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We have some that are extra desirable in styles AVv/v-J IvA and prices. For $lB there is a splendid hardwood suite, and here is one at $23 with a nice cheval glass. For $26 one that SUITES. has every pood po nt about it, extra-large glass and tinely tin ished. .*. ,\ THE BENNETT & HULL FURNITURE CO 9QI FRONT STRKKT. A-t Cost! At Oost! REFRIGERATORS! Closing ont our entire line of Refrigerators and Ice Chests at Cost. M. SELLER k CO.. '' 4 ggg'Sß, ST ALBERT HAJNSEN DEAIiKB IX Diamonds, Watches. Jewelry, Silverware, Etc, 706 FRONT ST. fine Watch and Jewelry Repairing a Specialty. _ i'. u r.ox Ud. ""MORAS BROTHERS COMPANY , Trnn nnd Brass Founders, Machinists and Boiler Makers. XIUII rtll" \H,ROA D W KK ARCHirKCTCKAL IRON WORK. M ARISE 'r ni ; T7 hot 4XCHOBS AND I'OST CATS. Chilled Cur Whwj, Mrld iwrChfa ari Sum, Stew Dry Ml ftrtfe RIADMAX, SwrfUry. J M FKINK, Superintend*®*- WASHINGTON IRON WORKS COMPANY, FOUNDRY. MACHINE AXI) BOILEfi SHOPS. Workk Grnmt Street IBetwe.n Xcrni. ud B itrceU. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1892. MILES OF HORNING OIL The Terrible Catastrophe at Titusville and Oil City. FIVE HUNDRED LIVES LOST. The Survivor* Digging in the Rains to Find Their Dead Friends. At Tltnsville the Corpses Are Fat la Sacks and Laid Aside—The Financial Loss Million*—John D. Rockefeller Gives 9100,000 to the Sufferers. OIL CITY, June 6.—Eighteen mile of death and desolation is the story in brief of the awful catastrophe which devastated the borders of Oil creek from Titusvilie to this point. On both sides of the creek the tiood and tire left ruin and wreck, and it will take days before the record of death and destruction can be completed. The fire burned itself out this morning, and the burning oil passed away. The creek and river, however, are rising, and this place will be still further flooded. But lit tle is left along the creek which the flood can damage, as the fire swept everything away. The rising water, however, inter feres with the recovery of the bodies of the victims. The flood destroyed a mile of property along the creek on th» west side. Across the creek from the main por tion of the city not a house is standing between tbe creek and the hill, and not a vestige of life is visible except the many searchers for the dead. Along the east side, from the mouth of Oil creek for a dis tance of three-fourths of a mile, every building except one has been destroyed. Between 250 and 'WO houses have been de stroyed, beside hotels, works, manufac tories, etc. Over 300 homeless people are being cared for. A few spectators were watching the flood when the explosion occurred, and can give a gsod idea of what happened. All agree that there was a terrific explo sion by which the air was filled by flames, and quickly followed by two other explo sions. Three gasoline tanks exploded al most instantaneously, the oil on the creek blazed up, and the gasoline in a car burst into flames. The water and the land and the air were all literally ablaze. Men, women and children were prostrated, and many never rose, while some who did found themselves in a sea of flames. The multitude fled with screams of anguish for higher ground. In the rush many of the weak were trampled upon and badly injured. Some were hurt by horses and others ran and leaped into the water and were drowned. The flames in the air were quickly burned out, but left huge volumes of smoke, beneath which roared fiercely the flames of the burning oil on the water. Many of the submerged houses and shops were soon in flames. Many people con lined were unable to escape from the fire. Within sight of thousands who heard their piteous cries they were burned to death or leaped into the river and perished by both flood and fire. It is marvelous that from this valley of death any were saved alive, and it is strange that out of the com mingling of lire ami flood any of the houses escaped. Many of those who will live would better be dead, they are so fearfully burned and distigured. One of the heroes of the occasion is W. L. Stewart who, after spending an hour in a boat rescuing im periled people, went down to death under a falling blazing house. The bodies of the following have been recovered: MRS. J. CROUCH. SIX UNKNOWNS. Mns. O'LEARY. EDWARD AIKEN. FRANK AIKEN. WILLIAM AIKEN. WALTER MCPHERSOM. MRS. J. w. BRISTOL CHARLES MILLER. JOHN HOLMES. MRS. J. MILLS and five children. JAMES DORS WORTH. EDWARD KEATING, railroad section bosfr WILLIS STEWART. DANIEL SULLIVAN. JAMES HOLMES. JOHN K. REYNOLDS. WILLIAM DARKES. FRANK WATSON. MRS. JOHN KOACH and child. I>R. TERWILLIGER, a well-known local poli tician, drowned wtiile rescuing a woman aud children. GRANT TERWILLIGER, met his death under tho same circumstances. EVA BLAKE, o: Carthage, N. Y. COUNCILMAN BARTHOLOMEW I.YON. MRS. EDWARD MILLS aud two children. AMBROSE F. MOHAN. JAMES I. ROGERS and son. PRANK 'JOODRICH, city •lectrician. K ATE LYONS. WILLIAM LYONS. S:x-day-o!d baby of D. COPLIN. JOHN O'LEARY. EMMA BBIGGS. JAMES BURNS. H. W. SHAKER. HIRAM 1). DOUGHERTY. CHARLFS BAKER. JAMES W. BRISTOL. WILLIAM HASSENFRITZ. EDITH IREEM VN. EUGENE FRITZ MISS MYRTLE HAWK. WILLIAM TEKW:LLIGEB. SHERIDAN WICK. S. P. STREK. The unidentified dead will swell the list to sixty-seven. Oil City is unusually quiet to-night, all things considered. The police have encountered no disturbances, and people generally retired early after a day of the deepest anxiety. All danger from the tanks that threatened to destroy the business portion of town today has passed. The fires are all extinguished, and the onty fire now burning is below the tanks. Mayor Hunt nlaces the numher of dead in Oil City at 150. The names of the miss ins are: A man named Harkins, Edward Mills, wife and four children; Sheridan Wick, Samuel Rice Hard son and Sour children, James Barns, H. P. I' ushi rty. W iliiani E. Aiken, Mrs. Levi Feeler, Mr-. David Kaptau, Miss Emma Bripgs, W. K. liassonfriti. R. J. Keener, wiie and e.jrht chil dren; J. A. Hassoafritz and lour children; H. lA'ouard. w;ie and chwdreu. Nineteen othere were injured, some seri ously. All along the burned sections are seen groups of persons still hunting for loved ones. They do not seem to weary or despair, hut dig into the accumulated tilth and rubbish with h3reand bleeding hands. For many the work wili he without re suits, as many bodies were either burned to cinders or swept away. At a late hour tonight sixty-seven bodies had been recovered. Those acquainted with the locality where the greatest dam age was done, say the of life must reach 150, and many put the figure at The greatest loss undoubtedly occurred in the section occupied by foreigners em ployed in the tube works. No one knows the names, and it will be impossible ever U» know how many are missing. In the same section were vast numbers of chil dren, and as only ten bodies of children have been recovered, the great question arises, what became of the remainder? Unbounded gratitude is felt and ex pressed by the relief committee for gener ous subscriptions received and offers of aid from the outside. Tonight the com mittee has over $12,009, and by tomorrow the sum will be swelled to double the amount. Three hundred have requested aid already, and the number is being swelled. The insurance loss is $1,400,000 or more, with the total insurance about $300,- ono. TITPSVTLLK, Pa., June 6.—Never in the history of Titusville has such a scone of desolation been unfolded to the gaze as an Associated Press representative saw this morning when he entered the main thoroughfare. The tirst sight was men carrying a dead body on a stretcher. Within fifteen minutes the sight became so common that it gave no occasion for surprise. It is estimated that 500 persons have been drowned or burned to death. The money loss will be $1..">00,000 to $2,000.- 000. The area covered by tlood and fire with destruction is two miles square, and includes railroads, factories, refineries, dwellings, etc. As far as can be learned the list of dead is as follows: FP.KD K :ID. MRS. MARY lIAHN and four children. MRS. FRKD CAMPBELL and two children. OLIVER EDGAR and boy. Two children of JOSEPH SPEIGAL. MRS. JOHN QUINN and two daughters. MRS. Ft; KM AN, colored. MRS. A JACOB and child. Miss D. RICE. A man named ENGRIESKY and son. UNKNOWN man. MRS. J. H. BINQERHEISKR and seven children. FRED LECBsand wife. The missing and almost surely lost are: KOCLBE and son. MRS. HENRY BRICE. MISS FURMAN, colored. MRS. FRED KEID. FRANK FOSTER. MRS. OSMAN and two children. MRS. C. H. C'AFEPERSON. JOHN and MARY MCFADDEN. The tire was caused by a spark from a locomotive. Mechanic street, occupied by the poorer classes for residence, was sim ply blotted out of existence. Not a vestige of a dwelling on that street was left stand ing. The greatest loss of life occurred here. The lire and Hood was so swift that whole families were swept away l>efore they realized their danger. The volume of the Hood was greatly increased by the breaking of the dams at Riceville and Spartan sburg, The dead so far as known are: FRED LEU its. HENRY RICH. MRS. JACOBS. MISS GOLD A. ESKKY. MAMIE QUINW. MRS. NEIL MCKENXIK. J. P. II AODEN and sister MABY. MRS. FRED LUERS. WILLIAM RECKEKTS and child. Two TYXUENHEINER children. MRS. C. I*. CAKTERSON. GEORGE PEASE. MRS. LENA OSNEB and two children^ MRS. FRED REID and daughter. FRANK C. FOSTER and boy. FRED CorrY. The total number of bodies recovered at 10:30 a.m. was fifty-five. The work of searching for the dead is still being prose cuted. The weather is growing warm and the charred flesh is beginning to pollute the air. Starting at Hall's lumber yard, in the upper end of town, the following named are among the principal works destroyed : Frank Woods, oil refinery, loss $40,000; L. Beebe <fc Sons, tannery, IM.noO: freight station ol the Western New York & Pennsylvania road and a freight train, lo«s estimated at $40,000; J. Alouzo, radiators, Perry station, $10,000; George Stephens, shops, buildings and stock, $2.3.000; American Oil Works, $;0.>>00; K. C. KoDinsou & Paggan, refinery, $40,000; J. P. Thomas, Inter national refinery,s7s,ooo; Standard Oil Company, loss unknown. Other losses aggregate $30,000. Tracks are washed away above the city for a distance of fifteen or twenty miles, and travel both north and south is cut off, and will not be restored for two or three days. It is reported that John D. Rockefeller has instructed the Standard Oil buyer here to draw on him for SIOO,OOO for relief of the sufferers. The bodies of fifty-six victims have been recovered so far. The facilities for caring for the dead are limited, and sixteen un recognizable bodies were placed in sacks and laid aside till they could receive further attention. Coroner Strauss impaneled a jury today and viewed the remains. He said that the verdict could be nothing else than an act of Providence. Every bridge in the country with the ex ception of three railway bridges was swept away, and the roads are so badly torn up that it will cost an immense sum to repair them. Hundreds of families are homeless, and great distress prevails. Assistance is needed quickly, as clothing and food are both essential. PITTSBURG. June 6.—The following has been received from the mayor of Oil City ; The loss of life becomes hourly more ap palling. Sixty-three bodies have been re covered. With the subsiding of the floori rainy more will undoub:ediy be found. Over IOJ fami lies are homeless. The los« is from syoo,ooo to $1,200,000. A telegram has been received from Titus ville saying that over fifty bodies have been recovered, and that the loss of life will probably reach 100. Money is needed for the homeless. A telegram from Governor Pattison says: '"I have issued a proclamation ask ing relief for the citizens of Northwestern Pennsylvania." At a citizens' meeting held here this afternoon it was decided to send a com mittee to the oil regions to administer re lief to the unfortunate inhabitants ot the stricken districts. At the head of the committee are Mayor Courlev and James B.Scott, the doctor of the Johnstown re lief force. Complete arrangements have been made for the transportation of all supplies to the suflerers, and nothing will be left undone to render aid generously and without delay. Cloudburst in Sooth Dakota. Htkos. S. D., June 6. — A cloudburst yes terday flooded a large section of country, doing damage to crops and railroad.-}. Mrs. K. M. Foote ana three children were drowned while attempting to cross a stream. Red River the Highest Ever Known. ALEXANDRIA, La., June 6.—Two breaks occurred in Bayou Rapids levee last night. The water flooded fiOQ acres of cot ton and corn lands. The Red river here is three inches higher than ever before known. Mill Dam Boriti at I'nlon City. Pa. ERIE, Pa , June 6—Last evening Clark's mill darn, at Union City, bunt its walls an t the water swept through the town, carrying thirty houses from tHe r foundations. Many persons were bally hurt, but there were so iataiities. The damnse amounts to |IOO,(X& Garland, Pittsfieid, Columbus and many other places are under water. Fatal Explosion in Indiana. LOGAXSNKT, ind., June 6.—Tbe boiler in the Kenzle A Coughill tile works, at Mavilie, ex posed this morning, and iour were ki.ied; Jaiae* CoughiU, 'jjurge ilh&ms, Jan.es iay.ar and Bert Rolior. BLAINEISWINMG J. Sloat Fassett to Be Temporary Chairman. ALGER NOT WITHDRAWN. Blaine to Be Named By Foraker in a Great Speech. THE SOUTH GOING TO BLAINE. Blaine Has Nearly Half of the Votes of the Ohio Delegation. Pennsylvania and New York Are Al most Unanimously for Him—Tennes see Delegates Disregard Instruc tions and Desert to Ulaine—Two- Thirds of the Illinois Delegates for Blatne—West of the Rocky Moun tains Harrison Has Half a Dozen Votes—McKinley to Be Permanent Chairman—Contests Decided Against Harrison. Who Dares Not Appeal- Nelson Bennett National Committe man. MINNEAPOLIS, June 6.—At a meeting of the national committee tonight the Harri son men made a fight on J. Sloat Fassett and were defeated. The result of the vote for temporary chairman was Fassett 20, Cullom 20. So Fassett will be temporary chairman of the convention, and on a test vote the Ulaine men will control the committee. The election of Fassett is considered a test of the relative strength of the Blaine and Harrison forces in the national committee, t. BLOAT FASSETT. and in the election of Fassett, Blaine, by winning, secured the initial advantage. Fassett received the vote of the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, lowa, Kmsss, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Veijnout, West Virginia, New York, Wisconsin—29. For Cnllom—Arizona, Arkansis, Delaware, Georgia, Illinoi-, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Okl lhorna, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washing ton, Wyominj:—2o. The Blaine managers are hilarious to night, and maintain that there is a serious break in the southern delegation and many are preparing to swing into line for Blaine. Governor McKihley will undoubtedly be made chairman of the convention, as he is acceptable to both factions. Ex-Governor Foraker has been selected to present Biaino, and is now preparing his speech. Ex-Speaker Reed, of Maine, arrived this afternoon in company with Representa tive Ilitt, who is a strong personal friend of Harrison. Ilitt was looking for polit ical information, but was not willing to give out any himself. The convention hall was opened to the general public tonight by a grand concert, and the vast audience numbered over l'J.- OK). At 8 o'clock, upon the conclusion of an overture, the audience was well seated and received the opening number with every evidence of delight, which was increased by Director Weldon's lively rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," "Yankee Doodle" and "Auld Lang Syne" and the chorus "See, the Conquering Hero Comes," sung with great splendor. Various choruses and solos preceded the speecn of Chauncey M. Depew, whose coming on the stage was hailed with such an uproar as only 10,000 persons can make. Depew made a long speech, which was listened to with much interest. He recited the history of the Republican party and eulogized the great statesmen who had been control ing national affairs during the past thirtv years. He counseled harmony and predicted a sweeping victory for the nom inee of the Minneapolis convention. His allusion to the various possible presiden tial candidates was received with various degrees of applause. When lie spoke of Sherman there was a round of cheers. Michigan's Alger was greeted with ap plause, as were also Allison, Edmunds, Rusk and Lincoln. When he reached the point where better-known names were to come in, a voice in the gallery shouted "Hurrah for Blaine," and the aulience broke into wild cheering, waving of hand kerchiefs and swinging of umbrellas. The same performance was repeated when reference was made to Harrison. The entertainment closed by the vast audience singing "America." The chief surprise of the day has been the unexpected ftrensrth which the Blaine faction has demonstrated in the Ohio del egation. The content over the "election of a member of the national committee re solved itself into a content ot the Blaine a:id Harrison forces in the delegation. The result was a victory for the Harrison peo d!e by the close vote of 2.5 to 21. Hon. William Hahn wa<* elected member of the national committee, and Governor McKinley made chairhian of the delega tion. The uncertainty as to the standing of the Pennsylvania df-'egation WBs removed at today's meetingr, at which it was offi cially announced that there would be titty- EIGHT-PAGE EDITION one for Blaine, eleven for Harrison and one for John Sherman. The most decisive Blaine victory today is the defeat of the Harrison delegation at the meeting of the Tennessee delegation tonight. Most of the delegates from the state were instructed to vota for Harrison. The meeting tonight wiped ont Harrison's majority and pave the delegation to Biaina hy a vote of thirteen to ten. Kx-tiovernor Brarkett, of Massachusetts, denied that there were signs of a slump for Blaine in the delegation. The changes among Massachusetts men, so far as ap parent, favor a third man, with Heed and McKinley as favorites. A conservative estimate tonight on the result of the first ballot gives Blaine loJ, Harrison 41ft, Alger 2S delegates. HARRISON ON THE DEVBNSITK. Trying to Hold Ills Instructed Dele gate* From Desertion to lil*lne. MINNEAPOLIS. June fi.—The sun goes down without any decisive gain by either faction. The Harrison managers are holdine their delegates well in hand, while the Blaine side is reinforced by outside in fluence. There is no doubt the president has the advantage of instructions which bind a majority whose choice would be the statesman from Maine. The Harrison managers are displaying generalship in keeping the forces pledged to vote for the president on tae first ballot. They count on nomination on the first ballot, and the figures they exhibit are confirmed by in formation from other sources. There is no doubt that if the convention should reach a vote tomorrow Harrison would win. The outspoken support of Chauncey M. Depew. General Horace Porter, Gov ernor McKinley and Senator Sherman has be the chief factor in keeping a majority of the delegotes in support of the presi dent. The Blaine people, while showing no signs of discouragement, are seeking to defeat a majority vote on the first ballot, the policy being to bring favorite sons into the field and divide the vots. They give out the decision of the Michigan delegation to present Alger as favorable to the plan. Several delegates argue that the fight be tween Harrison and Blaine renders the selection of a third man a necessity. The number advising the st-lection of a candi date not involved in factional contest is increasing. "Give us McKinley," said a Colorado man. A winning ticket, many think, would be Sherman and Gresham. Another combination is Sherman and Whitelaw Reid. A proposition has been made to New York to drop Blaine and Harrison and select Sherman, Busk or Cullom. Any test of strength on side issues is sure to he injurious to Harrison, therefore the threat of the Harrison men to appeal from the decision of the national com mittee would he a dangerous proceeding. The contest between Harrison and Blaine is growing so close as to make it a possi bility that on the decisions of the com mittee on contests will rest the party nomination. The committee is now in session. Its action is not cheering to the Harrison men, who were counting on an almost solid delegation from the Southern states. In many instances they are ahle to hold their ground, hut on the whole, and in Alabama especially, they are hard hit, the anti-Motley faction capturing all hut three of the contested seals. The Utuh contest was decided in favor of tint regulars and against what is known rs the Halt Lake Tribune wing:. This gives Blaine two votes. The Harrison men are angry at the way contests have been decided, and threaten to make a Sight on the national committee all along the line. The Ala bama contest will l>e carried before the executive committee. The "Reform Re publican" faction, opposed to the regular delegation irom South Carolina, was not recognized, and will appeal to the full committee. They say they are Blaine men, and urge recognition on the ground that they are the "white man's and re spectable colored man's party." When the Louisuna contest was heard ex-Senator William Pitt K.;dlogg and ex- Governor VVar.uoth headed the respective forces. Kellogg, who appears as the reg ular delegate, prevailed before the sub committee, beating Warmoth, who letl the contesting delegation in every district except the Sixth, wuere the sub committee spiit two votes between the factions. This is a Blaine victory. Ti»e Lily Whites, from Texas, the committee decided should not be admitted. The result ot the coiuests as a whole is favorable to Blaine. At midnight the full committee ratified the action of the sub committee in several of the contested elec tion cases. It predicted that action of the sub-cornnnttee in other cases will be affirmed. The members of the Southern delega tions find themselves important and appear to appreciate the fact that the Harrison men aro making strong efforts to hold them in line, while the anti-Harri son forces are bringing all means at their command to break into the South, and apparently with elfect. Fred Douglas is active in the anti-Harrison cause. He denounces Biaine on account of his op position to the force t>ili"in 1873. General Longi-treet has written the members of the Georgia delegation, urging them to vote for Blaine. Warner Miller is al*o quietiy doing missionary work for Biaine among the colored delegates. Ex-Senator Bruce, Auditor Lynch and other colored men ars working for Harrison. Efforts have been made to win over Langston to the presi dent's support, but without effect. The movement started at Chicago, hav ing for its object the protection of negroes in ttie South, has come to Minneapolis and has reached a point where it seems likely to figure in the tight. Langstoa supports, while Bruce and Lynch ar» op posed to it. The colored delegates have passed resolutions demanding of the na tional convention a hearing and considera tion of ihe matters contained in the memorial of the National Civil Rights Association,thele?i -t guarantee which th»>y can accept at the ban ia of the Republican party. The memorial will be presented early in the proceedings of the convention. Ii is estimate ! that nine-tenths of the delegates are in the city tonighi and the indications are that the claims of both fac« tions will be found great!}- at variance with the exact bgures when a decisive bal lot is taken, and every pa-s'.ng hour tends to convince the casual observer that the contest will be a bitter one and a very close one. Conservative men of both sides are not claiming a majority of more than 100 votes, and it is thought by many that the decisive ballot will show thit the winning candidate will have less than half that number. The presence of a majority of the delegates has given an opportunity of ascertaining the relative strength of Blaina and Harrison. In n general way Biaine has gained in the East ami extreme West, but Harrison has brtrt his own in most of the lake states an i the region between tha Rockies and the Aliegnanies. The South, which was always an uncer tain factor, continues to be a subject of the wi dest speculation. The question as to how many candidates are in the field is a matter of speculation. The leaders of the Biaine and Harrison forces art pro-