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VOLUME LXXII-NO. 14.
BLOWN TO FRAGMENTS. Frightful Disaster at the Mare Island Saw-Yard. ■ EXPLOSION L\ T THE SHELLHOIM Fourtc.il Seamen Hurled Without Warning Into Eternity. SORROW 05 THE GOOD SBIP BOSTOS. Th. Sen Were a Party Sent to bad Sibils for the Cruiser, and Their Mates Await Their Return in Vain. Special to The Morning Cali. Yall_7JO, June 13.— One of the most hor rible and sickening casualties ever recorded in California occurred at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the location of the Government navy-yard on Mare Island. At that hour a report which shock th. town like an earthquake was heard from the direction of the powder-magazine, a mile and a half easterly from the yard, and a moment later the sky was overcast by a dense cloud of smoke. For half an hour, in rapid succession, the bursting of shells was heard, aud the entire force of workmen ln the yard embarked on the Ellen for the scene, with the fire-engines. On nearing the magazine fragments of burned aud charred bodies were seen on every hand, some 200 yards anu more dis tant lrom the 6cene of the explosion, while scattered en the hills were disfigured corpses and fragments of flesh. When the bodies were removed from the ruins there were found to be 12 of the dead. Some were cut squarely in two, while one was decapitated and the legs and arms Qf others were missing. Twelve of the victims met death in stantly, while three were conveyed to the hospital, where two of them expired shortly afterward. How the explosion occurred is a query that will probably never be answered. Early in the forenoon 15 of the crew of the cruiser Boston were detailed to pro ceed to the magazine to prepare ammuni tion and fill the shells for the vessel. j Gunner George Hiltingcr was in charge of the men, who were set to wcrk in the falling room of the magazine. One theory of the cause of the explosion Is that one of the men dropped a shell that exploded by concussion, but It is only a theory, and the real cause will forever re main unknown. Dr. Lewi, of the naval hospital was early on the ground and was active in attending to those who were not past needing his services, although shells were exploding fast and thick all around him. He found but one poor fellow alive, and his body was filled with splinters of wood. The following is a list of the killed, all of the cruiser Boston: George Hittinger, gunner. C. O. L. Sundberg, gunner's mate. Thomas Seymour, chief gunner's mate. William Docket, apprentice. A. Kitrell, seaman. C. W. Smith, landsman. William Washburne, seaman. F. Legat, seaman. W. Ostrander, apprentice. H. Joos, apprentice. William Rush, Bep.man. J. Johnson, seaman. R. Deincke, seaman. J. H. Holton, apprentice. **• Tbe only .urvivor of the explosion Is a ■on of Boatswain Briscoe, a former em ploye of the yard. THE SHOCK WAS TERRIFIC. Fragments of Shells Hurled Clear Across the Strait. "Vallejo, April 13.— The shock of the explosion was something terrific, its force being felt all over the country for miles. Every window in Starr's mill on the oppo site side of the strait was shattered, and the workmen rushed out in great alarm. 'A piece of shed lodged in the wharf at Vallejo, being thrown clear across the strait. The engineer of the steamer Amador re ported that a shoe containing pieces of ragged flesh came hurling through the air and landed on the deck. Gunner Hittinger's body "was blown through the roof of shellbouse 2, afterward destroyed. Hittinger was well known In Vallejo, where he was a great favorite in society. He was a member of the Mascnic fraternity, and was to have soon joined Silver Star Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. ' JAbout 300 tons of powder were stored in an adjolnlcg building, which would have entirely destroyed the little town of Vallejo had it exploded. Tbat it did not is consid ered nothing short of a miracle, beuig in such close proximity to the scene of the ex plosion. The full staff of physicians and surgeons at tbe yard were early at the scene THE OFFICERS' QUARTERS AT THE NAVY-YARD. of the explosion, but their services were not needed, save in a siugle instance, as the victims of the explosion wet-, past ail earthly help. Two of the apprentices were thrown into the bay by the tremendous force of tne ex plosion, and were rescued by a rarty which put out in a boat from Starr's mill, on the opposite side. Although their clothing Was The Morning Call. blown off and their skin hung in shreds they were still conscious, but died shortly after reaching the hospital. Watchmen Collins, Burns and Dimstedt, on duty at some distance from the maga zine, were all more or less injured. The former was struck in the head by a piece of shell, leaving an ugly concussion. Not withstanding his injuries he worked for about an hour endeavoring to save any who might still be in tiie ruins, but being pros trated by faintness he was conveyed to his home, where it was found that in addition to his scalp wound he had been injured in ternally. BUT SLIGHTLY MUTILATED. There Will Be Little Difficulty In Identi fy ng the Dead. Vallejo, June 13.— The magazine in -*- TnE 2UAGAZIXE WHERE THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED. which the explosion occurred was com pletely demolished. The walls fell out ward, covering the ground with brick and broken timbers, but, strange to say, the ad joining buildings bear little or no trace of the tremendous force of the exploding powder. Executive Officer Swinburne of the Bos ton stated to a Call reporter to-night that the bodies of the victims were but little mutilated and that identification of all was attended with no difficulty. In case of a fire at the yards a gun is al ways kept loaded and mounted ready for discharge and when the workmen heard 'he report of the guv they at once dropped their work, loaded the engines on the ferry steamer Ellen and proceeded to the scene of the explosion, where they did effective work. MAP OFBWARE ISLAND. A peculiar feature of the affair is that the Injuries were all in the lower parts of the bodies of the victims except In the case of the one man who was decapitated, and that in his case is perhaps accounted for by the fact that he was stooping over a shell when the explosion came. One poor German suffered indescribable tortures until death happily came to his re lief. A splinter of wood six inches long by an inch thick was extracted from his right side by Dr. Lewis: his left leg was shat tered and the cuticle entirely burned off. All the flags in Valiejo are at haltmast and a feeling of gloom over the terrible dis aster pervades the community. When the fire alarm was sounded great excitement prevailed among the seamen on board the Boston, which Is in the drydock, as they were aware of the fact that their _^ -— — — — . «-ti._w.-wttn * TUE LIGHTHOUSE A SHORT DISTANCE FROM TUE MAGAZINE. companions had been detailed for duty at the magazine and feared the wor-t. Their apprehensions were soon verified, and al though they were not permitted to visit the scene of the disaster, their anxiety was shown in an unmistakable manner. Watchman Mullen, on duty at the South Vallejo wharf, says that a shell came clear across the straits, and struck within 10 feet of him, fortunately doing no damage. The distance from the magazine-house to the wharf is at least three-quarters of a mile. Many shells also fell into the bay, which was comparatively clear of vessels, other wise the loss of life and damage must have been much greater. The funeral of the victims of the ex plosion will be held at the chapel of the navy-yard on Wednesday next. Chaplain Lewis will officiate. HOW IT OCCIKItED. On« Story of th- (_u«e of tbe Frightful Disaster. Vallejo, June 13.— Tiie town is rife to- SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1592-EIGIIT PAGES. night with all sorts of theories to account for the most appalling disaster that hr.s ever come upon it. Possibly nobody will ever know how it occurred, but there is a story that is told, with what authority is not clear, and that finds many believers. This story goes that 18 of the Boston's blue jackets were working around the powder magazine near tho water's edge on the island. Several of them were looking after the burning of grass aud debris around the magazine. They took great care by order of the su perintendent that the flames did not reach the ammunition house, but by some accident the flames communicated from the burning grass to the magazine. No sooner had the blaze touched the powder-house than there was a deafening explosion, and for an instant the flying debris and smoke hid everything from view. When the smoke had cleared away a most sickening sight* was presented. The un recognizable remains of the sailors were strewn about the ground. Bloody arms, legs and various parts of the human frame were scattered about, while on the partly burning grass lay three of the marines, ap parently in the agony of death. The loud report of the exploding gunpowder was heard at Yallejo, Port Costa, Benicia, Mar tinez and other towns within a few miles. The first on the scene were the officers aud men from the marine barracks, and when they arrived the work of collecting the mangled remains was begun. HITTINGER WAS A NEW MAN. He Had Never Served Elsewhere Than on the Boston. Vali.ejo, June 13.— George Ilittlnger, the gunner, was, without doubt, killed in stantly. His head was blown from bis body, and the jagged edges of the neck pre sented a sickening appearance. Hittinger was appointed from Pennsylvania on Octo ber 28, 1590, and was not assigned to duty for one month. He was then put on different work, and was finally detailed to the Boston on Febru ary 2, 1891. This was his first cruise, and he bar served on the Boston only. He had not yet been warranted and was only an acting gunner. ACCIDENTAL DEATH. An In .nest at Which No Testimony Could Be Taken. Vallejo, June 13.— The Republican flag, which had been flying all day for the big ratification meeting that was to have been held to-night, was placed at half-mast this evening and a postponement of- the meet ing was announced. Coroner King arrived from Benicia at 4 o'clock to hold an inquest on the bodies of the dead. .Nothing new was adduced, as the only persons, with tho Sheila and the powder for loading them. exception of one, who could give direct testi mony, were dead, and that one was unable to say anything, being on the verge, of disso lution. A verdict of accidental death was found for all. The inquest was held in the Vallejo Hospital, to which place all the bodies had been t ikon. ALMOST AN IMPOSSIBILITY. Why the Disinter C ■ml- Not Hare Come i'rom a Dropped Shall. Ensign J. L. Jayne, formerly of tho Charleston, late ol the Iroquois and now on detached duty en route to Portland to Join the coast survey fleet, said last night: "In my opinion the cause of the explosion will never bo known. The shells for the Boston were ovigle in form. They are hol low, of course, and the aperture through which the powder is introduced Is at the top or oval end of the shell, the base being solid. The shells are made to carry just so much powder, and this is measured out and poured into them. Sometimes it happens that the powder needs slight packing in order that the full required quantity may be loaded into the shell. When this is the case the powder is packed with a wooden rammer. When the shell is filled the anerature is closed by a percussion fuse, the cap of which is so arranged that it cannot be exploded without first being turned so as to connect with the fuse. The cap Is never turned until the shell is loaded in the gun, so if a shell was dropped 20 times it couldn't be exploded unless the cap should be accidentally turned. This is hardly possible, owing to the mechanical arrangement of the Cap. Now about the men loading the shells. They go into the filling-room of the magazine in charge of the gunner, a warrant officer of the vessel. They are examined for matches or other explosives before going into the magazine. It may be that a seaman in ramming i owder in a shell caused the explosion by friction, but I don't think so. I have no theory to, offer." PACIFIC COAST INTERESTS. Land Cases Decided by the Secretary of the Interior— Pensions Granted. Washington, June 13.— The Secretary of the Interior has affirmed the decision of the General Land Commissioner in the appeal case of the Northern Pacific Railroad Com pany versus Jacob W. Lolenbaueh in re jecting the claim of the railroad company lor land in section 3, Walerville district, in Washington. The Riverside National Bank at River side, Cal,, was to-day authoiizea to begin business with a capital stock of £100,000. Samuel C. Evans Jr. is president and Fran* cis R. Ross cashier. The Secretary of War has detailed Major Frederick E. Trotter of the Twenty-fourth Infantry to visit the encampment, of the National Guard of the State of Washington during the present week. Pensions have been granted a3 follows: California: Original — Andrew P. Mc- Clelland. William F. C. James, Charles E. Priest, Henry B. Houghton, Charles E. Muser, Edward S. Jonk., Dewitt Fiuley, .lame-. Brown, Benjamin F. Rollerson, Louis Fltzslmmons, John Reed, Reinhold Frey, Winfield Harris, J. dm J. Shoemaker, Columbus Hixson. Edward C. Seymour, Benjamin Edson, William M. Elliott, Alois Baumgartner. Henry S. McClelland, Frank lin A. Blanchard, Thomas F. McAuliffe, Gaorsze Worthlngton, Critchfield D. Rush. Additional— James J. Walsh, John F. Lo gan, Michael Rush, Isaac A. Barker. Id crease— Christmau H. Parker, William Mc- Kennan. Reissue and increase — Albert Teal. Original widows and minor heirs of Horace P. Meuder — Caroline Austen, mother. Oregon: Original— T. Martin Kirby. Al phus Green, George Henderson,- William 11. Soper. Additional— James K. Graham, Peter 11. Dye. Washington: Original— John J. Nnake?, Caleb Wells, Charles White, John Littl mer, John Leeson. Reuben Barnhart, Joseph W. Bishop. Hush H.ggerty, John E. Valentine and Warren S. Pittmnu. It was reported here to-day that Judge George V. Massey of Wilmington, Del., has been tendered the position of Justice of the United States Supreme Court made vacant by the death of Justice Bradley, but it is Impossible to verify the report either at the White House or at the Department of Jus tice. The offers of silver to the Treasury De partment to-day aggregated 531.000 ounces. The amount purchased was ,000 ounces at .89.7 to .8980. COT. Git*-, THE SENATE. The Pension Appropriation Bill i'Uc.ii on the Calendar. Washington, June 13.— 1n the Senate this morning tbe pension appropriation bill was reported back with amendments, and placed on the calendar. It carries a total appropriation of 1146.737,350, an increase of £11,912,2-4 over the House bill and 111.522,565 more than last year. The prin cipal items of increase are £11,907,034 for army and navy pensions. The bill introduced by Peffer May 2*), "to increase the currency, provide for its circu lation, reduce rates of interest and estab lish loan agencies at the capital of every State and Territory, and other convenient places, to loan money to people, secured by real estate, in suras not less than $100 nor more than 32500 to one person or family, with no provision as to rate of Interest, and to provide funds that treasury notes be issued at the rate of $1 50 for every dollar's worth of gold and silver coin aud bullion belonging to the United States, and no cor poration or firm hereafter to receive more than 5 per cent interest on short time nor more than 4 per cent for one year or longer, and provision to be made for loans on agri cultural products in warehouses nt the rate of 4 per cent," was called up, and Peffer ad dressed the Senate. Much of Peffer's speech was in denuncia tion of usury, which, he said, is breaking down the republic. The republic would go down unless the people saved It, and there was no way of saving it except by destroy ing usury. He believed Congress had per fect authority under the constitution to lend money to the people, as much as to provide for the carrying of mail, or pack ages or determining the rates which the railroads may charge for carrying freights and passengers. At the close of the speech the bill went over without action. McPherson gave notice of his intention to address the Senate Wednesday on free coinage. Morgan gave notice that he would do so to-morrow. The Senate then adjourned. THE HOUSE. Consideration of the Cherokee and Other Land Hills. In the House to-day the Committee on Indian Affairs reported the House bill rati fying the agreement for cession to the United States of the lands in the Cherokee reservation. It aggregates over 6,000,000 acres, which will be thrown open to settle ment if the bill becomes a law. On motion of Peel of Arkansas a bill was passed providing that Indian children be declared citizens when they reach the age of 21 years, and shall thereafter receive no support from the Government, provided they have had 10 years of industrial train ing. Otis of Kansas asked consent for the present consideration of a resolution recit ing improper conduct on the part of Secre tary Noble and Commissioner Carter in re gard to the Maxwell land grant, said con duct being, it is alleged, in pursuance of a so-called conspiracy said to have been en tered Into some years ago by Stephen 15. Elkius and J. A. Williamson, and asking for a special committee of seven members to inquire into tne matter. Payne of New York objected, and the resolution was rejected. After action upon some District of Co lumbia measure) the House went into com mittee of the whole on the fortification bill. After dispensing with the first read ing of the bill the committee rose without further action. The Senate bill authoriz ing the entry of lands chiefly valuable for building-stone, under the placer mining l_w, was amended and passed. Also the bill to protect settlement rights, where two or more persons settle on the same section of agricultural public lands, before a sur vey thereof. The House then adjourned. Professor Burnham'- New Place. Chicago, June 13.— 1t is officially an nounced this morning that Sherburne W. Burnham of California has been appointed clerk of the United States District and Cir cuit courts, vice Edward Driimmoml, re signed. Burnham is on his way from Cali fornia and will assume bis new duties on Wednesday. Burn hum was court stenog rapher In the United States Court from 1881 to 18-6, and owes his appointment now to Judge Gresham's Influence. Professor Burnham lias been for tin* past three years connected with the Lick Observatory, Cali fornia, as assistant astronomer. India Favors Bimetallism. Simla, June 13.— A a largely attended meeting held hero to-day it was unani mously decided to memorialize Parliament to reform the Indian currency by an inter national agreement establishing bimetallism or the establishment ol a gold standard. CHICAGO IN A CYCLONE. Great Damage Done by a Terrible Tornado. MY VALUABLE BOD-DIMS WRECKED. The Democratic Convention Hall ported Badly In* jnred— A lake Steamer Missing With ..early a Hundred College Student. Aboard. Special to Thk Morning Call. Chicago, June 13.— This city was visited this afternoon by one of the most severe storms in years. It lasted only a short time, but two persons are known to have been killed. Many others besides were painfully injured and much damage was done to property. The wigwam on the Lake front, in which the Democratic national convention is to beheld, was badly wrecked. About 3 o'clock this afternoon heavy cloud began to gather, and a few minutes later a tornado swept across the city from the north west, accompanied by terrific thunder and lightning and torrents of rain and hail.' On the west side trees were broken down, awnings torn off and windows shattered. A brick cottage, 1336 Whipple street, was demolished, and a two-*. old, Emma Klima, was instantly killed, and her mother and another child badly injured. Between Twenty-second and Thirty-third streets, east of the river, considerable minor dam age was done. The telegraph, telephone and electric systems were demoralized. The large chimneys of a number of manufactur ing establishments were wrecked, and some houses struck by lightning and badly dam aged. Portions of the roofs of several buildings on Slate street were blown off. A small circus was showing at Twenty eighth street and Wentworth avenue, many small children being present. When the gale struck the lent the children became panic-stricken and great confusion ensued. They were gotten out safely, however, and Shortly after the tent was blown to the ground. A number of the perfomers made their escape without waiting to change their uniform. A Catholic church at Twenty-fifth and Wall-is streets was badly damaged, and a passer-by was seriously injured. An ele vator near Butler street was struck by lightning and the grain was badly damaged by the rain. The storm seemed the most severe in the vicinity of the Board of Trade. The Home lusurauce building, on Lasalle street, was struck by lightning and three plate-glass windows in the Union National Bank were blown in. J. J. P. O'Dell, president of the bank, was struck on the thigti by a large piece of glass and severely hurt. The other occupants of the bank escaped with slight bruise.. The driving rain deluged the bank and did considerable damage. One large window in the Armour Company's office was blown in, but no one was injured. On the upper floors of the building a num ber of windows were broken. Several large stores in the business dis trict had their plate glass windows blown in and suffered some damage from the rain. During tie progress of the storm the grip men on the table linos experienced consid erable difficulty in handling the trains, De cause of the electrical current on the cables. Thiee employes iv one yard were badly Injured. An idea of the force of the wind may be gleaned from the fact that a six-inch timber was driven endwise through a boxcar. Two persons are known to be killed, five or six fatally injured (the latter working men) and many were painfully hurt. It in also feared that three men who were seen on the lake in a rowboat before the storm are lost. A MISSINO STEAMER. The Graduating Class of a Preparatory School Supposed to Re Lost. Chicago, June 13.— The graduating class of the preparatory school of the North western University at __vanstou, numbering 97 young ladles and gentlemen, took the steamer Juliet at Dempster-street pier at Evanstan at 4 o'clock this afternoon for Highland Park, where they were going for a picnic and class jubilee. No word had been received from them up to midnight. and the anxious relatives of those on the excursion havo been telephoning and tele graphing to various points all the evening endeavoring to secure information as to the whereabouts of the picnickers. Among those who went on the steamer are the students who graduated from the prepara tory department this morning. The last train into Evanston brought no tidings, and certain parties left there at midnight for Highland Park, Lake Bluff and Waukegan, but up to a late hour no word had been re ceived from the missing steamer. Armours' elevator, at Morgan street and the river, was struck by lightning and com pletely wrecked. Charles J. Roberts, who was at work m the boiler-room, was buried beneath the bricks and timber and his body was not recovered uutil late this eveniug. Mauy additional casualties are being re ported to the police. Several men working on new buildings were badly hurt by being blown from the scaffolding or struck by flying debris. The Life-saying Station reports that three men who were seen in a ruwboat some dis tance from the shore before the storm must have been lost, as after it passed no sign of them could be seen in any direction. About 9:30 o'clock this evening another severe storm swept over the city, lasting about three-quarters of an hour. Two buildings were set ou lire by liglilning and other minor damage done, but no serious casualties were reported. The storm had the effect, however, of completing the de moralization of the telegraph service, and for a, long time Chicago was cut off from communication with the East. The telegraph offices at Evan-don and at the college wero crowded all the evening with anxious friends and relatives. At an early hour this morning a telegram was re ceived from Waukegau saying an excursion boat witn GO people or more on board had arrived there this evening. Nothing more definite has yet been obtained, but messen gers have beeu dispatched to Waukegan. An Illinois Town Wrecked, PxORIA. June 13. — Word has reached at a late hour this evening that Galva, a town in Henry County, 45 miles north of here, was wrecked by a cyclone. Several persons are known to be killed and many buildings destroyed. Peoria, 111., June 14. -Up to l o'clock this morning nothing like a detailed state ment of the cyclone at Galva had been re ceived. The town is entirely cut off from telegraphic communication with the rest of the world and the only Information so far received comes from trainmen who passed through there after the storm. They re ported that the Chicago, Burlington and Quiney roundhouse, the Bock Island and Pacific depot, and many other buildings were destroyed. Several people were killed and injured. All the churches were more or less wrecked and lioyes' Agricultural Works were badly damaged. CALIFORNIA AT THE FAIR. Exhibits to Be Made Only in the Stats Building. Chicago, June 13.— A letter was received at World's Fair headquarters to-day from John Daggett, one of the members of the California State hoard, stating that tbo board would not take any interest in the exhibits for the Forestry building; that all they intend to do was to prepare an exhibit to go into the California State building. This is similar to one received some time ago in reference to the exhibit in the Mining building. The chief of the : Forestry build ing says he is authorized by this letter uot to reserve any space In this building for California exhibitors. There is a geueral disposition now at headquarters not to re serve space in any of the buildings for Cali fornia, except what they have agreed to take in the Agricultural building. FACTIONS IN IRELAND. Eedmond , Replies to Dillon on the Differ- ences in" the Parties. 2-KW FOBS, June 13.— Having digested the cabled utterances of John Dillon, Red mond says: "If Dillon always has been in favor of reco_ciliation he kept his views to himself, nnd neither let roe nor the world at large know them. During the Cork and Waterford elections Dillon preached the doctrine that the only safety for Ireland was to exterminate the Parnellites. As far as I know Dillon never made any proposal in the direction of reconciliation. We expect Gladstone soon to be returned to power, and that in a very few months his home-rule bill will be before the world. We propose to Dillon, pending the produc tion of Gladstone's bill, that the strife in Ireland should absolutely cease; that no contest should take place between the Na tionalist members; that we would not at tack the seats of the McCarthyites, and that they should not attack the Parnellites. This proposal was summarily rejected by Dillon. lie says in the interview that his reason for rejecting it is his constituencies would revolt. What Dillon meant was the real master of the situation, as far as he and his party are concerned— Heal.*— would re volt. In my opinion Heaiy and his section of the McCarthyite party at the present mo ment ere obstacles to the immediate cessa tion of hostilities in Ireland." POLITICAL AFFAIRS. President Harrison to Be Officially JotiSed of His Selection. Washington, June 13.— 1t has been ar ranged that the committee to notify Presi dent Harrison of his renomination shall perform its duty Moody next. The President had a large number of visitors day. It is safe to say, how ever, that none of his visitors had as cordial a reception as General New, who is in this city on his way to London, where he will resume his duties as Consul-General. Senator Hale told a Post reporter that Blame told him tho day he left Washing ton that he expected Harrison to be nom inated. "Blame meant what he said in his letter to Claikson," Hale continued. "He did uot want to be a candidate and was not, but his friends insisted upon pushing him for the Presidency, and seeing that they would do so, whether he was willing or un willing. Blame resigned, feeling that such course was the ouly honorable one." Hon. Morris M. Estee is at the Arlington Hotel. In answer to the direct question, "Can Harrison carry California?" lie said: "My belief is that he can. Yes, lam quite sure California will give its electoral vote to the Republican ticket. The people are satisfied with Mr. Harrison's course as President. He will enter the campaign without having to be on the defensive. No acts of his administration need apology or defense. Even the Democrats, while they differ from him on questions of policy, con cede that he has filled his high office credit ably. Some opposition may have developed in the silver Slates, but California cannot be classed as a silver State, neither can Oregon uor Washington." TEE DEMOCRATS. Estimate of the Probable Result of the Chicago Convention. New York, June 13.— national dele gate from Hill's mid winter convention, who has kept a careful roll of the delegates to the Democratic national convention as they were chosen, finds the results as fol lows : Total delegates, 893 (without Alaska and ludian Territory); necessary to a choice uuder tho two-thirds rule, 592. Cleveland has 453, Hill 836. Palmer 48, Carlisle 35, and Boies 26. If the delegations vote as a unit Cleveland would have 577, Hill 215. In this event either the vote of Kentucky, lowa or Illinois would nominate Cleveland, unless Sooth Carolina and Virginia should cast 42 votes for Bill. The latter is second choice of many delegates and the Hill men figure if Cleveland is not nominated on the first or second ballot his chances are de stroyed. William M. Springer in an Interview is credited with saying: "The delegates to Chicago will be men with cool heads and Judgment and will not be moved Dy any imaginary demonstration of popular en thusiasm, but will exorcise their judgment as to what is best to do. If after weighing the situation carefully they come to the conclusion that Cleveland can carry New York State and the country they will nomi nate him. Those States which are doubtful and essential are New York, New Jersey and Indiana. It is absolutely essential for us to carry these three States. In Illinois the popular sentiment for Palmer is first and Cleveland next. I think Palmer has a good show for the nomination. He is a man of the people; is right on all great issues: is In good health, available, bas a good record and can carry Illinois without a doubt and render Wisconsin, Indiana and lowa ex tremely doubtful. He is my personal can didate. If we lose this election 1 don't ex pect to live long enough to see the tariff re formed." . Springer said he doubted if Cleveland is the most available candidate, owing to the alleged hostility to him of the old soldiers. Farmers' Alliance and the New York party machine. BLAINE'S DEFEAT. ■_.'.;# 2,T. : y.:: Congressman Springer Reviews the Re sult of the Convention. New York, June 13.— 1n an interview in the Times, William M. Springer, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives, says: "If Blame had retired from Mr. Harrison's Cabinet one year ago instead of on the eve of the convention, without any tragic or stage effects, I (ip not doubt that he could have had the nomination. As it was, under all the circumstances, his February letter and his sudden resignation, his nomination would have caused serious disturbance if not open ruptures in the party. Under all conditions Harrison is the stronger candi date. I do not know that Blame acted treacherously toward Harrison. Blame has been greatly impaired in body and mind for many months, and he listened to the flowery iepresentations of those on whose judgment he relied, to the effect that there was a great popular de mand for him as a candidate. This demand was imaginary. Harrison's nomination is a fair one, and he Is a fair representative of . Republican principles. But McKinley's nomination would have been a more hon est acknowledgment of their faith in pro tection, and would have made it a more distinctive part of the Republican policy. Willi the present uncertainty aa to the popularity of the McKinley bill the Repub licans hesitated, even feared, to make him the representative of their party policy. With Harrison as a candidate we can make the tariff-reform issue. It Blame had been nominated we would have had an insincere Republican campaign, full' of buncombe, reciprocity, personalis-! and sensational isms. Blame was overreached. That which he supposed was a demand for him was only another means of expressing personal resentment to Harrison by some of the lead ers of his campaign." A HOT DAY. Intense Heat in New York and Other Eastern Cities. New York, June 13.— The heat here to day has been intense. The temperature is higher than ever before on the 13th of June in this city. The high mark before to-day was June 13, 1888, when the register was 88 degrees. To-day at 2:30 o'clock it was fl_ in the shade on the street, while five stories above the street at 3 v. m. the thermometer exposed to the sun marked 123. At Provi dence. R. 1., the shade record was 94. At Kingston, N. V., Boston and Worcester, Mass., the figures were ( M to 100. Eighteen cases of prostration from the excessive heat were reported by the police to-day, four of which were fatal. THE I. T. U. Fortieth Annual Convention in Session in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, June 13.— The fortieth annual convention of the International Typographical Union began here to-day. Governor Pattison delivered the address of welcome and Mayor Stuart tendered the delegates a cordial greeting on behalf of the city. A protest was entered against seat ing several delegates whose unions have not fully paid up the extra assessment levied. - The committees were then an nounced and the convention adjourned until to-morrow. The adjournment was followed by a parade, with about 1200 men in live. Flower's Narrow Escape. Fi.mip.a, X. V., June 13.— The car in which Governor Flower was riding jumped the track near Addison this afternoon, while going at a high rate of speed. Fortunately none of the occupants was injured, lt was reported at first that the Governor was killed. Break in a Mississippi Levee. New Orleans, June 13.— A crevasse oc curred in the left bank of the levee in St. James parish last night, and in the right bunk 12 miles above the city this morning. Large forces aro at work trying to .top the breaks. AT THE QUEEN'S COMMAND. A Traveling Circus Gives a Perform ance in Scotland. 1. AUDIENCE OF THE NOBILITY. Rumored Alliance of Two Royal Cousins— Victoria Favors the Match— The Kaiser to Visit the queen. Special to TnE Morning Call. New York, June 13.— Edmund Yates' special to the Tribune from London says: When Queen Victoria was driving up Dee side the other day, from Balmoral to Braemer and New mar Lodge, her carriage met Finder's circus, which was proceeding along the high road from Braemer to Bal later. The result of this encounter was that the circus was commanded to give a perform ance at Balmoral, which accordingly took place on Tuesday afternoon in one of the grass parks near the castlo on the south bank of the Dee. The Queen and the royal family, Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria and the members of the household-in-waiting were present, and also a large number of servants, tenantry and Crathie cottagers. The Queen and the Princess watched the performance from an open carriage and re mained on the ground for two hours. Her Majesty expressed herself as having beou very well pleased. The Duke of York is staying at Balmoral for 10 days on a visit to tbo Queen, and Prin cess Victoria of SchieswigHolstein, tbe elder daughter of the Prince and Princess Christian, has been invited by the Queen to meet him there. It is believed in court circles that the Queen is much in favor of a Marriage between the two cousins. The German Emperor is coming to Cowes for the royal yacht squadron regatta, which he was prevented from attending last year, and the visit is to be strictly private. The Emperor will live on board his laree yacht Kohenzollern during his stay in the Solent, which will extend over five or six days, and is to maintain strictest incog nito. Of course Emperor William will visit the Queen at Osborne, and will no doubt dine once or twice at the palace. But he is not coming to England as the Queen's guest. It will not be long, in all probability, be fore the resignation of the Viceroy of India is announced. It has long been stated on good authority that Lord Lansdowne would make way, most probably, for Lord George Hamilton before the general election came on. and this report is likely to receive of ficial confirmation within a tew weeks. Sir Henry Trueman Wood will sail to morrow for Chicago, where he expects to remain about two weeks. He desires an increase in the allotment of space made to Great Britain at some of the buildings. The upper ten seems to be lukewarm, bat the great traders all over the kingdom are very much in earnest thi3 time. Meantime the royal commissions act admirably and in perfect harmony. ♦ RELIGIOUS WAR IN AFRICA. Trouble Between the Missionaries Leads to Carnage. Brussels, June 13. — Further letters re ceived here from the White Father mission in Uganda, East Africa, report that charges are made against the Protestant forces in the kingdom of mowing down the Catholic 3, including many women and children, with a deadly rain of shot from the mitrailleuses with which they are supplied. One letter also says that after the Catholic armies had three time? repelled the desperate attacks made on their ranKs the survivors were at length driven toward Victoria Nyanza. So hard pressed were the routed forces of the Catholics that they were actually forced into the great lake and from 500 to GOO of the poor people wero drowned like a herd of animals. The letters state that Major Keuhne saved the lives of Bishop Hirth and King Mwanga, who led the Cath olic-, by his timely arrival at the scene of carnage and his display of the German flag. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Balfour Indicates the Time of the Dissolu- tion of Parliament. London, Juno 13.— 1n the House of Com mons Balfour stated that Parliament would be dissolved between June 19 and 25, nnd added that the Government would conclude the Irish education and several other bills before Parliament was dissolved, but it would be impossible to proceed with the Irish local government bill. He called attention to the fact that 2259 immigrants entered England from the Continent in it month, of which number 373 did not intend to Proceed to America. Vincent asked the Government, in view of the present depression in trade, to name a day tor the introduction of a measure of restriction. Home Secretary Henry Matthews said the Government could not name a day for the puipose specified by Mr. Vincent. FLOODS IN FOREIGN LANDS. Towns in Hungary Submerged by High Water. losses in Cuba. B uda-Pestii, June 13.— The Danube River has risen four and a half inches since last night. The town of Kaab, GO miles north west of this city, on a tributary of the Danube, is isolated from the surrounding country by flood. Havana, June 13.— A dispatch from Mn.ta.i_.i_ says the loss occasioned by the late floods Is estimated at $2_0,000. Storms in Spain Madrid, June 13. — Terrific thunder storms prevailed in many parts.of Spain yesterday. The churches in particular suf fered from lightning strokes. At Burgos, the famous old cathedral, founded in 1221, but which was not finished for several cen turies, was seriously injured. The building is one of the finest in Europe. At Mucientes a church filled with worshipers was struck and five persons were killed and ten hurt. At Meiias there was a similar occurrence, and one person was killed and 28 seriously hurt. - BASEBALL EVENTS. The Orioles Defeated the Louisvilles by Timely Batting. >; ;.7 Baltimore, June 13.— The Orioles bat ted timely In the second. Baltimores 5, hits 6, errors 8. Louisvilles 3, hits 5. errors 4. j Batteries— McMahon and Robinson, Strat ton and Grim. At New York. New York, June 13.— The visitors had an easy time of it. New Yoiks 5, hits 11, errors 3. Clevelands 10, hits 12. errors 3. Batteries — King and Boyle, Young and O'Connor. . At Boston. Boston. June 13.— Cincinnati had it won in the fourth, though the Bostonians made a great effort. Bostons 5, hits 5. Cinciu natiss 7, hits 11, errors 5. Batteries— Stivetts and Staley; Kelly, Murrane and Murphy. At Philadelphia. Philadelphia, June 13.— The game was marked by loose fielding. Philadelphias 11, hits 12, errors 6. Pittsburgs 5, hits 8, errors 8. Batteries— Weyhing and Clements, Smith and Mack. At Brooklyn. Brooklyn', June 13. — The Colts could not hit Haddock and were shut out. Brooklyns 3, hits 10, errors 3. Cbicagos 0, hits 8, errors 4. Batteries— Haddock and Daly, Hutchison and Kittredge. At W.._hln-_ton. Washington, June 13.— St. Louis scored six runs in tbe fifth. Washington. 11, hits IG, errors 6. St. Louis 15, bits 12, er rors 4. Batteries— Foreman and Knell, McGulre and Milligan for Washington; Gleason and Buckley for St. Louis. Ansnciation Game.. Omaha, June 13. — Omahas 1, Fort- Waynes 2. Minneapolis, June 13.— Minneapolis 8, Columbus 13. Milwaukee, June 13.— Milwaukees 3, Toledo** Kansas City, June 13. —Kansas Citys 5, Indianapolis 9. Meeting of, Magnates. New York, June 13,— Nearly all the gent m* l*. prominent in directing affairs of baseball in this country met here this after PRICE FIVE CENTS. noon to settle the discontent that exists in the New York and one or two other club?, owing to what they consider the uniair distribution of the best players. President Soden thinks everything will be amicably arranged. EASTERN RACES. Results of Yesterday's Contests on the Lead- ing Tracks. Cincixn ati, June 13.— The track was fast to-day and the results were: Five furlongs, Virgie Johnson won. Kin dora second, Hamline third. Time, I:o2 '_. One mile, Jack Star woe, King Punster second, Perm P third. Time, 1:41 1-5. Nine-sixteenths of a mile, Judge Card well won, The Governess second. Humming Bird third. Time, :56',r_. One mile and 70 yards, Response won, Hueneme second, Pendleton third. Time, 2:46. Seven furlongs, Frank Eisenman won. Colonel Clay second, Excelsior third. Time, 1:29%. Five furlong?, Amos A won, Vashtl sec ond, Sir Planet third. Time, 1:02... At New York. Morris Part., June 13.— The results oi to-day's races were: Five half furlongs. Contribution won. Tormentor second, Key West third. Time, 1 -04%. One mile and a furlong, Montana won. Reckon second, Lizzie third. Time, _*-_%. Six furlongs, Ajax won, Sir Roy second. Lawless third. Time, 1:12%. Yreedland handicap, seven furlongs, St. Florian won, Alcina colt second, O.ric third. Time, 1:26%; Six furlongs. Fairy won, Correction sec ond. Time, 1:12%. One and a sixteenth miles, Now or Never won, Kirkover secoud, Gertie D third. Time, 1:48. At Hawthorne lark. Chicago, June ia — The Hawthorn© Park track was slow to-day and the races resulted as follows: Four furlong*, Mabel won, Mist Spot sec ond, Berwyu third. Time. :_3}i. Handicap, one mile, Stonemason won, Torrent second, Spectator third. Time, 1 :53%. Seven furlongs. Speculation won, Orinoco second. Rock Laidloy third. Time, 1:12. J_aturah, a fine filly, valued at £4000, was run down by an electric car while coming from the Hawthomo track this afternoon, aud injured go bad that she had to be shot. Home.patfcists in Session. Washington, June 13.— The -fifth session of the American Institute of Home opathy was opened here this afternoon. The general report of the bureau of organi zation, registration and statistics states that in the United States there are 40 general and 39 special homeopathic hospitals, at which 31.294 patients were treated last year, and of this number 21,131 were cured. The death rate was 3.31 percent. Encouraging reports were heard from organizations in several States. Papers were read by Dr. M. T. Runnels of Kansas City aud Dr. H. F. Carey of Baltimore. The Oklahama Trouble Over. Guthrie, O. T., June 13.— The threat ened race war is over. The dangerous whites and blacks have been disarmed, and no more trouble Is anticipated. Bolley, the negro arrested for assault on a white woman on Saturday night, has been re moved to the Wichita (Kans.) Jul. The story of the assault on Mrs. Guykon by Anthony Lawson and the latter 'a killing by a mob is untrue. Lawson tried to break into Guyken's house, but was driven away. Committees to keep the peace have been formed. Two Americans Excelled From Russia. Berlin, June 13.— The American legation here has received a note from Poultney Bigelow, whose expulsion from Russia was announced last night, stating that he and Frederic Remington, an American artist, had been driven out of Russia. They are now at Tilsit, from which place they will return to Berlin in a canoe. The expulsion of the two Americans is supposed to be due to the publication of Germanophiie articles written by Bigelow. Violated the Interstate Law. Omaha, June 13.— 1n the United States Court this morning Edward Sunrpe, the shipping clerk for Samuel Farrell & Co., pleaded guilty to a charge of violating the Interstate commerce law by making falsa registration of weights on shipments. Tne other counts against him, and those against Farrell were dismissed. Sentence was de ferred. Visible Supply of Grain. 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