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THE AliGrUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 27, lSUJJ.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Account of the Disaster to the
HOW THE GALL. INT SHIP WENT DOWN
Anil How the OallHMt Men Who Mannml
Her Ir ltwniMIvfA A Moment of
Ilroitntiun ! Caune of the Calamity
Tht Wati-vy l) atl Pit Made ly tliv lie
Icntlewj S-m Men Ttrn to lleee in
the Vortex A Frightful Seene.
Xkw Youk, June 2T. The Kvening
World publishes nn extra in which is the
following; special cable dispatch from Tri
poli, Syria, rt'artlins the sinking of her
majesty's battleship Victoria: Alout 8
o'clock last Thursday afternoon the Kng
lish fleet came in sijjht of El Mina, the
port and town of Tripoli. It was coming
from the northeast and making directly
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n. ii. s. victoria.
for the harbor. T!i;- five big ironclads
Victm-ia. Ov.nperdown, Kdinbnrgh, Xile,
ami Sans I'.'iei: were drawn up in full
front. The Victoria was in the center, the
Camperdown ms on her left, and the Ed
inburgh on her ri';iit. When they were
within live mil.-s of shore Vice Admiral
Sir (reorge Tr; ,m signalled to turn and
form in ili.ulu.- li::c.
How t?i- 'oWi.-'on Occnrreil.
This liH'cv.t That the vessels were to
turn, cross cat-', o! h; r's courses and then
ndvarce in two rnltim:is in t!ie opposite
direction. The distance between t!;eves
pels was very close, ami Admiral Mark
bam, 0:1 the C'umperdown, for some rea
son signaled that he did not understand.
The delay was L-ut a moment, but it was
sufficient; the other vessels had begun the
manoeuvre, and The Cumperdown followed.
IJoth nilmirals Tryon and Markhnm
saw the clanger and acted quickly they
were both on the bridge and the two ves
sels were swung so as to receive the im
pact at the smallest angle, and reversed
their engines. But it was unavailing.
The Ieally Collision.
The twelve-foot ram of the Camperdown
struck the hull of the Victoria just in
front of the armored bulkhead and
plunged into the thin plates of her star
hoard side. The armor ends of the bulk
head and the forward part of the Victoria
abqrv the water-line was mere card
board to the great iron wedge so mightily
propelled. There was a smashing of wood
and iron plates and the ram and eight feet
of the bow o: the Camperdown crashed
twenty feet in the bowels of the Victoria.
The Camperdown was halted by the heavy
armor tf the Victoria and as her screws
were reversed she at once legan to back
. Iic;iline Kept to the I.attt.
The Victoria's bow was pointed for the
shore, and Tryon did not know how badly
he was hurt. 1! depended on the com
partments, and he made for the shore, that
being the rule in such cases to let the
vessel sink, if sink she did, in the shallow
est water. Discipline was perfect. A
diver was putting on hisarmorto go down
in the hold to see what the damage wa-:
every man stood to his iost. Alxut ten
minutes after the collision the Victoria
all at once leaned over to starboard and
with a gnat roll and plunge buried her
bow lieneath the sea.- It was almost in
stantaneous. There was only a chance for a
few wild cries and the Victoria wns almost
submerged, low foremost, with her
swiftly revolving screws shirring clear of
the water and high in the air.
Jio Time to have Theinwlves.
Those on Oeck were plunged immediate
ly into the water. The men forward and
below had no time to rush to the deck, tint
found themselves groping for doors of
rooms filed with water and compressed
air. There was a little more time for those
in the officers' quarters. They heard the
shoiiis and warning cries and rushed to
the perpendicular deck. Commander
Jellico, lyinj. on tils InTtli sick with fever,
started up ami dashed to the deck in a
pajaiii.is to lind himself immediate ly
struggling in the water. A lieutenr-t
swam to liim, put his arm around him anil
despite the handicap of supporting a help
less man was able to get away from the
side of t'u; sinking ship.
A SCENE OF INFINITE HORROR.
Struggling Sailors Itrawn Into a Whirlpool
Cauned by the Screw.
And now ensued a scene of horror so ter
rible that description is at fault. As the
Luge hull went down bow foremost she
created a tremendous suction, and those
in the wuter were drawn Into the seething
whirlpool. At first the screws, revolving
at furious Lpeed, were in the air, but as
she sank tuey took water and created a
vortex like r. maelstrom. At the bottom
of this maelstrom the screws were revolv
ing likecircu.ar knives. The poor crea tores
battled in vain against the suction. They
were drawn ('.own and in against the swift
revolving bh-.des. Then came the scene
which made '.he officers on the decks of the
other warships of the fleet turn away sick
Screams and shrieks arone and in the
white foam appeared reddened arms and
legs and wrenched and torn bodies. Head
less trunks were tossed out of the vortex to
linger a moment on the surface and sink
out of sight. All within reach of that
ortex lost ineir presence of mind. Men
who knew bow to swim ceased swimming.
and fought with the 'waters." Men riutc"heu
each other in frenzy and struck each other
off. The deep cone of whirling water with
the swift knives chopping 'human bodies
at the bottom of it, was a horror to
daunt the bravest. One man who escaped
says that he saw in this vertex at least
fifty of his fellows lighting with each
othor and with inevitable death. In a
moment or so the knies disappeared and
the vortex liegan to close up.
The ship was beneath the surface just us
the whirl was shallowed almost to the
surface. Then there was a muffled sound
of thunder, the waters were tossed tip anil
the steam burst from them. Again
shrieks and screams burst from the swim
mers. Tho boiler had exploded the sea
bad rushed iuto the furnace and the swim
mers were Deating waves of scalding
raters. Thus in less than ten minutes
Jeath in three awful forms attacked the
nflicers and crew of the Victoria death by
drowning, death by the knife-like screws,
and death by the scalding water.
With the first under-plunge of the Vic
toria all the Ijoats were called away from
all the other ships, and came straining over
the calm sea to save the st Higglers. These
Iniats were soon picking up the fortunate
ones who had got out of reach of the terri
ble vortex. It is thought that more than
half of thos drowned got out of the ship,
but were caught in the vortex or scalded
Admiral Tryon stuck to the bridge and
refused to leave it. Just licforc the Vic
toria made her under-plunge he saw what
was about to happen, and issued an order
for each man to save himself, but the order
never got beyond the bridge, for ruin de
The diver whom he had onlered lelowto
look into the danger was still on dock and
dressed for his descent except his helmet.
He would have lieen dragged tothe bottom
by his heavy lead-soled shoes had it not
been for a seamen who stopped to cut
him loose from his heavy clothes. The
diver was saved, but the man who cut him
free was drowned. There were many acts
of heroism, self-forgetfulness and daring.
It is the duty of the marines when a col
lision occurs to immediately go below and
close all the water-tight compartments.
"When the Camperdown struck the Vic
toria, the Victoria's marines went ln-low
for their duty, and ns a result out of IM
marines on the Vict oria ninety-nine were
NO APPEAL IN THE GRAND ARMY.
Farnliam Post is Head for Oool Says Gen.
Xew Vokk, June 27. Gen. "Weissert,
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of
the Republic, who is stopping at the St.
James hotel in this city, said regarding
the report that the disbanded Farnham
post would seek readmittanee into the G.
A. R. through the national encampment:
"The national G. A. R. authorities will
hear no appeal from the decision of the
Xew York state authorities, by whose or
der Farnham post was declared to lie dis
banded. It is not within our jurisdiction.
Besides, there is no such organization now
in existence as Farnham post, so an appeal
from them as an organization is out of the
"Even the state authorities conld not re
cognize them. There will, I think, lie no
objection to admitting them individually,
but not as an organization; nor would the
same memliers Ik- allowed to form a new
post if they wished to. It would have to
lie entirely different in everything. This
Farnham iost is disbanded forever.
Neither the tate nor national authorities
will have anything to do with it."
John .1. l'i in. the commander of the dis
banded po-t and now the commander of
the new organization. Xoah Farnham In
dependent Veterans Xo. 1, was surprised
when he henrd of Gen. Weissert's an
nouncement. "I do not know what to
say," snid Mr. Finn, "except that our com
mittee v.iil go on with our appeal, al
though I can't say that we have much
hope. I will leave the matter to tin; com
mittee of five "
VIEWS OF CONGREGATION ALISTS.
Those of ISoHtoti Kxpress Themselves on
Boston", June 27. The Congregational
ministers of Jioston and vicinity, at their
last meetinx ?fore the summer vacation,
passed resolutions on the Sunday closing
of the World's fair, of which the following
are a part: "That we call upon our fellow
citizens to join us in asking that our gov
ernment in all its branches will tie in earn
est until the erld in vindicating the national
authority and the national honor in this
"That we will lose no opportunity to
commend, as widely as we can, all the good
features of this wonderful exposition, some
of which reflect special honor upon the
American name, and even surpass any
thing liefore accomplished in similar lines
of effort in the whole history of the world.
"That we will continue to appeal to the
managers of this great exposition, that
they do not assail an institution of hu
manity and of religion which is ofnore
value than oil the fairs, nor fail to repre
sent justly in this Columbian year an in
stitution which has been from the liegin
ning one of the chief factors in American
prosperity and one of the characteristics
of American life, or suffer a course which
fair minded citizens, north and south a-1
east and west, are certain to regard as
dishonest to be permanently fastened as
a disgrace! stigma upon the remem
brance of a lair which ought to be a bene
ficient and sublime success."
ureal tMcura lor lnttcounty,
Jackson, Miss., June 24. Governor
Stone today offered a reward of .r00 .r
the murderer of W. D. Harris, who ws
killed in Lawrence county June 16. June 7
J. V. Listrcnk, in the same county, wis
shot while sitting on his gallery. J ime 16
W, D. Morris was filled with buckshot
while feeding his pigs.
On the Base Ball Field.
Chicago, June 27. Following is the
record of Natioal league base ball scores:
At Chicago Brooklyn 4, Chicago 2; at
Cleveland Washington 4, Cleveland 8; at
St. Louis Baltimore 5, St.' Louis 7; at
Pittsburg Philadelphia lii, Pittsburg fl
at Boston Louisville 4, Boston 5.
BOGUES FALL OUT.
A Train Robbery Is Nipped in
JWO OF TZE EASOALS CAPTURED,
Who Ask a Private Interview With the
"Informer" on Desperate Purposes In
tent A Man Who Should Pray for I.lfe
Sentences for Ills I.ate Pals Details of
the Scheme and How. It Was Itaflletl.
OMAHA, June 27. An attempt to rob tho
Missouri Pacific express which leaves this
city for St. Iouis at 10 p. m. was foiled by
a quarrel among the roblwrs, which caused
one of them to give the others away. Last
Wednesday a man named Bennington told
a couple of Omaha detectives that two
men named Charles McClure and Allen
Squires had a plan to rob the express the
coming Saturday night at West Side, a
small station on the western edge of the
city, where an unsuccessful attempt at
robbery was made several weeks ago.
Put Guard fin the Train.
At the request of the detectives Ben
nington contrived to have the officers see
bis pals, a point anil time having been
agreed on the following day. While the
officers were somewhat suspicious of the
story, they reported the matter to Chief
Seavey, who detailed five men to lioard the
train when it left Omaha Saturday night
and be prepared to meet the robliers should
an attempt le made. West Side was
riassed without event, and the officers left
the train at South Omaha. Sunday the
same detectives were again seen by Ben
nington, who said the robliery was not
attempted Saturday night Iiecause tin?
men were afraid that officers were on the
Surprised Them Inibiii1iiicale.
Bennington furthersaid that the robliefcv
would lie attempted last night and said
that the meeting place of the robbers
would be at the lake in llanscum Park,
and that the officers would find himself,
McClure and Squires there soon after S
o'clock. Detectives Savage, Dempsey.l I ayes
and Hudson, went to the lake at the time
set and found the three men lying on the
grass. McClure and Squires pulled re
volvers, but concluded not to use them
when tliey discovered that the officers were
ready for this. On the men were found
three good revolvers and two flash guns.
Well Fixed for Kindness.
Ill searching them a sack was found se
creted under Squires' coat which contained
four fuses, three masks, two packages of
dvnamite, and a bottle of benzine. Mc
Clure immediately accused Bennington of
giving him and Squires away, and told the
officers that if they would leave him alone
with Bennington a moment they could
take him to the station for another crime.
The men were then taken to the police sta
tion. McClure tind Squires say they will
shoot Bennington ns soon as they get a
Keen in the Same Line Itefore.
The police here do not know these men.
McClure has a fresh bullet wound in the
left arm. and from certain statements he
made it is suspected that he. and perhaps
the others, were implicated in th.- attempt
to rob a Kansas City and Council Bluffs
train aliout a week ago.
The Hold Standard for India.
London, June 27. It the bouse of lords
the earl of Kiinberly, lord of council and
state for India, stated that it is intended
to introduce the gold standard in India,
but that olu gold in the mint will not be
made the sole legal tender.
HEAVY BLOW TO SILVER.
The Kritish Indian government Resolves
to Quit C'fiininK.
Washington. June 27. Silver is lower
than ever before, according to official ad
vices received by Acting Mint Director
Preston, from London. The Imdon price
regulates the price of silver througho.it
the world and the prieee there is :'
per ounce, or about w',i cent.-, per oun'e
United State money, oount imr in the ex
change expenses. The lov.vst fiirure at
which silver "ias liei-i purchased by the
treasury d-p rtmer.t heretofore was SO-Si 3)
cent per ounce. The cause ofthisistiie
determination of the Brit ish government
to close the India mints to silver.
This move on the jiart of the British gov
ernment has .11 led the administration here
with grave alann. and the president aud
Secretary Carlisle have been in frequent
consultation since the news was received.
The monetary conference is a dead is
sue now. The significance of the
action will be understood when
it is known that the total product of silver
last year was 152,OoO,0 ounces, of which
the United Suites took 52.110,000 and India
45,o) V . I- India purchases no more the
effect on the ;'rice may lie imagined.
Mighty iool Reason for ( losing.
Buffalo, June 27. The Queen City
bank, which was started here a little over
a year ago, has closed its doors. Mr. F.
M. Inglehart, one of the directors, said
that the sinjM'iision was due to a stead
payment of money out of the batik, which
has been going on for several weeks. The
bank p.iid out all the money it had, even
to dimes, nickels, and pennies, and when
the last cent was gone the officers went out
and closed ti e doors.
And Jus Kelore the Fourth, Too.
Washington, June "27. Acting Secre
tary Curtis, jf the treasury department,
has practicaL;" raised the price of Fourth
of July firecrackers. lie has decided that
in assessing imported firecrackers at the
rate of S cent- per pound account must be
taken of the outside coverings as well as
of the inside coverings.
, COLOMBIAN EXPOSITION NOTES.
Oriental Splendor at the Ottoman Iluild
Inic Judging Wheat.
CHICAGO, June 27. Besides the Xew
Hampshire building at the fair yesterday
there was opened one with a most unique
and artistic collection of oriental luxury
the Turkish building. The Turks from
the Midway Plaisanee took part, and it was
a brilliant scene. The furnishings were
of the most luxurious of Turkish rugs,
chairs, and other products of band and
loom, and make tap a scene of splendor
The plan to judge wheat proposed by
Thatcher is unique. Chemistry will ha-is
a place therein. American and foreign
wheat will " first be judged side by side,
but that declared inferior will not be out
of the running, for the chemist will then
take hold r.nd find which has the most
gluten and what sort of soil it was grown
in, all of which will be used to judge of
the merits aud also whether some other
grain could not be grown to better ad
vantage. There was a reception at the Swedish
building, followed by a banquet.
The Baptist ministers passed resolutions
condemning the opening of the gates Sun
day and urging the president to take the
case to the supreme court.
Paid attendance yesterday was 91,160.
BAMUtL, W. CKti-NE, Mctrupulii, JUL
Liver Complaint Com
pletely Cured By
Tho Only Remedy which did any Good.
Metropolis, III., April 5.
I have been troubled with liver com
plaint for twelve years. I tried one hot
tie of Kickapoo Indian Sagwa and
It did 1110 grciit good. A nlight occurence
of my trouble has caused me to purcbaso
another bottle, and the result arc so grat
ifying that I have bought Ave bottles more
and am satisfied of being completely
Cured. It is the only uieilicinu I have
ever found which would do mo any good.
Sami kl V. ;kkene.
KICKAPOO INDIAN SAGWA.
$1 pwBottie, 6 for $5.
Bold nr All I)i-.alkks in- Mr.mcixcs.
PKCIAL AsSESSMEtiT NOTICE.
Nntic? 19 hereby given to all person interested,
that the city council of -lie city of Hock Islaml
having ordered that: ortuin Ftripw of cround,
near the ccrt'f of Seventeenth and Nineteenth
st rects from the south line of Third to the north
line of I-ourth avetne rt spec lively, row ocin
i id Dy the liavenport vfc hock Island Hallway
company with its tracki, curve and other Mrne
turc!1, ard npp'ianres for tie pasape of
it" motors and cars, be excavated and
craned, improved aud paved. have ap
plu'd to the countv court of rock Island county,
in the fat of Illinois, for an assessment of the
co-ts of said i.Tuin.vemeiit accord nc tu bent fit ;
and, an assessment thereof hivinir been made
and ret tinted to aid contt, the tinal hearing
thereon will he had at the July term f fnd
courr, commencing on the in;h !a of July. A. X).
All pi-rsor.s dosirine may then and there ap
pear and mke thi'ir defense.
listed at Kork island, Illinois, thi 27th day of
Juce A. O.
Willi m VcCoxochie.
I IIARLTS K. "ASK,
gPECiAX Taxation Notice
Notice is hereby mven to all persons interested
that the city council of the citv of Rock Island
having ordered tht Seventeenth street and Nine
teenth street from the south line of Third to the
north line of Fourth avenues, also Twenty-third
street from south line of Third to the north line
of Fourth averne. and also from the touth line
of Fifth avenue east to th south pne of Fifth
avenue ef. thence south along paid Twetv
third str et to a line 510 feet sontn of and parallel
ith the south line of Ninth avenue be curbed
with enrhstonea excavated and graded,, im
proved and paved.
Said ordinance for said improvement is on file
in the office of the city deck of said city, ana said
citv has applied to the county court of Rock Isl
and county. Illinois for an assessment and levy of
the costs of said improvement upon and from the
lots and parts of lota and tracts of land contiguous
to the line of said improvement in said ordinance
ordered to be conttructed in proportion to the
frontage, of such lots, parts of lots, and tracts of
land upon the improvement so ordered to be
constructed as aforesaid; and an assessment
thereof bavinz been made and returned to said
court, the final hearing thereon will be hid at the
July term of said court, commencing on the
tenth day of Jnly. A. D. 1W
All persons desiring may ttea and there appear
and make their defense.
Dated at Rock Islan 1, Illinois, th!s Twenty
seventh day of Jnne. A. I). 1K'.3.
ILLIAM MCITONOCUIB. 1
SrBNCBH 1 HTT1SOS.
Cuables B. Case.
Wholesale Dealer and Itnpcrter of
Wines and Liquors
1C1G nd 1G18 Third Av
(Successor to II. WEN'DT,)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Stiver.
JGfsT-Fit ami Workmanship Guar
anteed the Bent.
Cleaning and Repairing Done.
Get Out ol tne Hot City
And take a trip on the Mississippi.
The Beautiful Steamer
will maka regular Wednesday and Snaday
to different pointa on the river. Otto's Orchestra
of 35 Musicians will lurniso concert ana aance
mnaie. Tickets 6 cents, children 15 cents: Clin
ton, Muscatine and other distant points 60 cents
i . i .
Steamer under the personal charge of Captain
McCaffrey. For charter terms address cr ciil on
CHAS. T. KINDT,
Ger. Man-ger Bum's Opera House.
Please remember that our entire stock of
Dry Goods, Notions, etc., is
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By inspecting our stock you will see that
the same is well assorted and all goods are
sold at the lowest possible price. Please
give us a call.
KLUG, HASLER, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenpr it. Iowa.
Cut in Half.
We give a", few of the bargains which we vi
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 1, 11. 17c
While granite plates. :iti; :?
t'lin ; ic
" " " Tin 0.ri'
" side dishes "o
" covered sugars 15c
White granite liak r.. .7.
pla'tiT. . .
18 ci t dish pans
S in pie tins
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART ST OR?.
LEND US YOUR FEET
Just long enough to give us a chance to shoe
Bat it looks as if it would be
in it soon, and th sooner yom
foot is in tTfe 6f onr liue $3.00
shoes, th mre torunate it
will 1. Because" we krow this
fhot we want 3'ou to know it
became it we sra as n other shoe wilt wear, we want ou to
wear it. Tt is hsolntely th the p-'ct thing in shoe-leather and
theie isn't ar y limit to i lie satisfactio n thac it gives. No matter
what y on pa3 on yet no better when ym ge ih best it is a
luxury in foo wear and not ;i 1 igh pric-d luxury at that. It
isn't trying to tkr se ho try it. Try it.
AzVrihLt Sc Grcciiawalt.
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
DOLLAHS for SEVENTY-FIVE CITS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 75c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
W-H we're rot xact'y doing that; but we're letting
the pr tils go mi :ll ir:mmed bats and bonnets for
ladies and children, and aie thus giving yi n a dollar
in value for 7fic In money. This sale is going on tlii
Si.OO Hats cut to $1.50
2.50 " " $1.85
$3.00 " " $2.25
S4.00 " " $3.oo;
$5.00 " " $3.25
and all intermediate figures are proportionally re
ducrd. World's Fair apoons given away with everv
purchase of $3 or more.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
Ladies' Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away