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1 VOLFME L ^ FAXR3K^ WEST ^'IKGIXIA. iWil^ Jl'NE 17. 1004. XU3IBEE 52.
{ "WASHINGTON, .June, 17.?The
1 -State Department has received a dis\
patch from "United States Consul Har/
ris, at Nagasaki, Jaiian, confirming
\ She report that the Russians sank a
/ Japanese transport with 1,000 men
) -~a hoard.
I ZJnited "States Minister Griscom, at
t Toldo, cables the State Department,
} Trader to-day's date, that Air. Wash(
tear, of the Chicago, states that Hec\
Srsr-iFulier, the missing representa!
tise of the Indianapolis News, was ar
( jiesfced at Port Arthur on June is.
f JKAGASAiCI, Japan, June 17.?The
V -Japanese transport Katsono Maru to/
tjay fouled the Yama Tokan. ofl Majia,
} -asm! the former sank.
p ' WASHllfe"Tt)N'" D. C., June'17^
/ The Japanese Legation here received
I The following cablegram from Tokio
< this morning: "On the morning of
-Jane 15, the Vladivostock squadron,
i easoshrting of the Rossia, Sromboi and
, Etarik made its appearance in the sea
L vjf Senkai and attacked our transports.
| "Hie Hitachi Maru was sunk and
/ . tfihere escaped only a few survivors.
V The Sado Maru was torpedoed,
) That not sunk, and the majority of her
) men are supposed to have been saved.
"The tate of the Idsumi Maru is still
..-in known.
^ A Shell Killed 200.
[ TOKIO, June 17.?The survivors of
/ s3? Japanese transport Hitachi Maru
\ Torluch was sunk by Russian warships
( 3n the straits of Korea on Wednesday,
have arrived in Tokio. They tell
i the story of the loss of the vessel as
y -follows: '
V "At 'seven A. M? the Russians were
-=;-!vnt?>d The Japanese attempted to
( *j?scape. but at 10 o'clock the Russians
F opened a.terrific fire, and in a few
t tminntes the decks of the transport
f crone covered with corpses. A shell
J _ astvuck the engine room and killed
[ 200. At six o'clock in the evening
I t?he Hitachi Mam sunk. Captain
J "Campbell, the English commander.
| Jumped overboard and is missing.
I The chief engineer was killed on the
/ -btrldge. Colonel Esuchi, commander
) -of the troops, ordered the Hag burned
v. when he saw all was lost, and he
"v and the second mate and other ofti
-cers committed suicide. The survi rors
were rescued by the transport
i "Tosa-Maru."
j v LONDON, June 17.?A dispatch
1 'firom Toklo this evening reports that
Japanese Admiral Kaminura. who is
i ^pursuing the Russian vessels which
\ \ smfk the Japanese transports in the
if Straits of Korea, has caught up and
V sstntk one of the Russian vessels oft
i Shim an e Ken, on the Northern coast
} -of Japan.
PARIS, June 17.?According to a
/ . ?2spatch received from St. Petersburg,
i" s naval battle is in progress near Tsu
Islands, in the Straits of Korea.
i' . ,.
< Laid to Rest.
J The remains of Lewis A. Linn,
( vhose death was noted in yester/
. Say's West Virginian, Were buried in
Linn cemetery this afternoon by Un1
?3ertaker Musgrave. A large number
, of Zrlends and relatives were present
to pay their last respects to one who
had been one of their leading citi
n n n *p o Mfr&aT
run id ifesi i
CHICAGO, 111., June 17.?Senator
Charles W. Fairbanks arrived here
I this niorninc. He said: "I am sim
ply a delegate to this convention and
have nothing whatever to say on the
Vice-Presidential situation. I shall
give out no statement. Why should I
give out a statement? I am just in
from Delaware, Ohio, where I attended
commencement exercises. That is
all I can say."
Eyexy effort?willl.ie, .made by. Fairbanks'
friends to get him to give out
a statement on the Vice-Presidency
or allow it to be understood that he
would like the nomination.
Any one in Fairmont who reads
anything about police court is, in a
WilJ, UULjUttlULCU t> lllA tjiin .ucauo.
Drunk and disorderly, abusing his
wife, are what a. person thinks of
when he sees Jim. He is almost a
hopeless wreck, and of late has'been
inhuman to his wife and children.
Half the time he does not try to provide
for them, and even wants to take
the money which his by far better
half earns by taking in washing. The
people living near his home in the
First ward are tired of his cruel
treatment, and last night they or
some others called him to the door.
When he came, strong arms were
thrown around him and he,was taken
out into the street where he was reminded
of the times he used to run
off and go fishing and his father came
after him with a beech. Men were
there in the street with all kinds of
strong switches, and they were laid
011 him with such force that the noise
awakened the neighbors for several
squares around. So severely was he
whipped that he is in bed to-day.
His poor wife was scared until she
fainted, and one of the children went
II11U spaaiuo. oim "ao liiauc iJiumise
that he would never take another
drink and never abuse his wife again.
The people who did the whipping are
not known, and nothing can be (lone
with them.| It is hard to tell what
effect this will have on Jim's future,
but if it reforms him it certainly will
have been a good thing.
Stole a Buggy.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va., June 17.
? (Special.)?An unknown man stole
a horse and buggy last night belonging
to Laugh Bros., carriage makers
of this town. This morning they
were found at Point Marion. The
buggy had been sold and the horse
had been put in a livery stable to be
fed until called for. The man was
not caught.
If you are in need of a bicycle we
carry a complete line from $20 to $40.
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mosphere will be filled with wreckage
NEW YORK, June' 17.?The
morgue figures q? the Slocum's dead
remained unchanged up to three
o'clock this afternoon. While a number
of bodies had been recovered at
the scene of the wreck they had not
reached the morgue and were not recorded.
All but 51 of the 590 bodies that
had reached the morgue have been
identified. The response to Mayor
McCIellan's appeal for aid for the
families of those who died in the
horror has been prompt and gratifying.
Up to noon to-day $S,149.S5 had
been received by the relief committee.
NEW YORK, June 17.?Another
step toward the grave was made in
the Slocum tragedy to-day. Five
hundred of the dead lay in their late
homes shrouded and encased for
burial. Funerals will take place today,
but the great bulk of the dead
will go to their last resting places
'Tim ci rlr?lrf>n
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district is swathed in black.
Besides the black, white and purple
crepe on the doors of hundreds of
houses denoting the presence in the
buildings of victims of the tragedy,
hundreds of other houses and stores
have been decorated with long, wide
streamers of blaclc, indicating the
sympathy of the entire community.
The majority of the dead so far
recovered have been identified and
nearly 500 bodies had been claimed
and removed by friends or relatives.
Less than 100 bodies remain on the
East Twenty-sixth street Pier at 9
o'clock, but scores of persons were
again at hand looking for their dead.
It is still extremeiy difficulty to estimate
the number of missing. Some
of the city officials stick to the figure
given yesterday that over 1,000 per
It is believed, however, that this Is
an exaggeration, and that when the
story is all told, the dead will be
found to number about S00. The men
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Til strew the waters with these noati n
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to whom has heeh assigned the gruesome
task of recovering bodies from <
the wreck and the waters of the 1
sound were .it. work at an early hour
this morning. They were finding t
bodies tnor'e slowly this morning, but t
lliey will stick to their task for some C
days to come. The wreck will he :
thoroughly searched to-day. The 1
wreckers who are at work on the hull t
will try to lift the port side of the <
Slocum. which is resting on the mud. 1
It is believed many will be found en
tangled in the port paddle box. i
Bodies are now being recovered in 1
the East river, miles from tile scene t
of the accident, where they have been c
cnrrid by the tide. It is believed that c
many victims will be so found. I
Scores jumped or were thrown from <
the steamer into the channel during i
the wild flight of the Slocuna for the t
beach, and the majority of these bod- i
ies have drifted away with the current a
and will be picked up* miles from the t
scene of the tragedy. T
The pier which has heen convert- 1
ed into a morgue, was closed to all but
officials at midnight. This was done c
to enable attendants to etnbaim the c
hodies that remained on hand, as ae- r
composition had rapidly set in among 1
most of the remaining corpses.
All night long, mothers with babes C
in arms huddled against the dock r
fences and stared with vacant, won- I
dering glances through the windows I
at the coroners' clerks who were r
working on the lists of identified dead I
as if waiting for some sign that would i
tell them of their missing. r
When (lawn came men, women and 1
children filed anxiously down Twenty- ?
sixth street to the house of the dead, 1
and- again the grief scenes of yester- '
day were re-enacted. During the '
night the unidentified dead had been *
placed in two parallel rows down the
pier. Two men were busy chopping
ice all night to keep the bodies sup- (
plied with ice to preserve them. 1
Through the lines of dead the search- i
ors passed, stopping hero and thero <
to look intently at a face and exam- i
ine some piece of clothing. Many i
not finding their own returned and 1
sat on the pier ends and waited in <
hopes that the next steamer or tug i
would bring their dead. . When an i
identification, was made a permit 1
would be granted, to remove the body i
from the dock; Long lines of black 1
undertaker wagons were lined up in <
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FOILED.' MA.'HAIrtryoy^t.'fr
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g mines of mine and mayhap the at:he
street leading to the morgue, and
all day men were busy carrying the
* * ?v-~ ?onnc Tlio
Ciena in uuam iy uiy. ?. new,*? supply
at coffins at the command of
the Department of Charities was exhausted.
and Commissioner Talley oriered
thai as many as were needed
should be bought of the dealers. The
family of Henry Mlllitor, of lift. Vernon,
was wiped out.
Mr. Jilllitor lost his wife, his eight
children and four sisters-in-law, all of
vliom were at the morgue.
Four different and separate Investigations
are unrier way looking into
he cause of the disaster. Secretary
flortelyou. of the Department of Commerce
and Labor, lias arrived here
vith inspector Uhler. He will conblue
investigation commenced by
flhief Inspector Rodie, of the Steam>oat.
Inspection Bureau.
The first of the funerals were held
his afternoon, and through the long
ines of saddened people the coreges
made their way to the .Lutheran
jemetery in Brooklyn. The officials
if the cemetery have tendered many
dots for the burial of the unidentified
lead. Most of the funerals will bo
leld to-morrow and Sunday. Four
indertakers within four blocks of the
-utheran church have one hundred
md forty-five bodies in their charge
ind thirty-five undertakers between
fenth street and Grand street report
liar, tney nave an iney vu.u uu,
John Rice, a diver, examined the
ibarred hull of the Genera! Slocum.
iff Hunt's Point, this morning, and
eported there were many bodies in
he submerged paddle box.
George B. Cortelyou, Secretary of
Commerce and Labor, proposes a full
ind complete Federal investigation
>v- his Department, and he will take
>ersontil charge of the inquiry. Secretary
Cortelyou said: "Robert S.
lodie, inspector of the second district
n New York, has made a long statenent
to me regarding such facts as
le has been able to gather. I wish to
my that a most thorough investigation
vill be made of this awful tragedy.
purpose to give it my personal atention
until the matter is finally setled."
WASillBliTUW, June i i.? uiiuer
lirect orders from the President Secretary
Cortelyou will not only make
i thorough Investigation of the Slo;um
disaster and punish the government
agents connected with the inspection
of the vessel, if any such be
tound guilty, but will probably recjmmend
an entire revision of the
steamboat inspection regulations and.
method's of procedure. One result
ivill be that there-will be no more' remission
or reduction of fines except
lor most potent reasons, political
sonslderatlons being eliminated. ,
will fly to Fairmont next
B^ir.ht and early this morning a
t-jlej-rr.m was received freer, W. R.
H'ijs str.tlrg that Fairmont had secured
the next State convention of
Eaglos. provided the t:-i-State reunion
riiie is abolished. The members of
the Real aerie have worked extremely
hard to secure this, and the few who
are in town to-day feel justly "proud of
their success.
Grant Strosnlder, a farmer living four
miles south of this city, was run over T;
by the fast line due here at 2:IS
P. 11., and was instantly killed. Ho
was seen in town a short time before . i
the accident in an. Intoxicated condi- ~i
tlon. He was lying across the track . A
near the Brooklyn junction, and tho '
engineer did all the could to stop his
train, and when It struck him it was
not moving at a fast rate. His head
was crushed and both hands badly ' j
-rur i ice? r\tr nv.
DT int.
BUTTE, Mont., June 17.?The
North Coast Limited, through train
east bound on the Northern Pacific,
was held up J>y three masked robbers
at 11 o'clock last night' two * miles
east ok Bear Mouth, a small station
east of Missoula.
The baggage and express car was
blown up by three charges of dynamite
In the effort to get at the express
safe.. The safe was blown
through the roof of the car and
about fifty feet to the side of the
track but was not opened, the contents
remaining intact. The railroad
officials claim the robbers secured
very little of value. Posses started
out from Bear Mouth,. Drumming-and
Deer I.edge, the latter. posse headed
by Colonel McTague with blood
hounds front the State penitentiary,
but did not reach the scene of the
robbery until the robbers had several
hours start.
ST. PETERSBURG, June IT.?Genernl
Bolirikoft", Governor of Finland,
who was shot-by an assassin festerday.
(lied last uight. Thoy say lie was
the most ruthless tyrant in the country.
The assassination is said to- be ; .
the culmination of the unrest among
the Finns, which had been growing . .
since the Russo-Japanese war broke
The fooling at nelsingfors against
the governor has been strong. The
workmen th'ere have held large meetings
recently at which both the Czar
and Bohrikoff were openly denounced. ' .-i
The police dared not interfere with . 'M
rln so meetings because of the popu- , |
lar sentiment.
A dispatch received late..- to-day
stated that Finnish landers who had'
fled from Helsingfors are now plan- Tuning
to return there In aisguise with
a view of taking part in a revolutionary
Sandy Andy Won,
Cravesend, fifth race, five furlongs,
A n r\ v 7 to rk ? rr r5 to F. \uor! - t^Hni
Confessor 2 to 1, second. Gray tad
third, time, 1:014-5.
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J. More Sunshine To-Morrow.
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.1. 17.?For West Virginia:
A to-night: Saturday
A -warmer.
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