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acres of alfalfa, 1 1-2 acres in cante loupes; fine water facilities; 3 room house; stable, etc., E. E. Pascoe, lib N. Centre St. EPUBLB House in Churchill Addition Wanted: I have a cash customer that wants a small home in this addition. Come In quick. E. E. Pascoe. HO North Cen ter st. H MB FIFTEENTH YE All. PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1904. VOL. XV. NO. 4( TV W ww -.fa E CLASH BEGINS Opening of a Battle Which Will Be Decisive NO FALLING BACK NOW An Engagement Between Outposts Amounting' to a Battle St. Peters burg Still Wondering What Hap pened at Port Arthur Thursday. St. Petersburg, June 27. Lieuten :,nt General Sakaroff's ditpatch re ceived tonight confirms th2 belie? that the gTeat decisive battle of ths cami pngn between General Kuropatk'n's main army and the armies cf Generals Kur'oki and Oku is imminent. The tflree armies probably aggregate 00,- r()0 men and their cutpests are today in touch all along the line. The' Japa nese evidently tried to draw Kuropat liin as far suth as possible, holding as nr. incentive a. check to the advance of Oku's main army. Meartlme Oku Kvung sharply to the eastward to Join Kuroki toward C ha pan pass, Kuroki at the same time inovitig a strong force by the right flank toward Hal Chens. The main Japanese advance cco tlnnes along the main Feng Wang Cheng-Liao Ya.ng road, avoiding the M?n-TI-?n rass by a detour to the north ward. The advance at all points is being attended by skirmishing. Noth ing is known here of thj exact pLit at which Kuropatkin's main fo:cs is concentrated, though it is believe .1 that a large part of the Lino Yang force has be?ri moved to a point be tween Kin. Chau and Xi-Tehe-KIno, According to an Associated Prcm dispatch from Ta-Tche-Kiao today, a large force has pushed southward fiom Ta-Tche-Kiao against Oku. Whila Kuropatkin is thus extending himself, the Japanese with great mobility tioern to be trying to concentrats for the purpose of striking the Russians in the 'lank and rear. Viceroy Alexieff's meFs;jf? tonight, with a brief dispatch from .Rear Ad miral Wisthoft, nava commander at Port Arthur, throws little additional light on the sea fighting oft Port Ar thur. The admiralty and empercr are waiting for further detail- with the same eagerness as the gc-neral pub lic. The latter today for the first tint received information through the mo Hum of foreign telegrams that a fight had occurred. The loss of three ve Hols of the Port Arthur fle't is admit ted to be a severe blow, esnscially if It was not purchased by a greater loss to the Japanese than is reported b Vice Admiral Togo. The meagernes of the report is greatly mystifying to the authorities, who continue to be lieve that there has been a nht which has not yet been reported. In absence of further information the admiralty is not disposed to criti ONLY 32 DAYS MOREs OU can't tell mouse how woman jump. Y this advertisement how 'many good shoes f we have to show you, that you really need, that we can save you a big round dollar on, and more. Come and see them yourself. A FEW NETTLETON MEN'S SHOES, worth $6 and $7 at ABOUT 36 PAIRS OF LADIES' HANAN & SON SHOES, worth $3.00; at 150 PAIRS OF BOYS' KID, CALF from the best factories in America, for every purpose, worth $3.00, at 24 PAIRS OF LADIES' LINEN OaFORDS, suitable to wear with sum mer skirts; cool comfortable, durable, and worth 73c a pair d J" more than we ask ABOUT 300 PAIRS OF LADIES' $4.00 and welt soles, all styles of lasts, able street shoes. They are worth price, at , ABOUT 200 PAIRS OF LADIES' $2.00 BOOTS, good, strong serviceable and stylish boots, th3 price Children's Shoes Something for Nothing N. C. WILSON, MANAGER SHOE DEPARTMENT M'KEE'S CASH STORE cise, although it is ailmitted to' have been unfortunate for the squadron it such a critical time that its command er should bs an officer like WlesthoTt, who though personally a brave sailor, never before flew his flag over a squad ron. It is pointed out that he could not have been forced to get out of Port Arthur, as the situation there is" not yet by any means desperate. . If lie fought his way fcack through the In vesting fleet it was because one of his patched up ships had broken down or for some other urgent reason. If ho arrived in the outer harbor at night h probably, did not want to go Into the inner loadn'.ead because the narrow ness of the channel made night naviga tion dangerous or possibly because onj of his ships stranded at the entrance of the channel. Nothing else could account for his remaining in the outer roadsted, where he would be exposed to the attfack of the Japanese torpedo boats at night. , There is belief that the Vladivostok I squa'dron put to sea on Saturday and is likely to be heard of in the Korean straits. . The Associated Press receiv ed a curious dispatch from its Russian correspondent ait Vladivostok, who too J pains to cay that Vice Admiral Skryd- lofT 3 squadron would probably be un able to go oat again for weeks, cs th!i ships have to go into dry dock for th purpose ot thoroughly over hauling their boilers and cleaning their hulls preparatory to putting to sea to meet the Baltic squadron. The Vllspatch added that one of the torpdo boats had been battered by the storm during the laut expedition to the Japanese coast. In conclusion the correspondent- says that nothing has been heard of Vice Admiral Kamimura'a squadron. The statement that Prince Ja me o: Bourbon was an eye witness to lim killing of the Russian wounded at Va fangow attracts considerable attention In official circles as the character of such testimony cannot be ignored. Of ficial action, however, is likely to be deferred until the reports of the Rus sian commanders have been received. War office officials arc disposed to re gard such acts as the work ot individ ual frenzied soldiers and they cannot believe, that it is the intention of thu Japanese commanders to countenance a programme of "no quarter." THE SQUADRON'S DEPARTURE, Alexieff Still Has Nothing to Say of its Return. St. Petersburg, June 27. Emperor Nicholas has received the following telegram front VJcoroy Alexieff, dated June 2": "According to reports re ceived from Rear Admiral Wissthqft and Rear Admiral Grigorivitch, dated respectively onJune 20, and 23 the sor tie: of the Port Arthur squadron was preceded by .prolonged work in destroy ing the enemy's! mines by means of nets : carried on all the ships' boats and on dredging flotillas. . . . "On night of June 22-2? a fight op curred off Port Arthur between our tor pedo boats nnd the Japanese torpedo boats in which Captain Bliosieff and Lieutenant Smirenoff were slightly wounded. "At two o'clock in the afternoon our by the looks of a far it can make a You can't tell from $3.75 .$2.85 AND RUSSIAN COLT SHOES stylish, strong, comfortable shoes. $1.85 BOOTS, lace and button, turn light, soft, dress shoes, heavy. dur- every cent of the former $2.55 .$1.35 5 to S. worth $1.50, at $1.10 8 1-2 to 11, worth $2.00, at $1.25 11 1-2 to 2, worth $2.50, at $1.60 With every purchase of shoes, amounting to $2.00 or over, we will give you FREE one bottle OT the fa mous TRILBY SHOE POLISH. Sells for 25c. panese ships and twenty-two torpedo boats were visible on the1 horizon. RUSSIAN RECONNAISANCE. Developed Into a Battle Lasting Well Along in the Night. St. Petersburg, June 27. The gen eral staff has received the following dispatch from Lieutenant General Sak- iiaroff, dated June 26. The following are the details of a reconnaisance of the Japanese forces made by a Russian de tachment on June 22 at Ayariamyna (Ai Yang Tien men). . At 10:30 a. m. the eawtlary of our advance guard drove Jhe enemy from the trenches of their advanced posi tions. At 1:20 p. m. four Russian guns of the mountain 'horse artillery had been placed 'in position aguinst the en emy's right flank which they bombarded with great success, the enemy .retiring. The retired tanks of the Japanese troops developed a violent fusilado which, however, was almost without re sult. "At this moment our infantry come up and four companiles were thrown against the right flank of the enemy's position one company being held in reserve to protect our right flank against the Japanese companies which were advancing. The enemy fell back under the energetic pressure of our forces for a distance of two or threa miles, evacuating their trenches at 4 p. m. "At the moment that our Cossack battery approached the enemy's princi pal position it was exposed to a con centrated fire of eighteen mountain guns, and within a few minutes eight Cossacks were killea and twenty weri wounded. The gunners at that time had the shelter of a stone building, but our two companies continued to repulse the enemy until the main position of the enemy was reached, when three re giments of Japinese infantry were dis covered. Having ascertained th strength of the -frnemy the commander of our detachment determined to' stop the advance anu ordered the moun tain battery not to changa its position in order not to expose it to unnecessary losses. "The enemy's right flank took the of fensive at 6 p. m.. ' Our two com panies of sharp shooters and a com pany of cavalry commanded by Seconi Captain Cerderberg, having dismounted put the Japanese battalion to full re treat by well sustained point blank volleys, which inflicted considerable losses. "The fight continued until nightfall Thanks to the darkness, we were abls to move our guards. A vacillating ad vance of the enemy's infantry was checked by the fire of our sharp-sbooi-fcrs and the fight ended at 9 p. m. "Our losses were Staff Lieutenant Col. Romciko Gourki. Lieutenant Col. Yakovlef. Lieutenant of Cossacks Ne vltoff. Second Lieutenant of Cossacks Nikolaieff, Second Lieutenant Schif loskl and Second Lieutenant Hoffman and twenty-six men killed and 53 men wounded, seven of them seriously. Th.; enemy's losses were considerable." RUSSIANS MOVING FORWARD. The Preliminaries of the Great Battle Are On. Ta Ceh Kiao, Llao Tung peninsula, June 27. A great battle seems to be impending. A portion of the Russian army has assumed the offensive against the Japanese forces under Gen. Oku, and it is reported that General Kuroki is moving along the Russian left flank against Hal Cehn. Severe fighting is reported to be in progress near the village of Ton Chen. All day yesterday Russian troops were hurrying southward from Ta Che Kiao. As night fell the battalions were continuously moving out briskly to the accompaniment of their battle cries. News has just reached here that Gen. Kuroki is marching on Hal Cheng. ST. PETERSBURG BREATHLESS. St. Petersburg, June 27. Net since the war began "has such an air of ex- me aamwaiiy. ine news received in the next few days is expected to Vrge ly deter-mine the fate of the present campaign on land and sea. Che Koo advices stimulate the sur mise that a great battle has . been fought at sea, and that the Japanese suffered heavily. All direct news from the land side Indicates an imminent and decisive battle near Ta Che Kiao. General Kuroki was only fourteen miles front the Russian army yesterday, ac cording to advices from the front. RUSSIANS KEPT THE COAL. Anticipated Finding of the Vladivostok Prize Court. Vladivostok, June 27. The prize court has condemned the British steamer Allentown, captured by the ; Russian Vladivostok suadron recently , In the straits of Korea, for carryins contraband of war and has confiscat ed the ship and her cargo of 6500 tons of anthracite coal valued at $500,000. ' The firm at Singapore, to which tho 'oal was consigned, is the same con , cern that supplied Japan with contra ' band during the Japanese-Chinese waf. The Japanese schooner captured lv Russian torpedo boats at the time of the recent raid has also been condem ned. The captains of the prize3 are allow ed a month in which to arpeal. I HAYT1 TO BE TAUGHT. A French Varship Will be Dispatched to That Restless Island. Berlin, June 27. The government has decided to send a warship to I'ort An Prince. Ilayti, after having agreed witn the French government that a simple; apology was not sufficient reparation on the part of the government of Hay ti for the recent stoning of the French and German ministers by the palace guard at the Haytian capital. What form of expiation the two gov eernments will demand is not yet known, but Germany has decided to ct harmoniously with France. NOT FOR GRAY He Positively Will Not be a Candidate at St. Louis CLEVELAND'S HIS CHOICE If He Should be out of the Question, the Delaware Judge Would be Con soled by the Nomination of the New TorK Judge. Philadelphia, Pa., June 27. A special dispatch to the Reccrd from Wilming ton, Dela., says: Judge George Gray today expressed his hope that former President Grover Cleveland would be nominated for the presidency toy the St. Louis convention. Next to Cleve land, he favors Judge Parker. When asked if his own resolution not to be a candidate had been changed by the Instructions of the Delaware dele gation in his favor and by the recent indorsement of his candidacy by lead ers in' the various states. Judge Gray said: "I have repeatedly stated that I am not and will not be a candidate for the presidential nomination. "I have also repeatedly said that I am in favor of Judge Parker If Cleve land is out of the question. Cleveland has Wen my first choice. If he does not receive the nomination I hope' it v.-Ill go to judge Parker." A WEST VIRGINIA BOOM. Parkersburg, W. Va., June 27. The West Virginia delegation to the St. Louis convention started from here to day occupying several private cars. They will launch a boom at St. Louis for John T. McGraw of West Virginia, as vice-presidential candidate. Mr. McGraw has twice been his party nom inee for United States senator and has been national committeeman for Wejit Virginia for eight years. THE OLD STORY RETOLD The StocK MarHet Yesterday Duller Than Ever. New York, June 27. Thtie was hope and some expectation In the cir cles of professional operators in. stcck3 that the new week openhwr would wit ness an expansion of dealings and a hroajieninsr of intfret irv the market, but the market proved even moro lit Jess and sluggish than usual. STOCKS. Atch.. 7278, p'fd., 95i; N. J. Cent., 161; C. & o., 30: st. r., i.; eis Four, 6ft; C. & S., 1554: 1st pfd., 48 V4; a t.vi va 'Pvt. !S54: Manhattan. . , . . " " " it t 1174; Metropolitan, 108V4; Mo. Pac, P2!i- N. Y. C, 116; Penn., 115V4: So. Pac, 46k; St. L. and Sin 'ran.. zna pfd., 43: U. P. 92; Amalgamated Cop per. 50; Sugar, 126: Anaconda, 72: U. S. Steel. fl; pfd, 55; Western Unln. SO.i. " - BONDS. IT. S. ref. 2s. reg. 101 Yt; coupon. 105: V. S. reg. 105?4; coupon, 106; U. S. nw 4r reg., 122; coupon, 132;' U. S. 4s, reg., 1C6U; coupon. 107U. METALS. New York, June 27. Copper was slightly lo-vvr in London, closiiTg n.t 5S 15s for spot and at 56 13s 9d ,fcr futures. The local market held steady, however, with lake quoted at ?12.6Z'S' 12.75; electrolytic, $12.50 12.62". and casting at $12.12!i 12.25. Lead was etoady and unchanged at $4.2001.30 In the local market and at" 11 10s In Lon don. Salter was a sfoiide higher 1ft New York, closing at $4.8004.90: al though London reported a small de cline, with spot at it. Silver, 55. Mexican dollars, 46. CATTLE AND SHEEP. Chicago, June 27. Cattle leceipt 17.000; Texana. 1,000. Strong t 10o higher; good to prime streets, $5.60& 5.65; poor to" medium, $4.505.50; stock rs and feeders, $2.25(f'4.1rt: cows, $1.50 4T4.B0: heifers, $2.005.25: canners, $1.50?.60; bulls, $2.00(51.25; calves. $2.505.25; Texas fed steers, $4.80J8 5.25. Sheep receipts, 18,000; steady; good to prime wethers, $4.25(ff5.00; tilr ta choice mixed, $3.504.50; western aheep, $3.50(fr4.75; native lamfcs, $4.(03v 7.00. western lambs. $4.00-5 5.00. WOOL AND HIDES. NEW YORK, Jun? 27. Hide aJ wool steady. GRAIN. Chicago, Jun1? 27. Liberal world nhipments and favorable returns from rl southwestern harvest fields had a weakening influence on the wheat mar ket today. September wheat opened at SVa to Slc, field up to 81(5Slc, and closed at S0T4c after the 'price Jva5 touched S0i September corn opened at iWAc to 4814c sold between 48lAc and 48?iff 4&',fcc, nnd closed at 4848c. After opening unchanged to 41?ic, SeptrinB r oats sold between 31?ic and 31Tic; clcs ng at 31 Sol Tic. HARVEST HAND RATES. A Big Boom in Santa Fo Business in Kansas. Topeku, Kas., June 27. Harvest hand rates on the railroads went into effect today and as a result the trains are being crowded with men going to the wheat fields in Central Kansas. The Santa Fe is doing a much larger busi ness In transporting harvest hands than last year. Much extra equipment is being put into use on account ot rush. DEATH OF A MURDERER. Shot Which He Fired Into His Own Head Proved Fatal. rtumford Falls, Me., June 27. John l.uro, aged 2C years who murdered Mlsa lAay Bunnell last night because she re fused to receive his attentions and then shot himself through the right temple, died todiy. He was conscious a part of the night, but failed rapidly until his death. He made no statement regarding his crime. Coroner Frd A. Porter decided an Inquest unnecessary, and if tho body is not claimed within a day or two it will be shipped to the Maine Medical school at Brunswick. A sister living at Great Works has been notified. The funeral of Miss Bunnell will be hold at Tydonville. from the home of her stepfather, DaviJ Isbistfi. NOTHING IMPROPER. Report of the Alleged Irregularities in Specimen Ppstagc Stamp.. ' Washington, June 27. The report Assistant Attorney General Charle.T H. Robb on the investigation of alleged Irregularities in the bureau of Third Assistant Postmaster General Edwin C. Maden in connection with the print ing and disposition of specimen posta,ra stamps has been submitted to the pres ident and was made public today. It finds nothing improper In Mr. Mad den's conduct and says the practice of the gratjituui distribution of a lim ited numebr of books lias obtained in th post nffU department ever .since postage stamps -were first printed. The report recommends that the practice be discontinued as "theoretically wronj Irom an administrative point of view.' A LOVERS' QUARREL.' The Young Woman Could See Nothing Worth Living for. Evanston. AVyo., June 27. Miss Nora Mills, daughter of James Mills, local agent for the Continental Oil company, committed suicide today by takinz Strychnine. She was 22, years of ae and Is said to have been disappointed ver a lovers' quarrel. o ON BASE BALL FIELDS Results of League and Association', Games Yesterday. NATIONAL LEAGUE. BROOKLYN, 1; BOSTON, 2. At Brooklyn R. h. E. Brcoklyn l io 0 Boston 2 5 2 Batteries: Poole and Bergen; Pitt inger and Needham. CHICAGO, 4; PITTSBURG, 5. At Chicago r. h. E. Chicago 4 5 2 Pittsburg ' 5 8 3 Batteries: Lundgren, Corridon and Wiilng; Leever and Smith. NEW YORK, 10; PHILADELPHIA, 2. At New York R. H. E. New York .' 10 10 3 Philadelphia 1 ..2 4 2 Batteries: Taylor, Warner and Bow rman; Fraztr. Dooin and Rcth. AMERICAN LEAGUE. DETROIT, 6; CHICAGO, 18. At Detroit R . H. E. Detroit.. 6 12 '4 Chicago 18 24 0 Batteries: Donovan, Stovall and Woods; Alcock and McFarland. . WASHINGTON, 2; PHI LA, 3. At Washington R. H. E. Washington 2 6 3 Philadelphia 3 9 2 Batteries: Jacobsen and Clarke; Bender and Schreck. BOSTON, 4; NEW YORK, 8. At Boston R. H. E. Boston 4 6 1 New York 8 . 13 ' 2 Batteries: Tannehill and Farrell; Powell and McGuire. At St. Louis: St. Louis-Cleveland game postponed; wet grounds. WESTERN LEAGUE. SIOUX CITY, 4; DES MOINES. 3. At Sioux City 4 9 4 Des Moines 3 9 2. Batteries: Kostal and Kelly; Hoffer and Towne. OMAHA, 3: COLORADO SPRINGS, R. At Omaha K. H. E. Omaha 3' 10 1 Colorado Springs 8. 10 1 Batteries: Pfeister and Gonding; McNeely and Baerwald. GILT EDGE INVESTMENT FOR SALE 40 acres of choice land, all in splendid stand of alfalfa, round and cross fenced, good well, dwelling house plenty of shade, water right in Maricopa Ca nal, situate west of town i n excellent neighbor hood. Owner leaving valley, will sell for low figure, upon reasonable terms, if taken at once. For full particulars call and see D WIGHT 6. BEARD Center and Adawa Street. M H ST. JOSEPH. 0; DENVER, 1. At ST. Joseph It. H. E. St. Joseph ...0 6 1 Denver .: 1 4 0 Batteries: Cable and Lucia: Dishl and Garvin. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Louisville: Louisville, 5; Toledo, 3. At Columbus:- Columbus. 10: Indian apolis, 2. At St. Paul: St. Paul, 7: Milwau kee. 4. At Minneapolis. Minneapolis, 3; Kan sas City, 1. FILIPINOS IN BOSTON. Wero Given a Reception By Governor Bates at the State House. TSostouv Jun 27. A reccpt'on Vy Gov. Bates at the state house waa ti-e first feature on the programme tod.iy for the visit of the Filipino comm's nloners !n this city. Gov. Jate wa assisted in receiving the vieito.s by several members of his staff. La:er the guests were driven to the Bcstcn public library and then to Cambrllgo t. visit Harvard university. Tl:r President Charles W. Eliot met tl3 Filipinos. o'- JOHN GILBERT MEIGGS DEAD. With His Brother He Built Famous Orrya Railroad in Peru. London, June 27. John Gilbert Meiggs, one of th? best-known and most highly respected Americans cf this city, died at his residence here to day.4 Mr. Meiggs, who was born in Nw England 77 years ago, had for the past thirty yoars lived In I-iOndoa. With his brother, Henry Meiggs, !ie built the famous Orrya raflroad In Peru,-which is still regarded as one of the greatest feast of engineering. SAVINGS INTEREST UP. Two New York Bankj Increase Rate to Four Per Cent Yearly. New York, June 27. Two more sav ings Institutions the Dime Savings bank and the Brooklyn Savings bank have increased their interest rate to de positors. Each of these banks has made a semi-annual declaration of in terest amounting to 2 per cent, for the six months. This equals 4 per cent, yearly and represents an increase of one-half of 1 per cent a year over the rate heretofore paid. A 3. & M. WRECK. P.illings, Mont., June 27. Passenger train No. 41 on the Burington and Mis souri was wrecked this side of New Castle, Wyoming, this morning, crash ing into an open switch and colliding , with a train of stock cars on a siding. Larry olden and a valter named Kin ny were injured. A JAMAICAN DISASTER Thirty-three Men Killed in an Im mense Pipe. Kingston, Jamaica, June 27. Thirty three persons were killed by an acci dent, which took place near Spanish Town (10 miles west of Kingston) this morning, in the main conduit cf the West Jndia Electric company, which operates the street cars from Kingston, and the shareholders of which are principally Canadians. Nearly 100 laborers had been detailed to remove sand from art enormous pipe which is a mile lqng and which con- l veys the water from the intake on the i Rio Cobre to the turbines of the power ', house. The work had practically been completed when orders were given to allow a small quantity of water to en ter the conduit. Through misappre hension, accident or carelessness ' the full force of the water was turned on. and a mad struggle to escape by means of the manholes ensued,-with the re sult that thirty-three persons were killed. FRUIT CAM! We have them in one aud two quarts. They are all Shop made. Remember we guarantee every can we sell. Also a full line of Preserving Kettles, etc. D. H. BURTIS, 15 E. Washington St. Coffee Al's. RESTAURANT: Ice Cream and Sherbets. Wholesale and retail. THE LAMSON BUSINESS COLLEGE Offers every inducement to the young person wishing to study Bookkeeping. Business Forms, Commercial Law, Arithmetic, Grammar. Letter Writing. Penmanship, English Composition, Spelling, Reading, Civil Government. Com mercial Geography, Shorthand and Typewriting. Come up to the College and lets talk the matter over. Right now is a gooO time to enter. College office Is open all day. including Saturdays. The Lamson Business. College, Fbcenii, Ariz. THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital $100,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits. J75. . E..B. GATJE, President. T. W. PtMBKRTOS, Vie PreJ-1nt. H. J. McCLUNG. Cashier. R. B BU It MISTER. Assistant Cashier. Steel-lined Vault and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes, General Bank tag Buala. Drafts on all principal cities of the world. DIRECTORS: E B. Caere. T. W. Pemberton, F. M. Murphy. D. M. Ferry, R. N. Fredericks, I.. H. Chalmers, F. T. Alkire. J. Ford. H J. McClung. THE PRESCOTT NATIONAL BANK PRESCOTT ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital, rtOO.000. Surplua and Undivided Profits. JGO.000. F M MURPHY, President. MORRIS GOLD WATER, Vice FrratJenC R. N. FREDERICKS, Cashier. , W. C. BRANDON. Assistant Cashier. Brooklyn Chrome Steel-lined Vaults and Safe Deposit Boxes. A rf n-ral bank ing business transacted. Directors F. M. Murphy, E. B. Gare, Morris Goldwater. John C. Herndon, F. G. Brecht. D. M. Ferry. R- N. Fn-dericka, Long Distance Telephone No. 661. . . 5L0CUM SEARCH The Coroner s Inquest Con ducted Over the Courso THE HULK INSPECTED The Probable Starting Pla.ce or That Awful Fire Tbe Members ef the Federal Commission ef Inquiry Ac companied the Expedition. New York. June 27. The coroner's jury investigating th? General Siocuin disaster was taken to the hulk of th" burned steamer at Erie Basin to&o. and after an Inspection cf the wrck and an examination of "several wit nesses proceeded in a tlke patrol bout over the route followed by the stamcr on the day of the ill-fated excursion. Commander WInslow. of the navy who with General Wilson, of the army was appointed to make the federal in quiry into the disaster, was on board the Slocum when th coroner and hi" party arrived. Commander WInslow was accompanied by Supervising In spector Gen. Uhlcr and District Hea.t Inspector Rodie. Commander Winslow compiled a descripticn of the Slo-um"s Interior as he found it. On board t?e Slocum. Coror.er Berry kd the tray t the forward hatchway, a fclarkeneJ opening in the midst of the pile of rot ting life preservers, tangled iron and half burned barrels. Terrance Me Manus, counsel for the Knickerbocker Steambcat company, was asked by th? coroner If he would concede that tint waa the spot where the fire was Hint discovered. Mr. McManus declined to concede to anything and Edwin Brando .v, assist ant engineer was called as a w!tns and answered the question affirmative ly. Former Fire Marshal Thomas Freel said he had examined the hold of th vessel. He found that the lire started in one of the barrels. "Hew can you tell?" "The barrel tells." Mr. Free! rrli- holding up one of the loosened stav "The blackened edges show !t wu burned from the bottom and from th inside out. There are ro marks of burning on the cutside. except In n small pl2ce where it burned through." After seeing all of the hulk they de sired, the patrol boat started ut th liver. Captain Edward Van Wart, chief pilot of the SUcum. took the helf.i and pointed out to the Jury the exec course taken by the Slocum- Captain Van Wart believes that Captain Van Schalck in running his vessel to Norfj Brother Island did the best tht could be done under the circumstances. The Inquest will probably be com pleted tomorrow. ITS UP TO WILSON. The Man Responsible for Santa Fe Machinists' Strike Must Taka Charge. Topeka, Kas., June 27. Mr. Wil son, the fourth vice-presider.t of th International Association of Ma Mo ists, is to take charge of the SuiU. F machinists strike tomorrow. - Mr. Wilson is charged with the rcsponsib'l ity for the present strike and it U th plan of the machinists to push th matter of the settlement one way or the other. The Santa. Fe management to lay re iterated its determination to hav nothing to do with the union. a they hava plenty of the b;tt kind cf ma chinists to fill the i'lacrs made vacan by the strikers SISSON, CAI GUTTED. Sisson, Cal., June 27. Fire smarted i a jewelry store and destroyed the m.i.i portion of the town- Tbe loss is S300000 with little insurance. FORD HOTEL: European and American plan. Parties desiring bus for any part of city call 'phone Main 512 or Main 73 Ford hotel .