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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey VOL. VIIL XO. SEVEN DEADLY REPORTS A Frightful Explosion at the Dupont Powder Mills TKENTON, WH-DNMSDAY AFTKKNOON, OCTOBRK 8 isso, TWO CKNTB LOST. The TUHU of Ilui kluml Uel Wai Com jili'teli Wicikfi) mill the 1 iplotilou WM Heard Over Ihlrty live Miles llousei Wrecked null Killed MIM i s OU A terrific ex plosion ret iHinf, iu the loss of nearly a dozui the injuring of many people, aud the dibti action of much property oo turret! late luesday afternoon iu the up per yard of the exuublvt powder works of K E Dupont, Dt Nemours Co on creek, three miles north of this city llietihook was keenly felt here and caused intenwc excitement Buildin B trembled and windows wtre demolished Instantly evcrj body ruthu 1 to the doors toaaceitaiu the cause of the disturbance ihert were BUCII reports resembling the bo mtiiK of cannon an 1 about a apirt itnicisplitn. hi'l thesmoke aud caused fli rep rts t suun 1 differently "from claim who lad been summoned by tele- phone anl who were soon hurrying to- the powder if ictory wua the first indication the public had of the exact location of the cat istroplic thereafter throngs of peo pie went to the m lie of the disaster J he shock of the explosion w is ternflc and was plainly felt in nianv iru of Phlladel phia and als) at f in tr Pi Millrille N J and other places thlrlj to thirty five miles away Ten Killed and 1} Wounded I ver> dwelling in tin niifchborhood was or unrooft 1 ind 1 Hidings within a radius of half a mi i lie more or less dmnagul At inidn a messenger bi irtht m the following dispatch fen kil id and upward of iweuty wounded 1 ne little town of Kocklind is a complete k None of Its honses are left stand Rockland is a village on the Brandy wine a mile above the scene of the explo At the Seem of thf I- xnloilon. At t ic set ue of the explosion women and children WIMB and bins and daugh ttrs of men emploje 1 in tlie powder man Ufa toiv were inilh rushing here and "there" seeking infel mutton about the safety of their 1 ties Ilejard in whlfh the milli sic was littered with debris of fallen bull i in at some places where buildings hii 1 been the oitl} trace left was empt) us aid few foundation stoues The little Mil me of IJ ipont Binks 1m media el> it id the pwder 3ard pre Bented a in t p liable appt arauce A bun Irtd d M uere either demolished or badh laini.el liuildingh were un fi n of 1 were blown out anl ked In Ji the dwellings the D in niplele IliB looms on tl e L.DUT d (1 r were btrewn with broken c ruCKer) f rubbed slOMra. nf ta- b! HI lie H la n ill a btoue building abo it XI v u 3 f re in tin. magazines Is the i f of the charcoal mills fill and th 1 themsehes took _ fire Iru' t it fninactLs ol tie lire at the works soon ex t ud t' f dre A tall for the and packing house Bt od there ire in the ground ten f t deei Hi lufcf magazine containing st eril tjns of powder and built of itcd lion w Inch is situated about a quarter of H mile from the wrecked nulls and ant ther smaller mill escaped as well as tin gUziug and press rooms Four of the Dupouts and several clerics were In the office when the explosion took place. e rj window was blown out and much of the plastering fell from the walls but bej ond scratches cuts and bruises no one was hurt Two horses bsing- driven through the yard were killed, while their driver escaped. William R Green wag working m the magazine that blew up first He was packing powder for the gov erument It is supposed that his lolderlng iron became too hot and ignited the pow der CultBCttDB IU o Ten men have boon EllUd, but the bodies of but two have been fonnd. While day light lasted portions of other bodies were being collected, a limb here, an arm then a piece of the tmnk 1n another place The list of dead reported is as fol lows W R Green, a solderer, vted 40, leaves a widow and four children. TTls body was found whole, but so badly blackened as to be barely recognizable William McGar laborer, aged 40, single, head blown oft Martin Dolan, aged 69, employed in the graining mill, leaves a family Jim Dolan a laborer, aged 60, single, John H Harrigan, laborer mairled, aged 80, Mich ael Harrigan, Patrick Dougherty, aged 30 single, John Newell, laborer, aged 80, es a family, John Herllne, laborer, Michael Berline, laborer, Dough erty, aged 80 found crushed by the roof of her house The Injured and the Ixnien. All the names givon above were men em ploj ed in and about the mil In that exploded The injured are as follows. Daniel Harkins, aged 70, fatally Patrick Gilpin, badly hurt, he was standing in the door of his house 800 yards from the mills Thomas Dougheiby, aged 5 months, serf uuslj lujund by having a stove fall on him William Logue, head badly cut Mrs Lizzie F Anderson, arm broken and internally injured Hugh Fessy, ribs crushed James Ward, leg lacerated Wlnfleld Thatera, eye torn oat In the ex oitement and confusion it was impossible to obtain a complete list of the wounded It is known that scores were out by flj ing glass and bruised byjalling beams and_ timbers It is estimated that between seven and ten tons of powder were ex- ploded, some reports say two or three times that much 1 he total loss will be fioui t UOO to 000 -1 he comj an) is rich al d will giu to rebuild at once It for I !fo Immediatel) after the txploilou a large building known aa the Refiner) located near the center of the village to k fire It was a matter of life mid deal h to the whole population that this lire shoul 1 be extin gulshed before It communUatect with tfia the building coutaii ed laklotf their lives In their hands the Dipont fire brigade fought the flames, which had caught on the roof It was touch and go between success and destruction, but the firemen won Had the root fallen In it Is doubtful If say man woman or child in the vicinity would havt escaped riparVi nr injury About fifty families are rendered homeless by the disaster LATFH report places tho num ber of lives lost at sixteen DAY MUST HANG Convicted of HU Wife Murder by Hll Evidence. WELLAND Out Oct 8 this morn ing the jury In the Day murder trial ren dered a verdict of guilty and Judge Rose sentenced Day to be hanged on >.ov IB. Ihe prisoner took his sentence cooll) He irilli pUAhiiig wifo Dual re Day, off a the whirlpool' rapid's near Niagara Falls anl was con- victed upqii the evidence of Jm sister Mrs Mary K tjulgley Rochester She testified that she lived m Rochester On Jul) 27 she went with the prisoner and his wife to Niagara Palls via Buffalo They all had dinner at the I alls aud then went over the river to the Canadian side aud went down the bank toward the whirlpool Witness'foot became sore aud she sat down to rest The prisoner and his wife wanted to see the whirlpool and the) went on ituess saw them both iieir the bank Mrs Day was nearest the water W hen witness looked again Mrs Da) was gone and the prisoner was waving a black handkerchief Ihe witness here appeared to be faint and took a chair hen she had rec jvered AN OUTLAW OUTWITTED. Rube Bunows Run to harth at Last Din i no mm MC.KOLS Ihe No tr i-pr Mitlm I lit! SiuK LIs r-. sent Lout, DEMI and ott prtis c i i[ un last K mukiiv bud pah rlne Hill 1.11 Illn VntallantH nful Carter f (rln 11 Mi i era t tl --K Mill l liuu tl I f K 1 jmlrt i i I 1'n Oct 8 I I _ht enth dHtric i t r i N N Oct H I s HI il c inventio t n inn itl d IHI Denio ited H b f ll t 1 if f I t t U t thi s tl ru 1 x I t ire 1 Kite 1 irrows Ul Man i. He was Ins biik ti 1 uiiar cublt Buffalo grand junior vjarden Sir Ralph C Christiance, Ithaca, grand treasurer, Sir Robert MacCoy, Brooklyn, grand recorder Sir JohnA. Mapes New iork, grandstand ard bearer, Sir Arthur MacArthur, Troy, grand sword besjer Sir deorge Nicholson grand warden Sir Charles H New York, grand inspector J bchagg Sara toga, captain of the guard ihe next an nual conclave will be held at Saratoga the first Tuesday in 1891 To BevlM the Confession of Faith Oet 8 committee on revision of the confession of faith of the Presbyterian church appointed at the last general assembly held their opening ses sion in the library building of the estern Theological semmarj Allegheny All of the distinguished mernoers of the commit- tee were present except Rev Dr Thomas H HastingB. of >ew York, and Barker Gummsre, of New Jersey A per manent organization was effected by the election of Dr William C Rjberts presi, dent of Lake Forest college Illinois prcs ident, and Dr William L E Moore, of Columbus 0 secretary Ihe remaining time of the session was occupied iu formu lating rules for the government of the fu Cure sessions of the committee 1 he hsurs for meeting will be from 9 30 a m too 12 80 p m and 3pm to 5 30 p m dail) lue members of the press will be excluded Report of Alaska 8 Governor. WASHINGTON Oct. man F Knapp, governor of Alaska In I is annual report to the secretary of the intone r fourteen government day schools are in session, eleven of which were attended w holly by natives About 100 000 full furskms were taken by the Alaska Com mercial company during the year and probably half as many more were captured at sea and stolen by poacUiug vessels The cod fishing industry in Alaska though far fiom insignificant, Is only a tithe of what it should be The people of Alaska exhibit a strong feeling upon the subject of hav mg a delegate to represent them in con grebs The Gioeco Russian church has been established in Alaska-manj years, and now have twelve churches with resi dent ordained priests sixty seven chapels and about U 000 members Two Mail Fondles Stolen LOUISTILIF Oct mail wagon which left the postofuce at 2 JO a m m charge of Driver John Davis and Mail AgiutS A Parsons en route to the Louis- vilTe and Isashville depot was robin d of two mail pouches containing valuable reg Istered packages boon after daylight one of the mail sacks Was found on a coal float on the river Every letter or package LOU taimug money or valuables had been rifled 1 he postmaster dois not think the ftggre gate amount of the registered packages will exceed Wan Cmitemporarv of Foe. BAI TlMoriE, Oct 8 Professor I H Hewitt died at his home in this cit) at 11 o'clbck In the 90th j ear of his age Ho was a contemporary of Edgar Allen Poe and the author of a number of songs and poems popular fifty years ago I'OWilEll Absolutely rure. A of ttrto Mt of in [mr ponder. High l.tlll H house jite si h f i Burr .mi 1 id Ucerl of the room but had pocket ihe. d versktioti MI 1 t i n hands cntn j I a Uube h ought MB fill Burrows feiuht the dirkics raanfullj until M 0 iffee ind others u.ot Into tl e after i desperate the) succ led in conq it i an 1 serurel) the Mf DufTee went to Ln del ul thisafurn mwitiHuir strapped hand ai 1 foot in fruit of him ou b across head on one side ami feeiT Ti fihe othur tion was M-I jauifult but no chine f escape really iu jail He hat t nh ou his person when a[ 'urcd The il Men Were Plucky Mr At, t ai d Mr I- h th superiu dents if thi1 s ithein I Depress, com pati> went at onu ti Lin leu to paj Mr liurrows a call is sreatlj j ci 1 our the r ipture of the lout SOUL, f i 1 irri us The o i lor 1 m i si w age in in iiv tl e. tnst capt urmf, the _ieit rolil) r 11 ej u ill doubt- less be h 11 Isoinclv ri rl 1 1 he whole amount of n s irds for Burrow sis of which MiDifTee will recene a large share Ihewhoetoun IH rf ii t Yuted the news of the celc i te 1 capme linden jail the h nor f i mng first held the not n isoiilaw Mr I) I Mealier Rut a sj eciiil L intr to leuts r isher and M n Uj nuht stating that Bur rows li 11 j I his 1 i--e m in quincs a to a fern neai 1 Ul the de tectnes lelt in the murmiiL, t j mike the capture luedrputi stcnfiS o man is now at who can sa) that he his rohl ed a bouthcrn express tr ilu Superintendents Fisher and Agee state that about ?10 UUU has been spent In t it) capture of Burrows and his ganL, Iht-Cqtiu ckuow k Igcs his name and l lent t> lie will be brouujit here to- daj MeDuffee J G Carter and the two i lured men who captured him A ttemarkiible Career of Crime Rube burrows life furnishes an excit- ing piece (f irmiinil history He was born in N >rth Vlabimt about the begin nine; of the wir of tlie rebellion and is about 2J rs old His first crime was conn utted when he w 14 old A compiniuii and he were ou hunting one da> whin a dispite some trifle and killed h i burrows cHimul that he did it self del use mil was rel ised 'S ernon, Ala is his h me It is a ill ye situated awaj up in the m if C line. ibe 1 ir Ihoillson "steel wcrk it Bradlxk been aband n d lie lir ddock emploje- of Cample Co nun 1 i about4 IXK) u Hie f ul ire to n in tl e men is attrib- ute 1 t tin fact that sc- eral years ti Ki ,1 1 f Lilxr failed to win a bittprh ci ute-ste 1 stnke I Meet Kh u Pa Ot Ihe thirtet- th iniiu tin i f tl e Pennsjlia i -t ite M s as, 11 n met here Iu s i lelit i tu the trade arci t a 1 i ti u f e 1 iu thods for in tkti rlo ir r UfTieers were elect a-, I llo s Pr s loot Cirus Hiffer 1 f i isbtir, MO pi-sil nts Joseph Bisler HI 1 J i r DowninKt i seciet m and tica uiei T undis Lincistei Uyspcptti" Makes tie nni v jeople miserable, causing diati ss i ttr eatiiip sour st >mach, sick 1 id iche 1 irtt in 1 sa of appetite, a faint all fconi f el np bad taste, coated t u d Irregularity of DiStrOSS tlieb ucli Djspepsiadoes After we" "self rpqi i o ireful attention Eating all i a rrimdyliko Hooil s Sirsii ir 11 1 ich acts p-utly, jeteffieicntl; It tines to st mi Ii regulates the diges- tion or itci i 1 'I Sick aiid'Vtrp'ner tn i Headache I b on ti ill il djspopsla I h >d lut little a] lit t u d wh it I did eat i. t distr si me t r did me Heart- ,ltue t j Aftcr i bum w uldl ne a flint or tired, llr-gcmc f Cling, IS I Inrl n I palcn ii Mytrntillc n aggravated hy iiybu losi i iintn I't Sour sirligl t k llo MM. silirilli wliirli d 1 t an u raciiso am lint cf f d It giv rao in I (titc in 1 n j f 1 r lished and iitMit 1 0 01 IV4I I lUlll 1 Uily OYl LIl 1 Led 1 I 1 I 1 l It JI ISS Hood's S 1 v ill Lkl IH fl I II I t CO A j 1OO Doses Two PttKsenfrers Committed Snlolde LlVFRPOOL Oct Bteerage pas- Benders on the steamer Majestic committed suicide during the voyage from New York Tbo passengers made up a purse of MM for the widow and children of one ot the men Yuumani' Fall sljles Dobbins, for Tnnki and ms f Swfo Piluici (onvhtecl UK O t I Ii nix P Palmer, the snfl til 11 Mnnh 21) last klllfd I J 1 H Atkinnon hy the blow of a cait rniif? "Hi convicted of nianslaughtnr In tin first degree as chirked in the mill tniinl lust eienhiR by a jury In th _i in ral s ssmnicmrt Thu ft 11 i (h K In tjjiars IB It not nnrprlnlnB that nearly every hmise hold In the country should be acquainted Ihe merits, virtues and Ihe healthful ot Hlrei' Boot BewT A SB cent V torS Irepirpl Ij 1 irleft Tow II Maaa. One Dollar Wilson -tokc Wholesale ana Hotuil Healers in beRt gr i lew of LEHIGH BITUMNOUB Anthracite For Bakinf! Worku, Blan FnrnsccB Chain Mill Our Juinbo, For Domestio nne a specialty Cannel Coal, For Open GrntM West Va Cumberland Coal, (The Stokes for Steam aur can't beat Wood, In all shapes and kinds WIT.SON S1OKF.S, PHONE 14T an 1 IP nits i, H 13 plea-ant 1 tn i t1 1 11 K i M- 1 i! 1 tuu Id till pr i Both tlia meili 1 Hip if Fl_5 13 t l'v u 1 to t! jet pi H[ t and Liwel i era effectu ill d i lies ami in 1 nip i f 1 ul> remedy of its luml need, pleasing to the table ami ic to tho ctoni ith pi mipt in N action and beneficnl HI its prepared oil) iroyi the m i ilthy and agiecillc its nain excellent qmbties com nend it i all and IIIM in i It it the injiuHi reine h kn nip of 1 u is iur sale in and 81 bi ttks h 11 k dm. Anj rd a1'L, t win not it i n li ind uill pi it prfuiitl) f r one a to try it uot accept auj -ubstitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYFldP CO. 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UutfitH, Clnl dreiiB1 Cloaks, Coats and Hat and Caps for the Fall wear Verj litest handsi-ne war ranted made ot the best material Tind supenoi uuikmaTr-hip Fal Ilosit n Kid K, oisi In, fill' Muslin Undeiweai, ele ill Al new Fine Urnbrellat, in cndlcfl varlet} lot finr Gloria Urn btelbis, which sell at 50, w firp now selling at cost, jts, trul) cost, onlj 98c Call and be convintcd fi5 i .1 .11 OPPOflllF OIT? HALL There ll not now not flu there eror boon u rare onrtn u UIUK- INBON'8 Twenty experience The dnfflt mat the most Bklllnil oomponnillng 'BALSA OF BONBSM, for Coughs toloj, OrODD tsthm. Ffc.VKR AND Aftf-H ANfi MALAHI IRB PKBDV1AN BARK BUTKRS, th uppctlier etrencthenor Twenty ithorSlndi 1KVTKRM The largMt variety ol BUPFRF1NE TRFA CHOC 01 ATKS made In the U H will he found at ANGM.O CAMKKA' Fine Confectionery Store, 2CB SOUTH BLOATS TBKNTON N J Fancy FrulU, Ice Oream Soda Water, I Cream Sodna VlUk Shakes, lemonade alwfty. on the heat that csn and made, faoW, PrliHin MADE BY SPECIAL PROCESS-THEBES! C >cna is f suj n i i 1 11 t in e in H mten s h is r ties th in exist in tl 1 t f thu e diet i jp r- 'l "BEST GOES FARTHEST" 1 he tissue f tl i 1 i in i s s km 1 is it eas) of (litest n n 1 it tl L s i tun I1 highh i ed ble Locuu, u tl il d in nlf In II ill n I n 1 s Nttlananj f llo u I I. 4, that no other Cocoa equals tl tlea Largest sale in the r il V k f r AN H ITFV s a il UU oo i Irr Umbrelit. ntj I FALL AND WINTER 3 I I LJ Ts} I INJ C 3 Saturday, Aug. 30. ORRFCT STYLFS UUOIilNl iiJ. r IIA'lTKft, IS Bast Stato UNI HOI LAI! 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Nil I rlhe largest and Choicest of I 1NJ 1 r I I C J f I V Al! the staple fabrics, such as P lestley's, Silk Warp-Hen- rlettas Armures, Camel Hair's, Fou'as, All wools In Ihlbets, Cashmeres, Serges, Diagonals, Ca.nel H Ir and Habit Cloths In Fancy Blacks, hanchome Brocades, Satin btripes, Blocks and Armured effects Black and White In Stripes, Plaids and Checks. Two handsoms new Bhck Uress fabrtcg- aftT the "Cra- venetta" (a water proof, fiie twlH, 60 Jnches wide) and West of b nglanl Ladles' Broadcloth. Courtalds, Crape an Priestley's Nun's Velllog for veils. Blacfc and Colo ed Silks, Velvets and Ribbons Colored Dress Goods, Plain, Plaid, Stripe and Fancy Trimming Silks In Black, Black and White and co'on. Table Unens, lowels, Napkins and Crashes 'Blankets, Comfortables, Q jilts and Counterpanes Flannels Twill P'a'n P ncy and Embroidered Hjndk-rchlcf G' H i.lery Underwear and Notions. A cordial welcome and polite and careful attention will be given to all. Every yard of gotods will be found an represenUl ;