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STARK COUNTY, DEMOCRAT, OAJTTOy, Q.
TUWDAY, MARCH 4f IMS.
Four Story Building
Wrecked at Cleve
Forty Girls and Eight Men Pre
cipitated From Third Floor
(News-Democrat Leased WIro Servlso)
.Cleveland,. March 1. The four story
factory of tho Clveland Baking com
pany collapsed at noon today, precipi
tating forty girls and eight men em
ployed In the third floor Into a mass
of debris below.
Threo of the girls who wero taken
out of tho ruins were badly Injured.
Four girls and two men who are miss
ing are supposed to bo dead.
Mollle Rimer, Florence McGrath and
J. Welker, tho shipping clerk, are
known to ba among those burled In tho
ruins. Tho building is a total wreck.
Fortunately lire did not break out
when tho building collapsed.
There la great excitement among tho
friends and relatives of the missing
Philadelphia, March 1. A 25-ton
marble furnace fell from the top of tho
Fidelity building on Chestnut street
this morning crushing the life out of
Samuel McGlnnls, a stonemason, and
George Wharton, bricklayer, and ser
iously Injuring three others.
New York, March 1. Edward F.
Hels, of Philadelphia, who was Injur
ed in the Park Avenue hotel, died to
day. He Is the 21st victim.
Takes Sides With Roosevelt,
And Declines the Sword,
(News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.)
WARRENTON, Va March I Major Mlcah J. Jenkins, to whom tl e
sword, presented by the people of South Carolina, was to havo
boen presented by President Roosevelt during tho president's comins
southern trip, has telegraphed Lieut. Gov. James H. Tillman, at Colum
bia, S. C, as follows:
"it It be true that you requested the president to withdraw his
acceptance of your invitation to present sword, I must decline under
tho circumstances to accept the sword."
A New Company at Allianc:.
(From a Start Correspondent.)
Columbus," March 1. The Standard
IJoljt and Manufacturing company, of
Alliance, with a capital stock of $100,
000, was Incorporated by II. H. Shafer,
J. C. Dei Ine, W. K. Fogg, H. E. Scran
ton, George W. Sturgeon, H. P. Haas
and C. O. Scranton.
STRUCK BY TRAIN
Released Prisoner Was Killed.
(Start SdccI il.)
Wellsvllle, March 1. Roy Wilson, of
this city, wa9 killed early this morn
ing in the C. & P. yards, by belng-run
over by a freight train. It Is Bald
that he was walking back to Wolls
vlllo from the Canton workh'ouso
where he has been servln ga sentence
for petit larceny.
HOSPITAL FOR ASHTABULA.
Ashtabula, March 1. The project of
building a hospital In this city Is not
(lead. The Ashtabula Centrarhospital
was Incorporated-wlth $10,000 capital
at1 Columbus on Woinesday. Tho
papors were received In this city last
ovenlng. The Incorporators are Mayor
F. B. Geo, T. E. Hoyt, Dr. W. S. King.
Dr. H. E. Whitsey, C. V. Schaffnor,
E. H. Burrlll, H; M. Kunkle and-Judgo
C. J. Starkey.
NEW FRANKLIN NEWS.
,Nov Franklin, March 1. Kersey
Groom hns bought tho lot on which
tho old M. E. church used to stand.
The Rev, Williams has been hold.
ng very Interesting revival meeting?
in tho new church.
'i Oresteo Sheckels, of Pittsburg, was
"Where last week visiting his mother
i . 'anu' brother for a few days.
' & Mrs. Samuel Fearn, who has been in
' -the hospital at AlHanco for treatment,
was 'brought home about a week ago,
' flhe Is again ablo to tit up part of
OFA GREAT FINANCIER
Death of Frederick Tapper) at
New York Removes Unique
Figure In Financial
(News-Democrat Leased WIro Service.)
Now York, March l.--Frcdcrick D.
Tnppen, aged 73, president tho Gallatin
National bank, who for DO years wa3
connected with tho bank and tho Now
York Clearing House association died
suddenly at his homo at Lakowood
Ho nchlovcd fame during tho panic
of lb93, when his work saved many
financial firms from ruin. In 1900 ho
raised $10,000,000 to avoid a crisis and
In May, 1901, rescued Wall stroot dur
ing the Northern Pacific panic.
Through personal efforts $20,000,000
loaned to the brokers ho again rescued
Wall street when President McKinloy
Unique Ohio Village With
Seven Preachers and No
Flndlay, O., March 1. Ten miles
southwest of Flndlay lies tho peaceful
llttlo hamlet of Mt Cory. It Is a mod
ern Utopia. Sovcnty-flvo houses com
pose tho village and peven of them
are ofcupied by preachers of the gos
pel. No saloons are there to mar the
place. There Is n miyor, but no
brawlers arc ever brought before him
and his chief labors .ire those of a
notary or that of uniting two souls
with but a single thought. Years ago
there was a calaboose, but now the
hut Is used as a village pound.
Just now there are revivals In tho
threo churches of the vlllago nnd In
four halls and private homes. Tho
entiro town has "got religion" nnd the
Infection has spread to the surround
BAD FIRE RECORD
Shown by Alliance for Year.
Alliance, March 1. Chief Aungst
has just completed his report of tho
city fire department for tho year end
ing February 28th.
Tho total value of property Involved
by fire during the year was $350,050.
The loss reached $118,855. The value
of property involved In two fires, the
Reeves Boiler works and theTlaln
Street fire was $151,225. The Reeves
loss was 570,000 and tho Main street
loss $37,315. Altogether 57 alarms
Mr. Soffel Is Going Over Route
Taken by Biddies and
Pittsburg, March 1. Mrs. Kate Sof
fel haa been confined to her room
since she entered tho house of her
sister, Mrs. Miller, on Southern ave
nue, Mt. Washington. After she was
released on ball and upon her arrival
at tho home of her sister sho collapsed
and had to go to bed. "Tho physician
In attendance," said Attorney Richard
C. Scandrctt, "says that sho ought
no to have boen removed from the
Butler hospital when Mie was. Ono
of her lungs Is atlll badly congested,
and as there has been consumption lit
the family it Is hard to tell what the
result will be."
Mr. Soffel has been going over the
route of tho Biddies gathering evt
denco to be used In an application for
Sewer Disposal Farm-Land
Sold for Taxes Auditor
Xonla, Ohio, March 1. It has been
discovered that the city sewer farm
has been sold for taxes. Tho farm was
bought two years ago, and the city
solicitor says that the auditor and him
self agreed that it should not bo taxed.
Notwithstanding thin agreement It de
veloped at the last meeting of the city
council that it had been placed upon
the tax duplicate, and, without notice
to the city, had been sold to a man In
New York for taxes.
DANOERS OF PNEUMONIA.
A cold at this time If neglected is
liable to cause pneumonia which Is
so often fatal, and evon when tho
patient ha recovered the lungs are
weakened, making them -peculiarly
susceptible to the development of con
sumption. Foley's Honey and Tar will
stop tho coughrbeal and strengthen the
itingd and prevent pneumonia. . Sold
oy Roth ana Hug.
m Old Postofflce of Canton's
p-rj-HE NAME of Nicholas Dour
I Is qullo familiar to many of
11 the old citizens of Canton and
the suroundlng country. Ho
came to Canton In 1S30 and was
nn active and useful citizen among us.
until his death In 1S91.
Nicholas Bour was a natlvci of
France, was well qualified In tho
French and German languages, when
ho came hero nnd very soon became
quite familiar In tho use of our En
glish language. Ho was born In 1809,
camo to New York In 1829, being then
Just 20 years old. He remained there
until he came to Canton In 183G. Mr.
Bour was a tailor by trade nndvery
soon got tho reputation of being one
of the best in that lino of business
In tho county. In thoso early days
we had no clothing stores, or mer
chant tailors, tho dry goods kopt
cloth and trimmings from which tho
garments were to be made, and It was
quite a common practlco to bring tho
tailor with those who wanted now
garments, to select the cloth and trim
mings. I can well remombor seeing
Mr. Bour acting in that capacity and
going with customers to Isaac Hartor,
Martin Wlkldal. O. T. Browning V. R.
Kimball ana other stores of those
days and helping to select the cloth
and trimmings for suits of clothes to
be made by him.
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After a whllo tho habit of leading
tailors keeping cloth nnd trimmings
and furnishing them to their custom
ers, made to order, camo In vogue and
Nicholas Bour nnd Michael Wetsort
were among tho first to do this In
For some time. Nicholas Bour had
his shop In tho frame building now
owned nnd occupied by Dr. A. J.
Douds, No. 214 West Tuscarawa3
street: but In 1840 bought tho lot ad-
Joining the same property on tho west
and elected the threo story brick
building which we Illustrate today.
This building In thoso days was con
sidered as much In advance of Its gen
eral surroundings as tho City National
bank building or the two new hotels
which arc now in the courso of erec
tion are considered today.
In 1859, when tho old St. Cloud ho
tel that stood whero the First M. E.
church now stands, was destroyed by
fire, tho Bour property was also de
stroyed, but tho walls did not fall,
so that In I860 the house was again
prepared for uce.
In this liouso Nicholas Bour gained
his great reputation as a good tailor
and eventually as a merchant tailor.
From 1852 to 18C0 during tho adminis
tration of Franklin Pierce and James
Buchanan, Nicholas Bour was the post
master In .Sainton, nnd In this same
building, in the front room of the first
floor, was the postofflce.
In those days wo had no cheap post
ago as now; for a long time tho post
ago was C and 10 cents, after that
3 cents on each letter. It wns long
after that tlmo that tho 2-cent postage
Kills Many Men at Col
orado Mine Rescu
ers at Work.
Telluride, Colo., March 1. The most
disastrous snow slide ever known in
Colorado caused the death of from 30
to 75 men at tho Liberty Boll mine on
Smuggler mountain yesierday. It Is
difficult to obtain tho full details of tho
affair on account of tho precipitous
cnaracter ot tne roaus ana tno vast
amount of snow. It seems that two
slides occurred practically In the same
place, the second burying those who
wero trying to rescue tho victims ot
Of tho dead only two have been
Identified as Fred Clemmons and Chas.
INCIDENT IS CLOSED
Senators Are Censured In a
Resolution Tillman Makes
Angry Answer to Roll Call.
Washington, March 1. Semtors Mc
Laurln and Tillman, of South Carolina,
were oovcrely censured yesterday by
tho United 'States senate for tho sen
satlonal personal encounter between
tho two senators on the floor of the
senate last Saturday during ,the cbn
slderatlon of the Philippine tariff bill
Tho adoption of tho resolution of cen-
suro probably closes tho Incident, so
far as Mr. McLaurln or the senate Is
Immediately after tho senate con
vened Mr. Burrows, chairman of the
commlttoo on privileges nnd elections,
to which tho McLaurm-TUlraan con
troversy had been referred, reportod
the resolution ot censure framed by a
majority of tho committee. Accom
panying the resolution was a report
sotting out the conclusions of tho ma
Tho resolution was adopted by a voto
of 51 to 12.
When Mr. Tillman's name was call
ed ho added A new sensation to the
proceedings by rising and saying with
III concealed emotion: "Among gen
tlemen an apology for an offense com
mitted under hent of blood is usually
considered sufficient.', , v
The auditors caught their breath "aa
Mr. Tillman thus -en teredos protest
"OLD LANDMARKS, NO.
By JOHN DANNER.
(Written for the News-Democrat.)
law was established; and the freo de
livery of letters In cities Uko Canton
Is of quite recent date.
Mr. Bour was quite fortunalo in hav
ing two daughters who helped him In
his postofflce work: first, was alias
Julia and later Miss Roso Bour, who
wero both export In handling ind de
livering mall. The later served as as
sistant for some time with Wm. K.
Miller, who succeeded Mr. Bour as
postmaster In Canton. She afterwards
married General Seraphim Moycr, and
Is now living In California.
Aftor tho burning of the first St
Cloud hotel, the First- M. E. church
bought the lot where the hotol had
stobd and erected Its first brick house
. 1 B&JJa 'EtlTrljpiaD m
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The Old Postofflce, on West Tuscarawas Street, Where the
First M. E. Church Now Stands.
of worship on the lot. Previous to that
time, tho Methodists In Canton had a
plain one-story frame building at No.
420 We3t Eighth street whero they
worshiped for many years.
On Sunday, January 1, 1380 the First
M. E. church on the southeast corner
of Tuscarawas stroot mid Clou land
avenue took fire from a defective flue.
Tho congregation wasi Btlll In tho
house, but escaped wlthoift'loss of life.
Thero was no serious Injury to any
person, but very llttlo of tho furniture
was saved and tho houso was com
Somn tlmo before tho burning of tho
Methodist church, the late Cornelius
Aultman, had bought from Mr. Bour
MOST REMARKABLE FARM IN THE WORLD
NOW EXTENDS FROM CANTON TO AKRON
Tucker-Anthony Company Gets a Potato Patch" Sixty Feet Wide and
Twenty-Five Miles Long With Latest Electric Railway Purchase-May
Cultivate C, M. & A. Right of Way as the Road Will Never be Built.
The syndicate that has absorbed all
tho electric lines of Canton nnd Mas
slllon is not n little concerned as to
what it shall do with Its "potato
patch," as the right of way of the C,
M. Sr A. road Is jocularly called by the
officials of tho company. The pur
chase of the Everett-Moore holding
Included the right of way of this road,
upon which llttlo or no work has been
The result is that the company has
on Its hands a Y shaped farm, the
branches running from Canton and
Masslllon and uniting out in Jilckron
township, thence on to Akron. Thero
aro two or three links missing, It Is
said, that be never boen purchased,
against the adoption ot tho resolution.
Mr. Tillman's words Induced Mr.
Ken (N. J.) to rise at the conclusion
of the roll and say: "Having heard
the senator from South Carolina again
Insult this senato, .1 change rty vote
from aye to no."
At tho request ot Mr. Burrows the
statement of Mr. Tillman watf read
by the clerk. Instantly the South Car
olina senator disclaimed any Intention
of being offensive to tho senate, und
said if they were so considered ho
would withdraw thomi
Are Employed at Louisville.
Louisville, March 1. Twelve Canton
moldcrs have moved to this place to
begin work In the new Bonnot shops,
which have just boen placed In oper
ntlon. There are twenty-flvo men now
employed in tho works.
Many changes have been made slnco
the rccont purchase ot the plant by
the presont owners. New machinery
pas oeen aaueu ana e,vory available
space has been utilized. Tho furnaces
which afoiiow being turned out And
a ready Bale and already an Increase
In tho capacity of, the; works 1b con
templated In order to Mppljr.the grow
ing demand ,v
Early Days., J
his threo story building togothor with
tho lot, and tho building of the pres
ent largo substantial edifice, required
more room, and then it was that the
Bour proporty was added to tho prop
erty" tho church already owned on tho
cornor; and In building tho present
house of worship it was necessary to
take down tho flno threo story brick
building which Mr. Bour had built.
Cornollus Aultman was tho largest con
tributor to this enterprise and took a
great personal interest In Its construc
tion. Many will remember noticing
him thero day nftcj; day seeing that all
of tho work was well done.
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After Nicholas Bour had disposed of
his property to C. Aultman, ho bought
the proporty on tho northeast corner
of Walnut and Fourth streets com
monly known as tho old Foglo proper
ty, to which placo ho moved and re
mained there until his death In 1891.
His children still own said houso and
are living thero.
The houso just referred to wns built
about 85' years ago by Wm. Fogle, Sr.,
and was occupied by him until ho
built his great mansion on North Mar
kot street, standing whero Mrs. Kato
Aultman's residence now Is. On
this same block of lots whero the Bour
house now Is, Mr. Fogle had also es
tablished a tanyard, which has long
slnco boon removed. In tho early
history of Canton thero wero quite a
numbor of tanydrds, now tliere aro
but If they are scurcd tho company
would have a farm about GO feet wide
and 25 or 30 miles long.
There is some talk ot fencing the
land off and planting it In potatoes.
It 13 thought that tho cultivation of
tiro crop could be made very econom
ical. The plowing would be easy. Tho
man-behlnd-tbe-plow could leave Can
ton In the -morning and go through to
Akron tho samo day, stopping at somo
hnlf-way house for dinner. Tho next
day he could come back.
Just as soon as It can be figured out
what will become of tho man-wlth-the-hoe
and the fellow who starts to pick
up a row of potatoes, Secretary Kolp
will make some definite arrangements
for putting out the elongated spring
Tho right-of-way wao not purchased
as such rights usually are. Tho con
DAISY'S DATES MIXED.
Lisbon Paternity Case Goes to
Jury but Jurors Cannot
Lisbon, March 1. In tho case of
Ohio, against Guy Boston, In which
Dals'oy E. Somers is prosecuting wit
ness, the jury was unable to agree yes
terday afternoon. On the first ballot
the Jurors stood nine for conviction
and thrcj for acquittal. At 5:30 they
wero exused for a supper rocoss of ono
hour and at 10 o'clock bolng unaOlo
still to agree tho Jury was discharged.
Tho tlmo for a now trial has not yot
This case was brought about n year
ago before Mayor HuxIoy,"of Salem.
Miss Somers preferred a dollcato
charge against Ilosten. In her tcatl-
mony yesterday beforo tho Jury sho
got her dates considerably mixed and
her testimony was conflicting. The
girl's family formerly lived In Salem,
but they are now residents of Sebrlng.
MINERAL CITY NEVI
Mineral -City, Marcli i. Miss Notjfe
BuchfHV.pt Clevelanfl.,Hla..,vUlllng her
parents here for. ft1 few days.
Mlfi MyrtlevHabe, "visited her uncle.
none. . ,
, Thjg same house was owned ana oc
cupied for some year by the late Rob
ert Latimer. It was -while he was liv
ing there that his excellent fathor
RObott Latimer, 'Sr., died vory sud
denly. Tho old gentleman had former
ly lived In Osnaburg township nnd was
an exemplary member of tho Presby
David Sherrlck afterwards owned
and lived in tho same houso. Very
few old houses In Canton, yet standing
aro as substantial an this historical two
story brick; from outside appmranco
It looks as If it might bo occupied an
other 85 years.
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I should havo said that tho upper
story In the three story brick building
which Nicholas Bour built on Wcat
Tuscarawas Btreet In 1846 was used as
n hall. The Odd Fellows occupied It
for somo years In conducting tho work
of their order and I think that tho
"Know Nothings" which fioirshed aa
a political organization for some tlmo
also held somo meetings in this halt.
They also held somo of their meet
ings In tho hall owned by Martin Wlk--ldal,
known as tho Farmers and
Merchants' block. i
After Mr. Bour had sold his West
Tuscarawas street property, ho did not
glvo tho Bamo attention to tailoring aa
he did in former years and yet did
more or les. work for his old custom
ers; as ho was 80 years of age and
having a Comfortable homo, paid for.
It was not necessary.
In tho death of Nicholas Bour Can
ton lost a good and loyal citizen and
tho surviving family nro much respect
ed. Thus tho lesson Is constantly re
peated, ono generation passeth away
and another cometh.
"J. N." NEVER SETTLED.
Upper Sandusky, O., March 1. On
AugUFt 5, 1895, a judgment was ren
dered In common pleas coujt hero
against tho "Immortal J. N.," amount
ing to $2,073.33. As a matter of fact
the "Immortal J. N." has neither paid
a cent of either tho principal or in
terest. The judgment Is about to ex
pire, nnd yesterday suit was begun to
revive. The action was brought by
John W. Free, a brother, residing at
New Lexington, Ohio.
JOB FOR THE WATC.V DOG.
At Akron burglars stole forty dol
lars from tho residence of Mrs. Georgo
Wilson, and removed a silvar collar
from tho neck of a trusted watch 'dog.
Canton workhouse authorities should
Immediately begin negotiating for tho
canine. As a "watch" dog ho could ,bo
employed fu keeping his oyo on tho
BABY AT A WEDDING.
Springfield, March 1. With her
clghteen-montli-old babe pressed
against her bosom Mary Rhea was
married to Wesley Brooks by Squire
Bvydou last evening.- Tho woman was
asked If she did not want to lay '.ho
Infant on a lounge, but sho refused.
Her homo Is In Kentucky, and she
camo here to wed tho man she loved.
MORGAN NOT A CANDIDATE.
Alliance March 1. Col. W. H. Mor
gan is out In a card declining to ac
cept tho Republican npmlnatlon for
council In tho Third ward.
dltlons generally nre that when tho
land 13 abandoned for railway purposes
It reverts to the original landowners.
In this Instanco the Northern Ohio
Traction corapary bought tho land
outright and secured warranty deeds
for tho same. When it was transfer
red to Tucker, Anthony & Co. these
eastern capitalists became seized ot
agricultural opportunities that they
little dreamed of, and the matter of
taking care ot, them Is up to the com
pany. Tho farmers along tho right of way
who havo been consulted, state that
they will not pay tho company any
thing like tho price thoy received to
get the land back. They unloaded at
a good figure and do not propose to
ronlg, preferring a lane through their
farms to giving back tho coin that
Is now in bank.
Dr. A. Davis, of Canal Dover, several
dayn tills woolc
Mrs. J. 0- Merchant, of Llttlo. IJoclc,
Pa., Is visiting relatives, hero for a few
Mrs. T. C. Forrcll and Mrs. Cath
arine Davy spent Tuesday , ,wlth
friends nt prth Industry.
C. O. .Skeols Is home from Homo
worth again this week.
Mrs. Eliza Morrison Is quite ill at
her homo on Church street.
MUs tyora Walter, of Now Philadel
phia, visited her parents at this placo
Mrs, E. J. Hall spent several days
last week with her son at Cleveland.
.Too TIppton, of New Philadelphia,
spont Sunday here.
H. It, Morrison camo home from
Pennsylvania this week to visit' hla
SEVERE COLD FOR THRBQ
The following letter from A. Jr Nua
baum, of Batesyillo, ind tolls Its own
story. "I suffered for threo months
with a severe cold. A druggist pre
pared me some medicine, and a "phys
ician prescribed, for me',' yet I did not
Improve. I, then, tried Foley's Honor
'and Tan and'olght doses cured JneV'
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