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VOL- XLin NO 258. BOCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 19. 1S95. PRICE GS3T8. ROCK IIOKROR AT DENVER Death Visits Firty-Six People in Their Sleep. HOTEL WRECKED BY AN EXPLOSION Fire Takes Possession of the Ruins and Roasts the Living Vic tims to Death. To Women Snatched from tba Rescuer by the Flro-riend at the Momnt of Iteeeae Whole Handing Hlown to Plncre sod the nluinberlog Victim Varied la the ll.url., H,i and Mangled Uut Twrnt y-fonr Iteacued Alive, Six of Whom Are l'robalilj Fatally Wounded Fright ful Kceoee WltueiMi.-d by the Il.lple. ICeacaen and On.Lookcra. De.nvek, Aug. I'd. The Gurnry hotel, 1720 to 1T.;3 Lawrence btrnet, was wrecked ty u terriflo explosion at KMO a. in. The rcur halt of the building, a fivo-story brh.-k and atone structure, went down with a crauh. The hotel was crowded with guests, and many of them must havo been killed, as well as the entire force of hotel employes, who were sleeping in the portion of tho b aiding which fell. On both Moi of Lawrjncd from Seventeenth to Eiirhteonth streets, and on Larimer, directly back of tho Gumry, the plate- plan windows of the business houses were blown in and a number of pedestri ans wcro injured by falling glass. Kam of the Hole! Complete. Tho hotel structure for 103 feet along tho alley and extending sovonty-llvo feet toward tho front was a mass of debris li.-lck and plaster wcro piled in heaps twenty feet high, arid from this mass of wreckage could be heard the moans of tho injured and dying. At five in jured persons had been taken out. They were all iniuntes of tiio upper story and sank down with tho llours, escaping more fortuuatoly thun those below, who were buried in the ruins. Tho flromeu worked like beavers digging Into t!u debris,but xnndo slow progress. The romuinUig por tion of the building, from which the guests were rumoved 2y ladders as fast as possible, is expected to fall at aay J mo ment. seen of loeKpreiilble Honor. Tho cause of tho explosion is uncertain, but it is tuppuiiud that the battery of boil ers In the hotel basement must have ex plodod. Tho sound of tho explosion was heard throughout tho city, awakening peoplo in bed a mile from tho foina. At 1;5) tho tuins were burning fliroely nnd the firemen wero obllped to retreat from, tho work of rescue. Every englno in the city poured streams into the majs, but the lliimes could not bo possibly gotten under outrol before many of tho iujurod hud been cremated. As their chances of escape lessened tho cries of the imprisoned psoplo increased; heartrending shrieks rose from evory portion of tho gruat muss of wrockai;). Too Wnaiea Itoaated to Death. Two injured worn m had been almo-tt extricated from the ruins when tho llauuf approai ho l so close that tho rescuers had to abandon them for their own safety. JJoth voices wore soon silenced, ilro com pleting tho work commenced by the ex plosion. The b hIiim of threo women were also to be Been in tho b.tek part of the building, but could not b reached. At 1:30 the ilnmes wcro still keeping tho llntmen back from tho work of rescue, ex cept just nt the line of tho nlley wnll. Of those pinioned beneath under the debris only two wero thought to bo alive, b.itli men from the llfih story, who were still lying on their beds. Hoth were covered with several feet of debris about their heads and could not survivo another half hour. rUmrt Kept II irk tjr Water. Almost no progress was being ma.lo at releasing them, us the smoke win blind ing. Tlu U imes wero only kept buck from their bjdlus by half a d..z 'U s: roam of water. At that tiino nix ol hers of the Inmates of tho house had beu taken from tho ruins, nil bully Injured. In the wrecked buildtng thero was a tier of live or six rooms extending across tho rear of the building, taring tho nlley, on each of the three tipper tloors. All of these rooms ore bjlievei to liuvd been occupied, as people r.M.din? In rooms across tho alley observed lights burnlug in every window Curing tho evening. TWF.MY.mo OF TUB CI EST. Kauies of rersuns Knoita to tlave Occn. p ed ltooius. No meals were served in the hotel, and every guest entered on the register occu pied a room In the hotel last night Twenty-two people registered yesterday, most of them late at night, the list being as follows: Mrs. O 11. Knight, Lake City; Mrs. Knight's sons; J. L. Kirk, Omaha; J. C. Brown, Otinha; uud Buren, Color ado Spring.; J. V. Ujberts and wife, Col orado Springs; Miss Jennie Howard, Boston; Mrs C. V. Williams, Boulder; Miss Hattie 11. Wi'.lintns lloulder; W. C." McClain, Huron. K i. ; Mrs. McClain and child, Huron, Km.; Henry Sloan, Huron, Kas.; .Mrs. Henry Sloan, Huron. Kas.; George Burle, Colorado Springs; K T. McClosky, Cripple Crerk. Colo.; K. French, Central City, Colo. ; It. Lorah. Central City, Colo ; W. J. Corson, 1'uebl lo; M- & Letson, Denver. Thus far only fifteen people who are known to have been In the building at the time of the explosion are accounted for. This leaves sixty supposed to be dead. Henry Sloan and wife, of Huron, Kas., and W. C. McClnin, cashier of the Huron State bank, arrive 1 at the hotel last night from Manitou. They are among those taken down by ladders, an 1 are more or less injured. Mr. McClain states that ho thinks there were sixty guests in the hotel, which, with the em ployes, would bring the number of peo ple in the building at the time of the dis aster up to seventy -Ave. LATKB Twenty-four have now been accounted for. six being probably fatally Injured aad the rest less seriouly. Short It before the exblosion occurred the night clerk was beard to remark man seveuij guests were In tho house. The list of ser vants v. ill nut exceed Un, making a pos sible death list of fifty-six. Night Clerk Irwin is among the surviv ors, tbonzh badly injured. Ho states that tbero were hix'y-seven rooms in the hotel, of which ilay-two were occupied, some of them br three people. In the fear portion, wtiica is completely des troyed, wcro sixteen rooms, all of thnra occupied. The damage to the hotel will amount to from 3 J.Ojo to $1 KWJ. MOMUMEN'" TO WILLIAM THE GREAT. Corner Stone Lid by His Grandson, the Present Ucriuatt Itoiirr. Berlin, Aug. l'J. ThsTo was plendid Weather on tho twenty-fifth anniversary of the buttle of Gravdotie, which had so decisivo an infl-.ienco upon tho Franco- Prussian war. Tho anniversary was sis naluad here ry tho laying of tho founda tion stone of the national monument to tho lato Kniperor William I by his grand' son, Knip-jror William II, in tho presence of many of tho German sovereigns an J other dignitaries. At U o'clock a -i iuri.-h of trumpets nnnounciil tho arrival of Emperor William, who was received by Chancellor Von Hohcnloho. Tlu emperor deposited under tho foundation stono of the monument to his crandfallior a memorial document in which ho referred to tho cnthuslustic uprising of the Ger man nations under his Grandfather, Kmneror William tho G.vat, who had restored to tbj German nations their ardently desired unity and had succeeded in seeuring for tho newly arisen emp're its proper weight in the system of states. As ho linishol rca -ling he was handed a trowel, with which ho srircai tho ceiu;:it on the ston". Th'sn taking a mallet he tapped tho stone three times: ' In iulmii ory of tho fallen; ia rcuonalrlori of the liviug. and for tho emulation of future generations." Tho imp -rial and royal personagns present, binniM with the Crown I'rineo Frederick William an 1 tho pr.iu I duk of 15 1 1. Ml thuu tappe I the stono in siitvsioii, while a salute of I'd guns was flic 1 nnd too bauds itlaycd. Tho ceremony tvui very brilliant and im pressive. In tho evening tho kaisor attended a banquet as I'otsdani, and repiy.ng ton toast eulogized tho army and tou'it to Impress urmn his hearers that its succeses hud b-'en tile result of "implicit submis sion to tho niil of tho supremj command er." Ha said that if courage, honor nnd olx'dienco wore liia'ntaim J and strencrth cued tho army wou'd justify tho saying of Von Moltkn, "We are not only strong enough to m.iiataiu thj pjaso of Kuropi-, but to enforce It." HEAF1NE5 INDICTED FOR MURDER. Mao and W'Ur to t mil Trial for Killing the Wvnian'. Foruinr llu.bnd. IIaxnibal, Mo., Atu. l'J. Kew spscta- tors wero present when tho court of com mon picas convene 1 to receive a report of tho grand jury which has been in contin uous sossion for nearly three months in vestigating tho celebrated Stillwell mur der case. Tho report was en indictment for murder, and Shi-riff Pratt repaired to the residence of Wiliiam IV-rkins, nt whoso homo the Hearnss were sti yin,?, nnd placed Dr. Hcaruo and wifo under arrest, charged with tho murder of A. J. Stlllwell on tlu night of Dec. C3, 1J3. The Indictment was for murder in tho first degree, and tho enso is not thoreforo bailable. Tho sheriff took the prisoners to Palmyra by private conveyance. They wero lodged in separate cells on different floors, and will not bo permitted to see or talk to each other. Aajos J. Still well was murdered in his bed on tho night of IJec. L'i 1SSH. Tho assassin ujed nn ax to destroy his life. iho position of things in the mom showed that the victim had not awakened when assaulted, although tho body had been afterward placed in a posture to indicate a struggle A few falso tracos had been arranged to leal to the bjlict that bur glary was lii3 object, but the theory was soon advanced, and has still been main tained, that there was a deeper motive. Mrs. Still well, who had slept in another bed in tho sa.no room, cjuld not givo a satisfactory account of the tragedy. Kichard Stillwell, a stepson of Mrs. tillwell, testified recently that his step mother had been criminally intimate with Dr. Hearne. Hhow ever may this b . llnnnihal people s'ill talk of her marriago with Dr. Hearne in less than a year otter her husband'? murder. The couple went to St. Joseph, Mo., to live, thence to San Diego, lal. Hero Mrs. Si ill Weil sued Dr. Hearne for a divorcrj July 5, 1S.H, nnd threatened him If he oppose 1 her. He made no opposition. Iho decree was granted Aug. la. For suuio reason tho couplo re married Sept. si. 1-tu frtnnley Chrrrrd In J'.tri'a u.ii. L'S10S, Aug. la Henry M. S :n.y. Who has just b.vn elected to pat ,.a:i..M: us a Unionist, representing NeiiiLim bet li. London, met with a w ir.:i r -e ;: .o.i when bo took his se.it on 'X'hur-jt.iy las'. He was Cheered by the laeinbers piese'it. and several of them shook hands with ;h distinguished explorer. Stanley seemed to be highly gratified at the welcomo rx tended to him. Jobs Cadnhy Ikying Ills Debts. Chicago, Aug. li. Three hundred and seventy eight thousand dollars have been distributed among tho creditors of Jjha Cudahy, the noted speculator on the Hoard of Trade, being the first payment, 5 pur cent., made in discharge of liabili ties scheduled against Llm. China Trifling with Fat. London, Aug. 19. The Shanghai cor respondent of Tho Times telegrphs as fol lows: "The consular expedition to Ku Cheng will pmbabiy prove futile. China's attitude in trill. ng with this serious ques tion is likely to lead to further trouble." Mother and Child Drowned. Gbami HAVEN. Mich., Aug. 19 Tho wife and litle son of Arthur Francis, of Knglewood, Ills., were accidently drowned in Spring lake. The child was in bath ing and got txyond his depth when the mother went to his rescue and both wero drowned. Arkansas, the name of the etofr, ia tdTieially pronounced as spelled, bmt the official rroituwiation of tho river is Ar Lausiiw, altiii'ugh spelled ia the ton:? way as tie ttato. SEVEN WENT DOWX, Sad Accident to a Party of Pleasure Seekers. BOAT CAPSIZED ET SCARED WOMEN. One W hole Family Drowned and Two Other Families In Mauminr, All of tho Dead Excrpt One Being Women and Ulrls Heroic Itat Unavailing Work of the Two Mb a on Uoard Crew of a eeticoner la I'eril. Ocean Citt, Md.f Aug. l'J. By the overloading of a small pleasure boat an entire family was dcowned and two other families are in mourning. A party of fanners from the neighborhood of Frank ford and Sclbyvillc, DjI., had a fish fry on Grey's creek, n branch of the Islo cf ight bay, with bathing, fishing and amusements. William Hudson carried a party of nine cut saihng, and as tho boat was about to come back the careened and the women cf tho party jumped screaming to tho weather side, capsizing the little craft, which was hardly largo enough to carry llvo persons. Tho following seven wero dn wnod: William Storr, Philadelphia; Laura Storr, his wifj, and his daughters Ida, oged lo, and May, agad 1; Myrtto Stevens, r.ged 111, daughter of Joshua Stevens, of S.'lbyville; Lina Hall, aged l'J, and hor cister. Lulu Hall, aged 14, daughters of ElUha Hall, of U-'ar Frank ford. But Two of the Passengers Saved. The capsizing occurred within &3 yards of tho ehoro nnd in water seven feet deep. Storr had only ono hand nnd was blind in ono rye, but was an expert swimmer. Ho succeeded in getting his two daughters on tho bottom of the boat find was getting his wifo, when the girls became scured and slipped off of tho boat and went to their parents, and together tho four perished. Hudson, who was sailing the boat, pot, tbo two Hall girls on tho boat and was trying to save Miss Stevens when tho Hall girls slipped olf uud wero drowned before ho could get to them. Two other young ladies who were in tho boat wero rescued by a lisherman. who put off from the shore as tho boat capsiz.-d. Went Against Hudson's Protest. Tho S'orrs family resided nt 4'JJ'J Lan caster avenue, Philadelphia. Mr. Storrs married in this neighborhood, nnd yearly ho brought hU family down for a two wecku' outing. They were very fond cf a;U itic sports, and Kp?nt most oZ th.dr tunc boating and fishing. Hudson, tho skipper, protested to Storrs against the party crowding into his small boat, which could only carry comfortably four par sons. Storrs answered: "Oh, thero is no danger. Tho water is shallow; we are close to shore, and the wind is. light." licforo entering tho boat Mrs. Siorrs took her husband's gold watch, over fUJ in money, and their' rings and other valua bles, and tied theiu in her apron. She was tightly clutching tho bundle in death. Schoencr Driven Ashore. PotST A its -A, Cil., Aug. l'J. The schooner Junes Townscud has been driven ahoro just north of tho light house. Sho had been i:i tow of tho steam er Noyo, but tho linn p.irt id. The Town send is loaded with lumb.T bound to S.iu Francisco from Fort Bragg. Ono man swam ashore. Tho rest of tho crew is iu tho rigging nnd will bo saved if the schooner holds together. Help was scut from here. CLEVELAND CONTINUES LEADER In the l'oate-t for the IU Ball Pennant Uattlmore Second. Chicago, Aug. 19. A number of changes havo taken place in the League base bail situation since the last tvv.ew. Cleve land, however, continues in tho lead,. Bal timore being second Instead of Pittsburg, and a closo second at that. Boston, which was fourth, has dropped to seventh, and Chicago hits climoed to fourth. Following is shown the standing of tho clubs: Per Clnlw. Played. Won Lost.Cenr. Cleveland HI." SiJ as .B.-4 Baltimore !d Si 3'i .;i." Pittsburg V, m . ii) Chicago !!) .'.." H .f.Vi t'metliliuti 14 .Vf 42 .'.',1 l'liilaillihla !il , 41 Jje.i Boston :.i 42 ..Uti Br.sifctyn !4 4H 4 el New York ! i7 47 ..Jim Washington... . n ;l ,V Jilt St. Louis 17 :; t,:i jmi Louisviliu u. ; iy j.4g Following are latest L'agu scores: At St. Louis Ljuis viilo 8. St. L mis 12; at Chicago Pittsburg 2, Chicago 7; at Phil adelphiaBoston 7, Pnilalelphia 17; at Cleveland Cincinnati 0, Cleveland o; at New York Brooklyn 7, New York X; nt Baltimore Kiin and mud. (Sunday) At Cincinnati Cleveland l. Cincinnati o; at St. L juit L luisvillo 3, St. Louis tt. The Fool and 11. Inloaded Con. N'lLES. Mich., Aug. 19. Threa boys Herman Wirtz, John Walker, and Bert Welling while swimming were ap proached by Gi: field Fin ley, a colored boy, who carried a shotgun which he claimed was not loaded. In a playful manner ho pointed it at the boys and puile l the trigger. The gun went off and tho thr.-c boys were struck by the fly ing shot. Wirtz was only slightly in jured, but Welling nnd Walker were badly hurt by the shot. Tho doctors say the wounds may cause death.- A Jlarvel if Art. Tm casket that Nasrulln Khan rre Tf (1 tJ tho c.mcj frt-iu lii.s father, the acicer f Afpliauistati, is a marvel f art. It is ltj iiu-lus I nlyl ) iat-Les hih. It is cut f r. u: a Um-kVif l;.i :s V.z uli, nnd is incrustetl with large dia monds. rub: s uud emeralds. Frcm the lour t"p cv-rm-rs spring t:lrs c.iutaiaixig CI 2 brilliant.. The value cf the. win dj is $o.!0. The qtux-n in wtnru sent a pold plate service and other prp--utaof equal value. Philadelphia Ledger. Weakness is the symptom, impov erished blood the cause. Hood's Sar saparilla the cure. It makes the weak stroD. THE DIGGER WENT ON DIGGING. Soulless Machine That Wotrid Have Burled the Ijttlrs Alive. PlTTSiitUO, Aug. 19. Allegheny City Is putting down a large water conduit from Nine-Mile Islaa, in the Allegheny river, to the city. . A steam digger is used to do the excavating. James Lyttlo, of Aspin wall borough, determined not to allow tho digger to come on his property until ho learned the amount of damages he would be granted. Calling his f.itully, he brought a half dezan and seatel them on the luWn in front of the digger. The lat ter west on about its business as it Lyttle and bis family were not thsro. It shoveled the earth out by the ton and piled it around tho Lyttles. Mr. Lyttle was soon bur.ed to the waist, but bis arms were free and he knocked out an Italian who tried to move uiui. Seeing that tho digger would soon cover him up. Little dug himself and family out. lie then swore out forty informations against the men doing tha work, charging them with with trespass. SCORE ANOTHER FOR FLORIDA. Mob lynches n Man with a Berord, and lnclduntally Kills the Jailer. West Palm Beach. Aug. 19. Samuel Lewis, murderer of three men, was taken from jiil nt Juno by a mob of masked men and lynched. When tbo mob de manded Lewis tho jailer said they could have him if they would harm no one else, lo which they consented. As the door was opened a negro deputy ran out. Soma ono fired, missing him and killing Gus tavo Kaiser, tho jailer. The mob continued firing nt the negro, but ho escaped. Four men then entered the jail ana took Lewis who begged piti fully for his life to a telegraph polo. wnero ne was nangeJ, niter which the body was riddled with bullets. Lewis 1 aid to have killed live men bafore. Commissioners Appointed. SPKISCKIELII. All?. 19. finv. AH "eld has anrminted thn fnllnwinf r- - - L I " ri trustees for the asylum for the in curable insane, created by the lhirtv-niuth central asseuiblv. lo catcd in Oiicnro: John Finlev. Peoria; N. C.. Warren, Kockford; Henry Alexander, Joliet. Baakuone ot tiie otrike uroten DetHuIT, Aug. 19. A speelul to The Free Press from Islipcming, Mich., says: Tho backbone of tho miners' strike is broken. Tho miners havo decided to ac cept tbo proposition made by the mining companies throe weeks ago to talk tho sliuution over nt the mines, the confer euces to ho between the men who hud been employed nt tho respective shafts. etc. Cor.iiuittees mado up of the forces of the different mines called upon the companies and received the new scale. It is thought that by tomorrow the mines will be working. Kconsha Mit Found Dead ST. Paul, Minn., Aug. 19 A special to tr.e 1'ioaeer 1'rcss sityt: . i-i-i.crUu Sen ator Walter S. Mjxweli, if Ivmoshn. Wis., was found do.i.1 in his bed t Amui con on tho Xarthorii Piuilie road. De ceased was i.1 years of uge.' Tho post mortem developed that ho died from the bursting of a blood vessel occasioned evi dently by a ci u ruing spll. He Sold l!. r Ilunband U hisky. OLD llot-i: IE. Mo., Aug. 10. Mrs. Baird, -.vife of a prominent local farmer. is in jail for having K.iicd Samuel Klston, a druggist, for suppiyiug her husband with whisky. fc,!ton did not head Mrs, Baird's wurning not to give hor husband any liquor nnd sho weflt to Eis ton's place of business and 6hot him in tho back with a revolver, killing him instancly. Help lor Cubans from Oklahoma. Toi'ESA, Kis., Aug. 19 Tho projjet of raising a regiment ia Oklahoma to join tho Cuban insurgents app;ars to ba a mucii more serious pITur than at first supposed. A gentleman from Guthrie informed a local reporter thut the leaders of the movement are really in earnest. Altsrlil Appoint Trustaea. Spkivgf.llu. lib. Aug. 19. Governor Altge.d has appointed as trustees of the Asylum lor Imurnbles, created by the Thirty-Ninth g titral cssembiv at Chi cago, John Fuiiey, of Peoria; N. C. War ren, of lijckford and iicury Alexander, of Jol:et. llm Ajut .'I IC, inns' CuS'.Ie. CllJCAiiO, Aug. 19 IL H. Holme.' "Castlj," ut tiity-third and Wallace streets, which is said to ham been the scene of numerous murders by tho owner, c iught fire this lno.ming. and tho interior wus entirely consumed. Lass, about 113,- OJJ. No Casc Ag loist ilulm at Caieago. Cllica;, Aug. 19 Patrick Quinlan, janitor at lha lloirus "castle," and hi wife have be:i d.-seliarg.-a from custody. 1 hero is now no ;,ris; ;.-i that Holmes will ever b.' tned ut Chicago upon the evidence seiuvi thus far. She Is the Oceen AmoDg remedies for complaints pecu liar to women; . nothing equals Zoa I'hora. Sold by T. II. Thomas and Marshall & Fisher. P017DER Absolutely Pure. A cream of tartar bik:n powder. Highest of all In leavening s-n-nsth. 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