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THE AKGU8 TUESDAY.
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Highest of all in Leavening Power. I-atest U. S. Gov't Report
All an Explosion Left- cf Seven
SHASTLY COLLECTION OF REMAINS.
H of Hnmanitjr. Picked 17 p from Acres
ef Ground. Weighing In Alt Abnnlt 1 50
Fonnda The Deadly Sltro-lilyrrrine
Ebowa Its Power Once More Two (liner
Workmen Injured, One of Whom Will
IMe Trruirnttru I'urrc uf the Kxplo-
inn Houat-s lif-the Vicinity Rocked.
Newakk, X. J., April 19. This works of
the American Korrite Powder Co., a short
distance from the landing station at lake
NopatooiiR, on the Morris and Essex rail
Way, blew up shortly after 8 cluck yes
terday Afternoon and seven men were
klown to atoms. The killed are: J. D.
Smith, superintendent of the works;
Jacob Carlson, William Peirce, James
Vagh, A. Johnson, Godfrey Water and an
nnkuowii Swede. Besides these two men
were injured. One of them, Benjamin
Casfcimore, will probably die. , '
It Hocked the Buildings.
The works of the company consisted of
number of small building scattered at a
distance of about 300 feet from each other.
The nitroglycerine mill was the first
kailding to go up, and the shock of this
explosion caused nix other buildings to I
Tent asunder by their dangerousffcmteuts
exploding. The report was terrific and
was heard in the surrounding country for
sany miles. Buildings in the vicinity
rocked as if on a stormy sea and in some
Instances appeared as if about to topple
vrer. The startled residents rushed ' from
their houses and saw a cloud of dust and
mnke flying through the air. near the
lower part of the company's works.
Knew Wlmt Had Happened.
They knew instinctively what had hap
pened, and ran for the mountain side, fear
ful that some of the large storage bouses
of the company, in which there were tons
f the highest and deadliest explosives,
night go up at any moment. When sev
eral minutes had passed without their
fears being realized the people cautiously
advanced to the scene of the explosion.
The wreckage was found to be on lire and
burning fiercely. The most timid of those
present, seeing in this a new danger there
being a possibility Hint the flames mitflit
spread to the storage houses again fled,
found the Injured Men.
The others, however, ran out the com
pany's fire apparatus and water from the
lake was used to tight the fire. In a short
time the flames were under control, and
then the wreckage scattered a taint was
overhauled for the purpose of finding the
men who had been at work in the build
ings. Within a few minutes two men
Were found, both badly injure. I. The roll
f the company's employes was then called
and it was found that seven men were
Aliasing. These men were undoubtedly
dead, and a search was begun for their
bodies. The searchers were mostly old
employes of the company and knew that in
a case like the present one it was useless
to seareh among the ruins that still re
mained where the buildings had stood.
Gathered l'p a Mass n( flesh.
They found pieces of flesh and Iwnes
scattered over several acres ot ground.
After several hours work the searchers
bad succeeded in gathering about 150
pounds of mangled flesh aud bones, w h'ich
is all that remains of the dead men. The
caused of the explosion is not known, and
a representative of the compnny on the
scene said it won Id be Impossible to ascer
retary Tracy is confined to nis oea witn
bronchi 1 trouble.
NO MEN ON BOARD.'
ins to Hot Been the (ih on an Illi
nois Central Train.
St. Louis, April 19. Passengers who
reached this city Sunday night over the
Illinois Central through train from Xew
Orleans tell of a dastardly outrage perpet
rated on the St. Louis Pullman sleeper
Saturday night. Two ladies en route from
New Orleans to their homes in Ohio were,
it la alleged, repeatedly insulted in the
most brutal manner by a cotton broker
and a lawyer, both of Grenada, Miss. " The
men were drinking heavily and the de
fenseless ladies appealed to the Pullman
conductor and the porter-for protection.
When the train men attempted to inter
fere the broker is alleged to hare driven
them from the coach at the point of a
pistol. The ladies were, subjected to in
sults all through the night.
Want! m Cat on Mileage."
Washington", April 19. Congressman
Doan, of Ohio, is credited with an inten
- tion to launch a reform and retrenchment'
aimed at the members of congress them
selves. It is a bill that will provide that
members shall upon their arrival at the
capital present to the committee Oct mile
age a . certified copy of their expenses in
reaching the capital, and that th'is amount
and no more shall be allowed them as theic
mileage. He says that congress only al
lows army officers 4 ceucs a mile 'Air mile
age, and that should be uuough for. con
greaxoien, too. ' , 'j
Ruck Island Trainmen la fteaaiM.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 19 The traln-
men of the Rock Island railway are, in
t conference here with a view to. formulate
,. ing demands on the. ouuipuy: for better
pay and less work. They are, all members
of the brotherhoods of trainmen, and the
' pay on. the whole line between Chicago
' and Denver will be gone over, ,'hey will
: probably get the new schedule ready by
' tonight. ; ' - '
.,'. Invalids at the Capital City..'
Washington-, April 19. Mrs.. Harrison
Is better. She has a slight fever and suf
fers from bronchial trouble, but there are ,
no symptoms of pneumonia present.
Justice Lamar has recovered from .bis
recent illness, but wilt" not leave bis bouse
Until the weather becomes settled. Sec-
Labor Matters at Chicago.
Chicago, April 19. The painters in this
city ha'e demanded an eight-hour day
and 3i cents per hour a 5-eent an hour
advance. The job printers have notified
their employers that they want S cents
more per thousand for typesetting. A na
tional c invention of sailors is in session
consideting measures to improve their
fight-Seeing at the Fair.
Chicaso, April 19. The World's fair di
rectory having decided to charge an en
trance fee to tight-seers at the fair
grounds, the system began yesterday and
1,000 persons paid 'J5 cents each to get in
side. MRS. GOUGAft TALKS AT GOTHAM.
t Political Speech from a Baptist Pulpit
New York, April 19. -Mrs. Helen M.
Gougar occupied the pulpit of the Trinity
Baptist church, on Fifty-fifth street, Sun
day evei ing. Her theme was "Needed a
Pel) t ic a Savior," and for nearly au hour
the scoied the politicians of the great po
litical parties, and insisted that the only
remedy for evils in municipal legislation
wasemtodied in the Prohibition party
platform. Speaking of the liquor traffic
she said: "1 have more respect for a man
who get blind, roaring drunk 865 days of
the year, and then votes for the brewer
and the barkeeper than I have for the
deacon w ho prays all the year, and on elec
tion day votes to support the saloon and
in opposition to the way be has been
I efence of Dr. ParkhursU
Then Sirs. Gougar referred to Dr. Park
hurst's crusade against vice. "It Is re
ported," she said, -that Dr. Parkhurst did
many t lings unbecoming a minister ot
the gosnW when he raided the disorderly
house, atid he has been severely censured
for havir.g. as it is claimed, led on the in
mates o: this house. In all sincerity I
cannot U ok at the matter in that way. I
believe that the fruits of Dr. Park hurst s
work are already of incalculable benefit to
this community, and if all our clergymi a
were as ami itious and industrious as Dr.
Parkhurtt this great metropolis would
very soor. be changed for the better.
Only Seeing ! Believing-.
"Icanrotsee how Dr. Psrkhurst could
have beei certain of the existence of this
j evil unless he visited these resorts in per-
son, as it is reported. Nor can I think he
led the inmates astray, for they had al
ready errjd, and were wandering when he
witnessed their exhibition. To be sure, it
is said by a distinguished clergyman and
others that everybody already kuew of
these ders of vicious associations. Xow,
everybody does not know what everyliody
has not si-en.; hence it became the duty of
Dr. Park iurt to descend into the vilest
dens of li'e and the cry against his lack of
dignity in playing 'hop toad,' as it is said
he did, is without justification.
Moral Influence of "Hop Toad."
- "Why, I do not hesitate to say that if it
is necessxry to play 'hop toad' in order to
trap the sinful creatures and exose the
corruptioi of executive officers, I'd like to
see every minister in the city of Xew York
playing hop toad' constantly. And they
might do much more good than by devot
ing so i 'inch time to preaching about
Hezekiah. Uriah and Mirother iahs."
IHdn't Intend to Shoot Himself.
r Spring ikld, 111., April 19. J. J. Vas
concelles, a Wabash conductor, susiwcted
bis wife of infidelity. He told her Sun
day that he was going to Chicago, but
only went to Decatur, coming back at
10:80 p. m He saw his wife at the station
and saw a mau follow her home. Vascou
celles got home first and as the two enter
ed the h use be confronted them. The
man sprang on Vasconcelles and the lat
ter fired ihree shots, putting one bullet
through ihe mau's lungs and another
through his own leg. The Lothario is R.
S. Palmer, and a feature of the scandal is
that he a Idressed a religious meeting at
the Metho list church Sunday night, and
went straight frgm the meeting to his ap
pointment with "the woman.
Kotal le Weddings at the Capital.
Washix iTox, April 19. The marriage
of Miss Henrietta Louise Brewer, daugh
ter of Jim ice . aud Mrs. Brewer, to Mr.
James Ijihsou Karrick, of Boston, took
place at 8 o'clock last evening in St. Johns'
church. Justice Brewer gave the bride
sway. At the church of the Incarnation
t noon yesterday Kdith, daughter of Hon.
John H. ("Bishop") Oberly, was married
to George M. Kchols, of Chicago. The
wedding was a quiet one, owing to a
recent dei.th iu the family. The young
couple will live at Chicago.
Hks Fun with His Jailers.
PARIS, April lfl. Kavachol, the anar
chist, will, it is believed, be tried during
the preset t session of the Paris assize
court befote the first of May. He is, it ap
pears, quit.; gay, taking pleasure in joking
with his jailers. Yesterday, in talking
with them, he somewhat alarmed them hy
aying in the most serious and - calm
manner, "Oh, you need not fear, we shall
have some fun bare lief ore I am tried. We
here I ant! you will be blown up. Don't
forget it is Ravachol who tells you so."
' Mofh-er nd l'w Children Drowned.
; Nashville. Tenn., April 19. While
crossing Clinch river near Kyle's ftrd in a
canoe yesterday a boat became tangled in
set linen ai d was overturned. The occu
pants, an unknown woman and two little
girls., were thrown into the stream aud
perished. t is belie ved t hey were rowing
sway from the flood district.
l.igltnlng Causes m Paolo.
LlNf-oLX, Neb., April 19. At Auburn
Sunday night, during the progress of service-
in the Christian church, lightning
struck the I uilding, demolishing the tower,
extinguishing the lights, and bringing the
pastor and -ongregation to their knees. A
panic followed but all escaped without
serious in jcry.
It May Call the Winchester
flVE TICKETS TO CHOOSE FROM,
And Any Amount of Kltterneat Read; to
Develop into Hostilities The Governor
Futs a Friendly Military Company on
Guard and Disarms an Oppokitlon Or
ganization Estimate of the Vote A
New York World Man Boosts Palmer
Latest Blaine Report.
Xew Orleans, April 19. The state cam
paign closed last night, aud today the dif
ferent political factions are measuring
their strength at the polls. The election
Is held for governor and all state officers,
members of the legislature, judicial, par
ish, and municipal officials. There are five
state tickets in the field, two Democratic,
two Republican, and the People's party.
The anti-lottery, or, regular Democratic
ticket, is headed by Murphy J. Foster,
while Justices. D McKnery is the candi
date of the lottery faction. Judge J. E.
Breaux heads the anti-lottery Republican
ticket, and A. H. Ieonard is the nominee
of the lottery wing of that party. R. 1
Tannehill is the candidate of the People s
party, but his followers are few.
- Apprehensions of Bloodshed.
Owing to this chaotic condition of
affairs it is impossible to predict what the
result of the eUction will be, but the odds
are slightly iu favor of Foster for gov
ernor. Bets are being offered with odds
of 5 to 1 on Foster with few takers. In
New Orleans are two municipal tickets in
the field, one . headed by Joseph A. Shake
speare, the present mayor, and the other
by John Fit zpa trick. The lines are closely
drawn between these two factions, and the
majority for either ot them will be small.
The campaign has been marked by intense
animosity, aud there are grave apprehen
sions that the contest will result in blood
shed. Some Guesses as to the Vote.
The anti-lottery Democratic ticket,
headed by Foster.it is thought will re
ceive M.00U of the 105.000 white votes. The
others . will go 40,000 to McEnery, 5.000 to
the People's party aud 5,000 to the Repub
licans. Of the nogro vote, 20,000 at least,
will go to the Democratic ticket, and of
these 15,000 w ill go to Foster and 000 to
McKnery, making the total vote of tLe two
Democratic candidates 70,000 and 45,tt)0,
respectively. This leaves the Republicans
P0.000 negro and 5,00 white votes, which
will probably be divided, 70,000 to Ionard
and 15,000 to Breaux. The election, it
will be seen, will be close between Leon
ard and Foster, with the chances in favor'
of the one who get the most support from
the other faction of his own party.
A Republiean Halance of Power.
The Kupporttrs of Leonard claim that
the Foster people, who have control ofi
the election machinery, interiii to' Count
them out. To prepare against such aeon-'
tingency they have arranged to have every
voter who casts his ballot make an affi
davit of what it was, 'and if the results
after the vote is counted are different
from what the affidavits show they will
enter a contest and crry the matter be-
fore congress. The Rtpublicaus are cer-f
tain to hold the balance of power betwet n
the two Democratic factious in the next
Ordered Troopa To Be Ready.
The excitement over the election was in
tensified last evening when it became
known that Governor Nichols had issued
orders for the Southern Athletic battalion,
belonging to the' state militia, to report
for duty at its armory today. These troops
are mostly sympathizers with the Shakespeare-Foster-Farmer's
Sunday Governor Nichols disarmed a
company of militia in St. Mary's
parish, Mr. Foster's home, because
It was rumored that the company
sympathized with McKnery. The Fitz-patrick-McEuery
faction in this city will
have, it is reported, all the arms it needs
from the consignment of Winchesters sent
south in February, and if a conflict occurs
it will doubtless be a bloody one.
THINKS ' PALMER WOULD DO. '
A Jiew York World Man's View Another
CHICAGO, April 19. -A party of Xew
York, Philadelphia and New Jersey news
pnrr men, who repfitt the proceedings of
the Xew Jersey legislature, are at the Au
ditorium on a visit to the World's fair
site. James Martin, the Xew York World
representative, one of the best-posted men
on politics in the party, said: "The
name of Palmer for President is very
often mentioned, and If t he ticket were
Palmer and Abbett it would sweep New
York state. New Jersey Democrat think
Senator Palmer is a grand old man aud he
would unite all factions in New Y'ork,
something that neither Hill nor Cleve
land can do. Governor Abbett would also
add strength to the ticket in New Y'ork."
From the "Highest Authority" Again.
Chic ago, April 19. The Times has a
telegram from New York which says: A
political movement has taken place with
in the last twenty-four hours which will
greatly change the present political situa
tion. It is slated that Secretary Blaine
will accept the Republican nomination for
the presidency if the party will nominate
him at the national convention at Min
neapolis in June with any degree of
unanimity, and it comes from the highest
Governor Fifer claims 678 of the dele
gates to the Illinois state convention, so
Logau, Scott, Woodford, Schuyler, aud
Mason counties, Ills., have indorsed Palmer
Colonel Aimer Taylo , the representa
tive iu congress from the Mrst llliuois dis
trict, has withdrawn from the race for re
nomintion. He says he would have takeu
the nomination without a scramble, but
has neither time nor inclination to make a
fight for it. J. F. Aldrich will probably
be t he Republican nominee. .
tioMit-fd four Counterfeiters.
Chicago, April 19.Foir. counterfeiters
were arrested .Sunday afternoon at 117
South Green street and their molds aud
utensils for tlte manufacture of bogus coin
were confiscated. The gang had been
operating at the Green street house only a
MiuUter Porter at Washington.
Washikutos, ' April 19. Hon. -A. C
Porter, minister to Italy, arrived iu Wash
ington yesterday, and was in conference
with Secretary Blaine last night. Mr.
Porter will leave for his poat at Home 4a
a few days.
The Cumberland Spoke company's fac
tory at Burnbide, Ky., burned.
Two thousand men employed in the
building trades have struck for eight
hours at New Y'ork.
Our recent blizzard is now raging in
England and is continuing its course
northest toward the Baltic sea.
James B. Mix, of Xew York, once Hor
ace Greeley'B protege, is suffering from pa
resis, and is deserted and almost alone.
Miss Jane Hansen, aged 65, of Franklin
Grove, Ills., was struck by a train on the
Northwestern road and instantly killed.
Chief Engineer N. B. Clark, of Wash
ington, inventor of the deflective armor
now used on the warships of all nations,
William E. Woodruff, ex-state treas
urer of Arkansas, charged with embez
zling state funds, has been acquitted by a
Elihu Carr's stock barn near Charles
ton, Ind., was struck by lightning and
consumed, together with a stock of thor
oughbred horses valued at (40,000.
A rifle in the hands of William Doub, of
Bloomington, Ind., was accidentally dis
charged, and the ball passed through the
brain of John Chambers, bis friend.
At noon today there were 50,000. would-be
settlers strung around the borders of the
Cheyenne and Arapahoe lands waiting the
signal to make a break for the land. .
A buggy containing Mrs. Dr. Younger
and Mrs. George Sheder, at Ballinger,
Tex., was struck by an engine. Mrs.
Younger was killed and net companion
The French are preparing for a war
against Dahomey, and the rumored exist,
nice of a treasure of (100,000,000 in the
king's iialace at Abomey is alleged . to be
playing a purt in the expedition.
During a rush on a railway platform by
people returning from witnessing the
.Easter volunteer review in England, 100
persons were thrown into a pile- and two
killed and thirteen injured.
A strike is imminent on the Lehigh Val
ley and Jersey Central railroads on account
of the action of the Reading com biue in
restricting the output of coal in order to
run up prices, thus causing many freight
trains to be taken off the roads.
It is expected that workingmen's pro
cessions on. May day will be entirely for
bidden iu Germany. Preparations for
socialistic demonstrations in Italy on that
day are causing alarm. In France it is ex
pected that 2.OO0.W0 Socialists will march
The situation in Johnson county, Wyo.,
Is unchauged. The rustlers are still watch
ing Fort McKinney, and waiting an op
pertunity to revenge themselves on the
cattlemen held under arrest th re. Colonel
Van Home will not take his prisoners to
Cheyenne until he feels that it is safe.
Hasn't Hl Modesty Along.
Washington, April 19. Attired in a
striped prison suit at the Washington
workhouse, and serving time as a prisoner
Oh a charge of vagrancy, is a regularly or
dained minister of the gospel. He is from
Ohio, and has bis credentials and other
documentary evidence, and says that were
Christ upon earth now and in the city of
Washington, and attired in purple robes,
he would no doubt lie arrested and sent
down on a charge of vagrancy. Christ was
lowly, and went about preaching the gos
pel on highways and byways, and that was
the only offence be (the preacher) had com
mitted. No Faster Kgg Rolling.
Washington, April 19. The rain which
set in Sunday night and continued until
noon yesterday deprived the children of
Washington of one of their most cherished
enjoyments, and visitors to the national
capital of one of the prettiest sights the
year affords. There was no easier egg
rolling on the White House grounds, and
all over the city there went up a wail that
the weather clerk was so regardless of the
desires and expectations of the little ones.
. Ziat'a Ilog.
"What the dence did yon sell me this
dog for?" exclaimed an irate purchaeex,
coming into a fancier's shop.
'4'1 dou"t remember." responded the
dealer politely, '-but I think I sold him
for ten dollars."
"'That's exactly what yon did, and you
said he was excellent for rate."
"Isn't he?" inquired the innocent deal
er. "Xo, he isn't worth a cuss. He lets
them get away from him every time."
. "Well, isn't that excellent for rate?"
And the dealer asked the question, so
guilelessly that the purchaser only swore
once and walked out. Detroit Free
That's the way you feel after one or
two of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets
have done their -work. You feel
well, instead of bilious and consti
pated ; your Bick headache, dizzi
ness and indigestion are gone. It's
done mildly and easily, too. You
don't have to feel worse before you
feel better. That is the trouble
with the huge, old-fashioned pilL
These are small) sugar-coated, eas
iest to take. One little Pellet' a
laiative, three to four are cathartic.
They regulate and cleanse the liver,
stomach and bowels quickly, but
thoroughly. They're the cheapest
pill, sold by druggists, because you
only "pay for the 'good you -get.
They're guaranteed to give satis
faction, very time, -or your money
is returned. That's the peculiar
plan all Dr. Pierce's medicines r
old on. 1 . -
Can 'you ask more?
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No. 1804 Second Avenue.
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Call and see what an elegant line we are showing.
Our prices and styles are bound to interest you.
Our shoes are famous for their PERFECT FIT;
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