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Rock Island JUaily Argus.
I, Ll NO. 307
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1893.
I Bina-U Copies 5 OwM
t Far Week ISM CmM
Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits" for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
Age 5 to 11,
The Greatest Line in Town.
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
A Proposition of Bare Value to our
Each day as the season advances proves our Dress Goods department
to he preeminently in the lead. The special offer to be made this week
will be the means of making this busy department busier than ever.
Only Ei-ht Dollars See Wh;
1 - i iLr week ending Saturday. Oct. 21,
.i",; price on a full put tern of '
' with all the linings ami furuishir
; ;itid ready for the dress maker. Tl
''..i (.'"i d" comes in lilaek-Nuvy, ltesida
fireens in all the new fduide.s, aT
loi ijnaliiy. it is one of the most
Weaves in he fniiiiil in any iirst-class Vrv.t
'"TiMii. nt. It is a worsted and of the 1
''it'll v;it n,. ir,-iiKh wide, and just the wt
ui l.e vrn with comfort and satisfactic
:iuc of the year. If you are looking foi
wn dress, this is not" what vou want, b
want a dress with style to" it, and one
I'xliy c-loant, you will be pleased with
m at any
it if you
Home Spun Suitings, 39c.
r.uc onl.v tight pieces will be closed out
a. c'Jc a yard. They arc 41 inches wide, all wool,
! ia."1' of medium shades only, appropriate for
'"avrlinjr ;u)( strLct wcar verv desirable.
1 rostcd Bengalines at 27c a yard.
Iwciity-iivc pieces of this pretty njvelty in
:,' -vii-. 151 nc. Green, Black, Ked, Wine and lles
'I ill be offered this week at this remarkably
For children, with stiff covers ami large type,
clear and well illustrated, for 17c each.
A BLAST OF DEATH
The Northwestern Gale on the
SORROW IN MANY SAILORS' HOMES
Two Vessels Go Down With Their
Crews Before the Raging
TWENTY-FOUR MEN GO WITH THEM.
The Steamer Dean Richmond Founder
with All on Hoard and the Minnehaha
Itreaks Cp with Seven, Only One of
Whom Is Saved Some Dreadful Detail!
Arriving of the Atlantic Storm Nineteen
Fatalities on the South Caroliua Coast
Bl'FFALO, Oct. 16. Eighteen persons,
the entire crew of the propeller Dean Rich
mond, are given up for lost in the storm
oa Lake Erie. The corpses of five have
been washed ashore off Van Buren Point,
forty milts from this city, near Dunkirk.
rue shore of the lake Is strewn with
wreckage and merchandise, and the waves
are hourly yielding up further evidences
of the fate to which the Richmond has
' sone. Another boat, the schooner Typo,
U thought to have gone down with her
' ;rew just off Gravely bay on the Cana-
iian side, a few miles from this city. She
is owned by the Hargrove combany, of
One thousand li'nios. well bound in cloth and
comprising One Hundred different titles, will be
offered at So each.
For Children, loc each, just the tiling to make
the little ones happy fur a small outlay.
Prince of India,
By Lew Wallace, standard edition, in two vols.,
at 1.98 a set, regular price $2.50.
The Ladies' Standard Magazines have arrived
for November, also the sheets for free distribution.
Carefully and promptly attended to and in every
instance satisfaction assured.
HARNED, PURSEL & VON MAUR,
! DAVENPORT, IA.
Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices.
Nairn's of the Lost Crew.
The agent of the steamer Dean Rich
mond at Toledo furnishes the names of
the boat's crew as follows: G. W. Stod-
I iard, captaiu; George Boysen, second
mate; Samuel Meadows, wheelman; Frank
Ernest, lookout; E. .Wheeler, iookout; A.
B. Dodge, second cook; Evans, chief
sngineer: Jacob Ernest, deckhand; Will
iam Zink, deckhand: George Schilling,
porter ail of Toledo; Walter Goodyear,
first mate, Ottawa Lake, Mich.; J. E.
Brady, wheelman, residence unknown;
Mrs. UeUa Ellsworth, stewardess, Avlmer.
I Dnt.; Frank Il.lton, secuud engineer, Port
iiiuruu; i uermau ueaiuan, ureman, resi
lience unknown; William Sargenfrei, fire
man, residence unknown; irrank fatten.
deckhand, residence unknown; unknown
man, deckhand, shipped at Buffalo.
Last Time She Was Seen.
1 tie last tune tue KicLmoaa was seen
ras when she was sighted by Captain
Ltnske, of the Helena, off Long Point.
I he storm was at Us height at the time
md it was impossible to render any assist
ance to the vessel, although she seemed to
De laboring under difficulties. The Helena
svas with difficulty kept aright herself, and
aptain Liske reports his experience
in this storm to have been the most severe
f a long life on the lakes. The Richmond
iras battling with the heavy seas and
teemed to be at treat disadvantage, al
most dismantled and in uumiueut dan
ger of foundering.
Description of the Lost Vessel.
The Richmond was a "Ciover Leaf" boat:
Her crew were mostly from Tolt do. She
Jvas the first of the larger steamers which
nark the coming if the present style of
marine construction ou the lakes. She
was of 1.S7 touiiiise and wa- built in
Cleveland in ISO! but whs rebuilt iu 173.
She was owned by Bottsfnrd and others of
Port Huron, and was valued at ftO.i.M.i. It
s believed that she was fully insured.
I he Uicumonu lor several seasons past
aas been charte-eu to tie loledo, St.
Louis and Kansas City line, and ran in
;be general merchandise trade between
loledo t.nd this port. She carried no pas-
Another Fatal Wreck Keported.
MAMSTEE, Mich., Oct, 10. During the
great storm a four-masted schooner was
eported ashore near this place and the
Manistee life-saving crew was called upon
or assistance, the claim being made that
he Frankfort crew could not be reached.
4. train was immediately made up. and
he crew and boat were taken to Onekarua,
where the boat was hauled ten miles
hrough the woods to Starke. Uponarriv-
ng there at midnight the Frankfort crew
was found upon the ground, having arrived
just before dark, but too late to be of any
lervice. The schooner Minnehaha had been
hrown upon the beach at about noon.
The sea was ruuning very high and
iwept the decks clean and the crew was all
Irowned except the captain, w ho jumped
jverboard with a plank and swam ashore.
rhe Minnehaha was being towed by the
steam barge Henry J. Johnson, also of
21evelaud, which became disabled during
he storm, and Captain Packer, fearing
;hat he would go down in the open sea,
:ut the tow line and put for shore. Those
Irowned were: John liafferty, mate, Cleve-
and; John Raflerty, Jr., Cleveland; Mary
Keefe, Cook, Cleveland; William Ahl
itrom, sailor, Cleveland; two sailors,
aames UDknown, both of Cleveland.
LIST OF VESSELS ASHORE.
Scattered All Alone the Lakes Wind
Work East and West.
Chicago, Oct. 16. The severity of the
aorthwest gale that has been raging
jn the great lakes for the past forty-eight
hours has not been exceeded during the
period of navigation for the past ten years.
rhe list of wrecks, In proportion to the
number of vessels which were In the gale.
is larger perhaps than in the history of
the latter-day marine. That there has
been a large loss of life now seems certain.
but it may be several days before it is
known just how many sailors perished
Following is the list of wrecks thus far re
ported: Yacht Enterprise, ashore. Lion's
Head, Lion's bay; steamer C. F. Curtis,
ashore, Cheboygan; schooner Isabelle Reid,
ashore, Cheboygan; schooner Nelson Hol
land, ashore, Cheboygan; barge Sweep
stakes, ashore, Cheboygan; tug Acme,
foundered. Lake Huron; schooner Volun
teer, Btrauaoa, l'ort Austin, unt.: sctiooner
Falconer, ashore, Ont.irio; schooner
John T. Mot t. sunk. Fairport, O. ; schooner
Amboy, ashore, llunato; scnooner Aionc
Blanc, water-logged, Buffalo; steamer
Schuylkill, stranded. Bar Poiut; steamer
Maritana, stranded, Elliott Point.
lireeae mt Milwaukee and lluflalo.
Milwaukee advices say that the gale
there was so severe that no vessel dared
venture out, especially after the experience
of the Wisconsin, which left the city for
Grand Haven, and was glad to get back
after a narrow escape from foundering.
Buffalo seemed to be the center of the
storm in that region. While the gale was
at its height the'tnree-masted towbarge
A. W. Amboy, loaded with 60,000 bushels
of grain from Milwaukee was blown
ashore just outside of the old government
breakwater. She was in imminent danger
of being speedily pounded to pieces. The
life-saving crew responded to the Amboy s
signal of distress. The rescuers took a
stand on the long pier where the spray
was dashing mountain high over their
heads. In great danger of being washed
into the water they worked for three hours
on the foundered barge. Finally, aided by
several tugs, the Amboy was pulled out
aad towed to a place of safety. Lively ex
periences were had by other boats, but no
fatalities were reported.
Fatal Work In the City.
While no one is reported lost outside
Buffalo, there have been three fatalities In
the city and one case of severe wounds.
The mammoth sheds of the Empire Freight
Line at Louisiana and Carroll streets col
lapsed with a crash in the afternoon. The
men who were at work within the build
lug escaped. Three boys who were play
Ing in the shed were killed. They were:
illie Flannery, 10 years old; Zitz Hein
lich, 9 years, and Johnnie Verger, 8
years. Fred Nasmann, a tallyman, re
ceived a bad scalp wound and severe
bruises about the legs. The roof of the
Citizens' Gas company works, on Court
street, was swept away by the fierce gale
and the old Rumsey tannery was blown
bodily into the Hamburg canai
Much Apprehension at trie.
At Erie, Pa., there is great apprehension
as to the fate of vessels that were out in
the storm. The gale blew with terrific
violence there and Peter Hein, a a conduc
tor on the Philadelphia and Erie, was
blown from his train and killed.
At the "Sjo" the wind blew fifty miles
an hour, forcing the water over the-lock
gate i anil making it impossible to pass
boats. Ou the other hand at Toledo the
wind blew all the water out of the river
Maumee, leaving the river beddry. Half
a dozen v- ssels were left high and dry.and
the waterworks were crippled in case of
fire, because of the lack of water at crib.
On the Atlantic Coast.
On the Atlantic coast great damage is
reported. At Philadelphia scores of
houses were uuroofed and partly built
walls of bouses blown down. The ship Ivy
was blown from her moorings and badly
damaged against a stone pier. Telegraph
and telephone companies were paralyzed.
The ocean pier pavilion at Cape May went
to wreck. Baltimore reports the burning
of electric light works and the jail in the
height of the storm, while the southern
part of the city was flooded and damages
amount to f 1,000,000. There was much the
same story from all along the coast south
of New York, which had its blowie day
TERRIBLE NEWS FROM THE SOUTH.
Urporls of the Recent Storm Show Great
Los of Life.
Colvmma, S. C, Oct. 10. A special to
The State from Georgetown tells a terrible
story of devastation and death wrought by
the hurricane last week in and around that
city and on the adjacent sea islands. The
entire water front of Georgetown was
flooded and much damage was done to
merchandise stored in warehouses. At
Magnolia Beach almost every house was
wasiied away and thirteen white and six
colored people were drowned. A number
escaped a watery grave by taking refuge
in trees. The white people drowned at
Magnolia Reach are: Dr. Arthur B. Flagg
and wife; his son. Dr. Arthur B. Flagg,
Jr., his wife and five children; Miss Bettie
La Bruce; Miss Alice La Bruce, and two
Misses Westou. daughters of .the late Bent-
ey eston. The tide rose three feet iu
some of the houses on Pawley s Island, a
well-known summer resort. The resi
dences of Dr. H. M. Xucker, B. P. Frazer,
and L. C Lachicotte were washed away
entirely, the inmates only saving what
clothing they had on. No lives were lost
ou the lslaud.
Just Hearing from the Florida Coast.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 10. Tidings of
damages by the storm along the coast of
Florida are just beginning to come in
All along Indian and Hillsboro rivers the
wind reached a velocity of sixty miles an
hour, lowns along the banks were nood-
ed, wharves washed away and houses un
roofed and from 10 to 15 per cent of the
oranges blown from the trees. Between
New Smyrna and the ocean Is a stretch of
two miles of marsh through which thelli'ls
boro winds its tortuous length. Between
this marsh valley and the ocean is a bar
rier of sand hills. The ocean swept over the
hills and marshes, and the waters invaded
the towns. Three small houses were
washed away. The wind blew the water
In Indian river southward, backing It up
at the south end and leaving almost dry
ground at the north end. No tidings from
the south end of the river have been re
ceived. It is thought that the waters
there were unusually high. So far no
loss of life has been reported.
The Good Luck of Mate Johnson.
Dvluth, Minn., Oc:. 16. The Jay
Gould has come into Bay Mills with five
feet of water in her hold. The first mate,
Ben Johnson, was caught by the sea and
washed overboard. Another wave washed
him back on deck again. The Jay Gould
passed a quantity of 'wreckage above
White Fish Point, including batches and
At Noble's liverv stable, Pitt-burg, Ed
ward Sloan knocked John Schreckerdown .
and then holding him with his foot beat
him on the head with a wrench until he
thought he was dead. He then robbed
him and dragged him into a stall with,
the object of making it arpear that he
had been kicked to death by a horse.
Sloau was arrested and his victim will die.
The Great Northern railway extension
from Sioux Falls, S. D., to Yankton, S.
D., has been completed.
Morris O'Brien died at Macon, Mo.,
having been poisoned by sardines.
Too much whisky brought on a quarrel
at Lnketon, Ky., between Tom Asbwortb.
and Emmet t Steerman, each about 20
years of age, and Steerman killed Ash
worth with a knite, and then escaped.
Bob Ingerso.l says he wants to see the
day that "no matter ho threatening the
financial aspect there will be plenty of
Robert Aird, of Woodlawn, was thrown
from a crowded platform on a Chicago
suburban train and his leg broken. He
has just recovered $10,000 dam.iges from
the Illinois Central.
It is claimed that much opium is being
smuggled iuio Cleveland, and that the use
of the drug in that city is daily increasing.
The Pabst Brewing company, of Mil
waukee, has advanced the sum of (100,000
to the city to help it out of its financial
difficulty consequent on the failure of the
city depository bank. The money is really
an advance payment of taxes.
The destruction of the city jail by fire
has resulted in the discbarge at Balti
more of 244 prisoners, because the city
had nowhere to put them.
A youag boa constrictor about three feet
long was found in a bunch of bananas at
Chicago. It has been given to the Lincoln
Nos. 40, 42, 44 and 46 Cbamplain street,
Detroit, composing the Boydell Bros,
block, burned to the ground. George
Boehnline, a jtuitor, was burned to death.
Nos. 34, 30 aud 3S also burued. Total loss,
Four or five arm chairs, two or three
rubber coats, some dissecting tools, a
plaster cast of the face of Preller and a
large picture of Maxwell, his murderer, a
bundle of clothing taken from the corpse
of one poor unidentified man, an overcoat
and several other articles were stolen from
the St. Louis morgue during the tempo
rary absence of the keeper.
The American Banking association holds
its tenth annual convention at Chicago
Oct. IS and 1!, and will be addreSed by
Comptroller Eckels and other well-known
An election the third at Euid.'Okla.,
for municipal officer was a most com
plete illustration of "universal suffrage.
Everybody voted, whether a resident or
not, and three times as many votes were
cast as there are residents in the town.
Xavier Oertel, a Chicago man who mur
dered his wife last April, has been ad
judged guilty of murder by a jury that
thought imprisonment for hie sufficient
punishment; and bis attorneys have given
the inevitable notice of application for a
John B. Jeffrey, of Chicago, formerly in
the show printing business, has been In
dicted for perjury in repudiating a note
he gave Burr Bobbins for $15,700. He
swore he never signed the note and Bob
bins proved that he did sign it.
The silver jubilee celebration of Car
dinal Gibbons began Sunday at Baltimore
with great pomp and ceremony, Satolli
celebrating mass and "0 prelates and
guests present. The celebration will last
The Riversido Glass works, of Wells-
burg, W. Va., have started twenty-two of
their shops non-union. They employ 300)
The Parisians have the officers of the
Russian squadron now at Toulon, and are
making much of them. They will be feted
and honored every day this week, with the
principal object of making Kaiser Billy
Games of Football.
At Milwaukee Chicago Athletic club
22, University of Wisconsin 0; at De
troitDetroit Athletic 0, University Qt
Michigan 26; at Denver University 6t
Iowa, 0; DenverA thletic 58; at Kansas
City Baker University of Baldwin, Katjw
2S, University of Columbia 0; at Minn.&3t
olis University of Kansas 6, Minneapolis
12; at Lafayette, Ind. Purdue V), Indi
ana 0. I
The Loral Markets.
Hav Timothy, J10; upland, slough,
tea"; baled. (sQU.
Butter Fair to choice, S3i3.25c; creamery, 30c
Eppe Fresh, 3CcS2ic.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys V. docks
1-Kc; geese, 10c.
rKUIT AMD TEOBTABLE
Apples f 3 00S5.00 per bb
Onions 50c per ba.
Turnips 40c per bu.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
4514 Vic; cows and neifeis. K'&84c calves
Coal Soft. 10c: harJ, $8.50.
Wood Sawed. B 25; cord, M.23.
No Disaster in Boston Harbor.
Boston, Oct. 16. Reports that, a steamer
was run down during the fog in Boston
harbor and lost with all on board are un
true. Investigation shows that the report
probably grew out of the sinking of a tug
boat in the harbor, but everybody on the
tug was rescued.
One Cent a Mite to thefalr.
Chicago, Oct. 10. One cent per mile
rated from all points in the west to Chi
cago went into effect at midnight Satur
day, and will remaiu iu effect till after the
World's fair closes. Presant indications
point to a tremendously heavy traffic
MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.