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MABION. OHIO, FJJ1DAY EVENING. INLAY 'M 1U07.
: VOLUME XV. NO. 424 3.
PKIOE TWO GENUS
5DEATH HOVERS OVER
THE MTOLEY HOME
Wifo of the Martyred President is in a Very Serious Con-
-;dltion--No Hope Held Out by Physicians-Paralysis is
Improved but She is Unable to Take Nourishment.-Sec-
retary Cortelyou and Surgeon General Rixey Hurry to
tho Bedside-Death May Come at Any Moment.
Canton, 0., May 21. -Today
Miv. Ma JlcKmley, widow oi' tho
imii'tyicd president lies in a comn
toio condition Only a flicker oC
conseiqimnestf rcina.Mcd . Dr. l'ort
jnttim Baya alio in no longer in
pain and eeoms as, i in a. dcqi
For weeks the curtain of mental
darkness has been closing tlowk
on Mw. McKinloy. ho lias had
hallucinations. At times she Mjami
l to sou "The Major" as she nl
woys called her husband, seated by
her side. At other itihios she would
imngino honelC in u tft range house.
Then the nurtiest would tako 'her to
tho window and point out familiar
This Inst illness is a development
oB'her old trouble that has kept
her always nil invalid.' Tuesday
ho took her' last drive. Unt'l
ThurMUy noon .her heart was
strong, 'then it began to fail, miss
ing each seventh and twentieth
boat. Then Dr. Portmnnn 6Ciit
for singeon General Rfxey, who
had been thq president and Mrs.
McKinlcy's physician at Washing
ton and 'tho other relatives woro
buinmoned, Mrs. McKinley's
strength :; botug kept up by heart
btimulaiils". Doses of .strychnino
now .boing' administered every four
WANTS CANNON TO
HELP SECRETARY TAFT
Prosldorit.Rooscvolt Hopes to Induce "Unclo Joe" to Throw
Illinois' Support to Taft, After He has Recoived
the Compliment of the First Ballot.
May 21. Prcsldont
la now. endeavoring '.o
Hwlnglllnbls Into lino for William
II. Taft.. as tho presidential noralnoo
of the ItcpUbllcan party. An Import
ant conference was hold at tho Whlto
House' yesterday, whon tho president
entertained Speaker Cannon, Secretary
fl'aft and Ileprcsontatlvo Nicholas
Deforo tho luncheon tho president
had a long talk with Speaker Can
non rbgardlng tho political comll.lons
in Illinois, Mr. Roosevelt has learned
from various sources that Gov. Do
neon hwavblc fight on hand; that his
Tnlltlcal'Mlfo la In danger, and that
tho governor can glvo llttlo or no
assistance to tho Taft movement. The
prcsldont Is now turning to Speaker
Cannon for asslBtanco and, whllo tho
dleotiBsIon was satisfactory to Mr.
rtoosovelt, no promises woro made
that tho speaker would g'vo his as
sistance to tho Taft boom.
"Undo Joo",'has presidential nsplr-
New York's Lioutenant of Police Contosses and Shoulders
h Blamo Onto Former
Who uiaims an luncss and Asks to ho
' Retired on a Pension,
iNow York, Muy 21. 'IJ1U" Mc
Laughjlfl,. former Inspectbr of police
and acknowledged 'heart and front of
tho '.'system'" lft'''th'o police depart
inqntUquipyoBlenlny, 'and last night
Jjkut. prank 'Pcabody confessed that
tho dotcctlve bureau has been used to
gather dlvorco ovldonco ugalnst Mrs.
Lieut. Pcabody mado a formal state
ment to an official of tho pollco de
partment, admitting tho truth of ev
erything charged against him and his
former" ohlof In connection with tho
flu'lil ease, but tried to throw upon
McMMwhlln. ami Delnncey Nocoll tho
blidw'of his being connected with It.
HUufhUo qiiit under tho flro
Dr. Poitmann paid nu early visit
to tho patient this morning. Wbou
ho lof,t, Jio Biiid ho lecoguizcd mi
improvement in 'tho patient, but
could hold out no hope of recov
ery. Sho may last a week or even
longer, but tho end may como at
almost any lime.
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Canton 0., May 24. -Surgeon,
Qcncral Ilixey and Secretary Cor
telyou arrived heio fron Washing
ton before noon mini woro driven
to tho MeKmley home. Dr. Rixoy
nt once, went into consultation with
Doctors I'ortmann and Byman on
Mrs. McKinley's case.
At noon J)is. Itixey, I'ortmann
ami Eyman gave out this:
Mrs. McKiiiiluy'rf condition is im
proving anil wo trust and hopo it
will continue to improve. Her con
dition, however, is serious. Tho
principal difficulty :M to givo suf
ficient nourishment. Thero is a
decided improvement as to paralysis-,
which was limited to ono nrm.
Tho difficulty In giving tho patient
nourshment is tho result of an in
ability to swallow. She had also
lost tho uso of her tongue.
Mrs. McKinlcy roused from her
comatose condition this morning
and recognized Secretary Cortelyou
nnd Mrs. Duncan. Tho doctors,
however, hdld out no hopo for recovery.
ntlons and his friends have Informed
him that ho could control tho Illinois
delegation to tho next Republican con
vention and that some of tho western
states will fall In lino for him.
President Rooselovt and Secretary
Taft understand this thoroughly but
they alto boliovo It will ho impos-
slblo for tho speaker to securo 'tho
nomlnatJon. What tho nresldont de
sires Is to securo tho Illinois dcjpga-
tlon for Tnft after "unclo Joo" had
been paid tho compliment of receiving
tho vote of his stato on the first bal
Representative. Longworth, tho pres
ident's son-ln-!.'tw and ardent mip
porter or Secretary Taft, gave a Blow
ing account of progress of the jraft
movomont In Ohio. This was exceed
ingly gratifying to tho prcsldont as
vas thp declaration of the American
manufacturers association In favor? of
tnrlff revision. This declaration
will, It Is lKslloved, help tho Taft
boom as Secretary Taft favors revi
CASE HAVE SURRENDERED
which has ucon directed steadily ut
him for tbo past week. Ho ran up
tho whlto tlag when Dr. Martin E.
MdQovorn, tho nol'co surgeon, who
has heen attending Mm. rnnnrlnd to
Commissioner Bingham that tho man
was a victim or chroma bronchitis.
That reoort. in nt.linr umrrta wns
MoLnughlln's ' application for retire-
Dr, McGovern will anoly to Com
missioner Bingham for tho appoint
ment of a board of survey, consisting
of threo surgeons to oxamlno Mc-
Miugnun. un uiQTonori of tills hoard
confirming the replrt of the attending
uurgeon umi .icL,augniiH. actually has
'chronlo bronchitis, , Commissioner
Dlngham must order his retirement.
IjtJs. known that Gon. Bingham
doosiftfranfttole McLabghllu quit
tliatSwttf. Ht Aeons that"tlto city
will have to pay him a pension of
$2,600 a year for tho n&t'oJfJjU Uto.'
Hut under tho law Blngharo'5 , hands
are tied and ho will havo folct Mc
Hio fiuitting of McLnuglilln was
but'ono of tho incidents In tho day'8
revelations In tho Gould affair. Un
der tho threat of having a police
man visit his offlco with a subpoena,
Delancy NIcoll went to pollco head
quarters and unfolded tho relations
ho has had with tho police department
as tho personal counsel of Howard
Gould. Ho practically abandoned
MuLiuighlln to his fate.
.It was learned that NIcoll left un
told llttlo that had any bearing dl-
reotly on tho police end of tho caso.
Although IJ said Sunday evening that
ho had novpr scon "Dig 13111" Hawloy,
that Howard Gould had novor told
thorn Sirs. Gould was n bigamist, ho
ndmlttcd all those things during that
Intorvlow. He admitted that Hawloy
had been to seo him In his offlco
threo or four times.
iHo admitted that on ono oocaston
McLaughlin, then the head of tho
detective hurcau, accompanied Haw
ley and was present during tho con
versation ho Iiad with tho notorious
Bwlndlor. Ho ndmlttcd that ho had
visited McLaughlin at tho detective
bureau In connection with tho accu
sation of bigamy ho had heard from
tho lips of Hawley,
iHe admitted that . Lieut. Frank
Pcabody, McLaughlin's principal ngent
In tho smirch for "somcthlnc on
Mrs. Gould had" reported directly to
the law offlco of Anable, Nlcoil &
Lindsay beforo and after Pcabody
mado his now famous trip to Balti
more. Ho admitted that IMward
Showles, tho race track follower, had
been at his office. Ho ndmlttcd that
McLaughlin took Showles thero.
According to Nleoll's rocolhKtion
It was McLaughlin who first ap
proached him with tho tnlo that Mrs.
Gould was a bigamist; that he, Mc
Laughlin, know a man who said so.
That was what NIcoll told Commis
sioner Bingham Monday, when he
went to pollco headquarters, ns an
apologist for McLaughlin, but todny
It seems the attorney could notvflx.
th time? 'of -that Intorvlow: Ho tpld
Bingham that ho thought it was lata
In Fobruary or early In March that
ho had met .McLaughlin In the street
and had received tho Information
The Investigators know thnt bo-
tween March 8 and 13 Dolancey NIc
oll had satisfied himself that Haw
ley had lied and had said so. But
on March 25, Pcabody wont to Bal
timore and spent threo days there
trying to discover If a Hnrrlot Lons-
dalo, who married George Dawson
In that city on Nov. 27, 1883, was
Kathcrlne Clemens, now Mrs. How
ard Gould. When ho returned to
Now York, ho carried reports to NIc
oll of what ho had found.
(How far back tho trail will lead
tho Investigators havo no Idea. Haw
ley has told them that six years ago
whllo he was In Dannemora prison,
agents of George Gould woro after him
constantly to sign a statement con
corning Mrs. Howard Gould. They
havo corroborated thltt. Tho prloa
Hawloy was to rocclvo was $100,000
nnd a pardon through tho Inftuenco,
ho w,js told, of President Roosevelt,
then vlco prcsldont.
c " HEIRS APPARENT. "
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Must be Eliminated From
Says "Uncle Joe."
Wasliiflglon, May 21. At a din
ner coKioiciice between tho piesi
dent, 'llufj Cannon and lxmg
worth, yoStqrduy Cannon tried to
convinco 'Kooscclt Hint tho repub
lican phiifdiin, next year and tho j
president's, mvt message to con
gress should imt commit tho party
to tntuf -rcyixm. Ah h
' ' utnnrl
patter" Gannon wants tho
to sfecr olenv of tariff tinkering.
There is. nUo reason to believe
presidential cimlidnjo, were con
sidered. Gjiniion't growing strength
is a presidential possibility is
causing talk lure. "Tho president
is Kceking'lot get Cannon into lino
for Tnt".'.w ih,. gossip Jioic. At
my event, the l'lesidcnt would liko
to havo Camion promisu to throw
his spppoit to Taft. if he finds he
can not. land himself .
Woman is in a Dying Con
dition as Kesult of a
GallipolLs, U., May 2 1. -Mrs.
Charles Oottschnll, wife oE a fann
er wax bnitiilK assaulted, beaten
and her JinU'!4it off la.st night by
two men, who roio women's cloth
JJjMschiBranloncJstqryls-olHo. full of flaws
wa'ji her four, children. Hearing n
noi&o sho went our. Sho was as
saulted, hcAU'ii and cut with corn
knives and is in a lying condition.
Tho affair is shrouded m mystery.
DETROIT STREET CAR
MEN MAY STRIKE
Detroit, Midi., May 21. -Do-trott
htieot railway employes will
volo Monday, on a piopo.sition to
strike. The company iofus.o to in
ciense wage, from 24 to 2S cents
ipor hour a iwo tmrds voto re
quired tr a tnko.
Washington. May" 21. -The
piesident today appointed the fol
lowing Ohio post masters: Oeorgo
II. Lewis, Ulutfton; David C. M.i
ion, Dennisou; Villinnns K. Halley,
aioeuvillo; Chniliw H. White, MU-loi-hburg;
Frank Wctliorill, Spen
cerville; Giwgo W. White, Uli
richsvillo and IhniU'jf L. Thompson
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Tort Smith, Arkansas,
May 24. It is roportcd
that a tornado struck Sny
der, Oklahoma, today, wip
ing out tho town and kill
ing several persons. Many
pcoplo wcro injured.
Farmer is Thought to Have
Murdered Amelia Staffeldt
of Elmhurst L. I.
Now York, May 21. Two little
Rlrls, who wcio located hy tho police
today, as witnesses or tho killing o;'
fifteen-year-old Amelia Staricldt, while
Picking dandelions near her homo at
Elmhurst, may assist In clearing up
luu iiiBiury, ano iicnry uecker, a
youth, was taken into custody last
night on suspicion that ho may bo
Both girls camo homo crying bitter
ly, saying they had soon Amelia at
tacked . They, noticed two men com
ing down the road, one riding a bl-
cycle. Whon the bicycle rider noticed
Amelia, ho dismounted nnd both men
started toward her. Tho-rider seized
tho girl's dandelion knife an stabbed
her. Botli girls screamed and ran.
Brecker answers in many ways to
description given by Mrs. Slm-
onFon of one
of tho two men who
hands at her well,
shortly after tho murder and that of
Joseph Ungel, of the man whom ho
saw running from tho field. Brecker's
Tho pollco admit that they havo
only circumstantial ovldenco against
Becker, unless tho Uo girls Identify
Now York, May 21. Another ar
rest Is promised soon, in tho caso.
Tho police nnd tho girl's family no
lle vo tho murder Is ono who knew
tho girl well and killed her to hide
another crime. Tho investigation
shows thnt tho ohargo that the sus
pect, Becker, assaulted tho girl last
March, Is falso. Ho was arrested for
jostling Hie Rlrl, while drunk, but
KUR0KI SAYS JAPS
WOULD "SCRATCH GRAVFL"
Now York. May 21. General Ku
rokl, In an Intorvlow just before ho
slanted for Boston yesterday, praised
tho United States, expressed amaze
ment a Now York's skyscrapers, de
clared that ho nexor expects trouble
between Japan and tho United States,
and In reply to n question lcgardlng
a posslblo war over the Philippines Is
quoted as having lnughlrigly replied:
"When you mako war on us, wo
will run away from you."
VIRTUALLY EXHONORA TED
Chairman Knapp Tells the President That the Interstato
Commerce Gommission Finds That Harriman
has Violated no Law.
Hoslon, Jln.ss., May .21. -The
Washington correspondent of the
Host on Herald declares ithat B. H.
Hnrr'ltunu has been practically ex
onerated by the Interstato Oom
He states that President Ilooso
wdt wn.s w informed, yesterday,
by Chairman Knapp, who told him
that the railroad commissioners
had found I he great railroad col-
AVENGER IS SENTENCED
TO ELECTRIC CHAIR
Brooklyn Trolley Car Conductor Convicted of Murdering
the Physician Whom He Blamed for His Wife's
Death and Must Die on First Monday in July.
Now Yoik, May 21. "I am no
Harry K. Thaw, but plain John Bell.
I have no wealth, but If I had, I could
produce witnesses whose testimony
would acquit mo."
With these words a Brooklyn trol
ley ear conductor closed an Impas
sioned nddress to tho Jury thnt three
hours later was to find him guilty of
murder in tho first degree.
Bell, a young man of mediocre at
tainments, was happily marrted a
fev years ago. A year after the wed
ding his wlfo dlod In childbirth. Dr.
Charles Wllmot Townsend, a prom
inent phyblclan of Staten- island,
had attended her. On the humble
stone that marked her grave, Bell
caused to bo chiseled: "BevejiKo re
news our happy love In heaven."
Ho was ipconsolablo an for
months brooded over his nffllctlon.
To his friends ho expressed tho con
viction that his wlfo had not re
ceived proper medical care.
On the night of .Tan. 20 last. Dr.
Townsend was snot to death In nls
bed. Ho had lecn awakened by tho
Intruder and exclaimed: "If you
are hero to rob, tako what you can
I find but do not harm my family or
Tho supposed burglar replied: "I
want none of your things; I want
you," nnd fired. Mrs . Townsend, who
Wages War on the Man
who Called Him a Liar
San Francisco, May 21. At a
meotlng of the .public utilities com
mlttco of tho board of supervisors
called to consider a lcsolutlon de
claring forfeited tho franchises of
tho United railroads. Prcsldont
Patrick Calhoun of that corporation
wns virtually called .a liar by P. E.
Troy, a municipal ownership advocate.
iMr. Calhoun'3 reply was a blow
that caught his antagonist In tho face
and nearly knocked him from his
Supervisor Boxton sprang from tho
chalrmnn'H scat and ordered Troy
from the room.
Troy's reply was to say to Boxton's
tooth that Jio had taken brlbo money
Boxton ran toward Troy, declaring
ho would throw him out, but othors
Intervened and held tho supervisor,
and Troy was forced to tako a seat
outside of tho rail.
Tho lcsolutlon under consideration
by tho committee was Introduced by
Supervisor Tvoltihoc, secretary or
tho building trades council. It de
clared that for 15 days Immediately
following tho commencement of tho
present strlko tho United railroads
failed to operate street cars In ac
cordance with Us terms of. 'Its fran
chises and Its conclusion Is as fol
"That tho United railroads bo noti
fied that unless It resume tho full
operation of all Hues on or boforo
May 23, 1907, at 6 o'clock a. m., the
county and county attorneys by this
body bo Instructed to tako suoh legal
'ossus guilly of very wicked prac
itiees, but JJnrntnnn had evidently
protected himelf at every omt
and had probably violated no law..
This nequital is at variance wittt
the recommendations of attorneys
Scvcrnnco and Kellogg.
Washington, May 21. Chairman
Knapp said today that tho story that
tho commission had exonerated Har
riman Is without foundation.
occupldo the bed with her husband,
was the fcolo witness of tho murder,
letters subsequently wrlttca by
Boll caused his arrest and In court
his own family, with tho exception of,
his father, who was excused, ap
peared against him. A half brother
testified that Bell confessed to hav
ing killed tho physician for revenge.
Bell was the only witness for tho
defense nnd tho trial held at Rich
mond, was not prolonged. Yesterday
afternoon tho case was given to tho
Jury an lost night a verdict of murder
In the first degreo . was . rotunncd.
Judge Abbott Tdonied a "motion for a
new trial and forthwith sentenced
tho prisoner to be electrocuted on
the first Monday ill July next. Boll
received the verdict and sentenco
stolidly and remained cool when his
stepmother nii his sister fainted.
Boll denied tho confession, attrib
uted to him by his half brother, said
ho can led a weapon because ha hnd
contemplated suicide; and explained
tho tomb Inscription that had been
used against him by declaring that
vandals had stolon the flowers which
he had dally placed on his wife's
gravo and that when tho hoadstono
was erected ho rorolved to punish tho
(thieves. Ho claimed to havo spent
ithc night of tho murder In tho Bow
'ery. notion as shall bo necessary to canso
tho forfeiture .and revocation of said
This resolution was drawn at the
Instance of tho San Francisco labor
council, and today's meotlng of tho
utilities committee was to clvo op
portunity for both sides to present
Eight Army Captains Re
turned From Philippines
Washington, Muy 21. A scandal has
developed In tho Eighth U. S. cav
alry, and flvo of tho eight captains of
tho toglment were returned to tho
United Stutes under charges of mutin
ous Insubordination. They were
placed under arrest by direction of
Lieut. Col, Ay res, and aio now con
fined at Forts Robinson nnd Niobrara,
Neb., awaiting action by tho war de
According to tho unoffoclal Infor-'
matlon received at the war depart-
mont, tho tioublo occurred In lOiieof
tho provinces In tho dppartraont ot'i
Luzon, but all tho details of tho dif
ficulty nro not known as tho papers
In tho caso havo not reached Wash
ington, Unofficial advices received by Uio
secretary of war aro to tho effect
that Capt. McNUlly wns charged
wllli Intoxication, which lesultod In
a big row In tho regiment, These
other four captains bocamo Involved
In tho difficulty, and It Is charged,
entered into a conspiracy of sllouco.
They declined to dlvulgo the facta
regarding tho experiences of vtbe man
now tinder charges, and Lieut. Col,
Ayres ordored them placed under arrest.
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