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VOL. XLI KO. 294
BOCK ISLAND. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1893.
I Single Copies 8 Oaatt
1 Fr Week ISM Oamta
We are now prepared to show you the
grandest stock of
0 o o
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 ar load of handsome
at the following prices.
wurth 15 00
Remember we have only one car load to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
CLEM ANN & SALZMANN.
1525 and 1527
Our Purpose In Advertising
is to let everybody who buys clotiing that's all Man
kind here about know that our fill suitings are in, and
tnat the finest ever displayed in the city. You are jes
rectfully Invited to call and see the latest in patterns
and styles, in fall and winter wear.
J. B. ZIMMER,
!3?Call and leave your order
Stab Block Opposite Harper House:
located In his new shop,
hl ocs a specialty.
SAX&RCE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
"As usual, only more so,"
Underselling Everybody in
SAXckRWE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
bed room suits going
124 126 and 128
Opposite the.Old tend.
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LABOR. TIME, MONEi
Use it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For VA ashing Machine use.
WARNQCX & RALSTON.
Is Life wth LiviDg?
That Depends Upon Yonr Health.
Will care yoa and keep you well.
For sale at Harper Ilouse Pharmacy.
Joiin Volk. & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wool workjfor builders.
Eighteenth St. bit. Third and Foartbavennos..
DELUGE OF DEATH
Sweeps Down on Twenty-Eight
Delvers in Iron.
FRIGHTFUL DISASTER IN MICHIGAN.
The Bottom of a River Falls Out and
the Water Strangles the
NO POSSIBLE CHANCE OF EESCUE.
But Eighteen of the Forty-Six Who Were
Working Eucape Alive, and Tliey Very
Narrowly The Whole River Pours Into
the Pit Pntll It la Full and Probably
Df-Ktroya the line for Good Property
Lobs of 81100,000 Fatal Blunder of the
Crystal Falls. Mich., Sept. 8a With
a roar and a rush the waters of the Mich
igamme river broke through the Mans
field mine, drowning twenty-eight of the
employes at work directly under the
stream. The eighteen men who escaped
were employed in the lower levels. None
of the bodies has been recovered, and it is
believed that it will be necessary to divert
the channel of the river before they can be
secured. The Mansfield mine is situated
on the banks of the Michigamme rive
about six miles east of -Crystal Flls, the
C3unty seat of Iron coujoty. It has been
working between three and four years and
has shipped about 60,000 tons of bessemer
Working Right Under the River.
The ore lenses dipped rapidly beneath
the stream and for more than two years
the chief workings have been directly un
der the bed of the river. There has been
much trouble with water and predictions
have not beeu wanting that the river would
some day break through the roof of the
mine. The depression in the iron trade
has closed practically all the mines in the
Crystal Falls district, and the Mansfield
was almost the only oue from which any
ore was being raised, the fine quality of
its product enabling it to keep on work
ing. ' The night shift had gone down
and though some oue had noticed that
more water than usual was coming into
the mine no special alarm was felt, as the
pumps seemed to be to keep the drifts
Went Doo to Certain Death.
Habituated to danger, the miners went
to their work as usual, intent only upon
the accomplishment of the daily task that
brought food ami shelter for themselves
ana latnmes. bo the work went on in its
usual course until after 9 o'clock. Then
there was a roar and a rush of waters. So
fast came the flood that it is doubtful if
thenicnintbe upper levels were able to
read! the shaft at ail. The scenes of
horn and death in the upper levels can
only be Imagined, for no oue escaped to
tell the tale. Hal the men been able to
reach the shaft death would still 1een
eertain, for the old, or No. 1 shaft, the
only direct means of reaching the upper
levels, collapsed and fell it) about S:;0, cut
ting off all escape that way.
o Time to Escape the Kush.
Had there l-eu time the men might
have descended by some means to the
lowey levels and crossed over to No.
shaft, but the inrushing floods came too
fast. There were heartrending scenes out
side the mine and a wild cry of alarm
through the little hamlet. Men, women
and children gathered with horror-drawn
faces to see eighteen men come forth from
the hideous depths and to behold the
Michigamme river plunging with a sullen
roar into the chasm in its bed. The men
who escaped were almost all from the two
lowest levels. Warned by the roar of the
waters, they fled wildly toward the shaft
and managed to escape from the pit of
Relief or Rescue Impossible.
There was no lack of volunteers to
descend the only available shaft, but the
self-sacrificing courage of the hardy min
ers was all in vain. The dark angry waters
rapidly running in the shaft proved even
to the courage of despair that human aid
was without avail there.. Ihe twenty-
eight men still in the pit were strangled
corpses. Not until after daylight did the
river complete its work and resume its
normal course. The mine workings had
been filled to the river level aud the fatal
stream began to crawl down its drv bed
Many Will Mourn for the Dead.
The death of twenty-eight men marked
the end of the Mansfield mine unless the
river be forced to seek another channel.
Six of the victims leave families of chil
dren: fatherless, and about half of the re
maining were the support of parents. The
newt was slow iu reaching the outside
world. The nearest telegraph office is at
Crystal Falls, six miles away, aud though
a railroad track runs to the mine it was
only used to haul out ore and haul in sup
plies. A courier carried the news to Crys
tal Falls. In the number of lives lost it
is believed to have been the worst disaster
that ever occurred iu the Lake Superior
RIVER MUST BE DIVERTED.
Before the Bodies of the Dead Can Be Re
What measurers, if any, can be taken
to rescue the bodies of the dead are yet
undetermined. A careful survey of the
ground by competent engineers will have
to be made, for the first step towards get
ting into the flooded workings must be to
divert temporarily or permanently the
course of the Michigamme river and pump
out the mine. The names of the dead are
Sam Peters, James Strongman, W. H.
Pierce, Charles Pohl, Ole Carlson, "Joe
Kola all married; John UolniBtrum, Rose,
Fortimaio, John Kirahe, John Randala,
John Warner, Oscar Lundquist, John
Regula, Swai. Johnson, Mike Harrington
Frank Rocko, Al Jorresani, Frank John
son, Sam Johnson, Suellimo Zadra, Peter
Turry. Nicolo foiitanl. t-nrls Arcangelo,
Anton St'elaf o, August Uologna. U. Con- j
stanti. Vigilis Zadra, Celesti Negri.
The force in the mine worked in small
crews on the different levels, of which
there are six. The sixth level was 42S feet
down. It was on the fifth level that the
danger arose. The water had soaked
through and undermined the supports of
the roof of this level, and shortly after the
miners began work it gave way and fell on
the roof of tae sixth. The levels above,
losing their support, followed in its wake
Kiui.-st. lostantly, wcne tne jvuemgamme
river emptied its entire flood into the open
ing. The bottom level of the mine on
which most of the men were working
trends with the river, which at that point
runs north rnd south, and was reached by
a shaft sunk on the west bank of the river
just at the water's edge.
hen the twenty miners rho made
their escape reached the shaft a perfect
deluge was rushing down. The men had
to come through this torrent, and they did
it by holding their breath, coming ur
from one platform to another. Their
escape was marvelous. The whole river
rushed into the cavern made by the cave-
n, and for two hours the bed of the river
below the opening was perfectly dry. At
daylight next morning nothing but a loose
lot of timber in the river from the shaft
house and a pool of red water marked the
spot where the shaft had been sunk.
The Mansfield mine was flooded in the
lower level by water last spring and while
in this condition the ore pillars in the up
per levels were removed, it is alleged, by
order of the superintendent. This, no
doubt, hastened the collapse and prevented
many of the unfortunate miners from
escaping. Already talk of suits for dam
ages against the operators by relatives of
the dead men is being heard. The
money loss will be 600.0JO.
Believes the Mine Was "Robbed."
Marquette, Mich., Sept. w). John M.
Longyear, of this city, is one of the chief
owners of the Mansfield mine property.
He said that the land has been leased to
Calhoun St Tenny, of Chicago, and that
they had formed the Mansfield Mining
company. Mr. Longyear's belief is that
the disaster was caused by "robbing" the
mine, that is by working in a reckless
manner and tearing down pillars of ore in
the upper levels that should have been left
to support the roof. Mr. Longyear would
not affirm that such was the case, but be
lieved it prooabie.
NO GE.NERAL IMPROVEMENT.
Bradstruct's Is Not Optimistic as to the
New Yoek, Sept. 80. Bradstreet's says:
Aside from increased sales and shipments
of merchandise at a few widely separated
centers there has lieen no general improve
ment in the commercial situation this
week. It is noteworthy that at such points
as Chicago and St Louis autumn bnying
from jobbers maintains the slightly in
creased proportions reported last week, al
though the volume of business doing is
far below the usual average at this season.
A significant feature is found in the clos
ing down again of industries at a number
of points in the west where they recently
started up after prolonged idleness. But,
on the other hand, the Texas drought has
been broken, northwestern banks are ad
vancing funds freely to handle the grain
crop, and the south is taking care of the
cotton as it gets to market.
Some results of the recent monetary
stringency are found in the extraordinari
ly lare total number of business failures
(during the past nine months 11,17
which is fully 51 per cent, heavier than in
lime moDths a year ago, and 2o per cent,
heavier than in a like portion of 191.
Liabilities of failing traders this year have
run up to the unprecedented total of $324,-
l7,--00, about four times what like debts
were last year, and Ot per cent, more than
the total indebtedness of nine months of
business failures in 1S84, the next preced
ing year of severe panic.
CHICAGO "FIREBUG" SENSATION.
Fall of a Trusted Fire Loss Adjuster Oth
ers of the Gang.
Chicago, bept. so. Among those in
dicted in the arson cases are A. S. Feck
and C.H.Kowe,insurance adjusters, who are
men who bad hitherto stood high in the
business community. Peck is charged
with having fraudulently allowed claims
against insurance companies on losses said
to have occurred in the incendiary fires
started by Smith or accomplices. Rowe
is charged with assisting Peck.
brown, one or tne indicted men, oper
ated" in Milwaukee,-and was in league
with Smith. Churchill was Smith s stool-
pigeon ia manipulating a fraudulent fire
on West Madirion street. McKnight was
recently released from the penitentiary
aud was to have been the chief operator in
a fraudulent fire at Kacine, Wis., the pre
liminary work of which was done by Ros
enblatt. McKee is said to have figured as
a "iirebug" and insurance swindler at Du-
lull), Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago,
Base Ball Scores.
Chicago, Sept. 30. Following are the
scores at base ball made by League clubs:
At Chicago Kaiu at fourth inning stop
ped game with three runs each to Chicago
and Brooklyn; at Pittsburg New Yotk 3,
Pittsburg 4: at Cleveland Philadelphia 3,
Cleveland 10 makes Cleveland third on
the list; at Louisville Baltimore 0,
Louisville C; at Cincinnati Washington 4,
Cincinnati 10. ,-,
Salvation Army Columbian ConfreM.
New Yokk, Sept. 30. General Balling
ton Booth of the Salvation army.announced
from the national headquarters of the
army in this city a Columbian congress
to be held in New York between Sunday,
Nov. 1J, and Saturday, Nov. 14. There
will be two immense pacadee. General
Booth says the meetings are expected to
be the largest ever held by the army.
Zola Pleads for Peace.
PAP.1S, Sept. 30. The strike in the Pas-de-Calais
district has already- cost the
miners 2,000,000 francs, and as a cold win
ter is approaching the men are weakening
and the strike shows signs of collapsing.
M. Einile Zola, in contributing to the fund
for the relief of the strikers, writes: "Let
peace be made in .the name of the little
children aud mothers."
The University of Pennsylvania will
include among its courses this year one
designed to prepare young tnen for news
paper work. It will be in charge of Pro
fessor Joseph French Johnson.
AT I Ht OHtATEXHfBITlON.
Rain Cats Down the Attendance Some
Trouble About Beer.
Chicago, Sept. 30. Jackson park was
almost deserted last night, the thousands
of visitors who would have remained to
see the illuminations being driven to their
temporary residences by rain which began
falling late in the afternoon and continued
throughout the night. There were only
151,887 paid admissions. Damp weather
today detracted from the attendance of
Erin's sons,but there is a multitude on the
grounds. It was Irish holiday in all the
city departments; also in the county offi
ces. The celebration began with a parade
this morning, containing all the Irish mil
itary and civic societies, reviewed by May
or Shanks, and this afternoon there will
be speeches and music in Festival hall.
There is trouble about the award on
beer. All the judges except one are iil
favor of knowing what brand tho beer Is
before they taste it; all the exhibitors ex
cept one are in favor of the beer being un
marked so that the jurors will not know
whose beer they are passing on until they
have made the award. And no man knows
how the fight will end.
Was a Cable Romance.
Chicago, Sept. 30. The Chicago police
were not the least surprised readers of the
Vienna story giving alleged details of ac
anarchist conspiracy in that city in which,
Chicago anarchists were said to have had
a hand. Chief of Police Brennan positive
ly denied the statement contained in the
dispatch that he had been in communica
tion with the Vienna authorities or that
he had received any intimation from them
that the European anarchists and the reds
of this country were working together ia
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago. Sept. 8.
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: S heat September,
opened ftjijjr, closed ttijigc; December, opened
ft-J-ic, cioeJ, 6!;c; May, opened 76?sc, closed
77c. Corn September, opened 89o, c'osed
39≻ December, opened si'gc, clo-ed 'Hc;
May, opened 44e; closed 44Wc. Uats Sep
tember, ojened 2Sjc, closed S)sc; October,
opened -8, closed 2c; May, opened 81Jc,
closed 32Vc. Pork September, opened 1 16.65.
ilofel 17.00; October, opened (14.83. closed
(14.73; January, opened $i3.;5, closed (18.77J4J.
Lard September, opened (9.32H, closed
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, S&H
&29c per lb; fancy dairy. 2Jg,2c; pack
ing stock, 1515Hc. Eggs Fresh stock.
lHc per doz. Live fou.try Uhxken. 9o
per lb; turkeys, l-tti-'-tc; ciucks, 6Hw;
geese, $3.00 8.(0 per doz. Po a toes Wis
consin Kote, ne stock, oS&oOc per bo. bweet
Potatoes Jerseys. 13.0033.25 per bbl. Ap
plesFair to fancy, (:S.St'ffit.6J per bbL
Honey White clover, 1-lb sections, 143
15c per lb; broken comb, lo&12c; dark
comb, good condition, lu12c; extracted,
Live Stock: The j rices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day, 8(1,000;
quality pcor; left over, about 17.0J0; market
fairly active with prices on best grades Go
higher than yesterday's close and others un
changed; sales were made at to. 0ll2o.50 pigs
(0.00&6.83 light, .Wae.0 rough packing
J6.10ia6.T5 mixed, and Sa.lUjJ8.80 heavy pack,
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
6.50U; quality fair; market fairly active
on local and shipping account and prices
s rong, but unchanged; quotations ranged at
$5.335.70 cht ice toextra shipping steers, (4.65
&5.2i gcod to choice do, H.W3,4.55 fair to
good, $3.0(.Q3.9U common to medium do,
f3.UX(&3 70 butchers' steers, $;.0o&2.75 stock
ers, (2.5i33.50 feeders, (1.UO&2.8J cows, J2.00&
2. u heifers, (1 &U&3.50 bulls, $2. 1X3 2.8 i Texas
steers, t-.V4t.4-10 western rangers, and (2.59
6.50 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
7.0U0; quality fair; market rather dull; feel
ing stealy; quotations ranged at J-M538-60
per 1JJ lbs westerns, $ -'.0, ffii40 Texas, fl.8.l&
4.13 natives and 41.:. (2.LV0 iambs.
New York, Sept. 9.
Wheat October. 714&7ic; December,
74 171B375cc; May, 8-!H.c Corn No. 2 dull
and easier: No. 2 60c: October. 48348c;
May, 6 'H(3.5ti4e. Oats No. 2 dull and nomi
nal; state. 84tilc; western, 3)4&41c; Octo
ber, 8.96c; November. Hii-in December. 88Hc
Pork Inactive and firm; new mess, fl.0&
18.25. Pork Quiet and easy; steam-rendered,
The Aioeat Markets.
?ew oats 730c.
ilay Timotbv. ?'oO$9.00: upland. J9&S10;
8louKl.t6-00S7.00; baled. (10.00Q9.00.
Butter Fair to choice, S6i28c; creamery, 80c
Eccs Fresh, lSc-
Poultry Chickens, ISc; turkeys l'-M; docks
l'-tfc; ccese, 10c.
PRCIT AND TKBBTABI ES .
Apples f. -100 J5.00 per bbl.
.'moos tc per ou.
Tnrnips 10c per bu.
LIVE STOCK. '
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed ethers
4Mttc; cows and neifeis, t!j'i-5ic calvts
.bibw am mm mm m
LESS THAN hALPTHE
PRICE" OFjDTHER BRANDS
HALVES,! 0 QUARTERS
SOLD IN CANS' ONLY