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THE ANGUS, THUKSDAY, DECEMBER Z 1891.
Highest of all in Leavening Poorer. U. S.' Gov't "Ri rjort, Aug. 17, 1889.
39 PTO'JQ . ? usual
BLOWN TO ATOMS.
A Vessel and Every Man Work
ing on Board.
rEIGHTFUL DISASTER AT AUTWEBP
The Sliip. li ( nrco and an Inknown
Number of Sailort am) Laborer Scat
tered in Hit- All Over the Wharf ami ,
Water-The li brli a Mixture of shreds 1
tit Timber iiml shuttered 11 uniHiiit y :
that 1 l'l. k.-.l I'm In Harrow The
Ab -iiiiit lie-cue.
I.OSIMN, Dec. Ji. A dt-patch from Ant
wcrp Miys thitt it Krcnch v el hunted with
dynamite ami lying aloiit;.-ide a quity nt
that port whs blown to atoms by an ex
plosion of her cufLro yesterday. Her entire j
crew Mini II number of laborers employed j
on boit rd i he ship, and others who were!
loitering or working upon the quay, were
killed. Fragments of the ship. intermix. I
with human remains, were sent tent! here
and there about the seene of the explosion.
Shattered h-:.s, arms, hands and feet, head-t,
and other portions of human bodies wen?
scattered about on all sides, and were with
ered up in burrows by poliee and workmen.
The horrors of the seene tun hardly be ex
Wharves strewn with f.l.xvd anil leliria.
The iieiuhlmrini; wharves were strewn
with debris liesmeared with blond and
mixed vith pieees of human ft.-h. Th
exact iminlxT of k'lled will never be
know n, for the exploring, must have killed
many strancer iihout the .ship and alvul
the tinny where, the shattered vessel was
inoored. The force of the explosion was
SO Kreat that the whole neighborhood
eemeil t,o rock, and tremble. Kvery win
dow within the sweep of the concussion
was shattered; doors were blown in and
crushed as if by battering rams. People
at a considerable distance from the quay
where the ship blew up were swept off
their feet and hurled to the ground.
'reak of the Kxlo-ion.
There were the usual strange freaks of a
dynamite explosion. One of the ship's
masts was shot up into the air and is now
stuck deep into the mud of the h.irlmr.
Auother portion of wreckage whs hurled
through the walls of a house, making a
hole similar to that made by a shell tired
from a heavy gun. A human head was
found '. yards from where the ship blew
tip. One man was killed by a ship's
block, which passscd right through his
body. For some t ime after the explosion
a ring of smoke hung over the spot like a
pall. It w ill take the police some time to
ascertain the actual iuhiiIxt of lives lost
and the full extent of the damage to prop
erty. THE ABYSSINIA RESCUE.
Cool erve shown by Kverjbody I inlcr
LoMxiX, Dec. 'H. In an interview yes
terday with Mr. Brandt, the purser of the
burned Onion line steamship Abyssinia,
that officer, referring to the escape of the
Abyssinia's passeugers by being taken ofT
the burning vessel to the North German
Lloyd steamship Spree, said that it was
impossible for the crew and passengers to
behave liettcr, under such trying circum
stances, than they did. The women. Pur
ser Brandt added, showed wonderful nerve
and coolness. When the alarm of tire was
giveft, at about noon on Friday, Dec. is,
Mr. Brandt continued, the officers of the
Abyssinia piied the crew to lire quarters
and in so doing were careful to assure the
passengers that there was no danger anil
that the lire was only a trifling affair.
The Flame Hreak from the Hold.
At 4:30 p, m., the flames burst forth in
Spite of the work of the rrew, who, stimu
lated by the example of their officers, did
everything ossible in t he emergency. From
first to last there was no sign of panic,
perfect discipline Wing preserved every
where. When the flames finally broke
from the hold and liegau leaping up
the iK'acoa lights every Inxit on the
Abyssinia was watered and provisioned.
From noon until 4:'M p. in., was the battle
with the lire continued in the hope of suc
ces, but when the flames" lltjally forced
their way through the deck it was seeu
that the vessel was doomed.
A Welcome (Ship Id. Sight.
Captain Murray, of the burning ship,
showed the utmost judgment and coolness
in the hour of danger. He was constantly
to the front when the most desierate ef
forts were being made to fight the flames,
lie assured the passengers, when the flames
broke out, that under the circumstances
they were almost to lie congratulated upon
that fact, as the fire would attract the at
tention of some passing steamer. Finally
the hull of a steamship was seeu making
toward the burning ship. Half an hour or
so later Captain Murray as able to an
nounce that the steamer coming to their
rescue was the Spree, of the North German
Saved from lreadful Peril.
The Spree, upon Hearing the burning
Abyssinia, slowed up and then stopped her
engines. Shortly afterward the two com
manders had communicated with each
other, and two lifelMiats were lowered from
the Spree. The Abyssinia hud, in the
meantime, lowered three of her boats and
commenced the transfer of the doomed
ship's passengers to the rescuing vessel.
The crew and passengers of the Spree gave
hearty cheers as euch boatload of the Abys
sinia's passengers and crew was brought
safely alongside the German taeamshtp,
and as the rescued people reached the
Spree's decks they received au ovation
rarely witnessed afloat or ashore.
The l.ut of the Ahyasiuia. '
The last seen of the unfortunate Abys
sinia was as she slowly disappeared from
view, a mass of flames, upon the horizon
artern of the North German Lloyd steamer
wEich had so luckily come upon the scene
in time to take off her passeugers and
crew. The Abyssinia was about 1,501)
miles from the nearest land when she was
discovered to be on fire, and ip. the ojjiniou
of some of I uose on annum t tie Spree saved
all on board the Guion liner from certain
HIS l..&T HOVlt-COMING.
Arrival of ihe Keiuttui- of senator Plumb
Km It IIIA, Kan.. Deo i-i The train
bearing the remains of Senator Plum?)
and the various committer and Uelegv
gattous ftccompain tug tiieai arrived t:o:-e
from Topeka at Q.M last evening ami wh
met at the f-nnta F? station iv an im
mense concourse of peopia lh two Em
porta p( st s of the 'J A K were Mu.-i:i
in line is wh also Company I'.. Kan-as
National guard Colonel J. M. StceV
n.imhei u uetaii from the survivors of
Plumb''- old regiment th FlevenlU Kau
! is, i! ml Tthe command of Lieutenant W
V. Philips forward to a.-t as pail-bearer
for the Grand Army. Into the
hands of t hose men were deliverei the re
main f th-ir beloved commander ami
they were immediately comcyed to the
The funeral Prorsuiine.
The ci liiiuu then tona-d and escorted
the remains to the n v,1.-iilv of the de
ceased, where the rr.-k-.- was born.- into
the south parlor and where a detail con-t-i-ting
of Lieutenant Pliillips and other
members of the Fleventh Kansas was
placed on guard. The casket was drap-il
with the I a! tie !lag of the Kleventh Kansas
cavalry. Private services were held at til?
residence at in a m. today after w hich the
remains were escorted to the First Con
gregation d church by KmpoiU Com
mandery No. s. Knight Templars, under
w hose charge they will lie in state until V
o'clock w len public funeral services will
la? held. Further services will then be
conducter! by the Grand Army. The citv
Is draped in the deepest mourning, busi
ness houses and most of the private resi
dences displaying tokens of grief. Kvery
iucoming train brings additions to the
crowds already gathered from the sur
SOPER IS READY TO SETTLE.
Latest l'liatr of the .Michigan Slate Scan
dal The New Secretary.
Lansim;, Mich., Dec. 24. Kv- Secretary
Soper sent a letter to t tie state treasurer
yesterday in which lie said that from a
memorandi in his possession he believed
he owed th.- state f-J.'.. and stating that he
tendered t nit amount to the state treas
urer to lie lepositod to his credit for the
liquidation of any account which may
properly st and against him as si-cn-tary of
state or oth.-rw ise, and that he hohls him
self in readi less to pay over to the state
treasurer ai.y and all such sums as may lie
found by the investigating commit tee to
lie in his h: nils, or for w hich he may be
found to be indebted to the state of Michi
gan. Making llimseir Safe Trom Trouble.
The 2."i w; s. accepted anil n receipt given
Mr. Super. As it stands now Super is lie
iiig rapidly placed beyond all f tit ure iiiik
lestatioii or criminal proceedings. At the
same time i tatters have been arranciil s,
that should he desire he can contest his
successor's ; ight to t he posit ion of secre
tary of state.
ew Secretary Appointed.
Yesterday Governor Winans tendered
theotlice of secretary of state to Hubert
K. Hlacker, f Manistee, one of the state's
most jiromiri -nt Democrats and a lumlNr
man and banker of Manistee county. IasI
night Mr. HI icker siguilicd his accept anc -of
the otlice and will Is- sworn in today
and at once assume theduties recent ly
jK-rfonnisl by Mr. Super.
THE 0RI3INAL "BETSY JANE."
Artrniui Word's Supposed I ncoporcal
W ife ( lilnm To lie a Kcnlity.
A I. HA NY, Dee. 24.-Mrs. Charles F.
Browne, of Bloomington, Ills., has written'
to Attorney I. eneral Tabor claiming that
Charles K. Briwne.the relebrated hnmor
ist known as Artemus Wanl, was her
husband. In her letter to the attorney
general she siiys: "I had ten children, but
only three are living. 1 am entitled to that
property .luilg Barrett probated in 1SKS in
New York citj . He says the first will does
not say anything about his father, mother,
brot her, sister, or cousins. I am 78 years
old and ior. I need it, and that would lie
the liest way to settle the estate."
Says she Was if Deserted Wife.
Mrs. Browne says she sent an affidavit to
Mr. Mcljtughl n, clerk of the surrogate
court iu New York city, proving her
claim, ller husband was grand worthy
patriarch of the Sons of Temperance and a
Mason. Mrs. Browne, it is understood,
claims that hi-r husband deserted her.
Her claim that, she is the widow of the
great humorist is not credited. It is sup
posed that her husband was a man liear
ing the same m me.
The Kailn-uy Oets the Laud.
Lassino, Mich., !). 24. The supreme
court yesterday confirmed the Flint and
Pere Marquette Railroad company's title
to lfi.OOO acres of land, valued at over
fl.Odtl.noO and contested by the state of
Michigan. The state claimed the lands by
virtue of the swamp land grant, while the
railroad claimel title through-an a::t of
congress grant it g lands to aid iu the con
struction of the railroad in the state.
L'vidciice of Foul Play.
PoKTSMorTH, X. II., Dec. 24. A mystery
is connected with the appearance of a
freight car which is carried between Man
chester and Portsmouth and which arrived
here yesterday. The outside of the car
near the door is y pattered with blood, and
inside the car were found two large pools
of blood and a handkerchief and a man's
hat covered with blood stains, and a piece
of pile with bloo 1 stains on it.
Wants Half Million from Gotham.
NewViiiik, Dec. 24. The amended claim
of the Kast Kivei Klectric Light company
against the city for the cutting down of its
poles and wires is for t5U0,0X damages.
The same was presented to Comptroller
A LITTLE OiYE'tS LETTER.
She Adlr Will it to -Saura Clans
and liet eivf d an Answer.
Mrnt Thrc.uth I tie aie ot The Aijcaw
the favor Asked w m tila.ily
(rnnt-d I i-i-lntim t'tr ,
rp 't'l -i re.
Tavior Kit Die. 21 Dear Ssots
CI mis: I read in the Ctictno Ht r.'d
hHt your ium'quHriers for Chicseo is at
the ll rll t IH -e. Now, Mr. Aruus mnp.
Will ( U plrase pilot this 1UU till me
where Santa CIhur' heat qunrttis hre a'
Kock Is and, lor the romts are so b d
that m-mnm cannot no herself, and I rlo
w-int a doll acd scissors sn'' thinihiepo
btd. Sadie Hk.viu
Ti e al:oe letter sdiiresccd to I hk
Awc.fs was rtuiy receivni yesterday. Tub;
Altcii s Has t in UDdcrti k-n tucb & lau .
atie task as 'hat of tin- Chicago Herald
in communicating to Sarta Claus the
wish of every deservir g child who might
address it, nor is t the beailqiiir
'ers in Rock Island of tie
meiry scul who brines j v to
so many innocent acd colliding heaits
st this h'hsou. But The Augi s krtw
where to fitd SatiiaCl-us this t'ine, and
it communicaud to bini the wish of its
little friend with the Lsppy tcsuit that a
box wetit by this n nintrg's mail to Tay
lor Ridge sddressi d to Miss Si d e Hca'h
and accompanied by the spptndt d little
Fkak Sadie: Your letter st nt to the
Rock Island Alices reached me Ml
light. Mi.d I sin happy to comply wi'.h
your r. qui st Hoping you are a good
girt ativi wish you "A Metry Ctirisnnns,"
Marim .n al.
At Trinity rectory at 6 o'clock list
evenit g, occuritd the marriage of Fra':k
S. Broiigh to Miss Anna Dt-ijocs,
d uehter of M. Deijens ar.d wife, Rev.
R F. Sweet fllciating. The ceremony
was witDcsstd by a few intima'e friends
and re'a'ivts only, the happy c n;ile be
ins attit.deil hj (let man P-jens.
brother of the bride, and Miss Mary
L-ppr, who sited as groomsman and
bridesniiid. rtspectivsly. Immedia ly
after the ceremony the young couple re
ceived hearty congratulations from tbeir
friends, a. d laltr left on an evening
train on their weddiig tour, which ins
eludes Chicago atd Milwaukee, and re
turutrg they ill mibe their home at lie
Harper. The bride is one of Rock Isl
and's most stuiabe acd accomplished
young ladii s. and the groom the popular
n'ghi cletk at the Harper house. Both
young pop'e are will ard favorably
known here, and have hosts of friends
who will wish them a hsppy and pro;
pcrous journey through life.
Ftrd Gross, "Motq .ito," will si rvc his
usual Christmas lunch tomorrow, ard in
vites his friiurfs to call and paruke with
him a piece pf gobbler.
J M V. Volkwill si rve a grand turkey
lunch st his plate on Seventeenth street,
tomorrow morning, in which he invites
all bis friends to participate.
Clans Frant k will s rve an elegant
Christmas lunch to his friends at the
"Old Stacd," on Seyt-tteerth street, tc
morrow. Call and partake of the fc-tst.
N.ls VYilledsen will serve a grarj':
lunch at his place, corner Stn'h avenue
and F fttenth street, to which he invites
all his friends. Turkeys and geee sll
A grand lunch wi l be eeived atS.A.
Marshall's Thursday tveniDtr, lso turkey
lunch all day Christmas Mr. Marshall
bus a fine lot of turkeys and geese a hich
will be d'Sposed of torrorrcw evening.
Fred Applt quist will si rve another of
his famous lunches to his friends to
morrow. The bil of fare will include
game, ojsters, Tom ard Jeiry and fancj
diinks. All his trietds are invited to be
pnstnt and eDjoy a lunch tit for an epi
James G ven, at the Board o! Trade,
will have bis usual grand Christmas
lurch, and invite all tbi-ir frierd to come
and partake with hiia the gifts of Santa
Claus. He will have plenty to eat and
drtr.k, and of course he w 1 have the
customary fancy drir-ks, Tom ard Jerry,
etc. . Don'i forget the place the Board
of Trade, on Market square.
The pleasant, flavor, gentle i.c. ion and
soolhins ffecs o' Strop ot Figs, when
in need of a laxative atd if the father or
mother be cost ve or bilious Ihe nv.t
gratifying resr.ltn follow i's use. so i bit
it is the best fsmtly remedy known and
evi ry f .ndl v sbi u'd have a houle.
"My son, deal onlv with men who ad
vertise. You will never loose by it."
Demolished liy atural fiaN.
Aliu.l.o. Pa., Dec. 24. The large new
brick building of the Apollo Iron and
Steel company, erected for electric light
purposes, was totally demolished by a
natural gas explosion yesterday. The
building adjoined the company's stables.
The drivers had gone inside to get dinner
aud lighted a gas jet while the building
was full of gas that had escaped through
another opening. ,
Young Ctrl Accidentally Killed.
Little Rock, , . Ark., Pec. 24. Miss
Mamie Cruse was , accidentally shot and
instantly killed yesterday while grappling
with Wright Liudsey, a 16-year-old boy,
who held a 32-calibre pistol in his hands.
The deceased is a daughter of Major
Vruse, U. S. A., stat ioned at Denver, Colo.
The bullet entered the heart, causing in
Talking of patent medicines
. youknpwvthe old prejudiced
And the doctors some of
them are between you and us.
They would like you to think
that what's cured thousands
won't cure you. You'd be
lieve in patent medicines if
they didn't profess to cure
everything and so, between
the experiments of doctors,
and the experiments of patent
medicines that are sold only
because there's money in the
" stuff, " you lose faith in evcry
And, you can't always tell
the prescription that cures by
what you read in the papers.
So, perhaps, there's no better
way to sell a remedy, than to
tell the truth about it, and
take the risk of its doing just
what it professes to do.
That's what the World's
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion, of Buffalo, N. V., does
Golden Medical Discovery,
Favorite Prescription, .
Pleasant Pellets, and
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
If they don't do what their
makers say they'll do you
get your money back.
I I T t 1 i
wooayau's Music Hom
No. 1804 Second Ave?
WOODYATT &. WOODY ATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for 1 bis rountvf
Fieiios eirci Oro-ai,
WEBER, STUYVESANT, DECKEIi BROS AVHEFT nn
ESTEY, AND GAMP & CO.'d PIANOS '
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE amJ F VH
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
CF"A fall lin also of small Mnslcat nerrhandisc. We hae in or.t tw-.x f .. ,-. .
TO CLOSE 'EM 0
Dolls must go this week at any price. Books
must go; Dishes must go. If prices will move them
we are bound to close out what there are left this
week. We will name prices convincing you of our
We mentioned above that ae intend to
close out what we have left of ttem ihis
On Jan. 1 we close our ann x and will
hare i o room to psck away or carry over
these bulky goods. qd6 Herculean t Sort
and awsy they to.
VV e quote 10 sets V.O piice
at the one price $S per set to close.
12 feis 10 piece bedroom toilet sets.
We close intra out at $2 for your choice.
What more can we say ? These prices
will tie inaugur&'ed Monday a. m., Dec.
21. and will hold good until each set is
acd Raphael, Tuck & Son's ele&ant
Christmas cards and calendars. Less
than half the published prices. We have
jtist opened a magnificent linet f the very
newest and choicest goods published by
these two greatest of bouses.
Pnoto albums, scrap albums, autograph
albums at prices to close them out clean
On the first landing of our new stairs
you will find the greatest display of holi
day handkerchiefs we have ever shown.
The prices are lower and the styles are
much superior to any former season. The
hemstitch embroidered initial handker
chiefs at 10c, 12c 14c. 15c, 17c and 25a,
have never been equaled in the western
markets. All the different pricea from
lc. 2c, 3c and up we will match against
the same goods aDywhere in ihe wtst and
guarantee you nice saving on every one.
Our white silk initial handkerchiefs have
been creating quite a sensation, as the
goods are the most select to be found in
the markets, ard some of them we are
s-llirg at half valuta Twenty styles
ladies' silk embroidered handkerchiefs at
one-half and one-tbird value, a large job
which we bought viry cheap and have
named low enough prices to most thor
ouphly advertise our handkerchief de
All qualities worsted, wool and silk,
from cheapest to best.
have no plsce to pack away dolls. The
closing of our annex Jan. 1 cuts off a lot
c f good store room, and we must econo
mize sj ace. D"lls worth Sc and 10c are
3c; dolls worth 15a are 8c; dolls worth
2c are lOo; dolls worth 25c and 30c at
Splendid kid body dolls, fine bisque
heads, nrcebair at 18c. Lirge dolls with
shoes and stockiegs, indestructable heads
and plenty of hair, 22c. Large hair
stuffed dolls with shoes at d stocking for
Big dolls, little dolls, fine dolls, cheap
dolls, dol'.s for lc. dolls for 3c, doils for
2, all much below any prices you have
see:: elsewhere. They must go, as we
are obliged to give up the room.
Checkerboards with checkers all com
Westcott's patent combination blocks,
embossed spelling blocks, blackboards,
drums, Bar o urn's ctlliope, folding sewing
tables, bay rum, etc.
Any games or toys that we show are at
least 20 to 30 per cent below prices found
Silk umbrellas for Christmas
All awsy below value.
Yeddo twill umbiellas, silver handles,
Bradford Gloria silk umbrellas, silver
crook bandies at $1 47.
25 assorted natural root handles, silver
and gold collars, Gloria silk, fl C3.
Finer and better silk umbrellas up to $6
all special styles and special prices.
Elegant new patterns in men's neck
wear. Tecks fourxin-hand and puff
scarfs, latest and choicest patterns, 25c
35c, 45c and 60c. They are worth a care
ful consideration .
Oa books we have never lui-- e:: w:
anywhere except below the market ;:.cri
i ms season is no exci ; ti.'ti, or v o:
prices average lower th:-.:: evir Ls
special books we can, and i'u st! '.bcs
from 20 to 30 per c;-r.t bt-i. w twist's
wholesale cost . All bo"k buyer kso
there has been organized a gij.-auue bw
monopoly which has shoved tie prices '"a
many books up 50 to 1 per cc.:t. We
were on the alert, and wht-n we -sw ue
inevitable coming we were in pcri'.iccu
dictate terms aad prices.
Oiir 12mo. cloth bound lnijalliEicus
books which we are selling ht -2i esd
would cost today in lots of l,tH) at whole
sale, just 30c; do less. Our ir:ce ti
they last will continue to be 2C:.
On Monday, Dec. 21. we wil! se" ti.'-tlt
the Dore Rihle f?llerv and D.ire A'.t'.ttt
G9ceacta. (In Tuesday the price will te
64c, on Wtdoesday they will le o9 &
on Thursday, if any sre left, tbej w:;l t
closed at 543 each. If any are left after
Christmas day, the price will he VVe
anticipate, however, that all will be sof
by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Board juvenile books away be!cw sny
price we have named before. Tsfcct
caieful look through the stork as' w&
are sure to find what you want-
Is there anything which mikes a rscre
tasteful, useful and inexpensive pre-est
than a nice pair or half a dozen pairs as
sorted colors kid gloyesr You know tt
ladies never tire of nice glovt-s. N
here is a chance:
A large invoice just receive'!, a l --s!
makes and latest novelties.
One lot Foster 5 hook kill gleve.
One lot of .?2 suede moca 4-b:;tton 6 '
gloves, $1.50 a pair for this tlm;-.
One lot Biarritz best quality ku! r''llTt's'
$1 per pair. Colors pearl, browns,
Eastern fad in kid gloves just ; "
Light blue, reds, lemon, pink. isvenJer
and cream with black buttons snJ tna
mings. All the rage east. Ask to e
1714 to 1724