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VOLUME XV. NO., 200.
MABION, OHIO. ITHIDAY EVENING. A1ABCH 2J. 1907.
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THIftTY ODD PERSONS
Southern Pacific Express Train Strikes an Open
Switch While Going Forty Miles an Hour and
a Disastrous Wreck Results.
Of the Victims Only Two are Americans the Others Being
Italians Enroute From New York to San Francisco
Day Coaches and Baggage Telescoped and Passen
gers Were Horribly Mangled-rCrew of a
Switch Engine Lett the Switch
, Colton, (Jul., March 20. A iHsas.
Iioii'h wreck on tho Southern Pnclflc
ocfiinod one and a half mlloi cost
of 'this town shortly nttr 4 oclock
Thurwlay aftornonc, when west
ltoutjil train No. 0, from New Or.
lean's for Snn Francisco, ran Into an
open switch whllo roIiir 40 miles an
hour, and 10 of, tho 14 cachc3 wcio
derailed. Twenty-six persons aro
known to have hecn killed and tho
list will total much higher. The
RAILROAD STRIKE MAY
Chiefs of .the Trainmen Declare That no Strike will be De
"N clared Without the Government Being Given
an Opportunity to Mediate.
' 'Oileitsb, avcii L'n.-"NT(i strike
tvillf. caleij until wo Ifnve given
t fiS?frjivoriimpift. tin opportunity to
mcrtiiuc,' di'eliticcj Onrretsou and
lorrifioy. ' ranil duel's of llio
trnimnen, niter n conrcrcnco this
ninrniti. At- Hie meeting o.C llio
sliiko lionrd latified tho deeWon
o' llio leaders.
Clmiunn'it Knnpp of tlio Tnlcr
ptate Commci'po ComniUinn, and
V. S. LaliOr rominiioner Xeill
me Hpeeilinfr 'lYtfin Vusiiutnn to
(Miit'ng. Tliey lmpo to avert tlie
ntnkc. Tim conservative altitude the Lnlinaii act. iw limy say rimir
of (he men has reassured llio pub- nun KnaJjip,, who would 'appoint
lie, and il. is- now beljovcd Hint if llio rnilioiul manalcN.
One-Thousand Peasants are Killed and Hundreds Wound
ed in the Attack Made Under Government
' Orders Upon the Rebellious Villagers.
lludiipcsl, Uunsnry, March 21).
The torrililo 'shuighlcr of plicas
nnts in Jfnniiiiiniiv was followed by
llio bfwpbardmc'iU pf the rebellious
villages, undpr frnvernment unlets.
In (he tanglo it i ippoiled that
nenily 1.00(1 nenbants wcio killed
and liimilicf's wouudeil. .Seveial
villape.s weio eninjileluly deshoy-
',, American Railway Company
wfliw?Hi8 a' Hold Upon
"WV Porto Rico.
San Juan, V, U., March 20.
Jflmcs eabody, or Chicago, the
railroad oxpeit detailed to advise
Ond assist tho governor of Porto
Jtlco in adjusting railroad tates and
-,. vcvlslnK the frolght classification
,i jiiww in u?o
has completon) his In.
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,5 IW m 'IffWO ifPWBOrty says in ms repiri Kusur mi -u seventy.rivo, iMirrel oil I f ' ' -
iyJ'.', k , ' cUUTtkaAmnHnaii nnllrnml iiinOianv well. Leases .BltT? k.I,l',ut - ' ...- ' . . -.' ' 'Av.;,
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r iS,-" KWfflfovnlroi of H 'the bltaht, IlKure nm Z -T U - -. wJZLLi L- S ,? --..
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Injured miml:r a'lout 100, many of
whom will die. .
The wreckc.l roaches ere hurled
In oveiy direction. Four of them
'woio snuuihcd Into pllnleis. Most
o' tho dend ware Italians from New
York and Now Orleans. They occu
pied the shiokcr and day coach.
Tho dead were terribly mangled.
Eighteen wore tnken to Colton by 8
oclock and eight additional bodies
could be seen underneath one of tho
the radicals can lie ipMraincVl"un
til Monday (lie (lander of n
Ktiikc will pa.si.
Jlorriisoy Mill declares th ratl
Miniisinn1! inako conceiioim to tho
ilcmaii(lcl. or, tlie stiiko will, lio
called, hut the railroad iiiaiuiers
Miy (hit is a "blulT." The mnn
agciN me willing: to ncccpt the
Civic Federation to aihitralo but
the weikcih declare they would
not icceivo fair ticntment at the
bauds o. the federation. Tliey
al-o object lo urbitralioit under
eil and the country dev'aslnled.
Uoiimaiiia in p'raclically ill' a
slate icge. anarchy boijijr uinied
al. Clasheh bel )vccn ' llio honips
and jicasanls are ficquunt nnd Hie
thioue is lliieiitened.
Some instances tho (ioojis io
fiised to flic in tho pciiMiuls, lint
liiincil guns on tliu officers and
lines; that the rolling stock is old
and Inndeipialo to tho needs of tho
lnci casing shipping lntoiests; ''that
tho business methods aro antlquat.
ed; that 'piofeientlal rates nro clv-
oi! that poor discipline provails nnd
that tho roads are noprntcd under a
filmchlso of the Snanlsh uovern.
niant-.iwhlch pioiliules the executive
eoiinoH fiom inteiferlng with pres.
enl conditions. Legal action Is the
Silly reUot jiosslble.
tr, Pnbody recommends the
adoption of a system profitably based
on their .former earnings nnd pioh-
anie increases during th0 next five
years and the formulation of rules
governing the passenger traffic.
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RICH OILAWD GAS l
WELL IS FOUND
JBrInkhaon, 0,, Hnih 2!). -A
well on tho .llarnca farm wns stmt
Thursday ninliroved to bo 1,500,000
IN A WRECK
nverfurnod nnd demollnhori eaia
This! car could not. be raised until
a derrick w.is brought from ls
Angeles, 0.0 miles nway.
The Injured were carried to this
city in vehicles 6t all sorts and the
Colton hospital h quickly, filled
lo Its capacity. Manv were Uion
taken to. the Presbyterian church
and to pilvate residences.
lint two Americans nru known to
have been killed, nltboiigh sovcal
of those among the Injured will iin.
George L. Sharp, of Muncle, Ind.,
was IiiBtnntly killed. The baggage
man of, tho train, whose name had
not been ascertained, was also killed
Engineer Clnrenre Worthlngton and
Fireman Victor Cm lib lcjth Jumped
and were caught In the wreckage.
Thoy were both terribly burned and
scalded. .John flolden, the train
conductor, was In the Tullinan scv
Hon of the train and escaped Injury.
Milton IIIII, of Now York Central
station, Is alsn repotted to bo among
the dend. Two at the Colton bos.
liltal will dlo soon. A. It. Wilth.
ersr, of Sacramento, cannot live, his
arm being torn off and one eye do.
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MAXIM GORKY IS
Koine. March 2!). Maxim fiorky
the Russian writer, is .seriously
ill with 'consumption. His death is
CRUDE OIL TAKES
A DECIDED JUMP
Limn, ()., March 20. Somerset
guide of ci udo oil jumps 3(1 cents
He will not be Compelled to
. Face the Indictment
Columbus. O.. Maich ). -Slate
l'i inter .lohn-on will not have
lo .stand tiial m the indictment for
wiilinir letleiv to circuit judges to
inlluunci) them in Hie suit biousht
o oust him. Judge Hvniis decided
Ibis nioriiinjr that liu had commit
ted no offense.
Hvans also decided that Lung"
and IV'niley iniist'.stiuiil trial on
The motion lo quash Hie indict
ment of Lawsoii Kmer-on, foimor
siipieine clcik, wan over ruled.
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Explosion Results From
Workmen Striking Dy
with a Pick.
New York. March 21). -In nn
cplosion in Mlie Pcuus-ylvnliin tun
nel today, caused by laborers si lik
ing: u dynamite diitiidgo with a
pick, tor persons wcio. injured, two
falally. 'J'luv Hiipeiinlendeut mid
assistant Jlpnuni were nested.
Tornado is". Said to Have
Swept the Indian Terri
Fort Woi Hi. -"Texas, March 2!).
caw Insijit lite has been re
potted by 'Tornado al Maiietta and
Hot I. I s Tr.jUnil it is ltnpcVsible to
confirm, unfa 11 wires are down.
Mariella hasi 3.001) people, lloff J,
.")00. Bnlh-;jrtowits are lcpoitcd
TIRMS ARE FINED
Columbus. 0,. March 2!). -Tho
individunls'and fiinu i'ound guilty
of luiuj: nicifiiioiH of tho Ico
Tnist wcio stfiimi if 1,000 and costs,
ni-li, today .,''
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HAUL AT BELLEFONTA1NE
liollefontaine, O'.. March 20.
Miis'umI hiy;lnv,iymen slopped the
liotse of Fied Vhlue, an Indinna
ioir. tr.ivelinyr 'iuni9 uiul took 200
U Hie iV'uu'.s puhit.1"
SWITCH WAS SPIKED;
Ovid. Mich,, ' March 20. -A
iwitch win spiked and a Grand
.Trunk passenger train wa.s v lock
ed here Inst nijilitT' The train
w'as dei ailed btitlho passengers
A-ere uiiinpiied. V l
MAY. HAVE BEEMKIILED
TO QUIET EVIDENCE
WaiMkoneln. ojf March 20.
Thc body of Alex. Dunuo, who-e
disai')car.iui'c thieeXnionllis npo
caused the f.iiuiius"'e.scrvoir cases
lo be di opped. hasWJi'ceii found in
the (iiand M'servoJiJIu may liave
been killed to shut1 off his evid
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THE WEEK IN; WALL STREET.
THAW CAME OUT WITH
HOLD AN ELECTION.
Washington, March 20
President Roosevelt today
issued an executive order
calling for a popular elec
tion In the Philippines for
dcletratet to tho Philip
pine legislative assembly.
Gompers Says They are Re
sponsible for Present Con
dition of Unrest.
Washiiurton. Marcli 20. Presi
dent (iniiJpci's of the Ainericnn
Federation of Labor, believes that
inilway manipulators and "finan
cial geniuses" have hi ought about
Ihe piescnt condition of uuie.st."
"The main object sought by
hcin," he declined, ".. to givo
iise lo the popular thought Hint
railroads have Miffcicd through
the rate legislation of the lat
confess, and that finlher action
will lie a .sciiou.) dotrinient. The
other object i to so manipulate
the iii.il ket as lo squee.e out the
unall slocklioldct mid gobble up
yerytbiiig for themselves."
ImnMntv.A ta r.mnitii,. In . ntiir, it Iv
ir,v i .seinu iuu tiinjMiii.' uumccii
the Xnlional Cash llcgistcr com
)any of Daytoii'aud its piintors.
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SAFE BLOWERS GET
SWAG AND ESCAPE
.Jackson. Mich., March 20. -Safe
ilouers -rot .'flt.OOO from Hie Fnnn
cis and Meichants bank al Ilnn-
er and escaped.
STRIKE AT POMEROY
Pnnieroy, O., Alarch 2!). Secro.
tnry Ulshop of tho stato board of
in nitration, arrived today to Inves
tigate the mlneiK strike. Ono thoun
and men nre Idle.
C0SY" DOLAN DIES
OF TYPHOID FEVER
llJoulsvllle. Ky.', 'March 2!t.
"Co'scy" Oolnn, tho baseball player,
with tho Hoston National leasue
cliih nnd a former Olnclnnatl player
died this nun iiIiik of typhoid fever.
Rogers In Nw York Miralii.
HIS COLORS FLYING
Indications Now are That the Trial Will be Re
sumed Early Next Week Where it was
Interrupted by Jerome's Request
for a Commission.
The Accused is Said to Have Given a Rational Answer to
Each Question Asked by the Board and it is the Be
lief That He will be Declared Sane and Trial
will Proceed .Monday Thaw's Lawyers
are Jubilant Over the Prospect.
Yoikv March 2!).-Fiom
indications (he trial of
Thaw for killing Stanford
will be icMimcil eaily next
at (he point at which it
was interrupted , hy .Icrome' ilc
uiaudin!; a lunacy coinniissiun.
Thaw s csamiiiatinn by. the lun
acy board was such, it is bclicxcd
as to have about convinced tho
cxainincis that he is sane within'
Ihe lnc.iniiifr of (hat .statute, that
he lifis knowledge ol his sitioit
and is nblc to advise his counsel.
Thaw ' lawycr arc enthusiastic
vcor the wa he came throuli tho
examination. They believed lew
would h.ue made as jjuod a
showinj,' when he appealed be-
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Founder of the Proctor and Gamble Company Sends a
Bullet Into His BrainTemporary Insanity Due
to Melarcholia is Believed to be the Cause.
Cincinnati. ()., M.uvh 2ft. -Wil-i.iin
A. l'nHer. aged scveuly
Ince, miiltimillioiiaiie, president of
he 1'ioctor . (lamble Co. anil one
if the foiindeis of Ihe wat soap
nuking plant at Jvor,d.ile, a sub
uib, .shot mid killed himself in
stantly slicutly after T. o'clock
Tluiirsday afternoon in the bath
room ut Jus homo in filendale,
i ew miles' out liom this '.y
ired a bullet fiom a largo caliber
pihtol into his mouth.
Itelativcs and intiin.ilo fiicnds
attach the deed to a suit of tem
porary nnbalanciiig of icason duo
o ehienic jr.elanchcly. with whi"h
he had been afflicted .since the
death of his wife four yens ayo.
He lelt no letters or other infor
mation indicating that ho intended
sell -dcM Miction.
William A. Pioclnr wns born in
Cincinnati Aug. -I, 18114. lie was
llio eldest $.1111 of William J'roc
lor of llcicfordshiic, Hngland.
who I'ounded tho 1'ioclor & (iiunlilo
Co. in -18:17.
lie was educated in llio common
.chools of Cincinnati and al Kcny
n college, (Ininbier, O. lie euteied
his fnlher's, firm in .laiiiiary, I S."1
SAILORS TOOK CHARGE
OF A COAST VESSEL
Men From the Connecticut' Board a Steamer, Rout the
Crew and do a Great Deal of Damage to Vessel
Identity of the Men not Known.
Norfolk, Vn., March 20.-One. linn. '
dred Bailors from the United States
hnttlcshlp Connecticut, lying In
Hampton roads, whllo en route fiom
WllloiiRhby spit to Fort Monioo, on
tho Norfolk and Portsmouth Trac
tion company's steamer Oceanic View
without apparent cnuso, took -chargo
ot tho steamer and put tho crow
completely, to rout.
Tho sailors broke out window
lights, broko down doors, smashed
the 'glass In tho ftames containing
the government license, drove tho
cooks fromthe galley, poured out all
provisions nlioard the steamer,
jumped to tljo pier anil hurried
fore Hui eoniinissioii yesterday, ninl
Unit tin) eoniinissioii will leport
Alomliiy, that ho is .sane.
While the proceedings were be
hind closed dooi-y. it is asseilcd
Hint 'Thaw answcied every question
put. in a rational maimer. Ho re
mained cool and calm.
' lr. Meduire. the Tomb's physi
cian. Warden Flinn and tho jnil
eis nt the 'Tombs aro witnesses
whom the commission Is most
iIiimohs to evainine, after it i'iu
ifhes with Thaw. These nio coil
vipceil of Thaw's .sanity and will
so tell the hoaid.
I'lohahly Hvelyn and Thaw's
mother will be cvainined, but only
as to Thaw's manner sinco his
and when in 3S00 tho firm was
chaiiircd to an incorporated com
pany ho became its president.
William Cooper Proclor son of?
William A. 1'ioctor, evolved tho
plan of co-opcr.itivo labor, which
lias made the turn talked about tho
Mr. l'-ivctor was known ni tho
''ii!ini.stens' friend" in Episcopal
church circhs and helped many
young men In gain an cduciiliou
to fit them for tlie niinistiy. Ho'
was modest and leliring and when
ever his gifts wcie made public ho
would diop lliciu or airnngo to
give the money ihioiigh u lliinl
Seveial yea is ago charilablo in
slitutious in ami about Uincinnati
wcie Hooded with gencious checks
signed "Sunshine." Many tried
lo timl out Hie unknown donor
to thank him. but werie unsuccess
I ii I until a bank cloik gave tho
inline ot J he benefactor as William
A. 1'ioctor. Tho story was pub- .
lisheil and .Hid ",Sunshinn" checks
lie went riming nnri neighbor
lemailv'-ri bis unusually healthy
appearance. Ho was- not ill -when
he a i use ill the inmuiug.
A Hi 'll'lIUA
on stove, turpod steanyi tho flra
extinguished In the Ininp room nnd
dill other damnge.
Tho officers and prow were ptnver.
less nnd tho sallois, as soon as the
steamer landed nt Fort Monroe,
Junipe dto( the pier and' hnrreil
alioard tho battleship Connecticut,
Their names nre not known, but tho
tj action company will mako out "a
bill for damages and send It to Cap.
tain Smith, conmtnaniling the Con
necticut, with tho request that the
panto be- deducted fioni tho pay qf
tho mon who hoarued Die. battletthlp ut
from Fort Monroo immediately alter , i
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