbl. Honey White
clover, 1-lb sections. 12Hi314a; broken comb,
luc; dark comb, gjol condition, 1U31&3; ex
New York, SepL 7.
Wheat October. 72!: December. TS&ATS?
May, 8.Hi&&'?4C- Corn No. 2, dull and eas
ier: .No. 2. 52 c: Mav. 5 lUSJll -... (kti.No.
2, quiet and ftimer; state, 40&41ltc; western.
oojfruttjc; ucioDer, J4joc; Aovember, MH
&b4&6c: December. iUa. ,''Vf M.r :t.vsj- Pn.k
firm and active; new mesa, $17.5017.75.
mrj duu; nominal.
Tfte Aiocal Market.
The market has been pretty liyely all week.
Oats have gone np, also upland hay. Apples
nave dropped and are comm: in in good qnan tit
ties. We quote;
New oats 27(2300 .
Hay Timothy. K O02.S9.00: npland. S9OS10:
Slougl,$6.00ia57.00; baled. S10.OOa9.00.
Butter Fair to choice, S6t28c; creamery. SOcL
Eetr Fresh. ISc.
Poultry Chickens. 13c: turkera liUriWv.
l'-Kc; gceee, 10c.
raurr and viaiTABtEs.
Apple JS (KKaS-'i.OO per bbl.
Onions tifle per bn.
Turnips 40c per bu.
Cattle Butchers nay for eorn fd
4'&4'4c; cow and ncifeis, SK'ft3!c calves
Sheep 6c. , .
IrxV II III
TfjERRlCE OP OTHER BRANDS.
pouNDSPI)) HALVEsjflt Quarters
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