( :. -1
ock Island Daily
PRICE FIVE CENTS
KOCK ISLAND, MONDAY. OCTOBER 18. 1886.
VOL. XXXIV. NO. 304.
Eighteenth, m.s sj
a. v s 'y.
s SfiQy S comparison in our
Furnishing Goods generally.
HOPPE, e TAILOR,
(Successor to and late Cutter for I. Liberman.)
1803 Second Ave., Rock Island.
Worsteds, London suiting anu nwusmii.
"Lnrgest nnl most complete stock at the Lowest Prices.
Particular Attention given to Good Work.
AND OTHER FIRST-CLAPS MACHINES.
S. H. MOORE'S
ewing Machine Room
Third Ave., and Twentieth St., Rock Island, HI., and 326
Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa.
gfrTerins and prices defy competition.
All kinds of Machines Repaired and Warranted.
Oil, H t ! He aid sapplie for all km of M u-hins keiH in ct'!t.
New Hardware Store,
NO. Wi SECOND AVENUE,
MOTT & LIDDERS, Proprietors.
"A general line ()f Hardware. A specialty of Shelf goods
and Carpenter's supplies. Telephone No. 1142
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealei in Mens' Fine Woolens,
1706 Second avenue.
RESTAURANT AND BAKERY, 7
No. 1C11 Second Avenue.
EVBpecta) flttsntlon pai'Uo rtiriihtiing plenicfl, pftrtiiis.'etc.
FLOUR AND FEED,
Cor. Fourth At and Tvrenty-f-jurth W., Krog.f. Old BUod,
DAVIS & CO.,
A compete utock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, Stc.
Sole a ents lor
Deane Steam Pumps,
SUMIT FE I.I! K K If A 14 IKS.
A.r Wv inrnr.- i'V.Ti- on-1 p? rf''t. nl will ten1 Clips,
' tw my da trifl, to responsible psnies.
Heating Boilers, and Con trac
tors ror iuruisinng ana raying
Water, Gas and Sewer Pipe.
1712 First .Ave.,
Uock Island, Illinois.
Telephone H4S. RittoVnrc Telephone lU.
W. P. Tl Is D all's
SALE AND FEED
1618 and 1615 TLird avsnue,
'.ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
MOST PERFECT MADE
rwiwiFP1 wthftrfrt rotnvA tfPiTltv.KrTencn M
Ht-i.Hrinf1ri.Ms. lt-. Vvt UtnK Pwlt-r ,tmiam
nci mmiitn.l."n',Atiiiti r Ph'v.phaios. lr. n.-t- 9
Kitian-ts, Vanilla, Lt-raoii, t-u-., ilnvor d-lK'iounly.
PRICE BAKING PQW0E8 CO. CMtatjo and Si. LtKml
A Great Victory
A Terrible Case of Scrofula
" In the wintT of 1879 1 was .ittackrrt with
Scrofula in one of the most aRravatinp forms.
At one time I li.nl no loss tlian thirteen larcn
abscesses over and around my neck and throat,
continually exuding an offensive mass of
bloody matter disgusting to 1m?IioM, and
almost intolerable to emitire. It is impossible
to fully describe my sufferings, as the case
v as complicated with Chronic Catarrh. After
three years of misery, having been treated by
three physicians, 1 was worse than ever.
Finally, on the recommendation of W. ,T.
Huntley, drngtrist.of Locknort, I was induced
to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. And now, after
having taken twelve bottles, within the last
twelve months, the scrofulous eruptions have
entirely ceased, and the abscesses have all
disappeared, exiTpt the unstpht ly sears, w hiit
are daily !econmnr smaller lv decrees, and
beautifully less.' I do not know what it may
have dime for others, but 1 do know that in
mv case, Hood"s Sarsaparilla has proved an
effective specific indeed. As an evidence of
mv gratitude 1 send these facts unsolicited,
arid I am ready to verify the authenticity- ol
this cure, hy personal correspondence with
anv one who doubts it.' Chakls A. Koi
kkth. East ilson, H. Y.
This statement is confirmed by W. J. Hunt
ley, druggist, of Un kport, N. Y., who calls the
cure rr great victory for Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Send for book giving statements of many cures.
SoM hy all dHiccists. tl ; six for $5. Made
only by C. I. HOOD & CO., Lowell. Mass.
100 'Doses One Dollar.
Bufurd & Loosley,
The old Fire and Time Tried companies Re
presented LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
tales sb low aF an Kf liable Compipy can afford
lour ratronsee i soiicmm
dfOfllce in Art ne1 Block.
AUCTION ANO COMMISSION
W. H. LUNDY,
CITY Oil COUNTRY,
at moderate cbarces, or
and make prompt rtturui.
iMond Avann KOCK ISLAHD ILL.
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT
J. E. Loosley & Co.,
5Tottrtiproinily adjusted and pKid at thie
(Successoi of Hayes & Clcavclaud )
AKeucy ctablixhrri 186H.
OlHcc in IJenu-ston's Block.
Dr. B. G. MILLER
Would respectfully announce lo the mrk and at
flic ted. far ami m-ar. that li treal difficult case
of all kind, amte and rhxonic. (midwifery and
snrgerv exrf pieoj. i-.iy y-ara pracucai ex
uerieuce. DilTrnnc with all oilier in nluno d
treatment; mafeiiu: marvhnB cnrcK whore uthv
failed to give relief ; makes a fecialfy of
Rheumatism and Neuralgia
For which he luiH a special treatment and ncvci
railK tocure. l ou m-rd . otter no loo'ttT. l;on
saltation free, olttcc hours 9 a. w.. to 6 p. m
Office and repidt nee Ko, Si"t Eighteenth street,
Hock Inland. Aildruw letter hoi 1322.
Many a Lady
Is beautiful, all but her skin ;
and nobody has ever told
her how easy it is to put
beauty on the skin. Beauty
on the skin is Magnolia
natural nan I
I FLAVORS I
THE FLOODED DISTRICT.
6TORY OF THE DISASTER A3 TOLD
BY EYE WITNESSES.
Hounfii Beaten into Frajrmemts and
Wah4 Away Wives and Children
Drowned in the PreMnce of Husbands
and Fathers Corpses Found Thirty
Miles from the Scene of the Disaster.
Bkacmont, Tex., Oct 18. The townis-
gradually filling with refugees from the
flooded district, and the city's distress n
heartrending. Every report from the
flooded district swells the list of the dead,
and it is an assured fact now that the death
roll exceeds 100, but their names are not all
The story of the catastrope as told hy sur
vivors Is as follows: For several days the
tide in both the gulf and Sabine lake has
been very high. This high tide began Sun
day, and on Monday the lake was very full
On Monday night the tide had reached,
passed, and remained above the danger
point. On Tuesday the wind began blowing
rather freshly from the northeast. It then
veered round to the north and blew a perfect
gale for several hours. Now for the first
time the people recognized their perilous po
sition. By 4 o'clock the whole town was
flooded and the waves from the
eiilf and liav mincled in the streets
of the doomed town. The wind fresh
ened again, driving the huge waves with irre
sistible force against the houses and fences,
and all began to give way before them. The
people, terr or-stneken, sought safety m the
second stories, and many broke throufsh the
roofs, crawled otit on them, looked upon the
wild waste of water, and prayed for deliver-
am-o. The whole catasti opbe was so sudden
that it found all unprepared, and a hasty
scramble to places of temporary safety was
all that could be done. In an hour after the
first rush of water had taken place several
small frame houses had been beaten into frag
ments and washed awav. Two were occu
pied by negroes and all of the occuj-ants are
known to have teen lost.
Wit h the destr uetion of these smaller houses
the danger appeared to double for the re
mainder of the town, for they had acted as a
breakwater, and when thesmaUer houses had
been washed awav the merciless waves had
an open, unolwtructed sweep to tlie more sub
stantially built houses in the center. The
scene that now followed was indescribable.
One house, upon the roof of which several
people had taken refute, was seen to rise up
suddenly, as it tore loose from its foundation,
sway slowly from side to side, then fall with
a crash that drowned the shrieks of the poor
people who weredahhed into the boiling flood,
There was more than one scene such as this
witnessed bv those in more secure positions,
who momentarily expected to meet a similar
fate. MnJ. Stanford, a prominent citizen of
Sahine, was here during the storm, but hw
wife and children were at Sabine.
This lm vp ladv owes her wonderful es
cape to her unsurpassed nerve and pluck.
About 7 o'clock m the evening she realized
that her bouse, although the best built etrae-
t-nre at the pass, would soon be torn to pieces,
so she tied her little baby to her back and.
from an upper window of her house, suc
ceeded in reaching a limb of a good-sised
tree. She sat in the tree with that little bat
all through that aw ful night, and she had not
been m the tree ten minutes when she saw
her beautiful home totter and move toward
the gulf , carrying with it a couple of colored
servants who were lost.
Another incident showing bravery and
great presence of mind was that of Mr. Mer-
riman. He tied one end of a rope to a tree
near his tottering house and managed to
swim to another tree, to which he made last
the other end of the rope. Then one by one
he took his frightened family to this rope and
bed them to it. The wind and waves lashed
and beat them unmercifully through the long
areadfui night, but they all survived and are
Another heroic incident was the rescue of
Capt. Plummer and his family at the hands
of Vt llliam LApham, who had shot Plummer
in a personal difficulty some months pre
vious. He saved his own family, then swam
to the house of his enemy and rescued Plum-
mer's family, consisting of five tiersona.
The steamboat L. Q. t . Lamar left Orange
Wednesday night at 10 o'clock with a relief
omniittee on boaixL When she would return
no one knew, but a constant watch was kept
at Orange and here. At exactly midnight
Thursdny night the whittle of the Lamar
was heard. The people hurried belter skel
ter to hear the news and to receive tho sick
and destitute. The relief committee aboard
the Lamar consisted of twenty men from
Beoumont and about forty from Orange. The
pommlttee report that 101 persons are miss
ing, ninety of whom are known to have been
drowned. Thirty.five of the victims were
white nnd fifty-five colored. Ninety -one half-
clad, shivering, wretched victims of the storm
were brought up on the Lamar. Blankets
and bedding were immediately gathered from
house to house for the comfort of the heart
broken sufferers, every one of whom has
ome dear friend or relative among the dead.
Nearly all the refugees are sick and pros
trated ronn exhaustion.
I)r. Calhoun request aid for the destitute.
He says it makes no difference what is sent,
whether food, clothing, medicine, or monev
they need them all. Dr. Calhoun is mayor
jt Beaumont, and he will distribute throuirh
ommittoes whatever is sent to him From
all accounts gathered, language could not
Bxaggerate the state of affairs at Sal tin
Pass. Out of more than 1 jO houses in the
village less than six remain standing, and
they are ruined. Wives and children were
wept away and drowned in the presence of
weir husuanas ana miners, wuo were power
less to save thm. The waves broke against
cne hgut-bouse m solid walls fifty feet high,
tearing out the windows at the very top of
the structure, Coriwes have been picked up
at a distance of thirty miles from the scene
of the disaster. Friends and relatives of tlte
lniwned residents are coming into Orange
ami Beaumont by every tram, lliesteam-
boat Lamar took on board a cargo of food,
blankets, and clothing, and also a fresh relief
committee, and at daylight Friday morning
started down the ?eches to succor the un
fortunate. The pecuniary damage at Sa
bine, including that to the government
works, will aggregate nearly $."410,000,
many of tlie neigh I coring plantations sus
tained serhirm injury.
r urtiwr aeraiiM or tlie great deluge were
Iwought here Saturday morning by the religf
hts which have just returned from tlie
Bamo. The deaths at Sabine Pass and vicin
ity will aggregate more than ninety and at
Johnsons Hayou about eighty-five. Only
three nouses are ut tor human habitation,
while perhaps a douen are standing in a pre
carious conauion. ine people who escaped
the general destruction ore completed ruined,
financially, numbers of them bung unable to
provide themselves with the bare necessities
Mr. Moise Broussard is reported to have
tost $25,000 worth of cattle, and as the salt
water covers everything for ten miles around,
Sabinefasff all the cattle that are not lost
will die. The relief committee organized
this city has issued a circular calling for
Anyone having business with the Auoue
office after 6 p. m. (in the event that the
office in ciosed) will please call at nil
mans & Gait's news stand in the pofltotfice
building, who are authorized to transact
business of everv nature for the A Rous.
Cheap Kail Boxes.
The finest mall and paper box ever in
vented is for sale at the Attot?. office at
the low price of 91 each. The same box
to sow aterf WMft at fi.ftO, Call ed $
Republicans of New York Put V Th
dore Roosevelt for Mayor. .
New York, Oct 19. The TIbim seems
satisfied with the action of the Republican
county convention Friday night in nomkiat
ing ex-Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt for
mayor. The following is an extract from
The Times' editorial on the subject:
HON. TIIEOPOHE RfMWEVELT
Tt is because we Iwlieve Mr. Kooseveltto be
very much let a partisan and very much
more of a reformer than Mr. iiewitt that we
ihonM prefer to see him elei'ted mayor.
It nel s -arcely be said that we do not
regard air. Hooseveirs election as pronanie.
Tie' united Democratic vote in this city out-
nuiulers by some fi0,0ti0 th full Republican
vote, but it is every way desirable that the
mMicnn party, with a candidate of idea!
pillence, should put forth its full strength
this fall. And if some further incentive is
lUmauded it may he added that tlieeandidacy
f Henry i Jeorge brings into the contest an
element f doubt which makes Mr. Hoose-
It's Wi nnces of election seem far from hope-
w. A large vote for Hnry (ieoage would
m;ike Theodore Hoosevclt the next mayor of
New i ork.
THE. NEWS IN BRIEF.
Thre i no truth in the r? ported asHa-sina
Hnn of f l'ro.idcnt Oonalcs in Mexico.
51 me. Bart hdd t will a -company her hus
band on Ins iMnine visit to this country.
!n. Cassia M Clay met one of his own
laughters the other day in Richmond and did
not know her.
Sam Jones and Sam Small are now holding
revival meetim; in Toronto. They will Iw
gin work in Boston next January.
Mm Inland Sianfoid has established a
nieht school for the jot keys and stable boys
employed m her Imodium a stables.
The Ntitii nal Edu at ion association will
hold its wxt ineetine in 'hioago. Ten thou
sand teachers will probably le in attendance.
TV value of eximrrs from Germany to
America during the fiscal year ending Sep-
temlcr was J joomt.imo more than for the
preceding flsr.-il year.
It ii report !-d flint ex Congressman Deus-
tor, of Milwaukee, will l n candidate for
United States senator in ruse the Democrats
have a majority in the next Wisconsin legis
lature. J. B. WclK of Red Bluff. CaL, cut down
a sound oak. and fonr feet from the butt, in
a little cavity in the hear of tlte tree, were
five small and healthy frog. They were a
little off in color, but all right,
In a quarrel Friday night at Somerset, Ky.,
Edward Iogan, United Stat coin mis sioner,
and Henry Boyle, sifial United States
ballff, drew their revolvers and bepan firing
at each other, with the result that both are
Henry Nonis, who killed Georgo Elliot,
owing to a quarrel about a chew of tobacco.
was hanged r nday at Buchanan, bra. At
tlie first attempt the rope broke, and Norris
was dashed to the ground, but he was again
placed on tho scaffold, and met death by
Judge tireharn has refused the petition of
a number of residents of East St. Louts ask
ing that federal supervisors be appointed for
the concresbioiial election of Nov. 2 on the
ground that it would be contrary to the
statutes to appoint super viors for a city hav
ing less than 0.tW mltabttants.
Gen. FairebiM. commander of the Grand
Armv, has issued a circular calling upon the
various poits to suspend collections for the
Charleston sufferers. This is the result of a
dispatch from Mayor Courtney, statuig that
the committee in Charleston has received
sufficient funds to meet the w-ants of merit
orious needv sufferers.
Chicago, Oct. 16.
The quotHtions on the bard of t rade to-day
were as follows: Wheat No. - October,
opened "lc, hsed TlRuc; November, opened
clewd . -?SrC bid; Heceniber, ojened
'4vm cluned 74! bc- Corn No 2 October,
nlrned .' c, closed .i4'4': nominal; November,
spelled :tVH-1je. clos-d 8.V.v&e; Deecmher,
apened asked, closed wv,c. OaN-No. 2
tctol'r. opened -41-ic. closed 'Mc iiftminal;
Noember, opened 2y-tf-lic, close! 'Xtc bid;
December, opened Sic, closed nominal.
1'ork Oetolier. opened fV.l't, c loseit 9.lfi asked;
November, openeii Jit.tW. clos-d $.li asked;
DecemlhT, opeutd S'-MHuIosed y.l.jaked. Lard
Octotier, opened jtV7;, closed nominal.
Live SbK-k The Union SUrk Yards report
the following lamrecf priee: Hos Market
t)pcned active and linn, with thipiers and
sN'culators buying and prices lUc Iiiirher
liic'it ff fades, ff.W4.40; rotH;h packing. S-l.t'od
4.t": henvy lwkinu and flitppin-' io!-. J4 WSt
i.5ti. t alt I- -Meadv; Kcves. .V!.i5JSJ:
butchers, f l.re:i.nr; a1 1 quiet. Shee
Stead : censmin, f;.'..-,!, food, $3.:5
I loti'jc: Uuttcr Cuciue to fancy cruani
er", i-4'-ic lr tl; fawy daii y. -tUitNc; puck
iPK. Evkp Mr idly fresh. Illt 7c per
doz. HonKrj -i'hickeits. f T'-fec ht )h; ducks
S-;turk-ys. u fi in-rdoz. Uo-
tntiws- I at ly iox- per l u. on track;
NKW YtMtK. Ort. 1.
Wheat -N.. 1 re 1 Mate, rW-; No. do, KU,.;
No. red " ini-i fs-'vciu'-er, 4e; dt December.
K'rw'. '"in No. 2 Titivet c-;ish, 4"k-; ilo No
Veiniwr. 4-V.e; do IHfi ii'ter, 4.V(.-e. Oats-No.
I white Mlatf, No. 2 do No. 3 mixed No-
vrniN'r, Kye- Dull. Barley -iouii-
nally nmhioied. Pork-Dull: new mess.
t W. Jt&W.'Ji. Laid-Ot t-lHT. ( :; Novciiilwr,
y-r. Ijocis, o. 16.
Wheat Weak .rd lower; No.
mixed fash, 7;;v-: Noenih-r, llwemlier,
i.Ve; May, M Sic. lorn - -Heavy; No, 2
Jiixefl cash , I ?'; Noeni!er. ItP-c; De- cinln r.
He; May, Oats- Kasy: No. 2 mixed
ih,i November, ah: Decern Int. 'H1' tdi.
May, awc. Bye-Firmer; 4V. Uhisky-
Firiu; IVrk -Steady; 1.T14. ltd
Toledo. Oct, la.
Wheat Steady but dull; cash. Trtc, Novnnv
ler. nr, lheeitHr. H lay. tt-. Corn
-uief; cash and Molar. Se; May, 4140.
lat-a Steady; ca,li, 'Mt. Clover seed
steady; ca-li, $4.5(1; November, $4.V; Decem
wr, $4. Oil.
WllI.WAl kkk, Wis.. Oct 16.
Wheat-Weak; rash, 71 November, TlVic;
December, T.Vp.. t'orn -Mealy; No. 2, IUc;
ats Inactive; No. 8, Bye Stoat1 y;
No. 1. 51e. Barlow Hkrhen No. 8. HWio.
Hay Timolhv flO 0d.
Corn -Old 4!Sc : New 3c.
OofllSofi 10c: ha a S . SO
Cord Wood -$4.00.
Offermaa Island Plcaie Oroundti
Churches and nocirtfes dfslrifig spedftl
fatci! or Itanspottatioflj enoutd apply
Mtitto1SUf rf5kfid, f, 0, dnwer
t, PrS feUfid, UK, Pf fill till iilMC
"If people eould only know
what a splendid medicine
Simmons Liver Regulator is
there.would be many a phy
sician without apatipnt and
many an interminable doc
tor bill saved. I consider it
infallible in malarial infec
tion. I bad for many years
been a perfect physical
wreck from a combination
of complaints, all the out
growth of malaria in my
system, and even under the
skillful hand of Dr. J. 1.
Jones, of this city, I had de
spaired of ever being a well
woman again. Simmons
Siver Regulator was recom
mended to me. I liied it;
it helped me, ami it is the
only thing that ever did me
anjr good. I persevered in
its use, and I am now in per
fect health. 1 know the
medicine cured me, and I
alwaj's keep it as a reliable
'standby' in my family."
Mrs. Maisy Ray,
hae our letltr Z ft ami in ivtl mi (pint or rn'i'
J. H. ZEILIN & CO.,
Sole Proprietor.. l'HII..l'i;l -I'll I A. PA.
On Promise k y Notes.
WANTED T"fotcf of well ro-l hn-ines men
for one month lo twelve month. Vhi-hmii-' $
to $1,M),I10. tiftly cMiii-lenM d and ;ife.
Itonds uiveil, PCtttemeiit - m i-l . t 'orn lit
wanted. U W FOSTKK, Banker
sep-K-am 4U Itfvulu.iy. New York.
To-ftory hrkk Imsint F-hoii.. . (hmiIs two main
etreei. Crowing County Seat. Kan
80S. 5 OOO poiiitUUoii Vill nell hanlvv.ire
nnu iinpieini'iii ni,-nies r.iri c:t!-n. p;iri i-mc
time. K"trihhhed ei:;lit v-it. Annual pake
SIXTY TH0U8AND ! .pdrk.
KanSAS Hfl HU W A K p..
BOX 554 !?T. .IOfcPH. MO.
Fort iiuep are venrlv mtnle hy MirresHful opura-
tor in stocks, grain and oL
These iii'CBlmuif rteipi.-niiy p:tv from $50" to
$3,000 or more on each fino nell-d.
Heltable correftpoadents wanted. Addrvps for
circnlarB, WILLIAM K. KH'llAUnS,
ii;iuKer anu uroKur,
Jun-D-dW -W, 40 A I' Knmdway, New York.
We challenge the world
Bit f RIVERSIDE!
tml GREAT SUPERIORITY
i-' i " r:'t:f of
HARD COAL STOVES,
I Lave just received niy first installment of my
Foreign importations of
FALL AND WINTER WEAK,
Ami extend a cordial inviiation to my patrons for an inspection
of the same. Very finest work, Lowest piices, and
perfect tit guaranteed.
J. 13. ZIMMEE,
No. 1810 Second Avenue. Uock Island, 111.
rySlH'ilal attention pntil to fine . utom Work. Repairing done nently and promptly.
to produce their equal at any price.
tflt iesesS AftatWi H$ek
BAKER & CO.'S,
OppoBitw Harper Hou8
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE
ll'nder Clothing Store
JOHN O. FREED, Proprietor.
A slight examination will con
vince you of the
OVER ALL OTIIERS,
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