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' J . J5TABK (OTJNTT DEMOCHAT. CANTON, OHIO. miDAY, JULY 'l, 1D64. I'M1' 'i IV I', y- ' A CLOUDBURST DOES GREAT DAMAGE AT PITTSBURG. HOUSES WASHED AWAY Traffic and Communica tion Stopped. Pittsburg, June 2S. Pittsburg and all the surrounding country for several rulles was deluged tonight at 7 o'clock, by what In the city aproached acloud burst. Two cloudbursts nro reported from nearby towns. In Pittsburg the rain caused a cessa tion of street car traffic for half an hour owing to flooded streets. Light ning did great damage, burning out el ectric light and trolley wires and strik ing several dwellings and business? houses. In the mining town of McDonald, a plBce of 2,000 Inhabitants In Wash ington county, twenty-five houses wore washed away, mines were flooded and Tnllrond tracks weakened. Two per so e are reported to have been drown td. Thirty houses wero washed away bv another cloudburst al Oakdale, three miles' cast of McDonald, and the Cole family, consisting of six persons were drowned. The storn was general throughout the territory adjacent to Pittsburg. Itoadbeds were damaged and railroad traffic will be considerably affected. Telegraph and telephone communica tion le badly Impaired and no complete story can -bo obtained tonight. Abandoned By Heartless Men. Pittsburg, Pa , June 28. A male freak, about IS years old, was discov ered yesterday afternoon on. the third f.ooi of C45 Second av V. e. The lad had been abandoned by men who sought to profit by his mental and physical deformities. Captain Hartley went to the house with Superintendent of Detectives MtQuade and Detectives Kelly and Cole The officers found the freak beating Its head against tire bed. It was beyond all doubt the most pltl nblo specimen of a human being Im aginable It had the face and long hair of a woman, while the trunk of Its body was distorted and splotched with patches of long wiry hair. Its limbs nere about the thickness of a man's wrist and were bent and twisted. It was about five feet six inches In height and weighed about, 100 pounds. On the bed beside Its head was a piece of meat which had evidently boon, left ,for It by the men who abandoned It. At 10 o'clock last night it was removed to the Homeopathic hospital. Of Armenians By the Turks ' Constantinople, June 29. The for eign consuls here have received a re port from Erzeroum, on the frontier, that a party of forty-five armed Ar menians were attacked by a body of Turkish troops toda? and In the fight which followed thirty seven of the former wero klllod. Reinforcements for the Armenians to the number of 300 put In an appearance and the Turks withdrew to await the arrival of reinforcements. It is expected that further trouble will follow. MALE FBI SLAUGHTER MINERVA MEN SOAKED FOR SELLING LIQUOR In the Dry Town Roller Fined $160 and Pierman $125 ana the Costs by Mayor Russell. Special to Morning News. Minerva, June 28. Minerva Is greatly excited over the arrest of throe of her citizens for Illegal sell ing of Intoxicants. U. D. Holler, the druggist, who was accused of selling whisky contrary to law. decided lo plead guilty rather than fight the case In tho courts. Mayor W. E. Russell Imposed a fine of $150 and costs upon Roller. Frank Pierman, who was accused of selling hard elder, also pleaded guilty, expecting that he would got a light fine, as this was his first offense. Rol ler had also expected some clemency. Mayor Russell took nothing of this kind into consideration and Imposed a flno of $125 and costs upon Pier man. Roller Is able to pay his flno, but Pierman will have to depend upon his friends, who will come forward with tho amount. Those who drank of the plder Insist that It was of such a weak quality that it was hardly of tho intoxicating brand. James Haines, who was also arrest ed for soiling cider contrary to law, Is not as yleldlns as the others, When FILIPINOS To Place Flowers on the Tomb of McKinley. The Filipino commissioners who ore touring the United Stales spent yester day in Pittsburg where thoy visited ncny of the manufacturing establish lufnts a&d other places of Interest. Thoy left last nicht for Cleveland. To day It Is expected that a committee of the commlsMoners will come to Can ton to visit the tomb of McKinley, 'flic committee will bo headed by Mnriano Trias, formerly vlco president of the Philippine republic and second in command of the insurgent, army, who Is now governor of the province of Ca.vlte by appointment of the Unit ed States government. They will place wreaths of immortcllesnd whjte rotes on the (omb of the1 man who worked for their good nnd whom they have come to understand. T fUlSUU HAD ARRANGED TO GET MARRIED AND HE NEEDED THE MONEY, So HeThought He Would Ask For It. Tangier, Juno 29. It has como to light that the reason Ralsull Insisted on a large money ransom and pergon al honors before he would release Messrs. Perdlcarios and Varley Is that he has been engaged to marry for some months and needed the where with to start in life, all of the moneys extorted by him In the past having been expended in his band and Its equipments. Now that he has ready cash fortune and a position where he can call upon the people of his district to Riipply his wants he has decided that the ceremony shall proceed. In order to secure immunity from attack by rivals or revenge by the sul tan he has sent out a defiant mesbage to the Moroccan ruler declaring that If the promises of immunity made be fore the captives were released are not kept and that If any attempt Is made to satisfy the demands of Eng land or the United States for revenge, ho "will make trouble that will not end outside of the palace at Fez." The restlessness among the tribes Is increasing and a revolt is liable to come at any time. Messrs Perdlcarls and Varley, with their families have gono to Switzer land to take the baths and endeavor to restore their shattered health. Both are closing out their property holdings here and are never again expected to return to Morocco. BIG FOUR WRECK. To Be Investigated By Coroner Main ' Witness May Die. Special tor Morning News ( Delaware, June 28 The coroner's inquest to determine what caused the wreck of the Big Four limited last Saturday will be held tomorrow. The coroner today leaned that Firo raan Gore is In tho hospital suffering from Injuries that may prove fatal. Ho counted up the fireman as the main witness. JUDGE HARMON'S CHANCES. Claimed by His Cincinnati Friends to Be Bright. Cincinnati, Juno 28 Democrats here say that Ohio Democrats will support Jason Harmon, of Cincinnati, for the presidential nomination at the St. Louis convention, nnd that his chances are bright his case was called Tuesday ho was ready for a fight. Court wns hold In the opera house and tho building was packed to Its limit. Ux-pjobijcuuug Attorney I. M. Blythe of Carrollton Is his counsel. The case was unfinished at tho hour of adjournment and was carried over till today. It Is said that the Jurisdiction of tho mayor will bo attacked by tho de fense, the claim being that ho does not rightly ho1 a his office having been simply a councilman and not tho pres ident of tho council when appointed to fill the vacancy. Tho fight between tho liberal ele ment and the temperance people of Minerva is one of long standing. The town has been voted dry every time the question was at Issue. There Is great bitterness between tho two fac tions and every tlmo any one has tried to sell contrary to law ho has been caught. Sala, of tho Minerva Nowsr Is ono of tho most rampant of the tern poranco crowd, and it Is said that, the wets will have another papor there within a few w.eoks to run opposition to him. ill URGED WITH Coroner's Jury Holds Eleven in Connection With the Destruction of the Excursion Steamer. General Slocum. New York, Juno 28. -After deliber ating for a consfdcrablo length of time, the coroner's Jury which has been in vestigating' the Slocum disaster to night returned a verdict holding elev en persons guilty of manslaughter in connection with tho destruction of I he excursion steamer, destroyed by fire In the East river on June 15. AU are declared gulltyof manslaughter In the second degree. Those Implicated by tho Jury aro: Frank A. Barnaby, president, James If. Atkinson, secretary, Chnrles E. Hill, C, Do I.acy Evans, Robert K. Storey, l'loyd S. Corbln and Frank G. Dexter, directors of the Knickerbocker Steam boat company.; Captain William H. Van Schalcjc. and Edward Flannlgan, r.ato of the Slocum; Captain John A. Ft ase, managing officer of the Knicker bocker company and Henry Lundbcrg, cslstant United States insoector of ntcam vessels for tho port of New York. The jury found that the Slocum was imperfectly fitted with fire-fighting and l(fe-savlng apparatus; thnt the crew was undrlllcd and that because of tills fact the fire was not extinguished rntil It had got beyond control; that the life preservers were useless and that the Inspection of the ve3sel was net properly made. Tho Jury rcora mends that the system of inspection of steam craft be materially changed so that an "honest Inspection will be made." Mate Flahnigan Is directly thnrged by the Jury with cowardice. All of the accused are being admitt ed to ball so soon as 4he detectives entrusted to servo the warrants can inund them up and Coroner Berry Is holding an all-night session in tho (curt room to be on hand' to accept bail for the prisoners. Coroner Berry gave the case Into the hands of the Jury at G o'clock this af ternoon after an exhaustive charge In which ho reviewed the evidence at length and instructed the panel on the law which applies in the case. He cl8o instructed the jury that If In Its opinion the evidence Indicated care lessness or negligence on the part of tl c crew of the Slocum in falling to properly safeguard the lives of the pas-sengcrs, or of the Knickerbocker Steamboat company ini falling to fur :ilh safety appliances of the sort re quired by law, they might recommend that the guilty persons be held on u GEN. MILES - a ' Will Prepare to be Smok ed Out Indianapolis, Ind., June 28. If Gen eral Nelson A. Miles will definitely fcubfcrlbe to three brief declarations uJdrossed to him todav by leaders in I he prohibition party who held cau cuses today the prohibition national crnventlon which convenes here to morrow morning, will hand hlra the presidential nomination. The declara tions aro intended to "smoke out" the ictlred army officer, who, it Is charged by the anti-Miles element In the party, has been trying to dodge a flat foot ed expression of his belief. They aro: 1. "I belle re that the solution of the liquor problem is tho greatest problem now before the American people." 2. "I believe that tho prohibition party offers the only solution of that ;roblem." S. "It Is my present purpose to bland with that party politically." The meeting today was presided over by Tred F. Wheeler, of Los Angeles, foimer state chairman of New York. SENSATIONAL Finish at Hawthorne Race Track Hawthorne Race Track, Chicago, Juno 28. Four of tho fourteen start ers furnished a sensational finish in the first race today being heads apart on the wire in such a tangled bunch It was hard for any one but the judges to tell which one had won the verdict. Delcasalna was given the verdict with Allen Avon placed second and Green Gown at CO to 1 third, a head In front' of Jade, the 3 to 2 favorito, Jayed down from 2 to 1, Delcasina ran a marvelous race. Off rext to last, sho ran around her field and coming from ninth place in tho stretch barely got up In the final clrldes. Exact Definitions. "Mamma, what's twins?" asked tho smallest child. "I know," replied an older ono bpfdro the mother could answer, "Twins Is two babies Just tho same agof threo babies are trip lets, four aro quadrupeds, and five are centipedes." Exchange. n charge of manslaughter In tho second I'rgrec. Full consideration must bo given, said the coroner, to tho char acter ol tho business which was car i.cd on by tho Slocum, especially In view of the fact that ktull of her trips htr passengers were for tho moot part women and children. Tho passengers were supposed to believe that when tlie'y took passago In the steamshlr cvety caro for their safety and com lort had been taken by tho owneis and therefore If tho evldenco khowed that tilts was not. tho case, tho duty of the Jury was plain. Regarding tho inspection by the UfJted States officials, the coroner fculd, if it had been a lax one that fact In no way absolved the company from blame. They were required to obey the law as it appeared, om the statute books end because they might not havo been (ompelled to llvo up to tho law, did not lessen their responsibility.. He added, significantly, that If tho jury believed the federal Inspectors negligent they should say so In their pitsentment so that the matter might lie referred to tho United States grand ju-y. Today's session of the Inquest prov ed highly sensational from tho start. Captain Van Schalek, the master of the Slocum, with his head, hands and rl-'ht leg bandaged, t.nd tho latter In a piaster cast, as the result of a broken heel, caused by Jumping into the shal low water after he had beached his boat, told his side of the disaster and declared that ho "did all that man could do to save the lives of his pas scrgers." Frank Padjesky, a twelve-year-old' boy, whooe mother and four sisters lost their lives on tho Slocum, swore tl at he told the children the" Slocum was afire when the vessel was off 123tn stuet and that the captain told him to "keep his damned mouth shut and mind his own business." Henry Lundberg, tho assistant fed ( a' steamboat Inspector who Inspect ed the Slocum before she was placed In commission! this year, and who refus ed to answer any questions at a pre vious, hearing, took the stand and 'le claicd that he made the Inspection nc ccrJing to the rules of the department. He admitted that he had not ordered he accumulated rubbish cleared out of tho forward hola where tho fire started; said he Inspected life preserv ers without taking thm out of their racks, and excused his 'acts by claim ing that he followed out tho Jnstruo tlos given him by his superiors. COL, ELANS Former Traction tvl ag- nate, is Dying' Pittsburg, Pa., Juno 28. Colonel George W. Elklns, brother of W. L. I'.lkins, and one of the earlier traction organizers of Pittsburg, Is In a critical condition at h'ls residence, 815 North Highland avenue, His health has been fa'llng for a year or more and the fact that he is over 70 years of age doe3 not hold out much hopo for his recovery. The complaint Is said to be a general failure of strength and lack of diges tive power, with a touch .of dropsy. KVlthin the past few flays the patient buffered a relapse, from the effects of which he has not yet recovered. CUT IN PIECES . By a Freight Train at Shelby. Special to Morning News. Shelby, Juno 28. James Powell, aged 40, John Haley, agedi 24, and Andrew Kuopp, 35, crawled under' a freight trtln hero today ami were cut to pieces. The coroner's inquest reveal re that Powell stole a gallon of whis key and enticed Haley and Knopp from tbelr homes. Knopp was the onlyi married man of the party. He leaves five small chil dren. FIERCE FIGHT Between Miners and Offi cers Calumet, Mich., Juno 28. In a fight between trammers and mjners at tho Atlantic mine today sovoral of tho officers wero wounded though not se riously and Knos Makincn tho loader of the strikers was probably fatally wounded. Forty trammers attacked the miners as tho latter were going to work, using sticks, stones, knives and fists. Tho sheriff and deputies quelled the disturbance. Subsequently the trammers quarrelled among them selves and Henry Bakklla was ehpt. ,, Mayor Jones III. , Toledo, Juno 28, Mayor Sam Jones Is seriously 111 with pneumonia. ' ATTORNEY FOLK' Will Be Missouri's Next Governor Joplln, Mo., Juno 23. Delegates for tomorrow's Democratic stato con vention have been arriving all day nnd i.ight. There is no reason to doubt tl'at tho choice of tho convention for delegates nt largo will bo United Mates Senator W. J. Stone, Governor . M. Dockery and Representatives Champ Clark and D. A, Doarmond, who represent tho machine or nntU Folk faction and nro known as tho big four. Tho nomination and election of Cir cuit Attorney Jo3oph W. Folk, of St. Leuls, as governor in November Is a foregone conclusion nnd had ho wish ed to dominate tho party there is lit tle doubt hut that Mr. Folk could have named tho delegates at largo to the National convention. PARTIALLY DESTROYED DU MONT'S AIRSHIP. CAUSES POSTPONEMENT Of Exhibition Sail on Ju ly Fourth St. Louis, Mo, Juno 28. M. Santos Dumont's racing all ship was attacked by vandals and partially destroyed at tho fair last night Tho envelop or silk balloon of tb ship was slashed 1G times with a long sharp knife, leav ing incisions varying from four to twenty-foirl- inches. His workmen dis covered tho knife slashes at 8:30 this morning. Santos Dunjont is distressed and excited, and it is not known what he will do. He says it is possible that the envelop may bo repaired and still be safe, but he Is not sura this work, can be done In St. Louis. The act of vandalism will cause postponement of the exhibition sail ho vvac to have made on July Fourth. Tho exposition officials havo offered a reward of $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of the miscreants who did the damage to tho balloon. TO. Salem Man Who Treated a Boy Lisbon, 'Juno 28. The conviction of Charles Dutton, of Salem, In com mon pleaa court yesterday afternoon on a charge of having furnished liquor to William Buckman, a Salem minor 14 years old, may not havo been an exemplification of the saying that "Ho who pleads his own cause hasa fool for a client" but flvo mln uteB after Button had made a, half mlnito speech to the Jury, a verdict of guilty was returned. Judge Hole sentenced the offender to the Canton workhouse for thirty days to stand committed until tho costs are paid. On tho morning of Juno 1 the Buck man boy, who was on Ills way to school, accompanied Button into the Jockey Club saloon In Salem and each of them drank a glass of beer at Button's expense. Herrlck Favors Ship Subsidy. Cloveland, June 28. Governor Her rlck before the congressional merchant marine commission urged the passage r the ship subsidy bill. Congressman Burton, though In the city did not at; tend the session of the committee. VANDALS CANTON WORKS ON VERGE OF VICTORY BRITISH GENERAL HALTS General MacDonald Begins the-Work of Reducing the Stronghold of the Tibetans. Gyantso, Juno 29. (London Times.) General McDonald began opar- jatlons yesterday for tho reduction of tho Tibetan works at Jong and tho surrounding mountain sides by a wide movement down tho valley toward tho westward. The 32nd PlonoJrs wore on the right bank whllo tho Royal Fusiliers and tho 23rd moved along tjio loft, tho objective being Tsechen monastery and the villages on tho plain on both sldos of it. Tho movement progressed as plan ned and met with but slight roslstanco until within rifle range of the mon astery, when it was discovered that tho enemy wero very strongly posted and had so pluoed several cannon that they completely covered tho approach. Tho British column was halted and tho Eighth Gurkas sent along a nar row crest of rock toward Tsechen. Tho key of the position was a strongly built redoubt flanked onj'faca sldo by stone capped enclosures, the .eastward WILD MB IS PURSUING OFFICERS OF THE LAW TO GET A NEGRO BRUTE And Lynch Him For a Fiendish Crime. Hagerstown, Md., Juno 28. A mob Is tonight pursuing officers who have In custody George Williams, a negro, accused of raping Miss Laura Knox, a young school toacher of Jefferson county, W. Va., Just aoross the Po tomac river. 'Late tonight several of ficers having the negro In charge loft Dig Pool, this county afoot. The mob had cut tho harness of tho officers' team. Tho crlmo was committed yesterday and today Williams was captured at Martinsburg, W. Vn., nnd later was identified by his victim. He was hur ried out of West Virginia to this town to prevent a lynching and late this evening after crowds had surrdunded tho Jail here the prlsonor was started for Plo'dmont, W. Va., a hundred and fifty mllos from tho scene of the crlmo At Dig Pool, the tormlnus of the West ern Maryland Railway, tho officers prepared to drlvo to Hancock on the D. & 0 there to tako a train for Pled 'mont, when a mob demanded the pris oner but In tho darkness tho officers and their prisoner escapod. Thoy will doubtless soon be overtaken and a lynching will follow. M'CLELLAl a Boost From Guffey Gets Col. Pittsburg, Pa ,r June 28. Colonol Guffoy arrived In the Vlty from Wash ington today with his lieutenant, Wil liam J. Brcnnan. Guffey as usual, was reticent. Mr. Bronnan was asked if the talk about "McOlollan is con fined to Tammany alono. "No, It Is hoard In many parts of tho country" ho replied, "and the yot ors think he Is tho most available candidate that could be brought be foro tho St. Louis convention. A good many of the people hold tho vlow that McClellan is a more avail able man than Parker. There Is no doubt thnt tho preponderance "bf sph tlmcnt Is In favor of the nomination of an eastern man, and I think tho candldato t should como from New York. The" trouble with tho McClellan movement Is that ihus far It doos not ropresont votes or delegates. T'hero is no doubt that Judge Parker with his more than 400 plodged delegates, has all the best of, so far, but nobody can predict Nvha't will happen In the convention." 4 Attorney Charles O'Brien, a leading Democrat said tonight that It was his belief that McClellaftJ'would bo nomi nated. Mr. Brenha'tr'dld not tako Is sue with him. Ho1 admitted In reply to another statement of Mr. O'Brien, that thore Is somo grounds for Ort claim that Cloveland would be nomi nated. r Spiritualist Campmeetlng. The thirteenth annual session of campmectings at Lake Brady Rome distance north of this city near Kent, which gathers - together prominent spiritualists from all over tho coun try will open Sunday, July 3, closing September 4. A largo number of, lo cal spiritualists have signified their intention of attending. An elaborato program has boon prepared. Jews Barred From Manchuria. St. Potesburg, June 29. All Jows have been forbidden to enter Man churia with tho exception of army contractors and In their cases special permits are necessary. of which oxtended to tho monastery. As tho Gurkas moved along the crest of tho spur fusiliers' and plonoers ad vanced and swept tho enemy from the outer positions with but slight loss. Tho Tibetans fought well but had lit tle clmnco In tho faoo of tho modern British weapons and It seemed that both the monastery and the redoubt could have been captured. Howoyor General MacDonald decided that It would bo useless to oxposo his men to tho firo of the Tibetan cannon and bo directed that tho attacking force be recalled, Tho British now hold Gyangtse, cap tured two days' ago, and tho Taochen and Jong approaches and are In a position to take tho monostory and village so soon as tho general decides it advisable. Drank Each Othera ,Hath, Kiel, Juno 28, -Prince Henry Dt PrusBla gave a bauquof. tonight at which Rmppror WJlllara and King Ed ward wore the guests of hoior. Both guests, rljBponUe'a'ifcP toasts proposing each other's l , S V3il ' Ml :i ' -; r-j A 4 c , ? ,r v n- .. it .: !? ,tV .a w -w.