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VOLUME XV. NO. 24 4.
MAHION. OTI10, SATURDAY EVENING, 31 AY i,5, 1907.
PRICE TWO OBNXB
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Eyes of the Whole Nation are Turned Toward the
Canton Dome Where' the Wife of Their
Beloved Former President is Bat
tling for Her tik
Hope was Again Kindled by the Improvement Made Fri
day, out Early Saturday Morning it Became Evident
That. Death was Near--Relatives Were Summoned to the
Home and Prepared for the Worst While Physicians Re
mained at Bedside to Render Any Assistanse Possible.
Clinton, 0., May 25. At noon
Mrs. McKinley wiis very low. Sho
7,S (jinking rapidly and may lio t
miy time. Dr. Mixey1 is constantly
nt hor bedside ami relatives lit tho
lioii'jo have been iprcuared for tho
, Slneo morning, Mrs. McKinley 's
conilitfuu lias bccoma steadily
worse. Her heart lias become wenk
ur ami now fails to respond to
EDITOR DIES IN PARIS
Theodore Tilton, the Man Who Preferred Charges Against
Henry Ward Beecher, has for Years Lived a Se
cluded Life in the French Capital.
FiirV?, May 23. Thcodoro Tilton,
tho " famous'' American editor and
autl'ior and .the principal in tho
llceeliur-Tilton' feitd, died here this
afternoon of 'pneumonia.
Jp 1870, M"rs. Tilton declared to
hor husband an ihliniacy w'Ah Rev.
Henry Ward llt'eeher, bis intimate
friend and pi'.Hlor oC Plymouth
church, llrooklyii. Tilton wrotb ,to
.Keeelmi4 and asked him to retire
from tho - eburuli. Ileceher said
Tilton was crazy. Later Tilton
niml Rceidler met and Tilton with
drew his demand. Mrs. Tillnn,
MRS. GOULD TELLS OF
The Details of Her Long Persecution by the Bureau
Laid Before Commissioner Bingham Central Of
fice Implicated and the Officers are Scared,
'iNow York, Jlay 55. Tho post of
ncodepartiuent.ls likely to bo drawn
lit' the "Investigation of tho scandal
icaused In therpolieo dopartment by
tho Investigation 'of Howard Gould's
campaign against his wife, which has
already resulted In the v retirement
of police Captain MeLaughlln. Mrs.
Oould has told tho authorities that
4ier letters wero opened In an effort
to get compromising evldonco. Mean
while Commissioner nlngham Is ex
tending his Investigations Into the
Now York May 2G. William W.
McLaughlin, former Inspector of po
lico and ex-head of the detectlvo
bureau of this olty. lion been allowed
to resign from the department nml
retire on a pension of 2.C00 a year,
Under the law thoro Is no way in
"Which ho could bo punished for his
complicity In tho Gould case,
Llput. Prank Peabody, who was
McLaughlin' tool; has asked to re
sign, but localise bo has not "played
sick" his application U held up.
' rrho Ink In which Commissioner
Olnghom Indorsed an acceptance on
McLaughlin's resignation was not dry
when Mrs, Howard Gould and hor
personal attorney, Clarence J. Shearn,
began to unfold to the commissioner
hvhat1 they know of the detective
bureau ilvJes of which she ban
ifieen tXui' (ylct,lm since as early U3
" Juhocu.Tuly last,
Commissioner Ulnglmm did not see
Bt'lmulnultf as it did, Tlunxlny anil
Friday. J lor physicians issued tliu
following statement tit 11 o'clock.
"Mrs. MoKinley's eondilion Is
Uvi favorable-. She lake.- Io,is
nouiisliini'iit and wliul i.s token by
tile mouth rs ndmiinisteicd with in
creasing difficnlfy. Sho docs not
suffer pain and seems to rest as
cnxiforlnhly as possible. Her im
provement can ilmrdly be cxpcoN
then sick in tied, retnicle.il bor coni
Two years later, needier was
chained with immorality, in public
prints. A -church trial followed and
Heechor wns found innocent.
Jn 187-1, Tilton sued lleeehet for
$1(10,000 for the alienation of hh
wife's affections. Case lasted six
mouths and as one of the most
famous in American history. The
jury, after fifty-two ballots wan
unable to agree although i major
ity was for lleecher.
With his farcer wrecked, Tillnn
went ubioad ami lived a solitary
life, 'rarely appearing in ptibUo.
.Mrs. Gould In his office. In tho best
Intel estn of the Investigation, it Was
decided that sho would bettor keep
away from Mulberry stiect for the
present. A woman frloud accom
panied Mrs. Gould and Mr. Shearn,
and with Mrs. Gould's consent she
told what took pldee at the examina
tion. MMrs. Gould kept nothing back
from tho commissioner," said the
friend last night. "Everything sho
know about tho activity of tho polico
against her she revenled.
"Tho 'beginning of this hounding
and persecution began back In Juno
or July. The first thing that made
her suspicious was that all letters
she received bad apparently boon
opened or tampered, with in somo
"Woll, with all her Instincts of sus
picion nroiuod Mrs. Gohhl began to
iceop her eyes open. She couldn't
Imagine frefm what quarter danger
would develop. Several weeks passed
and then anonymous letters began to
come, Some said that Dolaney Nlcoll
had put MnlAiighlln against ber.
Somo said Howard Gould and Mr.
NIeoll togolher were In a conspiracy,
but for her to bo sure and watch out',
that tho men wbo Were following her
wero detective sergeants or from tho
central office. That was tho way It
was written, A good many of these
letters wero written In tho same hand
but sent from different places. "
"One day last November, between
tho, 1st and the 10th. Mrs. Oould was
Jsotf.lng Into her automobile at Ttyo
This statomenl followed the con
sultation, in which' Surgeon (leneral
Rixcy iiml Dr. Kyiniiii, of llm Mns
Hiilou , slate 1' Mpitnl joined Dr.
C'anlon, ()., May 25. -Mi. Me
Kinley was worw .Saturday morn
ing. Her Jieart had become- weak
er during the night nml its action
'Tin ohange seemed to forecast
tint end of the long lint tie to pre
serve hor life.
'Dr. Portmnun's voico broke when
he 'left the McKinley .home; Itela
lives wero told that while flic 'may
livo through Sunday, the end could
be expected at almost any time.
All of. Friday, Mrs. McKinley
had improved . Her heart was
stronger iind more regular and
onuly tin fho evening she revived
enough to swallow a toaspooiiful of
beef toil. This "was the first nour
ishment taken in three days, Fre
cpient doses of, strychnine wore
alone keeping her alive, Saturday
Continued sink'ing is looked for.
Even ber sister, Mrs. limber, has
given up till hope.
Waldorf Astoria, when she iintlroil
a note lylni; on tho seat of tho ma-
chine. It was another warning to
look out; that police detectives wero
ufler hor. Sho knows who wrote
that note. It was a boll boy and tyrs.
Ooiild gnvo his name to tho commis
sioner. .Mrs. Oould heiran to live in fear
of her llto. Sho would say when sho
went out that sho didn't know If slu)
would over return. In tlio midst nf
nil this she got a letter one day from
Abo nunimol. He said he knew" po
lice detectives had been ordered." to
run her. down: that Lhev .wero 'aftnr
li(frJaflt 'life.' He suggested Hiaf ho'
was Just tlio man to servo her. In suqlf
a predicament mid nractlc.illv offered
to call off the police detectives' and
be her nttorney.
"Hutnmel'B letter went unanswered
and Mrs. Gould sought tho advice" of
reputablo counsel. She becned that
the espionage of tho police bo stop
ped, but tho attorneys could do' noth
ing for her, they said, until after tho
.suit sho planned to bring against
Howard oould enmo up for trial. They
thought that they could bring It out
in court ami 'pose the police depart
ment and In that way get public sen
timent to inako the commissioner or
the mayor to o something. The
lawyers told Iiir It was hopeless to do
anything against 'The system.' as
they called it.
"They said, that everybody knew
that the Oould family had made a
toy of the detective bureau for
Oon'iiitueil on Pago Sin
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227 s SLJrr:.zwimsss y rnt
niJNKARDS MAY DRAW
TIIE LINE ON NKCKTIEB
1o Angeles, Mav 2C. "Wo advise
our men against the wearing of neok-
tlem ami fashionable hats, yet wo do
nol sop our way clear to make this
a test' of' fellowship. At tlio Banio
,(,,,. (tht uitra nut tawinilinra In cilnvjl
agnlnsi .giving offense according to
Jldmuruj; 1-slU, and First Corintlilanu,
Willis vocomiiii-iiilatlnii inmln liv a
sta-mlliig commitiee of the Dtinkuvd
natlrtuoU eonrmoiice, was rejected by
the body of the house yesterday lio-
cauite It-was nui stringent enough.
It Is 'possible that the Durikards
may pass a rule before tlio close of
tlio session, making the wearing of a
necktie a bar c membership.
Nineteen. Plotters Against
Life Must Die.
Ouatinala ' Clu,
court martial, which has been In ses
sion hero for, tin ee days, having on.
trial bsfoi-o It persons charge;! with
complicity In the attempt on tho life
of PiVslilcnt'Cnbri-ra, yesterday sent
enced to death, ft or the prisoners.
Two Julians, the brothers Tlnottl,
are among those M-iiieiiceil to death
The Italian mlnlsi r at once informed
THUMB PRINTS MftY
State had Planned to Keep it a Secret in Order to Preven
'. ' G'tvadtctory Evidence and How the Leak ' Oc-
curreil is a Mystery Another Special Venire
., will be Necessary.
r iN(;w . Vork, May 25. -Willi 'his
fate dnponduig ljpli the exrniiua
tion of a bloody thumb print 011 the
handle of the "knife with which
15-year-old Amelia Staffeldt was
fe'lain, Henry Decker, the suspect,
who confessed lo being a witness to
tlio crime eiuigcK'm his coll and
moans that H was a "lull .daik
slav .who blldjeillli'o little girl."
'IViday cm'in neteelivo in (Irealer
NT(Av Yik has a ikicriplinu of a
friend of Makers, - who Ls suspect
ed of hut in"; played a pari in the
murder and 'I is-yjmlioved his 11 r
lest will l.d.e place befoio night.
Meanwhile a wux cast of tho
bloody thumb print 011 the knife
handle ii ln'iii", inva'de. When it if
completed, eniiinrLsou will be
made with Decker's, thuiiib jir'lnls.
ON THE UD!
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President Cabrera that the I rial had
ihcen distinctly Irregular, and request
ed a prompt, revision of the Undines.
The diplomatic corns met toduy ,nd
decided that each minister accredited
to the Guatemalan government should
usk President Kstrada Cain era for an
aiimillmeiit of tho sentence, and If
this action does not bring immediate
results, the diplomatic corps will di
rect a collective note to President
REV. MOORE DRAWS A
FOUR YEAR SENTENCE
ncllefonliutie, O., May 25. -'Rev.'
Allvi Mooie, the Kpiscojial rector
Who had become a Catholic was
vcslordny sentenced to four years
in tho -penitentiary for forging the
name of a neighbor to a cheek,
lie is a graduate of Kenyou theolo
gical seminary and once had charge
of an Akron congregation.
WORTH OF DIAMONDS
fiuciiinati,, O. May 25. An
amateur burglar skimmed over the
jewelry stock of Joscpb M. Plant,
and escaped with ifSOO worth of
jewelry. Thirty thousand dollars
01th of diamonds wero overlook
ed. ELOPED WITH A
STREET CAR CONDUCTOR
Wheeling, AW Vn., May 25.
.lo!m Whttworth, a well known
engineer on thu 11. & O. railroad
reported to tho llridgeiKirt police
this iiorning, that hi.s wife had
eloped with a. llridgcport slivet car
conduclor. Mi. Whitworth is a
ureal beauty. '
Tho polico oxpect to piovo'lleck
er an accessory to tho killing.
They base this beliui' on tho
pri.-imer's confession that innnedia
tely after thu crime, ho, wished
liU hands, lit a nearby .'ptnnp, at
tho saiam t'ime his conipauion wash
ed bbmil stains fiiiiu 'his ilumds.
A liiiiidkiiiehiel? was found in
llcckor'.s -poekei and tlm shirt
which ho look lo tlm laundry, im
mediately at't'T tho crime; Each
has spo'ts winch tho police, believe
wero uuido by blood and whiteh aro
I lecher- admitted knowledge of.
the crime, after being i-on fronted
with tho bedv in a lonelv loft at
Viglit. llecker says bis companion
'.lew tlio girl with the Unite wii'-cii
she iiod in cutting dandelions.
Doyla In Philadelphia Pre.
Police are Searching for a Friend of the Suspect and Ills
Arrest May be Made Soon Berker has Confessed
Having Seen the Murder and Blames a
'Tall Dark Slav."
llo'ue, Tdnho.Mny 25. Orel 1 aid '
completo confession is at last in
tho possesion of the defense in
the Haywood murder trial. Tins
is regarded as tho worst blow yot
sustained by the slate in the prose
cution of, Mover, Haywood j Petti
boiie and Siimpkins.
The slate planned lo keep tho
(tclcnso in ignorance of what Or
eliaid would say, in order that they
would be unablo to produce wit
DICK COULD NOT
Urgent Business Called Him to Chicago While Summit
County Republicans Enthusiastically Endorse
' Secretary Tafi and President Roosevelt.
Akron, (., May 25. Senator
Dick dodged and fled to Chicago
while 'hi tellow republicans in
Summit county held a rousing mass
meeting haturday, Indorsing Jsee
relnry of War' Tart and Itoose
The meeting been planned for
some time but IMcl: did not know
of it, and Friday be returned homo
from Washington to attend and
lend his lecble (-nlliiisiaiiii, lo the.
Attorney General Ellis Holds
Cannot Interfere W here Irregularities are Alleged
in the Management of County Institutions,
Coliniibiis, ()., May 25. -Attorney
General Wade II. F.llw, id two
opinions given yesterday lo Gover-
nor HiiiTis holds that tho executive
is entirely wilhout authority to in
lerfere in any milliner with the
management of u county iiislitu?
lion, even to fho extent of order-'
ing an imesligatioii by the boaril
of, state charities when formal ehar
!?e.s against the niiiiiageuient, or to
compel uctiou against guilty offl-
nils alter their short -comings are
revealed by 'he state bureau of
The opinion concerning investiga
tions by the board of state charities
was the result of charges iigniSisl
the Mahoning connlv intinuary di
rectors by I ho county commission
iis, filed' with tho governor by the
Nlalioiiing county iiitiseeuting at
torney. .So f;ir 41.S it can without
iccoiiise lo llit courts, it sellles a
ug-diMutte(l (uicslior .
Sensational disclosures eoncorn
iug the llutler oiunty infirmary by
the bureau of accounting, jiroduccd
tho other opinion. A, copy of the
report of the bureau's exanvners
San Francisco Grand Jury In
dicts Men High up in
San Francisco, May ' 25. The
gitibd juiy last evening loturned
bribery indictments as follows:
Against President Patrick Cal-'
hoiiu of itho United ltailroads, 14
Against assistant to tho president'
Thornwnll Mullnlly, 1-1 counts.
Against Attorneys Tiroy L. Pord
and V. M,' Abbott of tho legal
dopartment, 14 oiuilsea'ob.
Against Mayor Eugeno E.
Sehuiit, 10 couula.
nesses to contradict him. How tho
lelilc ooonrred ij unknown.
In the selection of jurors, yoster
day, tho defence won fctwo big vic
tories in the el'taiiiiation of unde
sirable jurors without using it
Iercinplory challenges remaining.
With only twenty-six veniremen
left, this means a thixd OKtra panel
must be siininioiied. Darrow says:
"It will bi impossible to cmmpleto
tlie jury fiom the present venire."
Tn ft shouting, or sit alone in bis
home, was tlio question. To do the.
fiist would mean deserting For
uker; to do tho second would es
trange Summit county. Ifo dodged.
"Trgent . Husiuess" called him to
Chicago Hile Friday.
The Tn ft -cjidorsement went
through with a pli.- "Wo be
lieve Taft will&irry out tho
lloosevelt jMjlicio", read the reso.
ORDER AN INQUIRY
That the Chief Executive
rt!l,s J Hi il willi-the governor and bo
asked the attorney general what ho
wiot to do with it. Ho was told
to do nothing becauso it was out
of his jurisdiction.
The law requires a copy of tho
report to bo" filed f,'.th tlio proper
taxing siuthority of the district, and
if irregularities aro found, with
tho proper legal officers of tho
tuNiug ilVdrict. This has been donu
but there seems to be a fear in
some Hamilton quarters that no ac
tion will be taken. In that event
Mr. Ellis says it is the duty of tho
auditor of slate to proceed, through
the nttorney general, with tho 110
cessnrv nrorocdiuir in the courts.
The op'niou wins aveoived, villi
pleasure by jdnto officials. Thny
felt that if the law wns construed
lo give tho governor power to or
der 1111 investigation of a county
infirmary he would have equal nu
thoritly to order an investigation
into the iirvinagemont of a town
ship burial ground, and would
hardly be able to l'efuso to act
when formal charges of sufficient
1 length aro filed.
Airniust Abraham lluef, 14
Agaiiisl ProMdent Isolds Glasa oQ
ibe Pacific Telo)hono mud . Tole
grapb coiiipany, two counts,
Agaia-t Tlieo, V. Ilnlsey, for
merly an agent of that coi-jioration .
line I'. Schmits!, Calhoun, Mullaly
Ford anil (Abbott are charged with
br.bing 1-1 supervisors to grant Jini
oveii)clu, trolley fraucliiso to tho
Fnited Railroads. Sehmitz is fur
ther charged with bribery in con
nection wiith the fixing of. tho gas
company's rate, nnd with receiving
"KiOllO in' the United Jlailroads frail-
Tho indictments against Glass nro
ndditioiuil to the 11 imdictmouts. nl
raifly returned against him on tho
(liuio of bribing suporvisoi to re-
tuso a cor.iiijiopttvo jelephono dran
chiso. The iudietment against llnl
soy as fo; tlio same offonso.
Sjinerior, .lud'c Coffey fixed bail
in the-v sum of $l(),O0O on, cueh oC
tho charges . and gaye tho ttccusei
until U 11. jn. tomoj-row to furnish
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