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s ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 189S
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Par Week ISM Cl
Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits" for chil
en a genuine cellar-door slider.
Age 5 to 11.
The Greatest Line in Town.
Appalling Loss of Life in Lou-isiana.
f.'ORE THAN 300 LIVES LOST.
The Storm at New Orleans and Vicin
ity Greater Than at Firs
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
! Open evenings.
HEY ARE BARGAINS.
A car load ot handsome bed rcom suits going
the following prices.
worth f 1.5 00 go at
Remember we have only one car load to dis-
Jcse of at the above manufacturer's prices.
CLEMANN & SAUMANN.
to and 1527
124 126 and 128
pr Purpose In Advertising
a to let everybody who buys clothing that's all Man
kind here about know that, our fall suitings are in, and
tut tLe finest ever displayed in the c.ty. You are ies
l ectfally invited to call and see the latest in patterns
ana styles, in fall and winter wear.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leave your order
Stir Block Opposite Hakpeb House:
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
Lt is the beet Soap made
For VV ashing Machine use.
, WARNOGX & RALSTON.
Is Life Worth LiviDs?
" I-Jta'ed in hie new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
mc a specialty. Opposite the Old stlnd.
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure you and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacv.
Joiin Volk & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Floorin"
And all kinds of wood work for bailders.
Eighteenth St- bet. Third and Fourth.'avanuoi.
Bayoa Cook, a Village or 300 People, Da.
stroyed, and of the Total Population
Only Thirty Kscape Death The Village!
of Bohemia and Shell Beach, In the
Farish of riaqueniine, Completely Wiped
Out Grand Island, a Summer Kesort,
Thought to Have Shared in the General
Destruction, and Grave Fears for Its In
habitants Kntertained Property Losses
Enormous Pensacola, Fla., Wind
Swept. New Orleans. Oct. 4. The great storm
if Monday has passed, and although the
wires are still down bits of intelligence
continue to come in from various parts
which impart the information that the
loss of life, to say nothing of the destruc
tion of property, is tremendous. From
Bayou Cook, the great oyster field which
leads to the gnlf, it is reported that the
settlements of the fishermen have been
completely demolished and that the loss
of life has reached the appalling figure of
SG0. Grand Isle, a summer resort lying in
the gulf, direct ly in the path of the storm,
is said to have been utterly destroyed and
it is known that the loss of life is large.
Many people were here spending the de
lightful early autumn seasouj anil num
bers of those who had spent the late sum
mer month in thtir cottages here, had not
yet started for their homes. The hotel
and the two long rows of cottages which
constituted the resort are said to be no
more, and it is feared "that the loss of lifo
at this point will be very great.
Villages Wiped Out.
In the parish of Plnquemiue. the villages
af Bohemia, on the Mississippi, and Shell
Beaoh.on Lake Borgue.were wiped out and
i at least four lives lost iu each place. On
' l,fh ciilnu .if tin. I.;... ,1... ..: 1
orange crop suffered a great deal of
duningeand on the west side the loss of
life is reported to have been very great. It
will be some days before the full extent of
the damage wrought will 'be known, but
it is feared here that the grand total will
pale into insignificance the cumber of
deaths reported from the storm 'winch re
cently devestated the Atlantic coast. Ow
ing to the fact that all wire communica
tion is temporarily interrupted and that
no vessels of any discription have ar
rived from the remote sections the infor
mation as the havoc wrought along the
Gulf coast is necessarily meagre.
Only Thirty Escaped. ' "
Monday a lone and ragged fisherman
who had been a metuiier of the fishing
colony at Bayou Cook, where all the oys
ters bearing that name are fished, and
which is located about seven miles back of
the Burns settlement, came to the !?oeoia
cau.-.l, which is located on the west back
of the Mississippi opposite l'ointe a la
llache, and reported to the keeper of the
locks of the, Ozei.e Martin, that of the 8;i(t
people who composed the colony but thirtv
dad succeeded iu escaping the fury of the
elements. The fishermen had all retired
Sunday night as usual, and though the
wind was blowing pretty hard there was
uo forerunner of the terrible catastrophe
that followed. As the night grew apace
the wind increased in velocity until the
timbers in the houses began to creak in an
alarming manner and the roar of the
waves grew louder and louder. The water
rose with startling rapidity and before the
unfortunates, who had no possible means
of escape, had time to grasp some floating
object they were overwhelmed with the
awful might and found their fats in
He bad clung to a tree throughout the
night, and when morning dawned the
scene of wreckage that appeared before his
view was simply terrible. Of the many
little cabins which had sheltered the pros
perous colony the night before, barely a
one was standing. Of the 300 or more
human beings who inhabited them about
a tenth of the number lived to tell of the
night of experiences filled with horrors
which they will never forget. He de
scribed the visitation as in the nature of a
tidal wave which swept everything be-
I While nothing definite was received
from Green Isle, there whs a general im
pression at Poiut-a-La-Hache that dire
disaster hud occurred there, and it wus
even reported that the water had swept
over the island, carrying everything be
fore it in its awful fury, and much con
cern was felt for the safety of the 200 or
300 inhabitants who were known to
have been there. The report also said
that the big hotel had been blown away.
While this has not been confirmed, such
a calamity was possible in view of the ter
rible violence of the storm at Bayou Cook
as reported by the lone fisherman. Ke
port had it that the settlements at Chanier
Amanada, which is directly across the
bay from Grand Isle, had been the scene
of a terrible loss of life, but this also
PENSACOLA GETS A TOUCH.
Buildings I'nroofed, Trees Blown Down,
and Fences Destroyed.
PEXSACOLA, Fla., Oct. 4. The most de
structive storm that Pensacola has ex
perienced In twenty years began at 6
o'clock Monday morning and raged with
increased fury until a late hour in the
afternoon. At.4j p. m. the storm reached
its climax, the wind at that time having
a velocity of sixty-six miles an hour. The
rain fell in torrents and was swept in
blinding sheets through the streets.
At the bay front people stood in a
drenching rain watching the elements In
their work of destruction. No loss of
life has been reported, but upon every
Btreet up-rooted trees, broken fences aud
roofless buildings testify to the storm's
fV"rp. On Bay lei; street wharf, .a lame
building used by Warren &' Co. for smok
ing fish, was blown into the bay. On the
same wharf a dwelling together with its
contents was lifted from its foundation
and dropped into the bay. The greater
damage was tn the bay. The Port uguese
bark Josephine and the Norwegian bark
Wilhemia were blown on the beach. One
of the vessels is in a dangerous position.
Railroad communication is cut off. The
mail train on the Pensacola & Atlantic
road, which left here "for Jacksonville
Monday morning at 6:30, could go no
farther than Bohemia, on the bay shore,
and was compelled to return. The 1:35 p.
m. train on the Louisville and Nashville
also encountered washouts and was com
pelled to return to the city. The only
train reaching the city during the day
was from the north at 4:35. All telegraph
communication was cut off before 10
olclock Monday, railroad companies'
wires being down in every direction, and
no news of the storm could be sent out
A Ten as Judge Renders Over Thousand
AUSTIS, Tex., Oct. 4. News has just
been receivpd of a decision by Judge Shep
ard, of Bowie county district court, in
which he makes illegal over 1,000 mar
riages in the county of Bowie, Tex. For
more than ten years prior to January 1
last it has been the custom of the county
clerks for the general convenience of peo
ple desiring to marry to fill out a marriage
license blank and leave the same with the
justice of the peace in each precinct where
they were supplied to person making ap
plication for such license, the justice filling
out the name desired and collecting the
It is estimated that more than 1,000
couples residing in Bowie county were
married with such license during the last
decade, including a number of persons of
high social standing in Texarkana aj wglL
It was on tjje question of legality of such
licences and piarriage ceremoijijs per
formed under them t hai the judge ren
dered his decision. The court holds such
marriages to be irregular, illegal ahd con
sequently void. The case will be appealed
immediately to the supreme court. It is
thought that the decision will affect other
part- of Texas ulso. -
TROUBLE AHEAD FOR BRYAN.
Likely to Meet With Opposition In the
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 4. When the Demo
cratic state convention which meets today
is called to order it will find two questions
facing it fusion and free silver, as op
posed to hard money and straight Dem
ocracy. Congressmen W. J. Bryan, who
is a delegate from this county, wilj cham
pion the cause of silver and, jjttempt (a
commit the party In the state to in en
dorsement of his views. He has a formid
able following, but his task is likely to be
ft hopeless one, a majority of the delegates,
it is expected having been instructed to
uphold the financial policy of the Cleve
Bryan supporters are also credited with
Laving iu mind the endorsement of the
Populist nominee for associate justice of
the supreme court, Judge Holcomb, of
Broken Bow, but it is the rank and file of
the party that oppose- this. Two regents
of the 6tate university are also to be nomi
nated. bUt tlierp IS llttln vtl-i.Mr,,, ..
' i'fc il u 11 J 11.
the places, and no names have thus 'far
been prominently mentioned.
TO BE SHOT IN THE BACK.
Pallas, the Spanish Anarchist, To Be Shot
iu That Manner.
Barcelona, Oct. 4. It is stated that the
supreme council of war has ratified the
sentence of death prononnced by the court
martial that tried Pallas, the anarchist,
who recently sought to kill General Mar
tiuiz de Campos by throwing two bombs
at him. To make the death of Pallas as
disgraceful as possible the court-martial
decreed that he should be shot standing
with his back to the firing party. The
place of execution will be behind Mont
Pallas' family has visited him to bid him
farewell. He maintained a stolid demeanor
until it became tirre for him to say his
last good-bye to his little children. Then
the manhood in him asserted itself, and
kissing them over and over again, he bade
them not to follow in his footsteps, in the
meantime crying bitterly. His mother
asked him whether he believed in God.and
he dryly responded "No." Pallas now de
clares he has very importaut information
that he intends to reveal at the last moment.
Were Not Foxy Enough.
Louisville, Oct. 4. A bold scheme to
beat the Frankfort lottery was frustrated
by detectives when they caught four men
iu the office of the lottery at Third and Green
streets. Three of the men were arrested,
but the fourth, William Linn, a clerk in
the lottery olliee, made his escape. The
men arrested arc F. D. Jeffries, alias
Frank Euright, telegraph operator; George
W. Keeley, photographer, and Henry
Gaulbert, colored linemen for the Postal
Telegraph company. The seheme was to
put a wire iu a room next to the office and
by signals furnish the operator with the
numbers as they were taken from the
Fatal I'anic In a Church.
City or Mexico, Oct. 4. Advices have
been received from Parangarientero, State
of Michoacan, of a horrible accident at a
church Sunday. The parish church was
crowded with people attending a religious
festival when a rocket set fire to the roof,
and the fact being announced by the ring
ing of the church bell a panic seized upon
the assembled multitude, who made a sim
ultaneous break for the doors, with the re
sult that ten persons were killed, three of
them being rhildreu. Mauy others were
Giveu the Be ne lit or a Doubt.
SrniNGFlELE, Oct. 4. A pardon has been
granted by Governor Altgeld to George
Lander, who was convicted at the Decem
ber term, 18SC-, of the Macon county cir
cuit court of the crime of rape upon au
aged woman and sent to the penitentiary
for twenty -five years. The pardon is
based upon tue assumption that there is
now doubt whether the prisoner was the
KILLED WHILE SLtEPiNU.
Two Colored People at Paris, Ky., Killesl
Paris, Oct. 4. Some unknown fiend
placed a dynamite cartridge between
Eliza Dent and Houston Kelly, colored,
while they were asleep at the former
home. The cartridge exploded and killed
them both. The dynamite was evidently
placed directly beneath them with a fuss
attached. The right arm of one and the
left arm of the other victim were torn off
at the shoulder. They were lying on a
feather bed on the floor and the terrible
force of the explosion blew a hole two feet
square through the floor, and shattered all
the glass in the two windows of the roo.m,
as well as breaking ornaments and scat
tering remnants of bedclothes all over the
floor. The bodies of the two unfortunates
were entirely nude. It is alleged that tha
Dent woman had quarreled with two
negro men over the ownership of the cot
tage in which the tragedy occurred, . which
may lead to their arrest on suspicion.
The Case of Col. A Ins worth.
WasiiixgtoK, Oct. 4. The case of CoL
Ainsworth and the other defendants, in
dicted for manslaughter in connection
with the old Ford's theater disaster, ia
still before the district court undergoing;
argument on a preliminary technical de
murrer. In the course of the hearing a
question was raised as to whether the lack
of extreme care was not found in the Bud
densick case of New York. Mr. Davis, ot
counsel for the defense, argu ed that there
was considerable difference between tha
case at the bar and that of Buddensickl
Here only omission of care was charged by
the indictment, whereas in the other case
it was omission and commission. Should
the demurrer be overruled the case may be
brought to trial on its merits at a later
stage of this term.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
CntcAoo. OcU 4
Following were the qujlaUoiij oa the
Board of TraJe today: Wheal October,
opened 6614c, closed 6Jc; December, opened
toc, closed, 69c; May, opened "tc, closed
76Hc. Corn October, opened 400, closed
4&iio; December, opened tUJic closed' 41c;
May, opened 44)4c; closed 443. Oats Oc
tober, o.enei 2c, closed zsc; December,
opened ifcji closed 2ic; May. opened 82c,
closed 3i'i?. Pork October, opened 115.50.
closed $15.50; January, opned (14.50
closed 14.ic. Lard October, opened 59. 4' i,
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day, 12,000;
quality poorer; left over abaut 10,0)0; market
rather active on packing and shipping ac
count; good lots firm; common lota easy and
in some instances 5c lower; sales were made
ai3.Ui((Hi.ou pigs fo.oosgj iigat,
ruutu patamg. ta.iWL0.aj mixed, arid
oa.5 heavy pScktiS indshictlniloflr
Cattle Estimated receipts for tha dtr.
o.uuo; cuauty fair; market fairly active
on local and shipping account and pflfeB
well maintained; quotations ranged at
$5.35&5.7o choice toextra shipping steers, $4.85
H5.2i good to choice do, J 4.000,1.55 fair to
good, 3.8,'(&3.8J common to medium do,
3.0( 3 70 butchers' steers, $2.0032.75 stock
ers.$K.&Ji33.3U feeders, $1.00(52.81 cows, 12.00
i.00 heifers, $1.50,43.50 bulls, $3.1 &t.o Teias
steers, $2-54.15 western rangers, and $S.602
5.50 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated rjceipts for the day,
10,000; quality fair; market rather active; feel
ing firm; prices rnlei 10315c higher; quota
tions ranged at $2.2533. ;5 jer loj lbs west
erns, $.10&3.50 Texas, JiCCSta natives and
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 28
G29c per lb; fancy dairy, 2:i2c; pack
ing stock, 15ai5l$c. Eggs Freeh stock,
JU4C per doz. Live Poultry Chickens. Do
per lb; turkeys, li&12.4c; ducks, 6ac:
geese. $3.0U&a.tW per doz. Potatoes Wis
consin Hose, fie stock, 58380c per bu. Sweet
Potatoes Jerseys. $3.0033.25 per bbl. Ap
plesFair to fancy, $2.5t)&4.5. per bbL
Honey White clover, 1-lb sections, 14a
15c per lb; broken comb, 1012c; dark
comb, good condition, 10312c; extracted.
63c New York.
New York, Oct .
W heat October, 7lKc; November. ?3c;
December, 7J$375 M6c; May. 82 l-lfl3e2o.
Corn No. 2 qmet and firm, iHi October. 4e
48c: November. 43yc; December.
4t)ft34'; May. 61Vs351ic. Oats-No.
quiet and grmer; state. S7340c; western,
WK2.4 :c; November, Hc; No. 2 white. Oc
tober, 3614. Pork Quiet and firm; new mesa,
$18.03318.25. Lard Quiet and ateaay;
The Loral llarketa.
Corn 4(Ka. iJc.
New oats 27330c.
Hay Timothy. -009.00: upland. $93$10:
sloui,lti.003$7.00; baled. $10.0039.00.
Butter Fair to choice, Sti.&iSc; creamery, SOc
Eeet Fresh, lc.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys 1-4 ; dicks
l-'Kc; geese. 10c. Ji.uacasi
rarrr and veobtabies.
Apples :j00ff?:,.00 per bbl.
Potatoes (It ic 05c.
Onion Wc per hu
. Turnips 40c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn led steers
435C' C0 tn1 Qc,fel8, tiSVc calves
PUREST AHD BEST.
HALVES,! 0 $ .QUARTRS,5$.