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VOLUME XV. NO. 2GG.
MAKIOIT. OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING. JUNE 8, 1907.
PKIOE TWO OENTB
THIRTY PERONS PERISH
Town of Gradyville, Kentucky, in the Fork of Two
Creeks is Almost Completely Wiped
Out by a Midnight Horror.
Inhabitants are Caught in Their Beds and Drowned Like
Rats in a Trap or are Crushed Under the Debris of
Their Wrecked Homes Waters of the Creeks
Rises so Rapidly That Escape is
'Louisville, Ky., Juno 8. Thirty
persons perished- In u cloudburst,
iwhlch destroyed Uiho toiwn of Qrady
vIMe, near Columbia, In Adair coun.
ity, Kentucky, at midnight. Many
bodies Ihave already been recovered
and several more are In tho debris
of tho wrecked! houses. Nearly every
iroaidonro in the town was swept
aiwuy. Tho town Is situated In tho
tanks of two Creoles. At midnight
Wioro was a terrific oloudburst, which
swept tho creeks out of tho banks.
Tho waters roso bo rapidly than tho
IrthaMtants of tho town ha'rt no pos-r-'Mo
way of escape. Most people
were oslecp at tho tlmo and woro
GREAT SAVING IN
President Orders an Investigation of a Repotted Conspir
acy Between the Railroads and the Postoffice De
partmentIt may Mean $2,000,000 Annu
ally to the Government.
Cincinnati, O , Juno 8. An inves
tigation of the relations of ihc rail,
roads and tho postofflco department
hy direct order of President Boose
vclt, wihloli dias already caused a
Having to the" government of more
thfan $2,000,000 is now under way,
ncconli.ni; lib an article in Tto Tltncs
fitar. Thirty-tiwo postofflco inspectors
nro said to be nt work on a case of
alleged conspiracy of railroads and
the ipnstofflco department. Tho ur.
"Thirty-two postofflco Inspectors of
tho UnM:d States, the shrewdest in
the service of Uncle Sam, are at work
on a tiaso of alleged conspiracy of
certain, of tho railroads with the
postofflco departmlent of tho United
"Four of itilieso Inspectors wero in
Cincinnati Thursday. They nro not
all sltlt hero, nnd, In fact, nono of
them moy he litre at this moment but
they oiro likely to reappear any day,
and ito bo reinforced, when they do
return. TJiov held a conforonee wWh
Postoffjee lnspector-ln-charge Char
les Holmes here, It Is said .
"What railroads are Involved In tho
Neighbors Tell the Coroner of
was Accorded the Children by the Grandmother
Girls Told Their Teacher that They Would
Cleveland, Juno 8. -The inyestl
igxt'Jon of the suicide of Margaret
and Helen Curtis, 10 and 11 years
old, yesterday, resulted today Jn tho
little Ibrother and slater of .the sul.
cide3 helntf takon from the gand
mothw, -Mrs, Helen Curtis. Tho
younger, .children will ,bo held In ' a
detontion. homo, Tho Inquest over the
death of the children will ibo 'held
Monday'. ' '
' Who tea'oher of the little girls say
IR ST OF THE NEW
JEWISH COLONY SAIL
jBronwn, dot-many, June 8, The
eloamor lOassel will aall today for
caught In Itholr submerged homes and
drowned, or Caught under liho debris
and crushed to death. In Beveral cas
es, entire families perished,
Tho following bodies havo been
recovered: Dr. L. C. Moll, wife and
two dauglitcrs; Austin Mllmorc, wife
and ono child; Hatfield Moss and
flvo children: Aire. Mary Moss; two
sons of Jacob Nelson; Karl M. Qall
and; Mrs. Koltner.
Oradyvlllc Is situated at tho forks
of a b3g crsck, end Is so located as
to bo a veritable death trap in such
a disaster as 'happened. It Is sur
rounded ly 'high hills and was a
village of about 400 inhabitants.
JilkBatlans Is not Stated1, In (lirlof,
the facts am known, but the ovld
cuco is- ncti nt hand.
"TT.io order to Jnvestlgato is Haid
to havo gouo out from Wie Whlto
"TJius far the search for evidence
has not yielded mucii fruit. It Is lie.
Ing conducted with great secrecy, and
itjju jt'.ibu iiijhuu:iji iiuuu txiubu iiu up
heaval to nee who was responsible
"Tho Inquiry ban bewi going on
for 'montdis; in fact, slnco lust Do
cember. Onti postofflco division has
charge of the disbursement of ?90,
000,000 annually, , nnd enough has heen
learned in the Investlgationi to save
ithe United States $2,000,000 a year.
Tho money goes -to all tho sources
of mail tycelpts, .but the alleged con.
pplrney from whatever department is
said to .have been with contain rail
roads. It Is In connection with the
payments for the handling of tho
"Tlho Inspectors who woro In Cin
cinnati wero: D. 8. Patera of New
York, 13 .If. Kline of Indianapolis, A.
B. Britten, of Chattanooga and C. A,
Ci3ler of Augusta, Ga.
TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Inhuman Treatment Which
they told her they Intended to com
mit Buiclde. She wroto to tho fath
er, ibut tho grandmother answered.
Otiher molshborn told tho coronor of
tho children being tied to chairs
'half u day at a tlmo and (being lock
ed UP without anvithlnc in it. ns il
ipunlshment. Ono told of seeing Holen
wmaii uioemng arm. Tho child said
,her srandmothor itold Jier .not to tell
!haw it happened'. The father of tho
cnuciron telegraphed that ho would
rttidh hone, tomorrow,
Texas with tho first colony of Jews
to bo established jn the southern
ftates iwitlor Uio auspices of the tor.
tutorial Jvlsh organization,
DELEGATUS TO PEACE
rr.lio Hukuw, Netherlands, .Tune 8. -Delegates
lire arriving for the Second
Hague peace conference, which Iwglna
next Saturday. Tho chief results ex
pected 1 tiia .settlement of disputed
jiolntH 1u International law.
Wage Race War and Severa
ar j Wounded Before Riot
(Hamilton, O., June 8. Tho flro
department' was summoned to quell
tho raco war between negroes and
ri Hi o trouble starred when tho
blacks tried to rob the Hungarians.
Dotih sides clashed, revolvers wciu
drawn and hoveral 'injured dropped in
the street. The. ikiIIco woro unable
to coupo with the situation and
three fire eonip-inles turned streams
of water on the fighters and stopped
CLAIMS HE IS VICTIM
J'arW.TnTiie 8. C. Wf GammoiiT
alios 'Wood of Sacramento, Cal. Who
waa takon Into custody hero Juno
'J, chargeil w'lth the misappropriation
of $200,000 of Llie subscribed capital
of the American Exploitation Co.,
and id wow In c'.oso confinement, has
appealed to Itho American cmuassy
and also has telegraphed to PresidvUt
Boosovclt asking mm to intervene.
Ho claims he Js the victim of a con
spiracy.! I'ho mm bossy has been investigat
ing his case and finds that the Amer
ican Exploitation Co., of Whluh
Gammon is president ul ready has been
In H'rouhlo In ror.uiigal, Siain, ami
nt Bonleaux, France, through tho
operations of Charles S. .Martin, alias
II. I. Wei la. of Nashville, Tnn.,
who was sontencer to three years
penal servitude In London Kel. 2 for
conspiring to defrald the Carlton ho
tel by means of a (bogus check.
KANSAS WILL HAVE
ABOUT A HALF CROP
Topckn, Kansas, June S. .Seero
Inry Cobtirn of tlio Kmisim (Agricul
tural department, in his crop icport,
biiHCil mi the rcoitr ol' . I line !,
jtves the condition oC wlicat us fi7
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LOW NECKED DRESSES
CAUSED niJR ILLNESS
duidon, Juui 8. Mrs. John .Tun
ol) Astor la suffering from a ner
vous 'breakdown, duo to catching cold
wlilTti wearing low nocked dresses.
Bhu iwus tmkoii 111 at ithe .Boynl par
Uses Historic Trowel and
Gavel in Masonic Corner
Washington, Juno 8. Pros! dent
Boosovclt made a speech today at
I no lying of tihe corner Btonc 'of tho
nkw half million dollar masonic teni
jk. HoosQvelt Im a mason . The same
trowel and gavel used (by George
Washington in laying Ithe corner
stono of d'lio eap.tol (building was
used In the ce .oniony today.
Judge Washburn Decides
That Insurance is not
Elyrini Ohio, Juno S. Judge
Washburn today sustained tho de
murrers to the indictment of i'il'-JLQS1-
Jrjlli.1. cWiiilyJhsttrniico , men,
clinigod wilh violation of the Ohio
Valentine iinli-trust law. The judge
doclded thtit Insuranco In not a
coniinod'Hy in tho meaning of tho
ilnw, therefore, im- insurance com
bine is Jcgal.
WILL NOT ALLOW
THE STRIPES USED
Norfolk, Va., Juno 8. The sn.
premo assembly of the uniformed
rank Kmlgihts of Pythias of the
World yesterday voted down the
ipnopOHltlon for a change In uniform
so as to place a stripe down tho
sido of the troufora as a nlnik of
distinction. Massachusetts and New
Jersey ulono favoring It.
Gcu. liml of Kansas declared that
hto brlgndo would not nmroli in line
wltfli 'iho MSiSHitohusetts brlgndo If the
latter placed stripes on tho trousers.
BELLErONTAINE HAS A
TRACTION WAR ON HAND
Ih'llpfoiilniue, Ohio, Juno 8.
Probate Judge Plum today granted
n temporary iii.iunct'mn restraining
the Sclioepi" Irnctiop syndicate fiom
roniovfng tin co miles of track in
this city. Servers have filed suit
to declare t lit I'rnncliUo void.
THE NEW RECRUIT.
Such is the Decision Following the Conference
Held by the President and His Advisers
at the White House Last Night.
Program of 'Trust Busting" is Arranged and the Attorney
General is Directed to Proceed at Once Against the
Anthracite Coal Trust First Step will be Made
Kt Philadelphia and Some Hard Fighting
is Promised Several Railroads
are Implicated. .
Washington, Juno 8. That 13. II.
Harriinau tho railroad magnate Is
iinmunla from criminal prosecution n9
tho ras-iilr of his testimony before tho
Interstate commerco commission re
cently the prosecution of bituminous
carrying railroads should be left In
the hands of the attorney general,
and that me prosecution of he an.
thraolte real roads will begin in
PihihuMphln probably next week,
were conclusions reached at a confer
ence nt tUi White House Jast night.
J'Oilow'ing t.ho general conference
Attorney General Bonaparte remained
wl Si the president to discuss tin so
railed harvester ti-ust,
Tho anthracite roads Involved In.
elude the Delaware. Susouehnnn.a nn.i
Schuylkill, tho Philadelphia nnd Bead.
ing. xnie J.elileh Valley, tho Delaware
and Hudson, tho Now York, Susque-
ininna and Western, tho Delaware
Uuikuwanna and Western, the Cen
SWEPT BY STORM
Springfield, O. , Juno 8. Wide
spread damage accompanied n remark-
ubly heavy storm which nwopt this
section last night. Small fruit was
dcslroyeil and garden patehea ruined
MICHIGAN CROPS IN
Lansing, Mich., Juno 8. The
Juno crop report Is hopeful, despite-
the discouraging Aveathw. 'Hie nvor-
ige condition of .Michigan wlicat is
70 'iter cent; corn !.'!; omtB 7H and
potatoes 72 'lMir rent.
LIFE SAVING CREW
Cleveland, O., June 8. Eight men
toiiiprlHlng tho Cleveland life saving
crew, quit In a, body, today, because
of a disagreement wlt.li Captain Hans
Hanson, tho new keeper from Erie,
Macuuley In Nw York World,
tral Railroad of New Jersoy and tho
Thu Pennsylvania and one or two
others may beconio Involved ns the
suit progresses but for the present uo
.formal complaint will be Tiled ngalnst
A notablo conference on trust prosi
(cutions was hold nt tho White House
jlast might. Those who participated
aro President Roosovolt, Sei-retary of
State Boot, Seoretarj of tho Treas-
ur.y C'ortolyou. Secretary of the In
terior Garfield. Attorney General
Bonaparte, Secretary Taft, Interstate
Commerce Commissioners Knntm nnd
Uiro and Frank 11. Kellogg of St.
jPaul, sjieelal counsel for tho govern
Tho conferenng Ibegan shortly after
0 o'clock and the nartlclnants at tliat
tlmo expected It would .continue un
til ntnrly midnight.
"There was a good deal of discus.
B'on about routine mat tors, but we
saved the trusts for touluht." Raid
ja member of the cabinet ns ha was
Six Lives are Known to Have Been Lost and Many Per
sons are Injured Duquoin, York and New Min
den are the Towns Which Suffer Heaviest?
Nasibvllllo. Ills.. Juno S A cv-
clono suopi ilirougii this hfotioii of
Illinois, last night. At least six lives
iwerel lost .ind unany iporflonn in-
Juivd'. At New Mlndon. four woro
tolled, two fatally Injured (lnd twen
y others less seriously Injured. Many
buildings were blown down and otlt-
General Sherman Bell, Who Figured in the Cripple Creek
District -Mining Troubles, so Speaks of Orchard
Today's Details were Tiresome.
Boise. Idaho, Juno S. Harry Or
chard continued on iho gr.il today.
Tho dofonso lias already secured
ninny witnesses who give the nbso
luto lie to Orchard's story of yes
terday. At Denver, General Sherman Boll
luuglis at Orchard's story of how
he attempted to kill Hull, "The
fact is," &aid Hell, "Orchard was
not looking for mo and did not
want n chniii'ii to get me. As re
gard Ins testimony, ho is the big
IS ON IN WASHINGTON
Washington, Juno 8. An Important
conference is on hf ro today between
Secretary Taft and Arthur I. Voris,
official booster of tho Tuft presiden
tial boom In Ohio. Among tho mat
ters ibolng considered is tho selection
of gonoral campaign manager. Vorya
himself bolng mentioned ns tho ono
most likely to get thl Assignment,
Ho can have IB If hOAvanta 'it. Among
others rtmsMlered ifdrhjhe Job aro
senator urano ot Jiassacnusetta ami
Assistant iPost muster General Hitchcock,
Iciviug ilr. Whlto Hoiiro after fclifl
usiitil Prldny meeting.
"Tonlghi's .onfeivuico I? 1o covoi"
wiveral nspecla or the Hauriman case,
which aro Imdly in need of dlscUBslqn,
Unci Ko-enlled Harvester tirust. and tiio
iflinrges against the bituminous rail
roads'' sold an official who partici
pated in tho meeting at tho Whlto
House last night.
"In fact,' ho added "tho meetlnfi
Isi I'd! ibe a general symposium on
iblo subject of trust prosecution. Tho
president wants to clear up tho mat.
tcr as fnr a? practicable and reach
a definite, settled Urogram on Uiln
wliolo subject beioi'o ho goes away
for ihp Kiimmer."
Tito discussion took a very whTo
rause. Muifii of tho time was given
to tho Harriman-Alton deal. Every
phnso of that transaction wtw thor-
I""E...J r."."- '.!-. ....u .1.. tio.uu ..4...
participated in more csp(sclally by tlio
president. Mr. Kellogg.Attorney Gen
.oral Bonaparte, Comm'lsslonors' Knaipp
and Iane. The conclusion wna
'promptly reached that howovtr dam
Inglng tlile evidence might bo against
Mr Harrlman. the testimony ho had
'given In the Interstate commerco
, Investigation liad given him completo
Immunity from criminal prosocu
Itlon. .Sodretary I.ieb issued this state
ment at tiie conclusion of tho con
ference nt midnight.
"The conference was held for tho
purpose of affording nmtfle discussion
coiKfraing tho matters wdilch havo
been under investigation by tho Inter
state commerce commission. Tho In
terstate commerce commission has not
fcrmulaited its rejiort and tt decision
will ilvi imroly preliminary. After a
report bus "been made tho attornoy
general Will carefully consider iit.i"
cm dainatp!. The vlllago of 'Yorld
as wro.-la-d. 'llwo wero Iclllnl, at
least thirty liijuiwl tliore and forty
or fifty houses demolished. At Du
tpioln, much damage was 'lnflI()Ul
and miauy pei-soiis Injured. Building
weic lifted from tholr foundations
and manv were unroofed.
gest liar that ovor saw Piko'jj
One of Orchard's wives is ou tho
way from Cripple Crook to tnko tho
stand against him. Sho is said to hn
icady to swear that her husband
was nn employee of a detective
agency when she married him in
1SD2, nnd ho 1ms continued in that
capacity ever since.
Today's testimony was largely
liko yesterday's as to tiresome do.
LARGE LUMBER YaRD
AT GALION HURNS
flalion, Ohio, Juno 8. Firo last
nighf destroyed tho (planing mill of
the Gnlion Lumbor Co., causing;
a his., of jj.25.000, Lightning started
tho blaze early in tlio eveniing, Af
tor it was thought to Jiavo been ex
tinguished the firo, broke out again
shortly before- midnight.
Tho plnning mill was filled witli
finished products, all of whioli woro
burned. Vniuf.bjo mnchinory waa
iSoveral dwellings caught fire, but
none woro bad.y damaged.