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ROCK ISLAND. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 189S
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Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits" for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
IT GROWS WORSE.
Age S to 11.
The Greatest Line in Town.
Latest News from Louisiana
PROBABLY 200 0PE0PLE PERISH
In the Storm Which Swept Over New
Orleans and Surrounding
DAMAGE OF $500,000,000 INFLICTED
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
nation ing Reports of the DisaterRe-
cqived from the Survivors Corpse Strew
tlie Ground at Grand Isle Scenes ol
Horror on Every Side The Rapid Ap
proach of Decomposition Renders
Necessary the Burial of the Bodies in
Long Trendies The Force of the Wind
Something Terrifying; A Calamity That
Will Live Long in the Memory of the Bar
vivors Latest from Mobile.
ew Orleans, Oct. 5. The latest re
port says: Nearly 2,000 people Jkilled and
$5,000,000 worth ot property annihilated is
the appalling record of the great Gulf
storm in Louisiana, There has never
been anything approaching it since the
country was settled. More than half the
population in the region over which the
hurricane swept are dead.
Jevt Orleans, Oct. 5. There is only
sadness in the news from Bayou Cook
and the rarious settlements that are trib
utary thereto. There has been a frightful
loss of life throughout that section,
Houses have been blown to pieces and
smacks destroyed and wrecked. There
will never be any means of correctly esti
mnting the exact loss which humanity has
suffered. Many of the bodies have been
carried into the marshes and will never
be fonnd. Perhaps some of these are still
living, but without food to eat and water
to drink they will be likely to perish tin
less assistance is sent them. Destitution
reigns in the stricken district, and the few
stragglers who have found their way to
poiuts in communication with the city
tell tales of distress.
The Iteath Roll Continues to Swell.'
Between 800 and SttK) lives were lost by
e storm which struck the island about
7 o'clock Sifnday evening. It was a south
east wind, changing to ea-t, nnd increased
iu velocity. Half an hour later it changed
to north northwest and from this quarter
it blew till 3 o'clock in the morning of
Monday. It then calmed off for a short
time. Captain Terrebone, aided by sev
eral residents of the island, proceeded to
help the unfortunates. He succeeded
saving sixty persons. Between 400 and
500 persons, according to a rough estimate,
have been saved out of a population of
of GouldHboro, just opposite the city, was
one of the survivors of the Cheniere
calamity and arrived this morning on the
steamer Good Mother. He brought with
him a harrowing story of his experiences
and of the loss of life at Cheniere. He
mays that at one house there a very large
family, not less thau twenty-five in all.
The house was a rude establishment of
oards, but it had withstood many gales
and the occupants of it felt reasonably safe
from the storm. It turned out to be the
tomb of probably a score of persons.
Mr. bchurb, on Sunday night, had aD
experience severe enough to turn a man'i
hair gray, and when he reached the city
he showed the results of the peril he had
been through. He was almost naked,
what clothes be bad were torn to shreds.
his face was bruised and he had not yet
recovered from the excitement he had un
dergone, and the frightful scenes of death
he had witnessed. Mr. Schurb estimate!
that the loss of life on Grand Isle, Cheniere.
Caminada and in the Grand I-ake, Adams,
Cook Chalon and Trister Bayou settle
ments, will reach 800. When he left
Cheniere Island he counted but five houset
standing, out of a total of about 300, while
the land was covered with corpses.
Chaniere lies across from Grand Isle and
if separated from the island by Chaniere
bay. Its head is stuck out in the gulf, and
when the storm came up the mighty
waves of the ocrtin washed over the face ol
the stricken land and swept everything
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"Trustworthy Goods." "Lowest Prices." Jap-
anese Silk Hankerchiefs on East Counter,
Centre Aisle, $12,000 worth. Our
Christmas Importation Direct
They arrived a little early for Christmas trade, but we never like to
hold goods back awaiting seasons, but prefer placing them on sale at prices
that will induce the public to purchase in advance. These goods, how
ever, are not strictly Xmas goods, but are seasonable the year around.
This immense lot contains the cream of the production of the Japanese
Handkerchief Looms, secured by us at the very lowest import prices,
fhose buying first will have the choicest to select from.
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ONLY HALF TOLD.
The Story of the Storm Which Swept
bile and Vicinity.
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 5. The tale of the
storm has not been half told. Not only
daily, but hourly reports reach here ol
disasters, and with them come tidings ol
more lives lost. From Baldwin county,
which skirts the eastern shore of Mobile
bay from Blakely to Mullet Point, a dis
tance of forty miles, and the shores of Bob
Secour bay to Fort Morgan, a distance ol
twenty miles, con.e reports of great de
struction to property, but thus far there
has been no news of loss of life from this
district. At Blakely the destruction
wrout among the forests and turpentine
orchards is reported to have been very
Every i-te.iniboat wharf, private whan
and bath house along the entire stretch ol
coastj along which are numerous summei
resorts, to which the citizens of Mobile
flock to spend the heated term, have sue
cumbed. Some idea of the devastation
wrought in the forests of Baldwin county
may be gleaned from the fact that there
are 1,500 trees across the public road from
Paphine, the county seat, to Loxley log
ging camp, a distance of fourteen miles.
Quarantine Station Dei troyed,
yA5upjGT0S, Qc 5. Surgeon General
Wyman, of the marine hospital service,
has received a telegram from Surgeon
Guiteras, at Biloxi, Miss., stating that the
gulf quarantine station at Chandeleur isl
and, thirty-five miles off the coast of Mis
sissippi, had been destroyed by the burri
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,ucu,s,n-M Vi4--aM"-ieiith tf Steward L. A. Dackett,
!i Day Offering in Lace Curtains.
Depart meet Hear of East Section.
hits, samples of which arc ili? played
Wt-.it show window:
Nottingham, Taped edges, worth ;: more,
at le a pair.
Nottingham, Taped edges, worth more,
at ?2.(iy a pair.
Swiss, with Kuilled edges, worth more,
at ?;5.(i9 a pair.
Nottingham. Taped edges, worth $ 1.15.
ai f 6.;u .
Nottingham. Taped edges, worth $-1.0').
Swiss, Embroidered, special price ?2.HH.
Swiss Point, something new in ei rtains,
at $d.7o a pair.
Heal lirussels Net, $5.10 a pair.
Ih-al Brussels Net, $0.08 a pair,
licst Nottingham, special price, $G.G9.
LADIES' EM15KOIDEKED Ladies' Japanese Silk,
Scolloped edges, emb'd corner, (all silk) 10c
LADIES' I1EMSTIC1IED Japanese Silk, J in
hem, in nine colors and black, at 12AC each.
LADIES' EMBROIDERED An exraordinary line
for the daintiness of Embroidery; prices
range 10c, le, '5c, 35c, 48c, C5c, 89c and
LADIES' INITIAL HANDKERCHIEFS Japan
ese Silk at 14e and 20c. Note the qualities
and styles of letters.
GENTS' INITIAL HANKERCHIEFS Prices
range -11c, 72c and 92c each.
HARKED, PURSEL & VONMAUR,
Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices.
bie. Those rescued have lost everything
but life. 1 hey are solely in need of water.
food'and clothing. One hundred aud fifty
dead bodies nave liet-n found and buried.
Railroad Track Strewn with llodieg.
Train crews urrivinn on the Grande
Island road say that the track is strewn
with bodies and that a hirge uumbe
have.-already been buried. I he country
is a scene ol wreck aud devastation.
Eighty-seven dead bodies were seen along
the route. The population on liavou Cook
consisting of neurly all white men, Italians
and Austriaus. There were few, if any
negroes iu the settlement. Tony Xegovitch
came directly from Bayou Cook, lie said
that during the height of the storm he
saw his wife drown besides him, appealing
piteously for help. He was unable to ex
tend her a helping hand. He witnessed
scores of people verish about aim. He is
authority for the statement that eighty
seven bodies had been found. It ib vari
ously estimated that from AH) to 500 people
perished on Bayou Cook and in that
section of the country.
Will Probably Reach 1,200.
TheTtlatTfB"at other points all the way
from Bayou Cook to Grand Isle and Che
niere will swell the total to more than 1,
200, according to the best information now
obtainable. At Grand bayou not less than
twenty-six perished. One of the saddest
sights witnessed by a part of the survivors
was the bodies of three women lashed to a
plank and being bumped about by the
waves. They were floating in Grand lake,
which is the entrance to Grand Isie. A
log was floating between the bodie and a
form that appeared to be that of a boy. It
is learned that ou Kosario and Linion
islands the loss of life has been consider
It is learned here that Shell Beach was
visited by the storm and that twelve or
thirteen persons lost their lives. No names
are known except that of Martin Bonfacio,
a fisherman, his wife and two children. A
Biuall islund, St. Malo, just off Shell
Beach, is also reported to have been swept
by a tidal wave. It had a population ot
twenty-live souls and so far as is known
uone was left to relate the story of the
disaster. Ex-Congressman Dudley Cole
tr.nu aud a party succeeded in reaching
the city from Woreland, one of the Missis
sippi sound resorts. Mr. Coleman says
that two schooners have been lost and that
the crews of each, numbering altogether
ten, lost their lives. These are the only fa
talities that are known to have occurred on
the Mississippi sound. Along Bayou Senet
there are mauy Chinamen engaged in the
occupation of drying schrimp. They were
within the track of the storm and many of
them have probably perished.
Alfred Palci, an Italian, in relating the
story of the storm said tearfully that he
had lost all, but fortunately he saved his
two children on his shoulders. His moth
er tried to save a drowning child, but as
Bhe reached for the little one in the mad
waters the wind increased and the little
one was swept away from her outstretched
arm. In the boarding house of John
Richarif there were sixty-one people when
the storm came up and the house was
completely wrecked. Colonel Danton
and bis wife were killed by falling tim
bers, while the others escaped uninjured,
DESTRUCTION AT CHENIERE.
Estimates Flace the Loss of Life at Eight
NfiW Om.SA'S, Oct. 5. Mat hew Schurb,
Lewis McKenzie, Seaman
Miller and twe
ROCK RIVER CONFERENCE.
It ISecins ItM Fifty-fourth Session with a
Dixos, 111., Oct. 5. Dixon is crowded
with Methodist preachers, and every traiD
L bringing scores of them to the quiet
little town ou the Kock river. The present
conference is the fifty-fourth which has
been held by the Kock Kiver conference.
The conference is held in the First Meth
odist church. The usual preliminary ex
ercises marked the opening. Bishop Joyce
read n passage of Scripture and the sacra
ment of the lord's Supper was adminis
tered. At the conclusion of this impres
sive exercise the first business session was
formally opened by the calling of the roll
by the secretary of the last conference.
About three-fourths of the conference
members answered to their names.
The Rev. J. A. Kichards was chosen sec
retary of the present conference, wnico
makes his fourth term in that official ca
pacity. A committee on the Geary law
was appointed, as was also one to select a
place of meeting for the next conference,
A committee was appointed to push the
matter ot raising funds to buy a bronze
statue to Bishop Matthew Simpson, to be
erected in one of the parks of Chicago. The
conference is beginning to get interesting,
aud in a day or two the clouds will begin
to lift and the appointments will begin tc
leak out, unless the precedents of previous
conferences should fail to hold good in the
The Cold Storage Fire Fund.
ClliCALO, Oct. 5. The relief fund raised
for the widows and children of the men
killed in the cold storage building fire at
the World's fair grounds will be distrib
uted in a few days among the beneficiaries.
Each widow will receive 2,000 in cash and
a like sum will be invested for her and
each of the children, the interest to be
paid annually. Ou the death of any one
of each group of beneficiaries the principal
reverts to the others, aud in case of the
death of all the money will go to the heirs
of the dead fireman. On the re-marriage
of any ot the widows the amount given
her reverts to her children. Each child
will receive bis principal at majority.
Wreck on the New York Central.
Pocuukeepsie, N. Y., Oct. 5. The fast
Chicago express, bound south on the New
York Central and Hudson River railroad,
while at full speed ran into a stock train
on Lacy's switch, one mile north of Hyde
Park. The engine of the fast train went
into the river. The engineer and fireman
of the through train are reported badly
injured and a number of passengers hurt.
A wrecking train with physicians aboard
has gone to the scene of the accident.
The cars of the fast train blocked both
Murdered aud Sunk iu the Lake.
Dl'LCTn, Minu., Oct. 5. The body of an
unknown ui.hu was found in Sand Point
lake near the Canadian boundary above the
tower. He hud beeu shot through the
head and body, apparently, and anchored
to the bottom of the lake by a stone fas
tened to one wrist. The man's pockets
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naa uevu riaeu, out, aooui. nis cnest was a
money-belt containing nearly f 1,000, which
' the mnrderej failed to find. .
MISSING STEAMSHIP ALVO.
Probably Lost in a Collision One of Hei
Lifeboats Picked I'p.
New York, Oct. 5. Captain E. C. Seld
ers, of the Atlas line steamship Alene,
brings with him information which al
most certainly settles any question as tO
the fate of the missing Alvo. He say's
there can be no doubt whatever that thfl
missing steamer went down in a Collisi6t)
on Aug. 19 or the next day, when only
three days out from New York. He gives
also a ray of hope that there may b6 ttfO
or three survivors of the disaster and poet
sibly quite a number, but it is a very faiit
On board the Alene is the life-boat
marked "Alvo," which was picked Op by
the steamship Jason on her voyage from
this port to Montego bay. The Jasoo
sailed on Sept. 14. The Alvo's life-boat
was transferred to Captain Seidera at
Kingston, Jamaica. It is battered and
beaten, but old mariners have been able
to gather enough information from her ap
pearance to tell her mournful story. The
most important facts about the boat are
that she was undoubtedly manned and
went down with the Alvo in twenty or
thirty fathoms of water.
Marshalltows, la., Oct. 5. By a head
end collision on the Chicago and Milwau
kee, at Ferguson, two engines, a number
of freight cars and one of the depots were
totally demolished. Engineer Truegdale,
of an extra train, had fallen asleep from
overwork and exhaustion and ran into the
other train, also a freight, while it waa
taking water. Truesdale waa only awak
ened when it was too late to avoid the col
lision and escaped severe injuries by
jumping through the cab window. Real
izing that the blame rested entirely on his
shoulders he banded in his resignation and
departed for parts unknown.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, Oct 4.
Following were the qu nations oa the
Board of Trade today: Wheat October,
opened 65c, closed 64c; December, opened
C8c, closed, 68c; May, opened 76 He, closed
75V4c. Corn Ootober. opened 4.'!-(i0, closed
41 'He; December, opened tuc, closed 0ic;
May, opened Mic; closed 4c. Oats Oc
tober, ocened 'i'A-, closed i!8c; December,
opf bed 1896, closed 2ssc; May, opened 32c,
closed 31jc. Pork October, opened 15.&2&
closed $16. 2j; January, opned J14.1U.
closed 813.93. Lard October, opened J9.10,
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged ai follows:
llogt Estimated receipts tor the day, 21,000;
quality fair; left over about S.OjO; market
rather active on pacKing ana snipping &0
count; feeling firm; 6c higher: sales were made
at f5 0-.'38.50 pigs tfl.0u3e.9J light, tJ.fiOQ
0.03 rough packing, fS.luas.8J mixed, and
!OaO.TO heaTy packing cd shipping lots.
Jattls Estimated' receipts tor the dan
18,000; quality fair; market Quite umvo
on local and shipping account; feeling strong
and prices 5310c higher; qnotations ranged at
t5.3S3J.7S choice toextra shipping steers. Si. 03
&5.3J good to choice do, t4.uO&4. V fair to
good, S3.)&3.83 common to medium do.
3.00(23 70 butchers' steers, S2.ooa2.73 etock-
ers, 83.533.93 feeders, $1.0002.8) cows, 12.00(3
i.90 heifers. S1.50&3.5J bulla, i 1)115.8 Texas
steers, S2.53t.lS western rangers, and f 2.59:3
5.50 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.
14.0U0; quality fair; market rather active; foel
ing.firm; prices steady, unchanged; quota
tions ranged at $-.253. 75 rer WJ lbs west
erns, . '.103. 5u Texas, 80l3 1.25 natives and
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, &
29c per lb; fancy dairy, 23325c; pack
ing stock. 15315HC. Eggs Fresh stock.
19c per doz. Litre Poultry Chickens, 80
per lb; turkeys, l--',&124c; ducks, 8S9c;
geese, Jj.ujii6.iu per aoz. j.'o:aioes Wis
consin liose, flue stock, 5S3GO0 per uu. bweet
Potatoes Jerseys. 10033.25 per bbl. Ap
plesFair to fancy, it.WQi.&J per bub
Honey White clover, 1-lb sections, 143
15c per lb; broken comb, 10lZc; dark
comb, good condition, 1031c; extracted,
New York, Oct. 4.
Wheat October, 71371 3-18c; November,
7iVc; December, 74&74?gc; May, 8IM3lttc
Corn No. 2 dull. 48c; October. 48H34SHc;
November. 48494jc; December. 49J63
4ttc; July. &i 6-16351H- Oats No. it
dull and steady; state, 117310c; western,
85&10c; December, 86 Pork Fair demand
and firm; (new .mess, 118.75319.00. Lard
Quiet and steady; steam-rendered, f 10.10.
The L-oeal Market. J
Wheat 7476a. J
New oils S7330C.
Ilay Timothy, fS.003J9.00: upland. I9i3!10;
8lougl.t6.0O3S7.00; baled. 110.0039. 00.
Batter Fair to choice, 26i28c; creamery, 30c
Epp Freh. lSc-
1'oultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys 1-H;dkcka
l'-ttc; geeee, 10c.
FRUIT AND TSeBTABlES.
Apples 13 005.00 per bbl.
Onions 00c per bu.
Turnips 40c per bu.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
4a4c; cows and nclfeis, 2H'3!c calves
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