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STARK COUNTY DEMOCRAT, CANTON, OHIO.
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STARK CO. DEMOCRAT
(Issued Tuesday and Friday.)
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BemI-Weekly per year by mall...$W
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Canton, Ohio.
DAILY MORNING NEWS.
Dally delivered by carrier. .6c per week
THE PANAMA CANAL.
On the 12th day of January, bids will
be opened at the offices of the Pan
ama Canal Commission, for the most
txtensivo, and the most expensive con
fclnictlon work ever undertaken; .is
Commissioner Shonts describes It, the
preatest task of modern times. The
bids were to be opened on the 12th
tf December, but were postponed, in
irder that contractors might have an
ipportunity to revise them under cer
lain important changes in speclflca
Hone. The contractors thought it lm
perative that they should be protected
If wages should go up, and are willing
lo have their compensation reduced if
they go down. The act of congress au
Hiorizes the expenditure of $145,000,
100 on the canal. The international
loard of consulting engineers figured
ut that a three lock, 85 foot level
Ihould cost $139,000,000 but that in
Hudes the construction only. Their
istimate did not embrace the expenses
f the administration of the govern
ment of the zone, the sanitation of the
territory, and many other co-operative
features of the work. Up to the 30th
cf September last, there had been ex
pended for nil purposes connected with
the. cana; a trifle over $70,000,000, of
this comparatively a small portion has
been paid for construction work.
The government agrees to furnish
free of cost to the contractors, the rail
way and all locomotives, dredges and
electric light, "but not hand tools or
light machinery. It will transport on
the Panama railroad and steamship
lines all employes and their families,
and all supplies at half rates; It will
furnish telegraph service, and it will
do all the engineering work, adminis
ter the government, the police, the
-nhitary and hospital service, the com
missary and the barracks for the work
men while the auditing department
Will have contioi over the books and
accounts of the contractors. Contrac
tors, on the other band, will furnish
and pay all the labor, and in addition
to tho picsent force, which now aggre
gates about 25,000 men, they are at lib
erty to employ any kindof labor they
find suitable. The canal is to be 1000
feet wide, in the bay of Panama to
ceitaln points with the isthmus,
where It will be narrowed to 500 feet
in width and at the deep cut, at the
Culebra section to 200 feet in width.
The total excavation requires 131,638,
000 cubic yard of earth, the construc
tion Involves over tbiee million cubic
yards of masonry and 85,900,000
pounds of steel.
Some time ago the News had oc
casion to quote one of the leading
manufactureiH of farming implement
machinery in this city, in which he
Etated that he was in favor of a re
vision of the tariff so that raw ma
terial could be procured at living
prices, and that if such relief was
not forthcoming the days of the in
dependent manufacturer were num
bered. That the party in question
knew whereof he spoke Is shown by
the press dispatches this week describ
ing how the independent manufactur
e's of farm implements are endeav
oring to procure relief. One of the
dispatches says:
"A bitter war which ultimately may
have far-reaching effects on the man
fuacturing Interests of the country was
precipitated yesterday when a num
ber of farming machinery companies
openly declared their Intention to
fight the steeel and Iron trusts.
"Their first move was to draft a pe
tition appealing to 'President Roose
velt and congress to aid them In thejr
efforts to obtain just treatment at the
hands of steel monopoly,
"The petition-calls on the authori
ties at Washington to curb the power
of the tiust and to make some new
tariff provision which will break up
the 'injurious' combine,
"The declaration of war Js the out
come of a quiet meeting of the head8
of the farming machinery concerns
which was held a few days .ago In this
city.
"It was decided then that something
must be done to curb -the powers of
the steel trust to save the smaller Inv
plement makers- from ruin. According
to the petition, the prices of iron and
steel are so high at present that man
ufacturers of fanning tools are un
able to carry on their business with
profit"
The tie8tn of the tyld eolfllers are
to be looked after more closely In the
near future. Looking toward this end
a bill of unusual Interest to all pen
sioners of the government has been
introduced in the senate. It provides
specifically that all pensioners shall
be paid regularly each month Instead
of every three months as at present.
It Is proposed to hav,e the pension
agents, mall checks on the Inst day
of each month, "with restrictions no
more onerous than are made by the
tieasury department bonds." This
means that tho vouchers sworn to
every pension period, at an expense
of 25 cents each, arc to be done away
with, the pension agent affidavits
showing their residence and postofflce
address.
Even if the salary of tho speaker
of the house of representatives is in
creased to $12,000 per year, it will be a
good deal less than what 'an ordinary
prize fighter gets lor staying 15 rounds.
These are tho days 'of Santa Claus,
Ben Tillman, and the coal man.
BffiWl
Between the American Trotting Asso
ciation and the Managers of
Fair Tracks.
There is now a bitter light on be
tween the American Trotting Associa
tion and the managers of various talr
tracks throughout this state. It ap
pears that the A. T. A. wishes to
control trotting matters and rule the
small traek magnates, without repre
sentation. A News repoiter talked to
L. P. D. Yost, the secretary of the
Canton Driving Park Association, in
reference to this matter, and the ef
fect it might possibly have on local
trottinf events, and was informed tjjat
the association in this cny did not
come under the ruling of the American
Trotting Association, but was affiliat
ed only with the National '1 rotting
Association. While this sur in driv
ing circles does not affect the meet
ings held in this city, it will no doubt
affect the meets in the majority of
racing tracks and fair associations In
this state.
In view of the fact that the rulings
and methods of the A. T. A. do-not
coincide with the smaller organiza
tions, a meeting was held in Mansfield
recently by the fair managers, when
steps were taken to organize an inde
pendent association, by appointing A.
P. Sandles, of Ottawa; R. R. Greive, of
Xenia, and William GlfTord, as a
special committee to work out details
Of organization. This committee will
report at a meeting to be held in Jan
uary, at which time the separation will
no doubt be accomplished.
CARNEGIrTLIBRARY
In Holmes County Seat Is Now Up to
the Commissioners.
Millersburg, 0 Dec. 23. The prop
osition to establish a Carnegie coun
ty library here, and now up to the
county commissioners is producing in
tense bitterness on the part of those
opposing it. Judge Stilwell is at the
head of those favoring it and has done
an immense amount of work-tfor the
project and has.on file with the com
missioners a petition containing nlne
tenths of the-voter8 of the county.
On the other hand there are protesting
petitions in also. Carnegie wants to
give $16,0wjt for the erection of the
building and asks same to bo proper
ly kept up by public authority. The
friends of the enterprise say it will
not take to exceed one-tenth of a
mill on the county duplicate to main
tain the library and say it is very
foolish not to accept this gift from
Mr. Carnegie. The commissioners have
postponed consideration until January
7.
New SteePCompany.
The Shull Steel Castings Co., with a
capital stock of $150,000 has been or
ganized by Canton capital for the man
ufacture of steel and iron castings
Building will be commenced In this
city in the spring of 1907, -a suitable
site having already been chosen. The
following local men are Interested in
Its promotion: A. H. Elliott, J. H.
Kaufman, E, G. Van Horn, Leonard
E. ShulL. Frank Bordner, John Hahn,
M. A. Fisher and Louis" Van Horn;
also Fiank Holden, of Dayton. Tho
company will employ about 100 men at
the start.
Strikes on the Increase.
Strikes Increase In number every
year In Germany, and in 1905 they
numbered 2,057, as compared with
1,870 in the previous year. There
were also 120 lockout In 1904 and 200
in 1905.
Funeral of George West.
Tho funeral of George West, who
was killed Friday night by the W. &
L. E. train, will be held this afternoon
from the First Christian church, Rev.
P, H. Welshlmer, officiating.
CITY BRIEFS.
BORN, to Mr. and Mrs. CharleB V.
Holzbaugh, of 511 -Navarre street, a
son.
ASSIGNEE APPOINTED H. W.
Hossler has been appointed assignee
for benefit of credjtore of Jacob Elnass.
8S TELLS
Of the Appalling Results
of the Strike in Mil
waukee. BOTH SIDES ARE ARMED
Milwaukee Dec. 23. "In the midst
of our songs of peace and good will at
this Christmas time in Milwaukee, we
aro disturbed by tho harsh, discord
ant sounds of war industrial war
war to the knife, as one employer ex
pressed it."
That was the startling introduction
of a powerful address on "Christianity
and Strikes from the Standpoint of tho
Public," by Rev. H. II, Jacobs, the no
ted warden of the University Settle
ment tonight. Mr. Jacobs spared no
words in his discussion of the appal
ling conditions that have resulted from
the great strike of the iron molders
here. y
"More than 1000 men nave been on
strike in this great Industrial city
since the second day of last May," said
Rev. Jacobs. "Two hostile armies are
encamped in our very midst, one com
posed of twenty odd employers, the
other of the strikers, representing
5000 or more citizens of this city. Each
army has a complete secret service, -a
scheme of subsistence, scouts and
pickets. Each has departments of pit,
llclty and suppression. An armed pri
vate polico force has patroled our
streets In vioaltion of law; a strik
ing moldcr has been shot down and
killed in our public streets, and a cor
oner's jury coached by five of the
strongest legal firms in the city, ha3
brought in a verdict exonerating the
picket who did the shooting. A United
States official, appointed by the presi
dent, the apostle of the "square deal,"
a bookman from our capital cfty and
wholly out of touch with conditions in.
a great industrial center has been
brought to our city and has handed
down a reactionary decision that harks
back to the eighteenth century. A de
cision that holds the strikers in con
tempt but which is better calculated to
bring all courts and judges into con
tempt."
Will Talk-Over the De Raylan Scandal
With Ambassador Rosen at
Washington.
Chicago, Dec. 23, Censured Decauso
the Russian consulate. In Chicago has
become involved in the Deltaylan
scandal Consul Von Schlippenbach
left fdr Washington tonight to make
a verbal report on the case to Am
bassador Rosen. He will represent to
the ambassador that when Nicolai
DeRaylan applfSd for a clerkBhip in
the consulate thirteen years ago, he
bore letters from high Russian offic
ials introducing him as a man and
that there was not the slightest reason
for supposing the visitor to be a wom
an In disguise. DeRaylan, he- will
add, was an excellent cierk and be
haved with propriety for several
years. When it was discovered that
the clerk was running a bureau at
which Russian immigrants were flex
ed of large sums for the most trivial
services, he was promptly dismissed
from theconsular service.
For the fact that DeRaylan contin
ued the bureau, deriving from it an
income of $400 to $500 monthly to the
time of his death, Baron Schlippen
bach does not consider himself to
blame .He denies that it was possible
to prevent newspaper references to
DeRaylan's former connection with
the consulate when she died in Ari
zona and was found to be a woman.
Some investigation will probably be
made of a suspected attempt to kid
nap the dead woman's son. Harry
George DeRaylan, last night. The
story as told by Anna Davidson, who
passed as DeRaylan's wife. Is that a
stranger called at her house late at
night, asked to see the boy and at
tempted to force an entrance to the
house when his request was refused.
Miss Davidson's theory is that the
visitor was an emissary of the boy's
father. Report has it that the lad
is the offspring of a morganatic mar
riage in Russia between Deltaylan and
an aristocrat of the czar's court.
Eclipses for Next Year.
During the -year 1907 there will bo
four ellipses, two of the sun and
two of the moon, and a transit of
Mercury. On January 14 there will
be a total eclipse of the -sun. which !
UnL'Xr 'n T Ul0
United States, On January 29 there
win i. o ,.ii , V 0
will be a partial ecUnse or the mnnn
ji. , . . .
fli the eastern part of tne United'
States the moon will "eet before the
on nf ,.o ll .1.- I...
w.u Vl t.is cwje, mo penumora, or
beginning of which will be visible
about 6:46 a, m eastern 'time,
throughout the country. The an
nular ec'jlpse of the sun, whlclr this
year will be Invisible in te United
States, takes place on July 10.
AS
paruat eclipse of the moon takee
place on July 24-25. It will begin
about 10:04 p. m on the 24tb, and
end about 12:40 a, ra., on tnT25th. It
will be visible In the United States.
A transit of the planet jtfercury
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CONSUL
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BISCUIT
COMPANY
OYSTERETTES A different kind of an oyster cracker, with an appetizing flavor serve with
oysters, soup and salad.
SOCIAL TEA BISCUIT A light, crisp little biscuit, baked to an appetizing brown and slightly
Savored with vanilla.
oflCIJMsLtAjfff rfii StU "&
across the sun's disk, from west to
east, will take place on iiNOvember 14.
It will begin about 5:18 a. in., and end
at 8:39 a. m. Look near the northern
limb of the sun, using a piece of
smoked or colored glass to protect the
eyes.
AS MURDERERS
Two Polish Laborers Were Positively
Identified by Boy.
Trenton, N. J Dec. 23. Michael
Bodncr and Michael Kapolas,' two Pol
ish laborers arrested here Friday night
for trespassing have been positively
identified as the murderers of Chailes
Pregge, tho sixteen-year-old uoy of
Kensington, Pa, who was killed and
robbed Friday evening. District De
tectives James Meeiey 'and James
Hough, of Kensington, accompanied by
a boy who was with Pregge at tho time
of the murder, came here today and
when the lad was 'taken to the. cell
where the two Poles were confined, he
exclaimed:
"That's the man," pointing to Kap
olas, "he killed Charley," The prison
ers denied being in Philadelphia at
any time and claim that they left Al
lentown, their home, Thursday and
went to Elizabeth, N. J., in search of
employment. Being unsuccessful, they'
were returning to Allent6wn when ar
rested at Trenton Junction by Detec
tive fMitctiell for walking on the rail
road tracks.
FIRST DEGREE MURDER
Jury Found Verdict After Nearly Com
y ing to Blows.
'Milwaukee, "Wls Dec. 23. Peter
Covic, on trial all the week for the
murder of Leopold Rltonia, a saloon
keeper, on August 12 last, was found
guilty of murder in the first degree to
night by a jury In municipal court
after the jury had deliberated 23 hours
and. 20 minutes. If a new trial is de
nied Covic will be sentenced to lifo
imprisonment at Waupun.
At ono time tho discussion among
the jurors" became so heated that they
nearly came to blows. Covic was tried
for stabbing Rltonia in his saloon on
Sunday night, August .
FAILED TO ARBITRATE
Peofia, 111., Dee." 23. Grand Master
Hannahan, of the Firemen's and En
ginomen's Brotherhood received the
following telegram from Vice Grand
Master Timothy Shea, atHouston:
"We renewed urgent efforts again
today to arbitrate the question in dis
pute, but tho company and engineers
absolutely refused to do so. The strike
became jeffective at 5 o'clock."
Grand Master Hannahan declines to
discuss the strike beyond the state
ment that It is in effect and referring
to his ultimatum to Harriman- and
Vice Grand Master Shea's communica
tion to him.
CAPITALIST DEAD
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 23. James Bro
den, a capitalist of Indianapolis, Ind.,
and vice president pf the Republic
Creosote works of this city, who was
stricken four days ago with pneu
monia, died hero today at an Infirm
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ary. He arrived here Wednesday from
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Springs, Colo. Miss Mary Broden, a
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siHier or inuianapoiis, was ai tne uea-
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PERSONAL.
Edward Rcnzenbrink and two chil
dren who have been HI at the Aultman
hospital for the paat six weeks, havo
fully recovered, and havo returned to
their honle at 517 South Clarendon
avenue.
Mrs. Ella F. Pritchard, of 1501 Henry
avcnue, left yesterday morning for
Columbus, Ohio, where she will visit
her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Lltflner'.
Kfi RJ IHUT TCTSmMnMI'Cinw
This is the trade mark of identification
which .appears in red and white on
each end of the package.
This is the. name of the Company-that
stands behind both the trade mark and -the
package a name synonymous with
all that's best in baking.
Dainty Designs
IN SPOONS, SUGAR SHELLS, BUTTER KNIVES, Etc.
attractively put up in lined cases can be easily selected
in "1847 ROGERS GilOS." the brand that made "ROGERS"
famous. Wares bearing this mark are particularly de
sirable for gifts, as, the quality is so well known. Re
member "847J10GEFfS BROS." Take no substitute. Sold by
leading dealers everywhere. Send to the makers for new
catalogue
"C-L," tell
ing about
"Silver Plate
that Wears."
Finely
illustrated.
IffTEHtiTIOMil. SlLTZA
Co., Baccettcr
MERIDEN
BRITANNIA CO.,
Merlden, Conrij
Illustration of
No. 710
Combination
Bet, llorhBhlre
Design.
Of the United States Exceed the Bil
lion Dollar'Mark Geological
''Report.
Washington, Dec. 23. A summary
of the mineral production of the Unit
ed States for 1905, is interesting. He
ports just completed by the geological
survey show that for the seventh time,
the total value of the mineral produc
tion exceeded the enormous sum of
$1,000,000,000. .The exact figures for
1905 are $1,523,877,127, as compared
with $1,360,883,654 in 1904. The value
of the Iron In J905 was $382,450,000;
the value of tho coal, $47b,756,963,
The fuels increased from $584,043,230
In 1904, to $002,477,217 In 1905, a gain
of-$18,433,981, or 3.16 per cent. An
thracite coal showed an Increase In
"value of $2,904,980; from $138,957,020
in 1904, to $141,879,000 In 19U5. The
increase in value, of the bituminous
coal .output over 1904 was $29,480,962,
a combined increase value of coal of
$32,385,492 in 1905, or 7.3 per cent.
The gain of $262,993, 575 in the total
Value of the mineral production is due
to gains In both metallic and non
metallic products, the metallic pro
ducts showing an IncVease from
$501,099,950 In 1904, to $702,453,108 In
1905, a gain of $201,353,168 and the
non-metallic products showing an In
crease from $859,383,604 In 1904, to
$921,024,019 In 1905, a gain of $61,640,
416. The coke production increased
3G.22 per cent. The total sbowea a
gain of $25,331,256, or 57 per cent. The
average price per ton in 1905 was
$2.25 against $1.95 in 1904. The aggre
gate value of all the products obtain
ed from the distiUation of coal in
gas works and retort ovens was $66,
084,972, bb againBt $51,16J73G in 1904.
Tho value of the natural gas produced
was s. gain of about 8 per cent over
1904. The total production of crude
petroleum in the United StateB,ehowed
an increase in barrels of 15 per cent
over the production of 1904, and of
about 34 per cent over that of 1903.
BEN TILLMAN
Takes Pf.rt of Negroes Against the
President.
Marlon,4 0. Dec. 23. When the.
scathing attacks which Senator Benja
min tlllman has made on the colored
race are taken into consideration,.
statement which he made in an Inter
This is the package that
brings to your table the
best and freshest of all
Biscuit and Crackers.
lriiiiSHr(?''nOip
',n? rtii
view here reEardin'e"tlie,3Jiills!oii ol
negro troops whldlftdok part jn the
Brownsviljcairair 'sedhis almost para--dcxlcal.
Asked what he thought of Senator
Fomker's stand in regard to the
Brownsville affair, Tillman replied
without hesitation:
"Well, Foraker and I are of the
same opinion In that matter. 1 don't
believe President Roosevelt can pun
ish an Innocent man, whether he be
black or white. Roosevelt wants to bo
tho national government. He out
stepped tho 'law in discnarglng the
negro troops. '
"Well, now, I hardly' know who' does
constitute Republican timber," said
Tillman, in answer lo a question re
garding Foraker's possible norrilna-T
tion for the presidency. "There's Root,
Taft anWForaker and some others who
are thinking about it.'1
ENTOMBED' MINER
Nearly Recovered from Two Weeks In
LivinQ Grave.'
Bakersville, Cal., Dec. 23, None tho
worse for his experience .while en
tombed for over two weekB, Lindsay B.
Hicks, the miner who was released
from his "living grave" lasi evening,
tonight appeared well and happy,
spending much time receiving' con
gratulatlons of friends. In the Edi
son company hospital, sixmiles "from
the scene of his captivity, he )fe.i
propped up in a snowy white bed, In
striking contrast to the feed pf rocks
and the pillow of steel on which he
has rested for 15 days. At tho mine
all exertion la now concentrated on
recovering tho bodies of Hicks' unfor
tunate comrades.
CHICAGO BLOCK BURNED
Chicago, Dec. 23, The Portland
block" at Dearborn' and Washington
hitreeta was partly destroyed by flro
todaywlth $50,000 loss. The heaviest
sufferers were J. F. Daily, jeweler,
and Sullivan & Koehn, manufacturera
of picture postal cards and1 albumn, A
strong detail of police' was caljed out
to guard the part of" the "jewelry
slock which escaped tjid flames. The
diamonds a'ud other gema were Jn the
vault and are supposed to be' Jsafe.
The block adjoins Hilfman? "depart
.nient store, one of the largest in tha
city whlih was UrMJtMtrd for a time.
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