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Rock Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 189S.
Blngla Cop lee S CuM
Par Week ISM Oeaai
Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits' for chil-
idren a genuine cellar-dopr slider.
Age ) to II
The Greatest Line in Town.
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
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A Proposition of Bare Value to our
Each day as the season advances proves our Dress Goods department
to be preeminently in the lead. The special offer to be made this week
will be the means of making this busy department busier than ever.
f'r.ly Eiuht Dollars Sec What it
: ...(. wi-iU. nliii Saturday, O Jt. L'l wtMjiiote
'" price (Hi a full pattern of Victoria
w -h nil the linings and furnishings coiu-
' ui ! i-cady for the dross maker. This "Vic-
t rd" couics in lilack-Xavy, IIeM:i, GoMen
'VI;. (liven-, in 111 llmm.iv slinli.u nn.l IIi,U
r ':i:i!'t v. it i, niic f tlio ni'v-t desirable
;:'(- in In- 1.. iiuil in any first-class n ss (ioods
; n'!!:ii'ii!. It is :l worsted and of the finest -'"I
v iv.'i. Kl-iin h wide, and just the weight (hat
:'' u- 'in with comfort and satisfact on at any
: : th year. If you are looking fi r a coni-
-.'i dress, 1 his is not what you want, but if you
iLi a dr:ss with stvle. to" it, and one that is
utj crant. vou will be pleased with Victoria
Home Spun Suitings, 39c.
i"t of only eiht pieces will lie ilosed out
fci o9c a yard. They are 41 inches wide, all wool,
IV!?.1"' of n,-'dium shades only, appropriate for
trrtVfliiifj aiu street wear verv desirable.
I' rusted Bengalines at 27c a yard.
Jivci;ty-livc pieces of this pretty novcltv in
fr wr.s I3h,e, Green, Black, Red, Wine and Kcs
''. Will ho offered this week at this remarkably
Or.e thousand li' nios. well liuund in cloth and
coniprisinir One Hundred different titles, will lie
offered at 10c each.
For Children, lie each. just the tiling to niakt
the little ones happy for a small outlay.
For children, with stiff covers and larjre tvpe,
clear and well illustrated, for 17c each.
Prince of India,
By Lew Wallace, standard edition, iu two vols.,
at fl.98 a set, regular price $2.50.
The Ladies'1 Standard Magazines have arrived
for November, also the sheets for free distribution.
Carefully and promptly attended to and in every
instancc satisfaction assured.
HARKED, PURSEL & VONMAUR,
Continue to Come From the
LOSS OF THE STEAMER WOCKOKEN
Thirteen Lives Go Out When
S'ricken Vessel Succumbs.
THE STOBY OF HER VAIN STRUGGLE
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Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices. I
Hut Three of Her Crew Survive Five
More Live Lost on the Richmond, In
cluding the Captain's Wife and Children
One Single Survivor Found, Looking
fur Hi Dog, Which He Oincovers Dead
Two Lost on the Annie Sherwood A
(iale That Will He Long Remembered.
Buffalo, Oct. 17. Thirteen more vic
tin.s have been added to the already long
list of fatalities resulting from the ter
rific northwest gale that swept the great
lakes Saturday aud Sunday last. It is
now definitely known that the steamer
Wockoken, of Cleveland, foundered in ten
fathoms of water just above Long Point
on the northern coast of Lake Erie in the
recent storm, carrying down with her all
bat three of her crew. The list of those
drowned is as follows: Ai!ert Meswald,
captain. Marine City, M:ss Sarah Mes
na'.d, his sister; Captain John Mitchell,
Cleveland; David Jones, first mate, Cleve
land; Matthew Hasler, second engineer,
Marine City; Michael Hinkclmau. chief
engineer, Cleveland; Charles Miuard,
steward; Henry Branch, watchman; John
iUukeluiau, fireman; George Smith, fire
man; hilmuiii! i.lilriune, watchman; Jlike
Kt hiiev, deckhand; William Kathl, wheel-
mau all of Marine City.
The Lake I lei-t Mil!u, Terribly.
The last few necks o." the navigation sea
s hi of ls'.'o" will live Ion,; in the memory of
1 ikt mariners, for no such awful list of fa
tiiilies has been known in shipping circles
foradecade as the one to .inch additions
are being ma le daily. The story of the
f.iu of the Dean Kicumoiid and the Mm
uehaha is supplemented by the news of
the loss of one or two livi s frmn a number
of vessels composing the lake fleet, and
now comes the loss of the Wockoken with
its caio of human souls. It is too early
U attempt any estimate of the money loss
by the sinking ot small cratt at various
points in the chain of the treat bikes from
Duluth to the mouth of the St. Lawrence.
Overcome While Seeking a Haven.
The Wockoken was bound from Ashta
bula to Duluth with a cargu of coal. She
sailed on Friday, on the eve of the great
storm, from near the starting point of the
ill-fated Dean Richmond and must have
encountered the storm at the height of its
severity while making for shelter, as was
the case with the Richmond. Long i'oint
on the north shore of Rake Erie, was the
haveu sought dt boM wwrK, but both
became prey to the daneerous coast along
that part of the Canadian border. The
Wockokeu ma le her way to Erie in safety".
There she puked up her ceiisort, the
Joseph 1'aige, and prut ceiled up t he lake
The vessel hud proceeded will out into the
the lake before she u.-is struck by the
Storm. She f,;itd the gaie an i prepared
f.T the battle 1, r l:!e.
liad to A iiaticJoii llrr t ousort.
The seas swept her fore an. i aft and an
attempt was made toreiklhe protection
of Long I'oint. It was necessary to drop
the I'aige as a last ie -t. and the latter
rode snfe'yiotiiC sluiter i f Long 1'oiut,
with nil her canvas g.ine. After parting
company with thel'aie tiie Woekoken's
tight, became more desperate. Jshe was
badly sprnng, her hatches were swept
away and she rapidlv tilled. Each man
of the crew made preparations to save him
se'f. Life preservers and portions of the
Bhip's furniture were called into use and
every provision was made after the fate
of the vessel becauic certain to enable the
human beings that were about to be cast
adrift to remain on the surface of the
Three Ouly of sixteen Saved.
As the boat became waterlogged and it
became evident that it was a question of
but a few miuutes until she must godown
the Btronger men began to jump overboard
with the faint hope of being cast ashore
without being beaten todeathon the rocks
that abound in that locality. The women
aud the less skultul swimmers were easy
prey to the furious waves, and burled out
of sight of one another by the tremendous
waves that lashed the sinking bull they
went down iu quick succession. Ihree
only, of the sixteen souls that were aboard
the Wockoken, escaped. These J. P. Saph,
the second male; Wheelman J. II. Rice,
and Robert Crowding, all hardy and e
perieuced seamen, skillful swimmers suc
ceeded in keeping themselves well out
from the dangerous coast until the storm
abated anu iney were aoie to make a
ONE SAVED FROM THE RICHMOND,
But aii Addition of Five to the Lott
the Survivor' Story.
Dt KKiRK, N. Y., Oct. 17. Only one man
escaped from the lost steamer Dean Rich
mond, and be has been found on the beach
near Van Buren Point. His haggard face
and sunken eyes told a story of terrible
Buffering. He was aimlessly wandering
np and down the beach and when spoken
tj burst into tears and said be was look
ing for bis dog. He was questioned and
Baid be bad been washed off the Rich
mond, and was unquestionably the only
man saved from the vessel. After be bad
been cared for and given stimulants be
recovered sufficiently to tell the story of
tbe awful last hours of the steamer. He
taid bis name was C. L. Clarke, and be
shipped in Toledo juBt before tbe Rich
"There were nineteen iu the Richmond's
crew," he said, "besides Captain Stoddart,
bis wife and tbree children. We left To
ledo at 6 o'clock Friday night and sailed
along all right until we got into the gale
on Saturday. It struck us hard from the
very start, but if we had had good luck
we would have weathered the storm and
been safe in port in Buffalo at this minute.
We tried to get into Erie, harbor, but
could not on account of the choppy sea,
and then Captain Stoddart decided to
make the run to Buffalo if he could. We
were not in very bad shape then, although
we were badly wrenched by the heavy
seas which struck us, it seemed, from
"About 2 p. m., after matters bad grown
worse right along, we sighted a couple of
steamers. They were quite a distance
away, bnt we signaled them for assistance.
They either did not see us or could not
get to us, for i hey went right along fight
ing their way into the storm, headed
towards Buffalo. The waves ran over our
decks and everything which was moveable
was swept overboard. The captain s wire
and children were locked up in the cabin
for safety's sake, and the crew was work
ing for their lives on deck. An hour later
we had lost a mast and smokestack. Then
we continued to drift along at the mercy
of the wind and waves.
About 7 o'clock in the evening the wheel-
house was washed away. The rudder and
wheel were broken, aud we were badly
crippled. We were then about fifteen
miles from shore, and after considerable
work managed to set the rudder so we
could make for the shore. The captain
had made np his mind to run for the shore
and beach his vessel. He made fair head
way with a hard fight, aud I began to get
things ready to get out in the yawl boat
with the captain s wife aud children. 1
went back to the captain, and just before
I reached him a big wave struck us and 1
was carried overboard.
This must have been about 11 o'clock.
I gave myself up for lost when I found
myself in the water. I kept sight of the
Richmond's lights for some time and saw
her drifting down the lake, turuing anu
twisting in every direction. Then I lost
consciousness and did not know anything
until I found myself lying on the beach
near a town Vi hich I found out was Silver
Creek. When I came to myself I weut
into the town. I bad some money and
got something to eat, found out where I
was and then came here to learn what bad
become of the steamer.
1 heard riiis moruiug th.it she had gone
down, ami then I came over here aud tried
to find the boat aud my dog." Clarke in
fisted on continuing his search for his pet
aud a mile or tw o up the shore an over
turned yawl from the Richmond was
found. Clarke saw it, jumped forward and
threw it over.
Inside, tie.i to a seat, was the dead body
O! t lie UoU.
li on ned While Searching forllodies.
While searching for bodies from the
wrecked propeller Richmond their boat
capsized and George I. Thurber, Frank
Cahoou and George Mann were drowned.
The bodies have not been recovered.
Among the bodies of the Richmond-
found are those of Captain Stoddart and
Mate Boylessen. A lighter and pile-
driver is ashore between here and Battery
Point and it is supposed the crew were
MINORITY IS TRIUMPHANT.
Silver Mm ltat 1 lint They Can Control
the senate. L
Washisgton, Oct. 17 The thing that
stood out promiiK r.t in tbe senate debate
last night was the confidence of the minor
ity that they had the control of things.
Vest gloried in the fact, because it had
beaten the "force bill." Aldrich declared
that if there bad been a majority in favor
of changing the rules at that time the
force bill could have been passed, but
Vest said the minority as long as it con
sisted of one-fifth of all tbe senate could
and he intimated would preveut a change
of rules also. Vest fairly reveled in the
discomfiture and helplessness of tbe ma
jority. It was a condition, he said, and
not a theory, and he seemed to hug him
self with delight.
Aldrich asked Vest how, if it was true
that one-fifth of the senate could prevent
legislation, he (Vest) erpected to get
through the senate the election law re
peal bill, the tar.fT bill aud other measures
s-) dtpr to his heart, and some one re
marked, "'Another Daniel come to judg
ment." Laughter. Vest said he had
not said it was t he correct doctrine, but
a fact thr.t existed nJ wanted to know
why the majority did not bring the senate
to a vote. Peffer, in the course of his
speech, declared in reply to Palmer that
unless the majority consented to such a
compromise as the minority dictated the
question should never come to a vote.
I'roccf-dings in Senate and House.
Washington", Oct. 17. The senate slight
ly amended the bill providing for elections
in the Cherokee outlet and passed it after
voting down 10 to V an amendment es
tablishing wo nan suffrage, Allison, Carey,
Dolph. Erye, Gallingcr, Hoar, Kyle, Peffer,
anil Teller voting aye. Lodge made a
speech on the quest on cf closing debate in
he senate arid prohibiting written
speeches, llie matter was discussed by
Hoar, est. and others, the latter lntimat-
ng that a change vt ruies would be pre-
venttvl nv tne n inoriiv, saving that one-
f.fth of the sen.ite could prevent auy legis-
ation. Jones fiave auotner sect ion of his
speech, Peffer another sect ion of his. From
then on until adjournment at 10 p. m.
there was little except roll calls for &
1 he house concluded the debate on the
McCreary bill to extend the lime for
Chinese registration, which was passed
S to 1 with nn amendment defining
Chinese merchants. I ne Cox bid tor the
better control of national banks wa- taken
up and the house adjourned.
ANOTHER VESSEL GOES DOWN.
Schooner Annie Sherwood Two Men Dead
and Two Likely to Die.
Chicago, Oct. 17. Another fatal wreck
has been added to the list. The schooner
Annie Sherwood is lost. Her captain died
from exhaustion on board and a sailor was
killed by being dashed against the lumber
on deck. The crtw finally took their dead
ind abandoned the vessel. They were
picked up seven miles southeast of Caribou
island bv the steamer Sitka and taken to
Sana s-te. iiar.e.
The sailors were too weak to help them
selves from their yawl to the Sitka, anu a
boat had to be lowered from the steamer
and the men passed up one by one. The
dead are. Louis Gkthrie, captain, 534
O'.to street, Cnicago; James Cousins,
sailor. The injured: Thomas Randall,
mate, Chicago; Thomas Koundtree, stew
aid. Chicago. Tiie latter two are at the
Sherwood house in Sault Ste. Marie, be
ing carel for, and are in a dangerous con
dition. John Nicholson, llliam Book-
power and John Gabrielson, the other sur
vivors, have recovered.
Reports are coming in of missing vessels
turning up safe, but damaged ;and of oth
ers that are still missing. The steamer
Johnson which had the lost Minnehaha in
tow is safe at Milwaukee. Tbe steamer
Whittaker is ashore Tat Long Point; crew
safe. The schooner V adena, the Sitka s
tow, is safe at Pequaming, Mich. The
steamer City of Cleveland with tbeQuayle
iu tow is aground ou the north end of
Beaver. The schooner George, of Ver
milion, is missing; so is the steamer J
II. Prentice; so is the J. D. Sawyer. The
shores of the lakes are full of vessels that
have beeu driven ashore, but so far no
further loss of life is reported.
Guarantee Investment CompaDy.
Chic ago, Oct. 17 All the officers of the
Guarantee Investment company have been
indicted by tbe United States grand jury
for using tbe mails for the promotion of
lotteries. The company has its principal
offices at this city and St. Louis. According
to tbe views of the prosecuting officers tbe
company is a strained application of life
insurance principles to a bond issue in
which there seems to be an admixture of
the lottery element. It has done a very
large business said to aggregate (50,000,-300.
We're So Grateful to Columbua.
Madrid, Oct. 17. The Duke de Veragua,
with his family, has returned here from
bis visit abroad. The duke considers him
self fortunate in having accepted tbe invi
tation of the United States, as through
the generosity of the great people, and out
of gratitude to tbe family of Columbus
for his discovery of the new world (from
which event the United States has been
tbe principal gainer) the dilapidated tor
tures of the descendants of Columbus are
likely to be repaired.
Is Lady Blackwood Mow.
Paris, Oct. 17. The civil marriage be
tween Lord Terence Blackwood, son of tbe
Marquis of Dufferin and Ava, British am
bassador to France, and Miss Flora Davis,
daughter of Mr. John Davis, of New York,
having been celebrated at tbe Mairie Sat
urday, the English ceremony took place in
the English Church of the Holy Trinity in
the Avenne de L'Ama yesterday. Dr.
Morgan, Of the American church in Paris,
and Dr. Noyes. of the English church, of
ficiated. After tbe ceremony the newly
married couple went to Walmer castle
England, to spend the honeymoon.
Sleeting of Mason of Hili Ix-cice.
St. Lcl'ls, Oct. 17 The supreme
council of tne Ancient Order of Scottish
Rite Masons for the southern jurisdiction
of America, embracing all the southern
states, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Colo
rado. Wyoming, all the Pacific coast
states, Idah . Montana, Utah, the Sand
wich islands, Japan aud Chiua, has con
verged in special session in Occidental
hall. Tbe convention will be in session
LIVE STOC AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, Oct. 1G.
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade toaay; Wheat October,
ojeneJ 6 closed 6;Jic; December, opened
KJ.Hic, close 61; May, opened TOHo, closed
"Ihjc. Corn October, opened 363, closed
37ic; December, opened 3Sc, closel 8?Hc;
May, opened 4 '?-c, closed Oats Octo
ber, "i-'e. closed IMc; December, opened 27c;
closed 2-c; May, opened 3Jic close! 3JjJc.
Pork October, openel lixSj, closed $10.25;
January, opened $14.35, closed S14.3i. Lard
October, opened Sit.iO, closed JJ.50.
Live Stock: The prices at the Unioji
Stock Yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts K.Odlt quality
fair; left over about 3,0X1; market moder
ately active on packing aad shipping ft!
count; opened rather strong: prices favored
buyers; sales ranged at f4.7&&3.65 pigs,
6.2036.65 light, ?d.l0&S.Z5 rough packing
Jfl.3JS,.8J mixed, and S.3t&6.SJ heavy rack
ing shipping lota.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
22,000; Quality fair; market rather active
and feeling easy, with prices favoring
tbe buyers; quotations ranged at $S.3i&
6.80 choice to extra shipping steers, J4.6J&5.3Q
good to choice do., $4.u04.63 fair to good,
t3.3033.80 common to medium do., (3.003. T)
butchers' eteere, f2.30&3.80 etockers, S3.0pt&
3.65 feeders, S1.2532.9J cows. J2.00a.W half5
ers, J 1.5033. 50 buili, 2.1033.30 Texas eteere,
$2.5034.30 western rangers, and 12. 5035.75
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day
25,000; quality fair; market dull and demor
alized, owing to excessive supply and
prices declined about 153-c; sales ranged at
11 7533.25 for westerns, tl.W32.lU for Tex
ans. si. 7.i(3j. 15 for natives aad S2.0J31.75 for
Produce: Butter Fancy separator,
29c per lb; fancy dairy, 21326c; packing
stock, 17c. Eggs Fresh stock, lOHSt per
dozen. Live Poultry Spring chickens 6Hfl
per lb; hens, 8c; roosters. i35sc; turkeys,
10c; ducks. 8S!c; geese, $-OO37.0C per doz
en. I'otatoes tturbanas, wiio c per Dosnei;
Hebrons, 61358c; Hose, 52(356c: sweet pota
toes. Illinois 82.' (32.15 per bbl. Apples
Fair to good. Sl-7532.50 per bbl; choice to
fancy, $i755j.3.7i. Cranberries Wisconsin
Hell an I Hug e. J5.50 per bbl. Honey
White clover, Mb teelion-i. 14315c per lb;
broken comb, 10.2 j; dark comb, good con
dition, WSl c; extracted. 6-360.
New York, Oct. 16.
Wheat November, 69h367J4c; December,
68368 lVlGc; January, 6&70!c; February,
"lc; May, 75(375 15-16c. Corn No. 2 dull,
but weaker. 47J3l7c; November, 45&
46c; December. 46H346c; May. i"a.
Oats No. 2 eeiet; December, 3333 1-ltc;
May, 854c; western. t3H3c; state, 35H3
9Vc Turk Light supply, but firm; new
mess, $19. 50 &1. 7S. Lard-Quiet; steam
The Loral market.
'iew oate 26c.
Bav Timothy. flO; npland. tS&S9; slouah.
(63S7; baled. $3a9.
Bntter-Fatr to choice, S3t25c; creamery, SOc.
Egg Freeh, 20cS4ic.
Poultry Chickens, ISc; tarkeja UU dacka
raciT and vaeaTABLB
Apples S3 00$5.00 per bb
Onions 50c per bu
Turnips 40c per bu.
Cattle Botchers pay for corn tea
4Mc; cows and nelfeis, ajilWc
Coal Soft. 10c: hard, JS.50.
Wood Sawed, f 5. ; cord, t4J23.