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FOUR ARE KILLED BY BLAST ON
CRUISER SAN DIEGO
Washington, Jan. 23. A boiler ex
plosion last night aboard the United
States armored cruiser San Diego,
formerly the California, flagship of
the Pacific fleet, killed four men and
seriously injured nine others as she
was completing a speed 'test off La
Paz, Lower California, on the Mex
ican west coast.
The dead: William P. Elliott, sec
ond class fireman, Brooklyn, N. Y.;
Ambus L. Hardee, second class fire
man, Joplin, Mo.; Clifford A. Western,
second class fireman, Davenport,
Cal. ; Oscar J. Wyatt, second class
fireman, El Centro, Cal.
News of the accident, one of the
worst in the navy in recent years,
was flashed by wireless to the navy
department by Rear Admiral How
ard, commander of the Pacific" fleet,
early todayearly today. Sec!y of the
Navy Daniels Immediately ordered a
thorough investigation by court
martia lto fix responsibility.
The San Diego was completed in
1907 at a cost of about $6,000,000.
Her displacement is 13,680 tons. She
carries a crew of 882 men and 18
HOW FOOD'S 1COING ABROAD
Washington, Jan. 22. Striking
evidence of how the European bellig
erents are buying up American wheat,
flour, beef and other foodstuffs was
given in a statement today by the
department of commerce.
Wheat exports last December were
28,875,217 bushels, or five times
those in December, 1913.
Four exports last month were
1,818,000 barrels, or 68 per cent more.
than in December, 1913. The value
of flour exported last month was
$9,743,000, against $4,903,000 the
Fresh beef exports last month were
6.594,000 pounds compared with 524.
000 pounds the previous December.
Pickled and s1p beef doubled In
quantity of export
DEBATE AT OAK THEATER
Ass't State's Att'y Hogan will de
bate with Att'y Otto Christensen on
the topic, "Shall Judges Be Subject
to Recall?" before the Sunday Morn
ing club, in the Oak theater, Western,
and Armitage av.
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