The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on June 16, 1904 · 1
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 1

San Francisco, California
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Thursday, June 16, 1904
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I tOOlilililffi WMULJm 1 1, ml V V o J! nODKEN TALK! 0,69? ADS Were Published to "Till: L!XV1M:K" CIRCULATION INFLUENCES . ADVERTISERS 23,131 More Than Any Other San Francisco Paper. THE WEATHER Fnmratt BH'to " rrnnHsro for thirty hn ndln oihloliint Jim 1, W. Km rrsnelwo ! ! Cloudy Thur. dnj; light nulhrl ln.!, rhanglnf t brink wMtrlj, A. I. Mi APIK. tiutrl. t Kornpintpr, VOL. LXXX. THURSDAY SAN FRANCISCO, JUNIJ 16, 1904. THURSDAY NO. 163. I 11$ 1 p 1111 HIS 1! H III I lilll f If IBtlll IW PFHf STMXXX) DEAD RECOVERED ft HHifmHHHHmiHHHHHnHHHinHfunmHHffmmiw MISSING 7 A newt: V? f s 1 7 m ft , i l i iv v u a f A7vv y -j. .I O- -M, OV 1 7 JRr;fSW'SiSSWlRAS am. rS 7 11 hirrtr f. itfWMiBin ' i' uimi'ut EL 1 5, "Si:.- 1 NV' yyx V r mum wmm A? U' 1 i.i f r- Criminal. Negligence Turns Sunday: School Excursion Into Awful Tragedy. (8peoial by Leased Wire, the Longest in the World.) EW YORK, June 16, 1:30 A. M. Driven crazy by the horror and agony of loss, . two survivors of the General Slocum disaster have just committed suicide. I'Zv'P'io 2 a. m. to-day careful tabulation showed 000 dead in the Slocum tragedy, ajid officials declared that the number would reach one thousand.. . X :l r Physicians who examined the dead, piled up like cord wood, announced that three-' fourths of the victims had died from inhaling flame and smoke, thus showing that the ,boatw burned like tinder. ,; ' j : .: r i Bobberies of the dead added to the horror. Searchlights were used .to light up Li PslNIC-STRICKEN PASSENGERS JUMPING TO DEATH FROM THE FLAMING DECK OF THE GENERAL SLOCUM. DRAWN FROM TELE- I GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION B7C ARTHUR NAHL 4- i y"" ) y y - ... - bteamer Ueneral blocum Is the bcene of a Frightful Battle Against Death. the dead piled up on the river islands, and, while photographs were being taken by the Coroners, detectives were hard put to it chasing away the ghouls. Nino hundred and eighty-two tickets were taken on the boat, and that did not include 300 children and babies allowed to accompany parents and friends. The General Slocum was burned and later sunk off Rikers' Island yesterday and nearly a thousand mothers and children were maimed and injured. The boat had on board an excursion party of the Sunday School of the St. Mark's Lutheran church, of Sixth street. - ' - Upon New York has fallen the pall of a disaster greater than that which, only a short , time ago, plunged the whole city of Chicago Into mourning. Almost an entire parish has been wiped out of existence. V The horrible disaster of yesterday is almost beyond the power of the human mind to gra.sp. fn the early morning", there started from an East-river pier, a steamer laden with happy women and children. . . Last night the morgues of" New York, Harlem and the Bronx were filled with tha bodies of women and children drowned br charred beyond recognition by the fierce flames which swept oVer the doomed boat. ; ' The streets of the Bronx were filled with a procession carrying the dead and Injured .away from the waterside, and there Is' scarcely a house in the parish of St.-

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