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VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KYM FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1904. NUMBER 177. DEATH LIST GROWS Number of Fatalities From the Steamer Disaster is Placed at Over 700. OYER 500 BODIES RECOVERED. It is Believed That Many Reported Missing Are Safe and Will Be Heard From. Many Persons Were Injured During the Panic Following the Break ing Out of the Flames and 200 Are in Hospitals. New York, June 17. With unceas ing effort, search is going on for the bodice of those who perished Wednes day on the Gen. Slocum. Wlhat the list of victims will total scarce one dares venture a guess. Police and health department offi cials have placed the number at a fig ure as high as 1,000 and more, but Thursday night it was seen that the maximum fatality will not largely ex ceed 700. All day long anxious searchers kept up their eternal vigilance and at dusk there had been recovered 53C bodies, for the greater part women and chil dren. Up to dusk 499 bodies had passed through the morgue and of these more than 300 were identified. Streets lead ing to the morgue were blocked and only with difficulty could the police keep clear the passages leading to the long rows of coffins for those who came to search for the missing. Rescuers Grappling For Victims. Up the sound where the hulk of the Gen. Slocum lies submerged, showing only a paddle box, scores of small craft aided the tugs In grappling for the victims. Divers went down time and time again, and when their work ended for the day they declared there were no more bodies In the wreck. A score of times a diver reappeared aft er his plunge, with the body of a wom an or a child. Two of them coming to the surface together on one occa sion had in their arms two little girls Bisters clasped In each other's em brace, and their mother, It was thought, whose dead hand tightly clenched the skirt of one of them. As far as comes within their power, the divers searched the wreck from Btem to stern, but there were masses of broken timbers through which It was almost impossible to explore, and it may be that some will find a grave under these sunken timbers until the hulk Is raised, or the waters of the sound wash away the last traces of the wreckage. MISSING PEOPLE REPORTING. There Are Many Places Where the LivingCould Have Landed. There are a number of places where the living may have landed and It Is believed that many that are now re ported missing are safe, and eventu ally will be heard from by the offi cials who have the rescue work in hand. Indeed, Thursday night a sur prising number of persons reported to these officials that they had been saved, thus cutting the list of missing down considerably as well as the prob able mortality list. Many persons were Injured in the panic that followed the breaking out of flames on the Gen. Slocum and at least 200 persons were taken to the hospitals. Not a death has occurred so far among these and many of them have already been discharged. A Remarkable Case. Perhaps the most remarkable case in the many appalling experiences of those who were on the Slocum was that of Miss Clara Hartman, who was picked up for dead, towed behind a boat for teveral miles, wrapped in a tarpaulin and tagged as dead, and then recovered consciousness at the Alexander avenuo police station. It is now believed she will recover. Although many of tho bodies taken to the morgue were very badly muti lated and the clothing In many cases almost entirely burned off, valuables have been taken from them, and are In the keeping of the city officials to the extent of $200,000 or more. 'JEWELRY AND MONEY LOST. Several Victims Had the Savings of a Life Time on Them. Several of the men and women had the savings of a life time on them when they perished. Much Jewelry, It is reported to the police, has been lost, but an explanation may be found in the fact that it was destroyed by flro rather than stolen by ghouls.' Tho coroner's Investigation to fix the responsibility of tho disaster will begin on Monday next. Tho federal authorities as well as" the district a" torney also will hold an investigation and the society for the prevention of cruelty to children, through Its coun sel, has signified Its intention to push the inquiry to the utmost. Mayor McClellan Visits the Scene. Mayor McClelan visited the scene of the wreck with Health Commission er Darlington, to whom he gave direc tions to have all the bodies which are burned beyond any hope of identifica tion, buried at once In the Lutheran cemetery at the city's expense. He also authorized the heads of oth er departments to spend any neces sary sum warranted. Fathers frantic with grief, repre senting over two score of Brooklyn homes, spent Thursday searching the morgue and hospitals In Manhattan for wives and children who had at tended the excursion and have not since been heard from. DISTRESSING SCENES. A Boy Is Dumb Because of the Ordeal He Went Through. Henry Heintz, 12 years old, who lest his mother, his aunt, Hannah Luder mann, and his sister, Louise, Is dumb because of the ordeal he went through. He and his brother George were sav ed. They stood on the middle deck until it became too hot, when they jumped into the water. Henry held on to the paddle wheel and was res cued by men In a tug. When he re covered from the first great shock he could not speak. George declares his mother's and aunt's bodies were rob bed of diamonds and jewelry. He said his mother had a valuable diamond brooch and his aunt two diamond rings, all of which were missing aftei their bodies were found. In a number of instances Brooklyn families were almost entirely wiped out. These included the family of William Oelrich, which consisted oi father, mother, two sons, Henry, 11 years, Frederick, 8 years, and three daughters, Minnie, 7, Lizzie, -5, and Helen, 2 years. Mr. Oelrich had in tended going on the excursion but was obliged to serve as a juror. A Father's Grief. Jacob Michael identified the body, ol his daughter Carrie, 12 years old, late in the afternoon. He was slowly walk ing along the line of coffins when he suddenly halted and, with a moan, fell to his knees in several Inches of wa ter, and reaching into a coffin, raised the head of a child and began to kiss the cold lips fervently. He had to be dragged from the coffin by the police and was forced to leave the pier. The body of Lena Ackerman, 1C months old, was Identified Thursday afternoon by her father. Mr. Acker man was walking out on the pier when he saw some photographers slant a coffin against the side of the pier and attempt to take a picture of two bod ies therein. He recognized the fea tures of his baby, and rushing for ward tore the body from the coffin. It was some time before the police could persuade him to give it up. MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION. He Appoints a Committee to Receive Relief Contributions. Mayor McClellan Thursday issued a proclamtion to the citizens of New York on the appalling disaster of Wed nesday. He appoints a committee to receive contributions to a fund to pro vide "for the fit and proper burial of the dead and for such other relief as may be necessary. As a sign of mourn ing he ordered the flags of the city hall to be placed at half-mast. Tho society for the prevention of cru elty to children has issued an official statement through its counsel that the society will take determined action to fix the responsibility for the deaths of the little ones who were burned to death or drowned in the Slocum dls aster. SEVERE STORM IN CUBA. Forty-Five Persons Known to Be Dead and Many Are Missing. Santiago de Cuba, June 17. By Steamer to Manzanillo, June 16. Tho worst storm of a decade began Fri day and terminated Monday night In 14 Inches of rain which fell In five hours, accompanied by a hurricane. The lower village of El Cobre has been destroyed. Forty-five persons are known to be dead and scores are miss ing. Bodies are floating in the Cobre river. Twenty bodies have been re covered by boats patrolling the bay. A relief train bringing mall and pas sengers was wrecked at Moron. The fireman and mall agent were killed and two of tho employes were injured. The passengers are safe. The mines at Daiquiri are crippled and six of the employes havo been drowned. Tho pier has been damaged. The city's property loss is enormous. All tele graph and cable lines are disabled, Urooksvllle, Ky June 17. Four new rural free delivery routes were started from this place Thursday, DAMAGE SUITS. 0, Action 'Will Be Brought Against Gov. Peabody and Others. Denver, Col., June 17. Former Gov. Charles S. Thomas, it Is announced, Is preparing papers in behalf of James F. Burns, president and manager of the Portland mine, In a damage suit which Burns will bring against Gov. James H. Peabody, Adjt. Gen. Bell and the state of Colorado for $100,000 for the closing of the Portland mine by the military. Attorneys Richardson and Hawkins, acting for Charles H. Moyer, presi dent of the Western Federation of Miners, are drafting papers in a suit for $50,000 damages which Moyer 4s to file against Gov. Peabody, Adjt. Gen. Pell and the state of Colorado. Moyer's action is based on a charge of false and illegal imprisonment by the military authorities acting under the proclamation of martial law in San Miguel county. WARRANT FOR MOYER. He Is Charged With Aiding and Abet ting Murder. Cripple Creek, Col., June 17. As sistant District Attorney S. D. Crump Thursday wired Sheriff Itutan at Tel hiride to hold Charles H. Moyer, presi dent of the Western Federation of Miners, until K. C. Sterling, a secret service agent of the Mine Owners' as sociation, can bring him to Cripple Creek. Sterling left Thursday after noon for Teliuride. Moyer will be brought hero on a warrant issued by Justice of the Peace Patrick, charging him with aiding and abetting the mur der of Charles McCormack and Melvln Beck, who were blown up In the Vin dicator mine by an infernal machine explosion November 1, 1903. The warrant Implicates Charles C. Kenni son, former president of the Miners Union No. 40, who was arrested in Denver last Friday. TRAIN HELD UP. Engineer Killed and Train Robbed of a Large Amount. Butte, Mont, June 17. At 10:45 p. m. the North Coast Limited, the finest train on the Northern Pacific, east bound, was held up one mile east of Bearmouth, the scene of last year's hold-up of the same train, when En gineer O'Neill was killed. Three ex plosions of dynamite on the express car completely demolished it as far as reports are obtainable. The engi neer was killed in the fight with the robbers. The rear brakeman was sent back to Bearmouth conveying word of the hold-up. The plunder of the rob bers at this hour is believed to be large. The bandits, two in number, have escaped in the large timber of the mountains. A posse with blood hounds Is in pursuit. NEW KIND OF COTTON BUG. It Is Not a Member of the Weevil Fam ily, So Far As Known. Selma, Ala., June 17. A kind of cot ton bug not known to any farmers or cotton men in this section has been found in the cotton and specimens of the pest were Thursday sent to New Orleans. The new bug Is not a mem ber, so far as known, of any of the weevil families. It is very small but masses in such quantities that is seems like a blight. It is prevalent all over the country and already has done much damage. It kills every leaf and branch it attacks. LEVI Z. LEITER'S WILL, It Will Be Filed For Prohate Within a Few Days. Washington, Juno 17. The will of the late Levi Z. Lelter, of Chicago, will be filed for probate In the courts of the District of Columbia within a few days. The document is in the hands of a local firm of attorneys and all of the heirs have been communicated with. Replies have been received from all except Lady Curzon, who Is now in England. When Lady Curzon responds the bequests of Mr. Lelter will be made public through the filing of the will. The Jury Disagreed. Grand Rapids, Mich., June 17. The jury in the case of E. D. Congerman ager of the Herald in this city, charg ed with conspiracy In connection with the Lake Michigan water deal, came Into court and reported a disagree ment. They were discharged. The Metal Workers Take Action. Buffalo, N. Y., June 17.- The Amal gamated Sheet Metal Workers' Inter national Alliance, in annual conven tion Thursday, passed a resolution re questing President Roosevelt to in vestigate conditions in the Colorado mln.es, Peorja, 111., Juno 17. The last ses sion of the 17th annual convention of the American Association of Freight Agents was held here Thursday, JIM HOWARD CASE. The Time Extended For Issuing the Mandate. Frankfort, Ky., June 17. The cout of appeals Thursday extended for 40 days the time for issuing the mandate of the court of appeals in the Jim Howard case. The mandate 1b due now, and If issued Howard would be brought to the penitentiary at once, but Howard's attorneys expect to have tho United States supreme court take Jurisdiction in the case in the next 40 days, which would suspend -the man date of the Kentucky court till the su preme court passes finally on the question involved. Acting Gov. Thome Thursday par doned Henry J. Draudt, of Louisville, who was given a two-years' sentence on a charge of embezzlement. He had served over half his term, and the trial Judge, commonwealth's attorney and the jury that tried him all signed his pardon petition, as did Mayor Grainger and other officials. JACKSON'S APPOINTMENT. A Race Prejudice Now Threatens the Organization. Lexington, Ky., June 17. Race prej udices have broken out among local republican leaders, and which serious ly threatens to Impair the efficiency of the local organization, through tho appointment of a Negro, Edward W. Jackson, as rural mail carrier, for a new route which has been created In this county. The appointment was made Thursday by the fourth assist ant postmaster general. It is urged by the white republicans that the route has been created without cause or demand simply to enable the fed eral office holders in this district to carry out a political agreement be tween them and Jordan C. Jackson, a leading Negro politician of this city, and who was pushed for delegate at large from this state. The latter is a cousin of the appointee. IS UNDER ARREST. He Is Charged With Frightening a Woman From Her Home. Owingsville, Ky., June 17. An un known man went to the home of Josh ua Jones, near Wyoming, this county, frightening Mrs. Jones away with threats. He ate his dinner, then searched the house and stole some goods and a small amount of money. His description was telephoned throughout the county, and a man giv ing his name as J. S. Stork, of Los Angeles, Cal., was arrested on suspi cion and placed in Jail here. He de nies the charges. The Clay Model Rejected. Lexington, Ky., June 17. The clay model for the statue of me late Wil liam Goebel, which has been prepared by the Italian sculptor Moretti, Is not satisfactory to the monument com mission which met In this city, and another cast has been ordered made. Arthur Goebel, brother of the deceas ed, said the model was not a good likeness and several defects were pointed out Rioters Sentenced. Louisville, Ky., June 17. Crowds of Negro strikers who gathered around the plant of the Continental Tobacco Co., were dispersed by the police, and there has been no further trouble. Four of Wednesday's rioters were sont to the workhouse for a year In the city court. Judge C. C. Givens Resigns. Madisonvllle, Ky., June 17. Judge C. C. Given hns forwarded to Gov. Beckham his resignation as Judge of the Hopkins county court. This res ignation is effective July 1, by or be fore which time Gov. Beckham will ap point his successor. Schilder Is Indicted. Newport, Ky., June 17. The grand jury made a final report returning an indictment against H. J. Schilder, of Chllllcothe, O., who visited the Im maculate Conception parochial school and kidnaped his ten-year-old daugh ter Clara. Death of Thomas Van Meter. Eminence, Ky., June 17. Thomas C. Van Meter, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Eminence, died after an illness which has lasted back for several years. He was one of the most famous Shorthorn breeders in America. Two Murder Indictments Returned. Hopklnsvllle, Ky., June 17. The grand Jury has returned Indictments against Laura Bruin and two other Ne groes, charging them with the murder of Jim Bruin, whose dead body was found floating in a stream last winter. Engineer Drummond Dropped Dead. Paducah, Ky., June 17. William Drummond, aged 55 years, a well known river engineer, formerly of Du buque, la., dropped dead from heart disease In the rear of a saloon. Ho leaves. a. family in Pickwick. Minn. HE ADMITS DEFEAT An Oilicial Telegram From Gen. Kuropatkin to the Em peror of Russia. THE MUSCOVITE LOSS WAS HEAVY. Two Batteries of First Artillery Were Literally Cut to Pieces by the Japanese Shells. The Japs Attacked the Right Flank With a Superior Force and the Russians Were Compelled to Retreat By Three Roads. St. Petersburg, June 17. Emperor Nicholas has received the following telegram dated June 16 from Gen. Ku ropatkin: "I have received the following dis patch from Lieut Gen. Baron Stakel berg, dated June 16: " 'Yesterday I had intended to at tack the enemy's right flank but just as our troops had been assigned for the purpose and were beginning to successfully envelop the enemy's right flank the Japanese in turn attacked my right flank with superior forces and I was compelled to retreat by three roads to the north. " 'Our losses are heavy, but they are not yet completely known. " 'During the engagement the Third and Fourth batteries of the First ar tillery brigade were literally cut to pieces by the Japanese shells. " 'Of 10 guns, 13 were rendered com pletely useless and were abandoned. " 'The conduct of the troops was ex cellent, a large proportion refusing to retire until after they had been repeat edly ordered to do so.' ' The popular disappointment felt in St. Petersburg over the result of Lieut. Gen. Baron Stakelberg's fight, which It had been hoped for the past 3G hours might turn out to be a victory, is tem pered somewhat by the knowledge that the Russian force was overwhelm ed by numbers. Gen. Stakelberg does not attempt to conceal th'e seriousness of his losses, but his report and the report from all other Russian sources agree that the retreat was In no sense a rout. The fierce character of the fight is made evident by the fact that the Russians were again forced to aban don their guns, thus indicating, as in previous encounters, the superiority of the Japanese artillery. A SURGICAL OPERATION. Six Stitches Taken In a Man's Bullet Torn Heart. Chicago, June 17. The surgical op eration, said to have been but once before successfully performed in sur gical history, is believed to have been accomplished here, saving the life of 15-year-old Edward Peltz, who had attempted to commit suicide. Peltz fired a bullet into his heart while de spondent over the loss of employment. With death impending at every tick of the watch, Dr. Wagner, of St. Jo seph's hospital, placed six stitches In the bullet-torn heart, effectually stop ping the hemorrhage. The condition is said at tho hospital to warrant tho belief that the patient will recover. Complaints About American Malls. London, June 17. There have been stronger complaints than usual this week about the delay In the American mails. The Hamburg-American lino steamer Deutschland, which left Now York June 9, arrived at Plymouth at about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and the mails were delivered in tho evening. Moorish Troops Land at Tangier. Tangier, Morocco, June 17. About 400 Moorish troops of the worst typo were landed here Thursday. Thoy were sent by the sultan for the pro tection of Europeans. Theso troops had an exceedingly bad reputation nt Casa Blanca, whence they came to Tangier. A General Murdered. St. Petersburg, June 17. Gen, Bob rikoff, governor general of Finland, was shot and mortally wounded at the entrance to tho Finnish senate at Hel singfors. The assassin, a man named Schaumann, a son of Senator Schau man, Immediately committed suicide. Quiet Prevails in Armenia. x St. Petersburg, June 17. Latest re ports from the Russian consul in Ar menia show that comparative quiet prevails there. Ho Is acting in har mony with his British and French colleagues In elaborating a plan to prevent a recurrence of disorders. St. Louis, Juno 17. World's fair of ficials aro very much pleased with the financial condition of tho fair as In dicated by tho payment of tho first In stallment on tho government loau, whjch was made Thursday, . .. . -