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SLI NO. 232.
ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1893.
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Coroner's Verdict on the Cold
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CHIMIN AL NEGLIGENCE CHARGED.
Director of Works liurnhain. Fire Marshal
Mnrphy, and the President and Secre
tary of the Company Declared Itlamable
and Held to the Grand Jury What They
Think of the Matter A Monument for
the Dead Donated.
Chicago, July 19. After its prolonged
Investigation the coroner's jury investi
gating the World's fair cold storage ca
lamity has reached a verdict. The jury
held to the grand jury the following per
sons: D. H. Bumham, director of works
at the World's fair; Fire Maishal Kdward
Murphy, of the World's fair fire depart
ment; J. B. Skinner, president of the Her
cules Iron company; Charles A. McDon
ald, secretary and treasurer of the Her
cules Iron company. The jury was out
two hours, but reached its conclusion
much more quickly than the time it was
out would indicate, as there were sixteen
deaths the causes of which they were
culled to consider, and each represented a
The verdict was the same in all the cases
and reads as follows: "We, the jury, find
that the deceased came to their death from
ir juries and burns received at a fire of the
Cold Storage building at the World's fair
grounds on July 10, 188; and we, the jury,
find from the evidence presented, that
Charles A. McDonald, John B. Skinner,
D. H. Burnham and Edward W. Murphy,
be held to the grand jury for criminal
negligence, and there held until discharged
by the course of the law." The indicted
men will all give bail today. "This is
a great surprise to me," said Mr. Burn
ham. ,-I was never officially notified of
the uusafe condition of the Cold Storaee
tower and Engineer Shanklin never re
ported the tower as d ingerous."
M'hat Murphy and Skinner Say.
Fire Marshal Murphy was apparently
very much affected by the result of the
investigation. "I did not expect it," he
paid. "I think it unjust and uncalled for.
I was neither negligent nor was I guilty
of misconduc: at that fire."
President John li. Skinner, of the Her
cules Iron works, said the verdict was am
biguous. "The fire department and our
selves cannot Imtli be guilty in this case.
It must be one or the other. Our conclu
sions were never the same after the alarm
was turned in. Besides, I am certain no
liability tan follow. There is no evidence
against us to justify that."
ARE SHY OF SUCH BUILDINGS.
Insurance IVople Afraid of Storage Ware
houses l'itzpatrick's Rescue.
S. A. Kothermel, assistant secretary of
the Traders' Insurance company, was the
first witness examined yesterday. ' He said
that Mnrphy liad told him that the ware
house was a bad risk. Insurance men all
considered cold storage warehouses bad
risks because of the danger from explo
sions, and in reply to a question by Mur
phy he said that fires usually resulted in
such places from explosions. E. C. Shank
lin, chief engineer of the World's fair, said
the architect and owners were responsible
for Jthe failure to complete the tower ac
cording to the plans.
A Dlfl.cnlt l'olntto Establish.
Right here the coroner tried to find out
whose duty it was to see that the "collar"
was put on the smoke pipe. It was devel
oped that three or four buildings had been
condemned and work stopped on them bv
the World's fair officials because of some
sort of deficiencies. The warehouse peo
ple had been repeatedly warned of the dan
ger to the tower resulting from the ab
sence of the collar.
Hans Rehfeldt, a fireman, swore that
Murphy's account of the rescue of Captain
Fitzpatrick was true, and also to the im
portant point that no orders were given
for the men to go up the tower; they went
up of their own accord without waiting
Testimony of Chief Swenle.
Chief Swen ie, of the Chicago fire depart
ment, swore he had received a rejiort that
the warehouse was unsafe, endorsed the
same and sent it to the fair to lie given to
the proper authorities. He thought it was
the business of the fair authorities to see
that the building was safe. I'resident
Skinner, of the Cold Storage company,
then tried to get the chief to say that the
fire was not properly handled. Chief
Swenie finally admitted that lie would
probably have chopped into the base of
the tower had be beeu there and known
as much about the character of the tower
then as did now.
Several other witnesses testified, but
threw no further light on the matter and
the case went to the jury with the result
A Monument for the Dead.
W. H. Mullius, of Salem, O., owner of
the Columbus statue which stood before
the cold storage building at the World's
fair grounds, has donated ft to the city to
be placed as a monument over the graves
of t he unidentified dead who were buried
Four Times Bitten by a Copperhead.
Deurt Station, Pa., July 19. Miss An
nie Brant, a daughter of George Brant,
who lives at the entrance of Ridge View
park, two miles east of here, was bitten
four times by a copperhead snake. Miss
Brant stepped into the kitchen when the
snake bit her twice in each foot. She was
in her bare feet. Bandages were applied
to her ankles and whisky given, but all
efforts , to produce sleep have failed
and the young lady struggles violently.
It is feared that she cannot recover,
Natural Gas Sends In Its Card.
Tokoxto, July 19. Natural gas has been
struck near Xewton Brook, Ont. William
Holmes, at work in a well fifty feet below
the surface, signalled that he was in trouble
and a man named Sharp descended to
search for him. He did not return, and
after water was used to dissipate the gas
the two bodies were brought up. Holmes
was dead and Sharp cannot recover.
WAsHixcTos, July 19. The' Interior de
partment announces the death in Okla
homa of William M. Stone, ex-commissioner
of the general land office,
FAILED TO AGREE ON A SCALE.
The Amalgamated and the Iron Manu
facturers. Pittsbukg. July 19. The failure of the
Amalgamated association and manufactu
rers' conferences to reach a settlement of
the wage scale and the ending of all con
ferences has rendered the situation more
than critical As a result of the disagree
ment union mills, or at least those that
paid union rates in the past, will con
tinue closed or lesume operations on a
non-union basis. It is stated that it is not
probable that any of the manufacturers
will attempt to start their works for at
least four and probably six weeks. In
the meantime thousands of iron workers
will be forced to seek employment else
where or remain idle.
The Amalgamated association will have
its modified scale printed and present it to
individual firms for signature. President
Garland said that "the situation does not
now assume the aspect of a strike, and
will not until the mill owners order a re
sumption on terms of their own making.
We do not anticipate that this will be
done, and believe that the manufacturers
will sign our scale as soon as they are
ready to resume. The financial situation,
together with small collections, has had
much to do with the failure to reach a set
tlement at present."
A DEVASTATING HAIL STORM.
The Stones Lay an Inch Deep for Two
Days on the Ground.
Yanktox, S. D., July 19. On Saturday
afternoon last a storm of wind, rain, and
hail visited the extreme northern portion of
Cedar county, Keb. It had been supposed
that the visitation was but a mild affair,
with no serious results, but reports have
now reached Yankton which indicate that
within a radius of twenty square miles
eV0,0(iO worth of growing crops, fruit trees,
and window glass were destroyed.
From Lyttle's east te Menominee in An
telope county scarcely a farm escaped in
jury. Four miles will not cover the width
of the storm and grain fields and prairie
are as smooth as though heavy iron rollers
had passed over them. The trees along
the roads for miles are stripped of leaves
and huge splintered stumps tell a story
of a fearful wind. Two days after the
storm hailstones lay au inch deep along
Going to Doom the Fair.
Cixcixxati, July 19. E. R, Montford,
editor of The Herald and Presbyter, in an
interview said: "The religious news
pa;rs, fully $00 in number, scattered all
over the United States, now propose to
join hands and boom the World's fair.
Heretofore those papers have been doing
all in their power to further Sunday clos
ing, and have favored the plan of non
attendance of Christians at the exposi
tion." Following out this plan of action
The Herald and Presbyter, the Western
Christion Advocate and the Journal and
Messenger, will this week commence
booming the fair editorially.
Mayor Martin's Sunday Outing.
DriXTH, July 19. A complaint charg
ing Mayor Martin, of West Duluth, with
malfeasance in office is the result of a
picnic held on Sunday, July 9. The cele
bration was a patriotic one and the mayor
took a leading part. Liquor was freely
sold on the grounds and the demonstra
tion turned out to be largely a drunken
row.- A street fight, in which the mayor
took part, that grew out of a discussion of
the affair encouraged the Law and Order
League to make complaints against the
mayor and the two men who sold the
Carnegie to Oppose Dempsey's Pardon.
Pittsburg. July 19. Contrary to ex
pectations, the deposition of confessors Gal
lagher and Davidson, exonerating Demp
6ey and Beatty from all connection with
the alleged Homestead poisoning, were not
taken. The gentlemen concerned in the
arrangement to let the convicted prisoner
and self accused perjurer swear that he is
ttnwortby of belief are reticent. It Is
reliably stated that the Carnegie company
will oppose the pardon of Hugh F. Demp
sey. Saddle anil Ilarnessmakers' Vnion.
St. Lons, July 19. The seventh annual
convention of the National Saddle aud
Ilarnessmakers' Union of America has
opened m the Telephone building. About
forty delegates, representing a total mem
bership of 1,400, are in attendance. No
serious grievances have been reported
from any district and it is believed no
grave questions will be discussed. The
constitut ion will be slightly revised at this
Two More Fights for Roby.
Chicago, -J uly 19. Two important
matches have been made by the Colum
bian Athletic club. George Dixon, the
colored wonder, and Solly Smith, who re
cently knocked out Griflln, agreed to fight
a finish contest on Sept. 18 for a purse of
8,0i W. George Johnson, champion af Eng-
lana, ana Jonnny urimn were also
matched to box to a finish for 13,000 a side
and a purse of fo.COO.
Terrible Tornado in Italy.
Rome, July 19. A tornado swept down
suddenly on Yoghera and Casteggio, in
Piedmont. Hundreds of buildings were
wrecked. In one section of ghera hard
ly a house is left standing. Not a struc
ture in either town was left intact. Hun
reds of persons were injured, The num
ber of dead is not known, as the bodies
are buried in the ruins. Only seven bodies
have been recovered.
ACCIDENTS ON 1 HE RAIL.
Three Men Run Over by Trains Children
in a reck.
Faribault, Minn., July 19. Fred Struk
and Herman Zabel were run into by a
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul train
three miles below here and thrown fifty
feet. Struk was instantly killed and
Zabel so badly mangled that he can live
Onlv a few hours. The horsea nrtAitia4 f
the wagon in which they were riding were
His Ilody Horribly Mangled.
Omaha, July 19. W. L. Oakley, of New
York city, was struck by a Union Pacific
train a lew nines west or the city and in
stantly killed, thfr body being horribly
mangled. From papers in the pockets it
was learned that he was a few years ago a
book-keeper in the city comptroller's office
in New York.
Twenty Children Injured.
BrFFALO.July 19. An excursion train on
the Western New York and Pennsylvania
railway bearing the members of Bethany
Sunday school, of this city, ran into an
open switch at East Aurora. The first two
coaches were telescoped and about twenty
Shot by His Wife's Paramour.
Siielbyviu.e, Ills., July 19. C. P.
Loaper, a farmer living in Dry Point
township, was fatally shot by Fred Bee
bcr. The latter was in the employ of
Loaper as a farm hand. Late at night his
employer returning from Cowden found
his wife in Beeber's bedroom. Beeber
left, going to his father's residence near by.
Next morning Loaper sent him word that
he was. coming to kill him and shortly
afterward appeared at the Beeber resi
dence and as he entered the door was shot
four times by Beeber. The latter is in
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago July IS.
Following were the quotations on the
board tf trade today: Wheat July, opened
fcc, closed C3)sc; September, opened 6S)a,
closed 6V4c; December, opened ;54c, closed
7H.c. Corn July, opened 3.Ho, closed 8c;
August, opened 40c, closed 39c; September,
Oats J uly.
opened $9.50, closed $9.8).
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock Yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 11.000;
quality not so good; market fairly active and
firm; light and best mixed 5c higher and other
grades unchanged ; heavy lots weak; Bales
ranged at $5.00(16.00 pigs, fj.8)36.23 llghfcj
$5.6035.70 rough packing. $3.8-36.10 mixp4
and $5.7538.00 heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
5,500; quality onlv fair; market moderately
active an prices steady; quotations ranged as
t4.S33-5.2i choice to extra shipping steeri,
f4.ll4J4.7o good to choice do., 1 3.6034. 15 fair
to good, $3.3)33.80 common to medium dd.
$3.2533. butchers' steers, $2 4033.15 stock
era, $2.803.75 feeders, $1.2533.10 cows,
$3.5033.40 heifers, S3.0U33.75 bulls, $3.15&
4.00 Texas steers, and 12.5035.75 Teal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day, 7,000;
quality fair: market quiet and prices steady:
quotations ranged at J3.001t4.50 per 109
lbs westerns, S2.5O34.10 Texas, tl.T535.00
natives, and S2.5035.50 lambs, .
Produce: Batter Fancy separator, 19H330e
fmr lb; fancy dairy, 16317c; packing stock, 13
13Hc Eggs Fresh northern stock, 13o per
dozen. Live Poultry Spring chickens, 143
17 per lb; old hens. 11c; turkeys, 10H311c;
ducks, 31'c; geese, $3.5036.00 per dozen.
New potatoes, $1.7532.50 per barrel. Apples
Choice to fa y, $3.7534.00 per barrel. Straw
berriesMichigan, 503750 per 16-qt case.
Honey White clover, 1-lb sections, 15317c;
broken comb, 10c; dark comb, good condition,
1031c;extracted, 638c per lb.
Nw York, July IS. .-. '.
Wheat July, 71c; August. 713?3c; Sep
tember. 7374; December. tWg381J4o.
Corn No. 2 dull and weaker; August,
48J4348Hc; September, 48348 Oata
No. dull and weaker; August, t2332?jc;
September, 31331Hc; state, S8X346c; west
ern, 37345c. Kyo Quiet, steady; western.
67&57Hc. Pork Inactive, steady. Lard
Quiet and weak.
The Local aiarkets.
Hay Timothy. SH.OO; upland, $10311 ; sloucL
$8.00; baled. $10.00311.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 20t ; creamery, 550c
Epgs Freh, 14315.
Poultry Chickens, 12tfc; turkeys lay
auckf.l.'Hc; geese, 10c.
ritCIT AND VZeiTABLKS
Apples $4 00 perbbl.
Onions $4 W per bbl.
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn ted steers
4&4Mc; cows and heifeis, Hi3cUc calves
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Kx ports and Imports of Gold.
Washington, July 19. The chief of the
bureau of statistics in his statement of the
exports and imports of gold reports that
the exports from the United States during
the twelve months ended June 30, 1893,
amounted to $106,680,844, and the imports
$21,174,381. During the corresponding
period of the preceding year the exports
were $30,195,327; imports, $49,fi9,454.
The Congress of Pedagogues.
Chicago. July 19. The Chautauquans
and university extension were the features
of interest at the Congress of Education at
the Art institute. The proceedings were
participated in by Bishop Vincent; Henri
Gaillard, of Paris; W. E. Harris, of Dub
lin; Br. R. D. Roberts, of London, Henry
Wade Rogers, of the Northwestern uni
versity, and others, of note.
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