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ROCK ISLAND, IL.L.., SATURDAY, JUE 18, 104-TWELYE PAGES.
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Divers Locate More Vic
tims of Slocum
UNDER RIVER CHANNEL
Funerals of 111 of Those
Lost Held This
New York. June IS. While search
ing for the victims of the General Slo
cum disaster a diver today found a
deep hole in the bed of the river prac
tically filled with bodies. Eight were
brought to the surface and when the
diver was forced to temporarily aban
don work because of the swift cur
rent he stated that between 30 and
SO bodies remained in th' hole.
After a lapse of throe days since the
disaster iiCX bodies have been recov
ered. Hundred Kleven Knrled.
The missing arc estimated at :::(.
Fifty-three of the injured in the bos
uitals are recovering. The funerals of
111 victims took place this afternoon.
Business in the stricken district was
Kittle Wu Art-ompllahcd.
New York, June 18. Despite the
untiring work of the divers and grap
piers :ind the wa tchfu loess of scores
of men who have given themselves
over to tbe task of searching for the
'missing" but few bodies of those who
perished in the Sim urn disaster were
recovered yesterday. It was stated ly
divers who went down lnt' the vv reck
ait dawn that there are many budiea
still under the entanglement of tlm
ln rs n ml paddle wheels, und tliat it
will lc 111 1 1 aaaij to dynamite the balk
or raise it before they can be reached.
Investigation will Be Ulftd.
Secretary CortelyoU, of the depart
ment of comuc-.'ve and tabor, will per
sonally undertake the 111 ant dl 1 1 It ill
Into the d'saster on behalf of the gov
ernment; District Attorney Jerome's
assistants are working energetically m
the iuhc, and officials of thee oio'ier's
Otlice have uii.de COftSrtltH ibW progn su
In the way of gathering evidence
which will bo presented on Monday,
when the coroner' Ui'J i'..y will be
gin. There Is lu the. "oroner s posses
sion a staudplpe takci at ids direc
tion by a diver from tin? submei g d
Wreck. The valve ot Ibr pii is laced
tight, showing that Do use was Made
of this pipe lu fighting ttae :'. T...-S ou
the Ithw Mill
Rf!l.it on Captain Schalck.
Statements were Made to the coro
ner by several of the steamboat ion
ployes that the captain of the Slocum
teemed bis boat a distance uf be
tween three and four ml let after the
lire broke out before beaching. Iter.
Several watches showed tbnt mare
than half nu hour bud elapsed from
the breaking out of the fire until the
I ...a was run ushore all the watches
which were taken from bodies A the
drowsed stopped ctweeu :o M end
lo LM in the morning.
l i tin. Were Women and Children.
Kstimates as to the number of dead
still vary greatly and this may he ac
counted for by reason of tUe failure
to report to the prone.' authorities on
the part of many who although ttffi
cially registered as missing, were in
reality SMd Already 588 bodies
have been recovered, of which about
tifty remain unideutined. These in
clude cbililren. 24-1 v omen and 25
men. Thirteen officers of St. Mark s
church are among the dead, oue of
them tx-lug a woman. Thousands of
dollars are being subscribed for re
lief. STORY OF THE CHIEr I.M.IM I K
Mot in limine but at Home III from the
B. F. Conkllu, chief engineer of the
General Slocum. Is at his hom, lu
Catsklll, N. Y., Ill from the effects ot
his terrible experlenc.?, but he hs.s so
far recovered that tie is able to talk
about It. lie did BOM now jow the
tire started, but said that while be was
talking to his assistant, Everett Bnu
dow. when opposite One Hundred and
Thirty -etghth street, the first mate re
ported the fire. Conkllu continued:
"1 at ouce ordered Mm to lay the
hose while I went to the pumps, Best
notifying the captain, who was la tbt
pilot bouse, by calling to hii.i through
the speaking tube. I told Bradow to
stand near the engine and not to leave
it, and he obeyed me.
ln less than a minute water v. as
being poured en Ike flumes, but it did
not seem to check tbem in the a ait.
Two minutes or so later the fire alarm
Bounded and some tne on deck cried
IOWA BOY SHOT BY
MAN FROM AMBUSH
Victim Lived to Say Ha Did Not
Know W ho Assailant
Des Moines. Iowa. June 18. Harry
Allen, a 14-year-old farmer boy, who
lived near Kingston, was shot down
and killed by a man in ambush yes
terday. Who the murderer Is and
what his motive was are mysteries
l ne lau nad been plowing and was
walking in the highway toward home.
Without uttering a word, the man
arose from the bushes at the road
side and fired a revolver at the sur
prised youngster. The boy lived long
enough to say he did not know who
fired the shot.
Officers have a theory that the boy
was killed by a stranger who was seen
in the neighborhood the day before,
and against whom tne lad may have
possessed iucrimiiiaf ing information.
BOY HOLDS THE FORT
Barricaded Behind a Load of Coal
He Stops Business on Chi
Chicago, June 18. For more than
an hour Frank Leoer, a 14-year-old
ly who had been discharged by the
American District Telegraph company,
prevented any business front being
done at the company's office at 122
Salle stret. Seated on a I ad of coal
from which he had forced the driver
to dee, and with lumps of coal In each
hand, the boy threatened to hit any
person who attempted to enter the of
fice to transact business.
He was finally removed and the
blockade lifted by police from Central
station. lie will Is- given a hearing by
Judge Tut hi 11, of the Juvenile court.
Laner belie veil be had been unjustly
discharged. He refused to leave the
office. He was picked op and thrown
out on the sidewalk ami It was then
that he took up his commanding posi
tion on the i-oal wagosa Offered his
freedom If he would apologise the boy
JUDGE DAY WILL GO TO
INVESTIGATE IN ALASKA
Washington. June 18. Attorney
General Kifox been Informed by
United states District Attorney
Young, for the western district of
Pennsylvania, that he is unable to ac
cept his appointment as special assist
ant attorney general to investigate the
alleged scandals in the judiciary of
Alaska, and Assistant Attorney tJen
ei'Sh Will Ism A. Day lias bcon desig
nated instead. .Indue Day will leuve
for Alaska about the J.ith inst.
LEGION OF HONOR CROSS
FOR AMBASSADOR PORTER
Paris, .lime 18. President Loubet
today conferred upon I he American
ambassador. Gen. Porter, the grand
cross or tne legion oi Honor, tne
highest grade of that historic order.
It is the lirst time the honor has ever
been offend a representative of Amer
ica. Fire" fiistantly tberi' was a roar as
the terrified passengers arose like one
person ami made a rusti for the stern.
Never shall I forget the Imrror i that
scene and the terrible confusion tu it
followed. There ana nu checking that
frensted crowd, Most of the crew
were busy lighting the tire, and those
who were on deck were unable to
calm the fears of the women aud chil
dren. The captain rang the I II for a full
head of steam ami the boat shut for
ward like a race horse. A thick vol
ume of smoke rolled from forwa.d
and filled the lower part of the boat.
1 was compelled to cover my mouth
and nose with my arm in order to
breathe. Mingled with the smell of
burning paint and wood was the sick
ening odor of burning tlesb. The
women and children rushed about as
though bereft of their senses. Mothers
grasped their children ami rushed to
the side of the steamer and jumped
into the water only to drown.
"I saw several children with iheir
clothing on tire and their mothers vain
ly trying to put out the names with
their hands. I never saw tire sp.ead
with such rapidity, and in less time
than it has taken for me to tell you
this the whole forward part of the ves
sel was In flames."
She Soaaht Relief in I ea: h.
St. I.ouls. June IN. Suffering with a
nervous complaint for which she be
lieved there was no relief, Mrs. Flor
ence Harney. 27 years old. shot and
killed herself in her home. She was
the wife of William Lee Barney. The
body will be taken to Chicago, whence
the couple recently came.
Wilt Rnlar Ka.lt ti in to ."VOO.OOO.
Philadelphia. June IS. Dr. George.
F. I.ee. a chemist, announces that be
has discovered a method of produc
ing radium which wili reduce the cot
of the element from its present price
of S10.0U0.0UU a pound to ST0O,u0O a
Over the Fate of Gen. Bobrikoff,
Killed by Assassin's
ANOTHER OFFICIAL STRICKEN
When He Hears of the Death Finn
Senator Tells the Story of
St. Tetersburjj, June IS. The gov
eraor general of Warsaw was stricken
with paralysis when Informed of the
death of Governor-General Bobrikoff.
Helsingfors. Finland. June IS. The
Russian llug at half mast over the
governors palace proclaimed to the
people of Helsingfors that teu. Bobri
koff, governor general of Finland, was
dead. There was no excitement in the
city and no attempt at a demonstration
was made. The father, mother, broth
er and sisters of Cchauinann, the as
sassin of Bobrikoff, were arrested aud
subjected to a searching examination,
but they were released later ami al
lowed to return to their country
home. How far the Swedish party is
Implicated In the killing of the gov
ernor general has not been established
but the authorities are convinced that
Schaumnnn had accomplices who
found in the brooding, half-fanatical
student u ready tool.
Had Been Warned to Look Out.
Warning of the intended assassina
tion of the governor general reached
the authorities in December last, but
Bobrikoff. against the pleading of his
official family, declined au escort. A
few months later this warning was re
peated, and Bobrikoff thereafter was
attended by a small guard and a num
ber of secret service men. except when
Within the senate building the senate
having requested to le allowed to fur
nish protection for the general there.
General BobrifcOBTS body will le con
veyed to St. Petersburg June lu for
l.lnden Tell of the Crime,
Senator Linden, vice president of
senate, who witnessed the shooting
furnished the Associated Press with
the following account: "Schanmann
ica. bed the building a few minutes
before Governor Bobrikoff. greeted a
messenger, and did not betray any un
usual emotion. He ascended to the
third floor, and was seen peering over
the railing. No attention was paid to
his actions, as it was quite usual for
sight seers to thus get B peep at the
governor general. liobrikoff, in full
uniform, drove Up to the senate, dis
missid his aides at the door anil
started upstairs. At the same moment
Bchaumann started down stairs, and
he and the governor reached the sec
ond landing simultaneously. Scbau
mann held a revolver concealed in his
bands, and as be passed Bobrikoff he
shot him through the body.
Di.l Not Know He Was Wounded.
Governor Bobrikoff walked in the di
rection of the office of the committee
of justice, and Bchaumann followed,
tiring two more shots, One of these
shots striking the governor in the neck.
The murderer then pressed the mususle
of the revolver to bis own heart,
pulled the trigger, fell unconscious on
top of the steps and died fifteen min
utes later. Not a word passed be
tween Schaumann and the governor.
The latter in the meantime had suc
ceeded in opening the door and enter
ing the committee room. I asked him
if he was wounded, and he replied ,
No." Then I noticed that blood was
Bowing from him. and before I could
say any more Bobrikoff fainted."
SAYS EDUCATED WOMEN
HAVE LARGE FAMILIES
Berlin, June l& In the first ana
second sections of the Women's con
gress "University Study for YVoinrn"
was discussed by representatives of
Germany, the United states. Ureal
Britain, France and Denmark. In the
tirst section Muss Kearney Thomas.
president of Bryn Mawr college, spoke
on "The University Education of Wo
man In the United States" She de
fended university work for women
from the assertion that It overtaxes
their physical strength and renders
them unfit for matrimony.
Miss Thomas alleged that more men
break down from overwork in Amer
ican universities than women. Univer
sity women, she added, do not lose the
inclination to marry, and their fam
ilies are larger than other women. Wo
men must throw their entire influence
In favor of unrestricted co-education.
FIRE ALM08T WIPES OUT
SMALL MINNESOTA TOWN
Winona. Minn.. June IS. Fire al
most wiped out the little village of
Altera, near here on the Chicago
Great Western road. The flames start
ed in the large implement warehouse
of K. F. Simon and spread rapidly, de
stroying this building and contents, the
general stores of K. F. Simon and
K. F. C'adwell. the large elevator of the
W. w. Caigiil efsjsjaary (which con
tained no grain-, the tlreat Western
station, with four landed freight cars
and many other buildings. The total
loss will be from JMO.uuu to $5o.ouO.
Conditions Favorable for
Big Race at Chicago.
English Lad Favorite,
Then Moharib and
Chicago. June 18. Conditions are
favorable for a fast track and fast
time and a large crowd is at Wash
ington park this afternoon, where the
17th American derby is to be run.
KnrlUh Id Favorite.
English 1-ad is tne favorite, 9 to 5.
Other probable starters range from
to 1 to 15n to 1 in the following or
TO HUNDRED LIVES
Kesult of the Itecent storms in and
At. nit Santiago tie
Santiago de Cuba, June IS. The re
cent full of fourteen Inches of rain In
live hours, accompanying a hurricane.
has resulted in the death ot more tuan
a hundred persons. The most severe
loss was al the village of El Cobre,
where sixty persons wre drowned.
The river rose instantly, destroying tne
lower pari oi the village. Bodies were
carrieil eiui nines to iuc wax. jiuhj
bodies were recovered.
Six pet sons were drowned :it Dai
quiri, lourtceli at l-l uwuejr, nuu
many in the surrounding country. The
list is still Incomplete. All the bridges
at Cobre. several at Dttlquari and four
of the Central railroad s and miles o:
track have been destroyed. In the
wreck of the relief train at Moron two
employes were killed, but all the pas
sengers are safe.
SHAW THINKS THE
FAIR WILL PAY OUT
Satialled the Government Will
Back That Loan iu
St. Louis. June 18. Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw visited the world's
fair today. To representatives of the
press the secretary expressed satis
faction at the prospect for the finan
cial success of the world's fair, as in
dicated by the amount of the first pay
ment made on the government loan.
He said the payment was larger than
he had expected.
TATES WORKING HARD TO
HEAD OFF SENATOR CULL0M
Chicago. June 18. The I Hilars dele
gation to the national convention will
meet in Chicago Monday to elect a
chairman and perfect organization. Al
thought by precedent the place would
go to Senator Cullom. the Yates-De-Been
men are working night and day
to One up enough votes to beat Cul
lom and elect Yates to the head of
SENATOR FAIRBANKS KEEPS
SILENT ON VICE PRESIDENCY
Chicago. June 'is. United States
Seuator Fairbanks, of Indiana, ar
rived at the Auditorium Annex with
his vice presidential lsxnn concealed
atx)ut his person. "Really. I know
nothing about my alleged c.-i ndldacy,"
the senator said. 'Will jrou accept
the nomination, if tendered?" "Good
morning: I'm going to bunt up some
Hnl btoWH orr Y. Ujruaiblte.
Plgoornty. Ia.. uJne IS. While dyn
amiting stumps on his farm Samuel
Bow en, living near Delta, was in
stantly killed, his head being blown
off. He was investigating a belated
charge when it exploded.
LA FOLLETTE LOSES
Wisconsin Contest of Republi
cans Decided in Favor of
BY THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Question Will be Carried to Creden
tiala Committee and Per
haps to Floor.
Chicago. June IS. The republican
national committee yesterday after
noon decided one of the most impor
tant questions that has faced the
party this year when it voted to seat
in the convention Tuesdav the four
delegates at large from Wisconsin
headed by Senator John C. Spooner
The contesting delegation, headed by
GOV. Robert M. La Follette. was de
With Senator Spooner will sit Sen
ator Joseph V. Quarles, Congressman
J. W. Babcock, and Ehnil Baensch.
The action was taken by unanimous
vote of the committee's full member
ship. For five hours this body sat in
the coliseum in judgment on the con
test between stalwart and La Follette
republicans of the Badger state. In
less than five minutes after the argu
merits closed the decision in favor of
the anti-La Follette faction was given.
Gov. la Follette will appeal the fight
He will go to the committee on ere
deniials anyhow. Perhaps he will go
upon the floor of the convention and
state his case. The committee's decis
ion is said to make it certain that the
two republican state tickets will re
titaiu in the lield.
Must Curry the State.
"The action of the committee lays
upon the shoulders of Senator Spoon
er the- dutv of carrying Wisconsin for
Roosevelt," remarked one of the dis
grunt led "halfbreeds" last night.
HILLIS ENLISTED AT 13:
YOUNGEST AT ENCAMPMENT
Battle Creel;. Mich.. June is. -C. fit
Ilillis. of this city, is very proud of
the fact that he was the youngest
veteran at tin- State (l. A. It. eucamp
uient just dosed, and jn.il.al.lv ihe
youngest man who saw active service
in the war of the rebellion. The iues-
tion of age came up often, but not one
of all those who compared record
with him but were most lour years
Older. 1 1 i His enlisted in Toledo. O
under i'rovost alaranal Kent on Jan.
IS. 1804. He was 13 years of age on
the Christmas before.
Governor Bliss. Senator Russell A.
Alger and Congressmen Washington
Gardner walked In thu old soldiers'
parade. The Detroit man put up the
most soldierly appearance of the three
soldier-politicians, walking as straight
as if his years were less than half
the number. He was crowded closely
by Congressman Gardner, who Is a
tine-looking man. The three received
much attention. The parade is said
to have been one of the largest ever
held by the organization.
Major George II. Hopkins, of De
troit, was the only candidate for com
mander when it came to the election of
officers! and he was elected unami
uiously. The other officers were chosen
as follows: Senior vice commander,
John J. Cornwell, Battle Creek; junior
vice commander, I). J. Wilson, of
Jackson; chaplain, Lev. William Put
nam, of Ionising; medical director, W.
W. Boot, of Mason.
TWO NON-UNION MEN WILL
DIE AS RESULT OF A RIOT
Cleveland. June IS. Iu a light be
tween union and non-union structural
iron workers on t lie Superior street
viaduct Edward I inib. of Dayton, and
David Jennings, of this city, received
several bullet wounds and will proba
bly die. A crowd of twenty union men
attacked half a dozen DOO-unionistS
employed on the Rockefeller building.
Among the latter were Jennings und
Lamb. A number of other men were
badly ben ten. The police have made
several arrests in connection with the
THINK THEY SAW THE
MISSING SEELYVILLE BOY
Indianapolis. June in. City Marshal
Tucker, of Noblesville. reported to the
police that two men who had with
them a small boy. were s-eu driving
from Hamilton county to Indianapolis,
lie said the boy answered the descrip
tion of Richard Byers, the mlsskug
Scelyville boy. Tucker and a friend
obtained an automobile and started ia
pursuit of the men. They traced the
wagon to Illinois street, and the city
limits, where it was lost.
Japan In the Eln-hth OntaVy.
As early as the eighth century a
university had already been establish
ed in Japan thatMnclmh-d such modern
divisions as achools of medicine, e tides,
mathematics and history, and some of
the text books employed at that remote
period dealt with such subjects as the
diseases of women, materia medics and
veterinary surgery, types of text books
which appear to have been unknown In
European countries util about 1.000
FATAL TO BUSINESS
Dun A Co. Hays Attltnde of Business
Men is Chief Hindering
New York. June IS. Summarizing
the commercial situation. It. G. Dun &
Co.'s Review of Trade sayv: Industry
sutlers from an epidemic of ultra con
servatism, emanating apparently from
the theory that a season of depression
must come every ten years, while tin
coincidence of a presidential election
furnishes another precedent. As a re
suit stocks of merchandise bave been
reduced, railway traffic is lessened.
preparations for future business arc
curtailed, and less money is distribu
ted in the form of wages, while those
having capital to invest confine their
attention to the highest classes of
bonds, or bold back for still lower se
Retrenchment has made consider
able progress, wage earners as a rule
recognising the Importance of accept
lng reductions in pay. The lake strike
has been adjusted. leaving little fric
tton between employer and employe
As the season advances the crop out
look Improves, and there Is no funda
mental weakness in the nation's com
mercial or financial position. Evidences
of contraction in business are numer
Liabilities of commoreii 1 failures
thus far reported for June aggregated
$4,151,108, of w hich $1,854,762 were in
manufacturing:. l.S71)..'i!4 in trading
ami $41'..:.'ll, In other commercial lines.
Failures this week numbered '2o in
the United Slates, against 213 last
year, and 10 in Canada, compared with
21 a year ago.
$65,000 FROM CAR
Later Reports Indieate l arge Haul
Was Made on the North
Ttutte. .Mont.. June IS. The men
who held up the North Coast LIm
Ited Thursday night near Bearmoiith
secured ;.".... Ki from the Northern Pa
cific Express company's safe, widen
they dynamited. The scene of thu
hold-up was the same as that of a
hold-up that occurred n year ago. and
the train was the same. Itut a year ago
the thugs killed the engineer. It was
reported Thursday night that the en
gineer bad been killed this time, but
this is a mistake.
A passenger on the train says that
there were seven or eiht men In the
robbery. Two were on the train and
after it had reached the desired point
they covered the engineer and tin man
with pistols and ordered the train
stopped. Alter the robbery had been
ommitted the two robbers took the
ngiueer and fireman with them into
the woods, and the passenger says he
icard theeni challenged and the chal-
enge answered. Then he hearl the
sound of horses galloping away. It
is believed here that t'i" desperadoes
were members of the "Dutch lleury"
PARDON ASKED FOR HINSHAW
tltlon Will lie .Hisid.wi-,1 by Stat
ltuurtl of i'itrlon at It Meeting;
Next Tuenday Week.
Indiana poll. June 18. The petition
for pardon of William E. Hinshaw, a
life prisoner in the northern orison.
onvicted for the murder of his wife in
Hendricks countv. will be considered
:t the meeting of the board of pardons
: .nine s-s. i lie p.ipers nskinc for the
anion have been referred to the
mard, but no action has been taken on
them as yet. Friends of Hinshaw,
since his conviction, have been work
ing nntlrinslv for his pardon.
Hrushaw enjoyed a sixty-day purole
ast fall granted him by Governor lur-
In, that he iniKht visit his mother, who
was then thought to lie on her deatb-
led. I i. Klggin. of the board, h:is
Written Governor Iuirbiti tbnt the
quarterly meeting w ill be held on that
date. A score of other petitioi-s for
anions will probably be considered
y the board.
Mr.. Annie Work, on Trial.
Bloomington, 111.. June 18. The trial
of Mrs. Annie Cotton Works, of Ilele
Da, Mont., charged with the murder of
her former husband. Michael OoMott, In
this city In 1HS7, has commenced after
three days occupied in securing a jury.
Mrs. Works, who was married to a
EI elans man two years ago. was cap
tured In April at Helena altera search
i t In ir seven yea re. She pleads not
Officer Murder 1 J Tlinr,
Hault Ste. Marie, Mich., June 18.
William Irving, provincial constable,
was shot and killed by a man named
ChnrtrandL at Wehbwood, near the Ca
nadian Soo. Cnartrand is wanted for
burglarly at Ottawa, and Irving
tried to arn-st him as he was getting
on a truim i nanrana puueu a revoi-
er and shot the officer through the
In-art. then escaped to the woods.
Barber Will you have anything on
your race when I have finished, sir?
Victim I don't know, but I hope you'll
leave my nose at least.
Completeness of Defeat
of Stakelberg is
KUROPATKIN IN CHARGE
Rumor That One of the
sels is Sunk.
LONDON. June IC -The corre
spondent of the Dally Chronicle t Yin
Kow. in b dispatch dated tune it. ays
that General Kuropatkln left Li.io
Yang Wednesday last to assume com
mand of the army operating twarda
New Hut tie Hi u'iin.
London, June 18. The Dally Mail's
New Chwang correspondent says:
The advanced guards of General
Kuroki's army are colliding with the
Uussian forces fifteen miles south of
rashichao." The Daily Mail iu an
editorial says it thinks that the -or-
respondent is mistaken and ibat the
force Is a fresh Japanese army moving
from Slu-Yen to Intercept General
l.iire Number In Mianln-
Tokio. June 18. A total of 609 sur
vivors of the Japanese transports Bade
and Hitachi destroyed by Russian
warships have arrived at southern
pons. The Russians permitted (.10
non-combatants to leave the Hade but
their whereabouts are unknown.
Casualty KHtlmate Kalaed.
St. Petersburg, June IS. About
1,100 men wounded ai the battle of
VafangOW, including ."a officers, have
reached Lino Yang. The total of the
Russian's losses was about 2,000.
Stakelherg's force is marching north.
the railroad being unable to transport
more than a few thousand men.
Special dispatches say the Rus
sians had 42 battalions against 41
lapanese battalions. The Japanese
had great superiority in artillery, hav
ing more than 2. 'mi guns.
Survivors of Sad.. Arrive.
Nagasaki, June IS (I p. m.) Seventy-three
survivors from the trans
port Sado ai lived beru today. The
escaped in a boat and contrived a sail
from their clothing. Tic y met a IPit
isb steamer off the ls!aud of ikl at
5 o'clock Thursday afternoon and
were towed to a po:nt near Nagasaki.
The survivors say that the Sado's en
gines were disabled alter a few shots
had been tired by the Russians. When
the survivors left the scene tba
Hitachi was still afloat.
S rue or ISIood aud Death.
Stories of survivors of the Hitachi
are stories of blood and death. They
say that the Hitachi, three hours
after she was overhauled by Skryd
loff's squadron, attempted to escape.
The Russian men-of-war then tired on
her and soon her decks were running
with blood and hundreds of the Jap
anese soldiers were laying dead or
wounded. This was kept up until the
Hitachi sank. Many of tbe officers
und men on board committed suicide.
The Sado, the other transport, was
more fortunate, and the most of those
on board of her were rescued. She
grounded on tbe island of Okino. The
fate of the transport is still un
known. BEAVERS WANTS A WRIT TO
KEEP AWAY FROM CAPITAL
New York, June 18. Geo. W. Beav
ers, the former postofflce official who
is under indictment in King's county
for receiving bribes, was before Judue
Thomas in ftie United states District
court in Brooklyn on a writ of halieas
corpus secured by bis attorneys to
prevent him In-lng taken to Washing
ton on an Indictment found there for
a similar offense. Judge Thomas re
served bis decision.
MOTHER SAVES CHILDREN
FROM BURNING HOME
Kureka, III., June 18. The residence
Of Robert Moody. Jr.. was detdroyed
by fire. Mrs. Moody, who was sleep
ing ill an uper room with her three
little boys, took a sheet from the bed,
and towered the Children one after an
other to the ground. Then she tbsl
sheets to the bed and lowered herself
PRESIDENT ATTEND8 THE
WEDDING OF RELATIVES
Hyde Park. N. Y., June ltf. Presi
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt were guests
of honor at the wedding of Miss Helen
Roosevelt, cousin of the president and
Theodore Douglas Robinson, hla