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Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Tuesday. Ji nk 14 1882
Twelve of Uncle Sam's Sailors
Blown to Eternity.
HORRIBLY MANGLED AND SCORCHED
Their 'rpsH Are Pie-Keel lp Here nnd
There. Some of lilt-in in KrntrmentH
The Explosion of n Shell World the
Ietritrlloii Vallfjo's Narrow Kseape
C'li:- Struck hy a llcvitstntifig
Wind Ball a Down Persona Killed
ami More Badly Injured Thrre of the
Dead Lost in the Lake Sei-eral Killld-
San FRAKCnOO, June U. Residents of
Vallejo were startled yesterday morning
t 11:90 o'clock by a report which shook
the town like u sharp shook of earthquake.
Immediately the fire bells at the navy
yard were rung ami the conclusion reached
was that there was fire on Mare island.
But down at the magazine there belched
rth into the sky an immense cloud of
Mike, and for half an hour report after
report was heard as she lis exploded. Im
mediately the entire navy yard force
rushed for the scene, and a horrible scene
A Scene of Gbastly Havoc.
The first spectacle presented was the
burned anil charred bodies of two appren
tice seamen on the bench '-'on ranis from
the point of explosion. Farther on a ter-'
rib'.e siu-ht met t lit- gaze. In the midst of
the ruins and nil around on the sides of
the hills were seen bodies and pieces of
bodies scattered here and there. The
bodies were taken out as fast as possible,
and when all were put alongside of each
other they counted twelve, with Gunner
Ilittinger, of the Hoston. at the head.
Bodies l riKhlfuHy Mutilated.
ome were cut m two.others wer.
a leir 0 r arm or head. Twelve were killed
Outright and three were taken to the hos
pital wounded and dying. Two of the
three srere the apprentices flicked up cn
the beach. The explosion had thrown
them into the bay, and a boat from a mer
chant man opposite had rescued them, the
crew then going into ti e smoke and ruins
for the others. The clothe- and skin of
almost the entire bodies of these two were
Will Never Know 1Im It Happened.
There were three magazine, watchmen,
named Collins, Burns and Dauistedtj on
doty in other parts ol the grounds who.
although injured, will live. Watchman
Collins had a narrow cscaoe. A piece of
Shell glanced oil the top of his head and
left an ugly c ontusion. Row did it ha;
peny was the question asked by hundreds.
No one can e ver tell. A Working party of
fifteen men from the United State- steam
er Boston was sent down to prep ire am
munition and fill shells for the ship. All
were at work in the filling room of the
mnu'azinc, under charge of Gunner Ilit
tinger. H is supposed that one of the
arte dropped a --hell nnd tii the con
cussion can-"! tlie explosion. Gunner
Bittinger's body was found on the root
of -hell bouse No. 1, having been blown !
through the roof of shell house No. 9,
which was afterwards destroyed by fire.
Bead Hands to the ICescue.
One of the first to go to the scene was Dr.
Lewis, of the Naval hospital. Notwith
standing now and then the- explosion of a
shell, he braved the danger and went into
the midst of it to save life if possible, but
the explosion had finished Its work, and
he found hut one possessed of life.and this
body, filled witli pieces of wood and burned
and bleeding, was snatched from the
flames nnd hurried to the hospital. Mrs.
McDougal. of the lighthouse, with her
daughters Bessie and Carrie, were early
in giving assistance to the wounded,
bringing bandages and doing much that
was necessary at the moment. Almost the
entire crew of the Hoston worked hard In
Vallejo Had a Close Call.
Among the identified deadarethegnnner
and Seamen Ketville, Johnson, Joos nnd
Baeckle. Had the magazine, containing
tons of explosives, been fired Vnllejo
would have: been shattered. It is a mir
acle, being a- c lose as it was, that such
did not occur. Hittinger was beyond
doubt killed instantly. His head was
blown from his body. Dere'nsed was ap
pointed from Pennsylvania Oct. 2S, isoo.
CHICAGO IN THE CYCLONE BELT.
Another Destructive Wind-storm with
CHICAGO, June 14. A small sized tor
nado rageel in this city between 8 nnd 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The rainfall
was terrific, the flood of water In many
places being so dense that it was impos
sible to see a building across the width of a
street. A one-storey brick cottage at 1,136
Whipple street was totally destroyed by
the storm, and its three inmate, Mrs.
Frank Klima and her two children
buried beneath the ruins. The cottage
stood directly in the path of the storm
and hardly one brick was left upon an
Killed a Little Child.
When the storm came up Mrs. Klima
became frightened and made preparations
to stnrt for a plare of safety. Before the
three got out the building collapsed nnd a
heavy timber fell upon Mrs. Klima's
9 year-old child Anna and killed her in
stantly. Mrs. Klima nnd Emma. 4 years
old, were injured, but not Beriously.
Hoat and Three Men Olssppeear.
Twenty minutes before the storm broke
forth a boat with three men in it was no
ticed on an almost even line with the son th
pier about five miles out in the lake. After
the storm had passed the lake was swept
to the horizon with long distance glasses,
but no trace of the craft could be seen.
There seems to be but little doubt that
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
the three men lent their lives.
Suffered a 1 racture of the skull.
A portion of a brick building being
erected at 5W South Oakley avenue blew
down, burying tiustave Zearing, n car
penter, in the de ris. Zearing's skull was
fractured and h s right arm was broken.
It is thought that, he will die from his in
juries. Itlew Out al'Iate Olasii Windows.
The full force of the wind struck the
tonthw est corner of the Home Insurance
building, occupied by the Union National
bank, and blew in three large plate glass
windows. So teirific was the shock that
the plates were carried bodily into the,'l.itik,
hurled half way rcross the counting -room
and shattered it to fragments upon the
desks and fixture .
Severely I ol on the Thigh.
J. J. P. Odell, president of the bank,
was struck on tin thigh by a fragment of
glass and seven ly cut. He was taken
home in a carriag and it will be a week
or two at least iefore he will have re
covered from his wounds. The other oc
cupants of the bank escaped unhurt.
Several small plate glass windows in other
parts of the build nn were demolished and
many of the you lg women employed in
the offices fainted.
Canvass Roc f (iocs Hiding on the
storm ot her Destruction.
The great canvass canopy over the wig
wam in which will be held the National
Democratic convention next week, was
torn to tatters so utterly ruined that the
contractors determined to have done with
it and use instead a timber roof. A num
ber of columns will be erected to support
the roof. It is feared that this arrange
ment will impair the acoustics of the
amphitheatre, but there is no way to
Was Hough oi, Telecraph Poles.
The telephone, elegraph and electric
light systems were almost totally demor
alize!. Poles and wires were torn down
and general havoc was caused. Holes fell
Serosa the south si le cable tracks and to
gether with other d -bris hi ockeel the pass
age of the cable t rains for over an hour.
Many houses were unroofed and otherwise
Circus Teit Laid Low.
The Rents &: Sa it ley circus tent and
poles at the cornere f Twenty -eighth street
und Wentworth avc nue were raced to the
ground and the performers compelled to
seek shelter in in ighboring houses. A
number of small ch ldren were in the tent
and became panic-stricken, but the at
taches of the show succeeded in getting
them out in safety.
Touml a Body in the Huln.
Armour's ele vator I), on Morgan street,
was struck by light ling and a portion of
of it destroyed, in the ruins was found
the body of ( hath- .1. Roberta, a fireman
who had lieen at wo k in the boiler room,
crushed Under a heavy iron door.
Corre c t List of Casualties.
The correct list of casualties, fatal and
Otherwise, i- as folic mj Killed or fatally
hurt Emma Klima 2)eej years old, daugh
ter of Frank and Maggie Klima, (Brushed
in wreck of house at 1838 Whipple street:
William Lessen, skull crushed by a fall
ing -tone t SOOOakl y avenue; John I.iell,
skull crushed; ( hai l -s L Hube rts, crushe-ei
and suffocated beneath a falling wall of
I the Armour eh vatoi Mrree unknown men,
cap-i.cci in roWDOM (l Lake Michigan.
Injured .1. .1. I. Odell, bruised and
cut; Charles H. Dow dl, secretary to P. 1).
Armour, left ankle cut by broken glass;
Mrs. Maggii Klima, right hip and foot
badly bruised; Anna Kiima. 4 years old,
daughter of the above, collar-bone broken
and right shoulder fr ict tired: James Mc
Ginn, left leg fractured; R, Rriekson, in
jured internally: Lev -ring Olsen, serious
ly injured; Gustave Zearing, skull frac
tured and right am broken; Mrs. Mar
garet Sullivan, spine injured and several
riles fractured may prove fatal; Irene Sul
livan, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Sulli
van, several severe cuts on the head not
BOTH SIDES WERE POSTED.
Railway Men Learn Bobber's Tlans and
Also Vice Versa.
Con-sf.U-SVII.i.k, June 14. An attempt
was made Sunday nig it to hold up the
New York and Philadelphia Express on
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad between
Layton Station and Connellsville. The
plans of the train roblctrs were to flag or
wreck the train, then ioard it and rob the
mail and express cars. The train carried
eflMl.ddO. The railroae officials in some
way got word that the attempted robbery
was to be made. A te egram was sent to
Robert Bheppard, the Baltimore and Ohio
1 tail road detective 1 ere. He went to
Dniontown and from t icre a special train
took Sheppard, Sheriff McCormick and a
posse to Layton Station. There they
boarded the express and rode through to
Cumberland. Hut the robbers also got
word, as they always stem to do.
THE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION.
In Annual Convention st Drexel Institute
Philadelphia, June 14. The Interna
tional Typographical Union met in an
nual convention in Drexel Institute yes
erday. Welcoming ad tresses were made
by Major Veale, on bt half of Governor
I'attisou (who elicited applause when he
eulogized George W. Childs and A. J.
Drexel, the printers' b mefactors); Mayor
Stuart on behalf of tlie city, and George
Chance on behalf of the printers of this
city. The business of t he session was the
appointment of commit tees. A parade of
1.200 men took place in he afternoon.
The Succulent vt utermelon.
Charleston, S. C, June 14. A careful
survey of the melon ter itory tributary to
the South Carolina and south bound rail
roads, which furnishes t le bulk of melons
to the north and west from this section,
shows a total acreage f 5,000 about 25
per cent, less than the acreage in the same
territory last year. The crop is reported
in splendid condition an I shipments will
begin in abpij i wp week L
ME DEFIANT DIXON
A Minister's Indictment of Col.
HE GAINS A POINT IN COUET.
The Pope of Unbelief Kcquired to Meet
the Clergyman's Charges Just as They
Are Set Forth in His Reply to a Suit
for Libel Dixon "Stands Pat" and
Pleads Justification His Allegations
and Their Foundation.
KBW York, June 14. The motion of
Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll to strike out
three of the defenses of Rev. Amzi C.
Dixon, of the Hanson place Baptist church
of Brooklyn, in the colonel's action to re
cover 18,000 from him for alleged libel, has
been denied by Justice Lawrence, of the
supreme court. The action is brought to
recover damages for these alleged libelous
words: ''Infidelity fosters impure litera
ture. A few years ago it was found that
pictures and impure publications were
passing through the mails. Anthony Com
tock decided to stop it. On investigation
whom should he find representing pub
lishers of impure literature, but Colonel
Ingersoll, paid to pollute the minds of the
young of this generation."
Dixon Pleads Justification.
In the first defense Mr. Dixon admits re
sponsibility for the language and pleads
its truth in justification. He then makes
three defenses, which Colonel Ingersol
held Were irrelevant and not proper sub
jects for defense in the action. In the first
of these objectionable elefenses the defend
ant sets forth that in February, lsts.
Colonel Ingersol, as chairman of a com
mittee, presented a petition to congress
for the repeal of sections 1,75, 3,STS, .'i,s'.!3,
5,lisii and 2.4.'l of the United States re
vised Statues, which, in part, prohibit the
transmission of obscene literature and
other articles through the mails
lageraoll's Monster Petition.
The petition contained about 70,000
names and was U,pic) feet long. Vice ap
peared against the petition and it was
killed, in the next defense it ir, stated
that In a book was written at Chicago
entitled ' Thinkers, Principally Upon So
cial Science. W hat They Think and
Why," by Van Bursa Denslow, LI.. 1).
Colonel Ingersoll wrote an introduction to
this book, in which he commended it and
said: "In my judgment this book, filled
with original thoughts, will hasten the
coming of the blessed time."
Holds the Colonel Responsible.
Mr. Dixon says that in commending this
hook. Colonel Ingersoll must be responsi
ble for the following popositions which
the author makes:
'That it is right and proper to lie."
'That it is right and proper to steal."
'"That it is rlht and proper to be un
chaste." The Mosaic Law of CUaictlty.
Mr. Dixon also holds Colonel Ingersoll
responsible for this statement of the au
thor in the book: "So the laws forbidding
nrenhastity were framed by those who in
the earlier periods of civilisation could af
ford to own women, for the protection of
their property rights in them against the
poor who could not. It will lie observeel
that in the Jewish decalogue the rule,
'Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife,'
is introductory to the kindred rule, 'nor
his ox, nor lies ass, nor any thing that is
thy neighbor's.' "
The WOiniin llael Ne Rights.
"The will and pre ference of the wife in
question is no more regarded or assumed
to exist than that of the ox, DOT does the
decalogue forbid a woman to covet her
neighbor's husband. The fitness ,,f t ie
existing union is not considered. Chas
tity begins, tnerefore, as an element in the
law of the strong for the government of
the weak concerning property."
The Preacher's Last Defenses.
In the last defense, to which Colonel
Ingersoll objected, Mr. Dixon said:
"For years he has been making speeches
for pay and otherwise, and writing books
and pamphlets attacking Christianity, in
which lie has blasphemed God, denied the
inspiration of the Bible and sought to
weaken the sancity and authority of the
Shut Out the Chicago Colts.
CHICAGO, June 14. A row of goose eegs
was all that Chicago got out of its ganio
with the Brooklyn club. Following
are the league scores yesterdav:
At Brooklyn Chicago o, Brooklyn
8; at Philadelphia Pittsburg 5, Philadel
phia 11: nt Washington St. Louis 15.
Washington ll; at New York Cleveland
10, New York 5; at Baltimore Louisville
8, Baltimore 5; at Hoston Cincinnati 7,
Western: At Minneapolis Columbus
18, Minneapolis S; at Kansas City ndi
anapedis 9, Kan 'as City 5; at Omaha
Port Wayne a, Omaha L Illinois-Iowa:
At Rock ford Aurora 1, Koekford 11; at
Jacksonville Terre Haute 7, Jackson
The Day's Doing In Congress.
Washington, June 14,-The senate
transacted no business yesterday. After
the introduction of petitions, memorials,
a few re ports and fewer bills, Peffer made
some remarks on one of his financial
measures and when he had concluded the
The house devoted most of its session to
the consideration of measures affecting
the interests of the District of Columbia.
The following bills were passed among
others: To prohibit the use of one-horse
cars in Washington after Jan. 1, 1893;
authorizing the entry of lands chiefly val
uable for building stone under the placer
mining laws; to protect settlement rights
where two or more persons settle upon
the same subdivision of agricultural pub
lic lands before the survey thereof.
Railway Strike In Prospect.
Buffalo, June 14 There is likely to
be trouble between the Lehigh Valley
railroad and its switchmen. On May !tl a
cut in the wages of switchmen took effect
which reduced salaries between $5 and (6
a month. Grand Master Sweeney, of the
Switthmens' Brotherhood, was summon
ed and arrived Sunday. He held a confer
ence with the officers of the local lodge
and will endeavor to reach an amicable
settlement. The men say they will use
arbitration as far as possible, but if the
settlement cannot be reached by that
means a strike will surely follow.
Nominated by the President.
Washington, June 14. The president
yesterday sent to the senate the following
nominations: William Arnd, of Iowa, to
be surveyor of customs for the port of
Council Bluffs, la.; Mrs. Louisa Holmes
to be Dostuiaster at Pleasanton, Kana.
Mrs. Levi M. Vilas, mother of Senator
Vilas, died at Madison, Wis. ,
The luoth anniversary of the passage of
he law inaugurating I he national militia
being celebrated at Omaha by a great
Electrical storms of exceptional violence
prevailed in several provinces in Spain. A
number of persons were killed by light
ning while at divi ne worship. The cathe
dral at Burg os, e ne of the famous old his
torical structures of Spain, was considerably-
The grand lodge of Elks Is holding a re
union at. Huffalo.
The pension appropriation bill, as
amended by the senate, carries a total of
William McFarland, of Findlay, O., is
in jail for assault on two girls of 5 aud 7
The Gnensburg (Pa.) Tribune has re
ceived threatening letters from proprietors
of "speak-easies at Jeannette. They say
the torch will lie ...died to county and
city property if the war against Speak
easies" does not cease.
The scale to be presenteel to the manu
facturers by the A. A. L 8. W. puts the
price of boiling iron at 6 ,50 per ton no
The Republican presidential notification
committee will meet at Washington Mon
day next and perform its duty.
Minister pred Grant has cabled congrat
ulations to President Harrison.
The Hiver.-icle national bank, of River
side, Cal. .capital $100,000, has been author
ized to begin business.
In Russia whe re the peasants are dying
with hunger the bears are also so starved
that they eat the peasants when they have
The hemp spinning works at Barmen,
Germany, have be en destroyed, causing a
lo.s of 750,000 marks.
The Orangemen of the United States
are in council at Pittsburg.
The Mississippi and Missouri river
fiooels have abated as far south ss Mem
phis. Farmers in the flooded districts in
Illinois will go back to their farms and
replant their crops, taking the risk of an
Mrs. Peter McClellaid, of Waco, Tex.,
wants a divorce because, she says her
husband plotted with a woman to poison
her and put a loaded shotgun, full cocked,
so that it would go off by accident and
kill her. It didn't go off.
The Maryland statute forbidding theim
portation of oleomargarine has been de
James F. Quinn, a member of the Illi
nois legislature from Cnicago, is out on
bail on the charge of writing an obscene
letter to a dime museum actress in that
city. There are intimations that (Quinn is
STATISTICS OF EXPORTS.
Great Increase on Those of Provisions
Washington, June 14 The bureau of
statistics of the treasury department re
ports that during May the exports of the
principal articles of domestic provisions
were valued at 111,019,977; for the same
month last year. ef7.4l',4'.!t; for the eleven
months of the fiscal year they were $55,
529,655, compared with $51,719,356 for the
same period last year. The exports of
breadstnfts for May were valued at $19,
410,891; for the same month last year, f 1'J,
830,281; for the eleven months ended May
81, they were $272,476,033, compared with
$109,956,964 for the same period of last
The exports of mineral for Mav were
valued at $8,171,968; May, 1S91. $3,585,278,
Snd for the eleven months ended May 31,
f4o,;is.24c), compared with $47 273,03) for
the same pcrioel last year.
On the- Trail of the Coolev Gang.
It has iK-en learned that the Cooley gang
were the robbers who planned the rob
berry. Six members of the gang, includ
ing the Cooley boys, .lack and Frank, and
John Ramsey came down from the moun
tains Saturday, and spent Sunday in the
vicinity ot Adelaide and Dickenson run.
They we re seen going down the river Sun
day evening about 7 o'clock toward Lay.
ton Station. Sheriff McCormick aiid
posse are now trying to capture the gang
before they get back to their mountain
The Whole T.-ain Cnpslsed.
Boui.dk:;, Colo., June 14 The narrow
gauge passenger train which runs on the
Sunset bench Of the Union Pacific, turned
over about one mile east of Sunset yester
day nnd engine, baggage car and coach are
bottom side up in the river. No one was
seriously hurt, though several of the
passengers were badly bruised.
We've heard of a woman
who said she'd walk five miles
to get a bottle of Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription if she
couldn't get it without. That
woman had tried it. And it's
a medicine which makes itself
felt in toning up the system
and correcting irregularities as
soon as its use is begun.
Go to your drug store, pay
a dollar, get a bottle and try
it try a second, a third if
necessary. Before the third
one's been taken you'll know
that there's a remedy to help
you. Then you'll keep on
and a cure '11 come.
But if you shouldn't feel the
help, should be disappointed
in the results you'll find a
guarantee printed on the bottle-wrapper
that'll get your
money back for you.
How many women are there
who'd rather have the money
than health ? And " Favorite
Prescription'1 produces health.
Wonder is that there's a
woman willing to suffer when
there's a guaranteed remedy
in the nearest drug store-
Dr. Pierce's Pellets regulate
the Stomach, Liver and Bow-
i els. Mild and effective.
Thig firm have the exclusive sale for this county of th
WEBER, 8TUYVESANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and F
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fA fell 'iin.1 o nf prosll MnMcal merc-harciise We f:( r r
$4.00 per Month for Ten years
or $6,00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
40 Lots Only 40
ON EACH PLAN. LOCATION 38th -7.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prii
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
P' -NON CHANGEABLE
EYE GLASS ESO
PATE N TE D JULY 21 ?r t88&
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities.
Always on hand a re-plete line of Imported and Dom
gars and Liquors. Milwaukee Beer alwaj'8 on dra
Two door? went of hi? olel place.
A fine :nch from 9 to II every morning. Sandwichee? of ll kir.'ls alw:ey- D
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR. : Proprietors. ; WM. H. CATION.
Are You Incredulous?
You say you take very
Little stock in
DON'T BLAME YOU.
We are that way
Theirs lots of chaff in
Occasionallv you find
GOLDEN GRAINS OF
WHEAT. As good as
Gold and better than
Wheat are the
1 14 West
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and invite? all t . -of
the ervat suj r;
over any an.l all other i
and examine the Earn
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No Peddler Sup
BARGAINS we offer.
Week in CLOAKS.
Weather has been most
Unfavorable as you
Doubtless know, and we
Have too large a stock
Which must be reduced
Hence the VERY LOW
PRICES FOR THIS
Second Street, Davenport.