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texk (ferctfg ltmxrmt WEEKLY EDITION. WEEKLY EDITION. VOL. 73, NO. 48. CANTON OHIO, ITKIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1906. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAI - -rfHP I1 r- v yl W M S BUFFETED BRITISH SHIPS AT WILL. Crews Reach Haven After Ocean Battle. Tell Story of Terrible J Storm Roaring Gale Beat Up the Swazi Near Calcutta. Now York, Dec. 26. Two cargo ves sels, tho British steamship Swazl and the Gorman vessel Marlearels, which arrived at this port from the far east within a few hours of each other, both brought stories of great storms, tre mendous seas that carried away deck fittings and of other troublous hap penings that made their voyage mem 1 Orable. The Swazl was particularly unfortunate in a storm which came upon the vossol in tho bay of Bengal on October 25, two days after leaving Calcutta. This was a rearing gale and lasted for three days, and during the storm a cargo of 500 tons of coal that Swazl carried as a deck load was swept overboard, and" the sheep pen was smashed in by a great combed, and half a dozen sheep went over the side. While trying to secure some of the timbers of the sheep house that were washing about tho dock, John Grlffteld, a steward, and the ship's carpenter, Olsen, were injured so badly that they had to remain in the hospital three days. Captain Dobbs oi the Swaai was a sufferer from exhaustion, having remained on the bridge twenty-four hours at a stretch during the gale. The officer on the bridge had to be lashed to the rail ings in order to maintain Ills position. "When the Swazl emerged from tho raging turbulance. of this hurricane , ' itwaBfdund 'thatuer2jcaHs,.wer bent 11 ana" twisted, her ventilators-, smashed In and that the tarpaulins had "Been ripped off tho hatch covers. All this necessitated repairs when the vessel afrlved at Colombo. The shipwrights and carpenters wore busy repairing the various injuries for throe days be fore tho vessel could proceed. The Marienfels, Captain ..itlegen, was not far behind tho Swazl in point of damage sustained from the attacks of big seas, and early this month dur ing a gale in the Atlantic fell into a most dangerous position through tho derangement of her steering gear. This accident, coming when the fury of tho storm had reached its height, left the Marienfels at tho mercy of the waves while repairs to tho .. steering gear were attempted. The vessel fell into the trough of the sea and for some time was practically on her beam ends, while wave after wave broke over her. To make matters worse, tne Lascars on the vessel could not be made to work during the storm. They eeemed insane because of the intense cold and huddled in a group in tho fire room. Finally the steering gear was got into shape again and the Marienfels was enabled to resume headway. She had been carried far out of her course, however, by the gale, and it took days to recover the distance. To add to the vessel's dif ficulties, fire was discovered In the coal bunkers shprtly after tne storm had passed. It took a three days' fight, with continuous work for all hands, to subdue the blazo. During the Are tho cargo nearest the pile of coal had to be shifted in order to make sure that it would not take fire. After the big storm and the fight with the firs, the shlps officers and men were worked out, many of them being so exhausted that they were laid up. Captain Zlttlegen says that he never remembers a voyage from the east beset with such difficulties as the one just completed. "I was mlKbty Eiad.' 'said the cap tain today, "wVien we slipped in past Sandy Hook and went to an anchor age at Liberty Island," It Is recorded that when the Mar ienfels was one day out from Calcut ta, October 22, Fritz. SlauBen became crazed, apparently by tho great heat, and ran amuck with a butcher knife, GONE! Our 1907 calendars are all given away, but we carry a Complete Stock of Lumber for which we solicit your Inquiries. Good mill in connection with yard. THE CAHTON LUMBER CO. L. O. L. Pt 601 East North. Ho fortified himself In tho galley and threatened to kill anybody who ap proacned him. He was secured, how over, and after several days In tho brig recovered his senses. FINANCIER SnOOTsTsELF New York, Dec. 2C Standing at the big window of the office of the Ameri can Express company, at No. 100 Broadway Wllllamburg while hundreds of persons wore passing and repassing outside, Benjamin Brown, 40 years old, financial manager of tho Brook lyn branch, attempted to kill himself late today with a revolver. His first shot wont wild, and crashod througfc tho window, narrowly missing two men who were directly in front of him, and lodging In tho woodwork of a wagon. The second shot penetrated his left lung and camo out near his shoulder blade, causing what Is thought to be a mortat wound. No cause for Brown's act has as yet been ascertained. II REIGNS Peace Apparently Restor ed to Scene of Recent Race War. VARDAMAN IN COMMAND JackBon, Miss., Dec, 2G. Reports received tonight from the scene of the JCemper county race riots state that quiet has been apparently resored, but it is by no means certain that the trouble is at an end. Governor Vard aman ordered the capltol light guard, Captain A. L, Falroly commanding, to go to Scooba and relieve the Meri dan company. The soldiers left hero at 7 o'clock with forty men In line and will reach Scooba at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning. A full supply of ammunition and one rapid (ire Colt's field gun was carried. Governor Vardaman accompanied the troops and before leaving stated that he will as sume personal command of tie altua. Tiou7kS.V9&r?Palr'9"''hea'y army pistols, and carried with him a riding outfit . He will take the field and con fer with tho leaders of both races. Adjutant General Arthur W. Fridge left this afternoon for Scooba. He was Instructed by the governor to is sue a call for more troops If neces sary and just prior to leaving tho city tonight the governor wired instruc tions to tho companies at Columbus and Macon to proceed to Scooba on tho first train over tho Mobile and Ohio. The companies started shortly after midnight and tomorrow morning a full battalion of state mllltla will be on tho scene which ought to be sufficient to restore order. While it Is generally believed that the worst of tho trouble Is over the feeling be tween the races Is such that another outbreak may occur at any moment. According Jo reports from "tho most reliable sources tho total list of killed since the original outbreak on Sun day is 12 negroes and four white men. FUNERAL OF JUDGE RICKS Massillon, Dec. 26-yrhe funeral ser vices of the late Judge A. J. Ricks, of this city, who died In Now York, were held at the late residence of the Judge on Prospect street, this afternoon. Tho Rt. Rov. W. A. Leonard, bishop ot Ohio, conducted the services assisted by Rev. B. J. Craft. Tho honorary pall bearers Included Gen. James Bar uett, Judge R. W. Tayler, Judge W. B. Sanders and Messrs. George B. Welch, Henry O, Rannoy, Andrew Squire, Virgil P. Kline and H. F. Carletou, of Cleveland. Government Regulation. Washington, Dec. 20. Government al regulation of railroad rates has been decided upon for Porto Rico. Up on tho recommendation of the Inter state commerce commission Governor WInthrop of that Island has secured Jamos Peabody of Chicago "as a rail way expert to advise and assist the government of that Island in adjust ing its railroad rate upon a fair and reasonable basis, and to revlso tho freight classification now in use." Alliance Business Men. Special to Morning News. Alliance, Dec, 26. Arrangements are being made for tho annual banquet of the Alliance Business Mon'fl asso ciation, The dato selected is January 7th, Y. M. C A. Night School. Winter terms bogins Jan. 3. Stu dents may onter for Meohanlcal and Sheet Motal Drafting. 20 leasoua for 14.00, TARGET KEEPER TELLS OF WREOK ON DECEMBER 16. Says Pennsylvania Train Had Right of Way. Pennsylvania Flyers Have Not Been Accustomed to Stop at the Fatal Crossing. Coroner Dr. Harry A. March began taking testimony Wednesday in the Inquest of the death of Engineer Ray! and Fireman Nichols, who were kill ed in the wreck of the W. & L. E freight train and the Pennsylvania "flyer" on tho night of December 16. The most Important witness in the inquest was W. IN. Chambers, the target keeper, whose duty It was to signal both roads iu safety past this crossing, in uis testimony under oath, Chambers said: "On the night of the wreck there I went on duty at C o'clock. It was not more busy than usual on Sunday night, as It Is usually much less busy than other nights. That nlgnt there were two engines busy, but they didn't cross as often as they do on week day evenings. No. 192, the Wheeling freight, came down and I heard her whistle one long blast for the tar get. I uid not give It to them. The engineer then gave four short toots of the whistle and went on tho cross ing, and as he got on the crossing he gave ono short blast. That was about when tho engines struck. No 28 was coming down but I could hear It. When they were coming' It was understood they had the right of ivay, and that we should bar tho Wheel ing. These Instructions wire J given me 'hrvHaxrethighiWn who" hadnhetftrgetbeforo,t: lopTTlfr T never had any written- instructions to that effect, however. No. 28 come3 down mighty fast, about 40 miles an hour, I should judge. Sometimes they slow up, but as a rule they go through pretty fast." ( From the above account, as, told by Chambers, it appears as though the W. & L. E. were at fault for going on the crossing, without llrst obtain ing a signal in their favor. Cham bers is very emphatic in his denial of the fact that the W. & L. E. had tho right of way, and maintains that the target was -set for "the "flyer" and remained (in that position for some time after the accident. Rumors were afloat that it had on previous occasions been the custom of the Pennsylvania shifter to move up and down in the vicinity of this crossing In order to keep the signal In favor of the Pennsylvania trains. Chambers denied this, but says that when the shifting engine of the Penn sylvania is on tho crossing or in that vicinity they always get olf In ample time for tho "flyer" to pass through. The "flyer," which is known by railroad men as No. 28, and the "fly er," west bound, No. 29, Chambers says,. never used to stop when ap proaching the crossing, but now they . slow ur. In his further testlmonv1 regarding the accident, he says: "On this evening I gave the Pennsylvania the target at 9:35 and I did not change It until after the wreck, when I put It at block, which means that both roads wore forbidden to cross. I never gave the Wheeling tho signal that night that Is, near that time. I solemnly swear to that. I gave the Pennsylvania the target because I knew the flyer was past due, and I MID-WINTER OPENING OF THE ?0faMyr Evening School January 7th. Day school January 8th. The latest and most practical methods are used In teaching Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting, Drafting, Penmanship and English Branches. When students are prepared, we aid them In securing business po sitions, " You can enroll now, and If you desire to begin a course at the opening, we requost you to do so as soon as convenient. For complete Information concerning tho College, telephone, write or call. Canton Actual Business 0 lllego, 328 North Market 8t. Phone Stark 1598; Sell 1121-K. neyer changod it until after the wnSck." In closing up his testimony, Cham bers mentlonod that he wished to be emphatic about the target being set "for the "flyer" at 9:35 and that it was oii the orders of Frank Brown, tho yardmaster, that It was Anally chang ed'. Marshall G. Lalgle, night weigh maater ot the W. & L. E.. testified that tho signal was In favor of the W. & L. E. when he looked at It. Thomas E. Hershell, W. cc L E. yard conductor, also testified that tho sig nal favored the W. & L. E. bofore tho accident, but that It was chjrnged In favor of the flyer when he looked at It after tho collision. r John W. Strang, who is employed jat the Klttoe Boiler works, testified that the target was In favor of tho Wheeling. C. L. Simmons, a brake man on the Wheeling, gave his tes timony, as did Wilson Chamberlain, and Marvin Lutz. but none of thorn threw any light on the question. As soon as the witnesses of the Pennsylvania can be brought together, they will be called to give their tes timony in tho matter. Cbnorer March stated that It would probably take some tlmo to complete the 'tes timony and render a verdict. WILL The Body of De Raylanto Make Identification Sure. IMPOSTURE IS CLAIMED Chicago, Dec. 26. Following the circulation of rumors that tho woman jyho died recently at Phoenix, Ari zona, under the name of "NIcolal De Raylan," was not really DeRaylan at all, the body is to be exhumed and brought to Chicago for( postlve iden tification. Both the DeRaylan execu tors and the czar's representatives want more certain information than they possess at, present." Suspicion has b66ttlncreased by the arrival here of papers endorsed as having been sign ed by DeRaylan at Phoenix, Arizona, at 2 o'clock on tho afternoon the Rus sian Is reported to have died. Though the signature is plainly by DeRaylan and written boldly and firmly, the Phoenix hospital records show that the woman died at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and was unconscious for an hour before her death. In view of tho serious charges against DeRaylan it is hinted that though he left Chica go dressed as a man, he may have found it convenient to don woman's attire later and to induce the woman who died in Phoenix to assume his name. At the Russian consulate it Is remarked that, If the real DeRay lan Is alive, he Is still amenable to prosecution. In explanation of the fact that the woman who posed as Mrs. DeRaylan has tacitly admitted that DeRaylan was a woman, it is sug gested 'that she may be acting on ln- structions from her husband, who may" deem such a course least likely to be followed by investigation. Infirmary Directors Charged. Elyrla, O., Dec. 20. The county In firmary directors are charged wltn forming a plot to deliver more thar ?4000 of trust bonds Into private bauds in the answer to a lawsuit flled by Prosecutor F. M. Stevens yester day. The prosecutor says the direct ors are improper trustoes for the fund and asks that other trustees be appointed .by the court. He also alleges that about $3000 of the fund was withdrawn from deposit for improper uses prior to this year, but hastily restored last winter, fol lowing an expose of infirmary affairs in the local press. 11 PLOT HATCHES IN CHICAGO TO OVER THROW CZAR. Ciiy Swarming With Nich olas' Spies. '-" Revolutionists are Con ducting the Campaign So Quietly That the Police are Baffled. Chicago, Dec. 26. Chicago is be lieved at the Russian consulate to be the center of a revolutionist plot for an anti-government uprising In the Czar's realm on a scale larger than any In the past. Russians here known to be affiliated with the revo lutionary movement in their own country, say the city Is swarming with Nicholas' spies, who aro con ducting their campaign so quietly, however, that tho local police know nothing, at least officially, of their presence. To the dangerous strength of the conspiracy said to exist here is attributed the Russian government move for the extradition of Grcgorl Gerschunln on a charge of complicity in the murders of Ministers Sipia guine and Bogolypoff In 1903. The Russian revolutionary leaders here, some of whom hold high social posi tions and wield much influence, are preparing to resist to the utmost any attempt by the Czar to secure Gersch inin's surrender by the United States. It was when Gerschnuln landed in San Francisco, after his escape from Siberia in a sauer kraut barrel, that Baron Von Schlippenbach, Russian consul in Chicago, issued a formal warning that Chicago is fast becom ing the center of Russian terrorist and Nihilist plotting. Consular at taches are authority for the assertion that thousands of dollars have been raised In Chicago within a few weeks for arms, ammunition and the bribing of Russian officials., for the uprising scheduled for next spring. Anna Strunsky Walling, the Russian writ er, and her husband, William English Walling, have admittedly taken a prominent part in this agitation and paved the way for Gerschunin's com ing to this city. Gerschunln Is ex pected here January 5, and will ad dress a mass meeting of his country men the following day. Baron Schup penbach Is now in Washington and it is said his purpose is mainly to plan with Ambassador Rosen a demand on Secretary of State Root for Gerschun in's surrender and for the suppression of the revolutionary junta in Chicago. SUSPECT A GAME Police Say Sons of Lee Have a Pur pose In Murder Charge. Chicago, Dec. 26. On the strength of anonymous letters-declaring that L. J. Lee, the millionaire advertising agent, whose body was found floating in the Jake December 12, was run down by an automobile and then thrown into the water and drowned to hide the accident, a desperate eitort was made at the Inquest today to learn the identity of the accused au tolsts. The murder theory is that of Lee's two sons, who say they have met tho young woman who wrote the letters, but are compelled to hide her Identity to save her from notoriety. The police maintain that the Lee brothers are trying to make out a murder case that they may not lose the insurance on their father's lite, which Is uncolloctable if he commit ted suicide. Firm Wllf'Resume. Now York, Dec. 26. L. V. Hubbard, the asignee appointed to take charge of tho affairs of the Arnold Lee and company, of 45 Broadway, failed stock brokers and members of the Nov." York stock exchange, announced tonight that a proposition to pay 00 per cent cash and 50 per cent in notes has been accepted by the creditors of tho firm, which is likely to resume business a an early date. The gross liabilities of the firm were $981,000 and the gross assets $795,000. Members of tho First Working Men's Building ni ' Loan Association are requested - end tho yearly meeting this (Thursday) evening, as election of officers will take place. Joseph Wiugerter, Secretary. A. J. OoUds & Son, Dentists, Tel. 237. HOT FROM THE WIRE Atlantic City, N. J. Mrs. Kate Wal ton, C2 yeurs old, was asphyxiated. Winnipeg, Man. A Dawson dispatch says that the residence of Governor Mclnucss, In Yukon, was destroyed Dj fire Christmas day. Piedmont, Va. As the result of a quarrel, Jos. Tlstenere wns snot and killed by Raphael Angeletta. Jealousy was the cause. , Lacrosse, Wis. Lilllo Loschulg, 17 years old, was arrested charged with murder. It Is alleged that she killed her newly born babe. Paris According to advices receiv ed" from the villages of Pyrennes and Vosges, many persons, Including a de tachment of soldiers, have lost their lives in a snow storm. Chicago Tho city's traction board has declined to incorporate In thf new street car franchise ordinance the clauses demanded by the Chicago Fed eratlon of Labor. Columbus Falling into a sponge mixer full of dough at the Bliss bak ery, H. D. Vanklrk, a baker, was whirled round and round until every bone In his body was crushed. New York Fire of an unknown or lgln partially destroyed the uppoi floors of the paper warehouse of Hen ry Wlndenmyer and Sons, at 20 Beck man street, entailing a loss of $30, 000. , Somerville, Nr J Florinda Illarlo was convicted of manslaughter in the Somerset county court for killing Al exandor Depoll, an Italian contractoi last July. She was sentenced to fm years at hard labor. Chicago Howard E. Nicholas awaitiug trial in the Cook county jail on a charge of murdering Actress Mar garet Leslie for her diamonds two months ago, notified that he has jusl inherited $2000 from an aunt at Satina Kas. Calumet, Fich. President James T Fisher of the International Hockoj league received informal ion that the Pittsburg club has effected arrange ments with the Montreal Wanderers whereby the two clubs will Inter change players. Chicago Former Building Commis sioner George Williams, indicted fot malfeasance in office, because, at charged, he permitted defects In the construction of the Iroquois theatre building that were responsible for the loss of 600 lives in the Are and panic there, four years ago, was released. COUNTING BALLOTS Cast at Insurance Election Soon tc Begin Preliminary Work Is Now Progressing. New York, Dec. 26. The work pre liminary to counting the ballots cast at the recent insurance elections in the New York Life, the Mutual Life and the Mutual Reserve Life insurance companies, was begun today, when under the supervision of State Super Intendent Kelsey and his deputies, a large corps of tellers and clerks smart ed to sort and arrange the ballots according to geographical location Practically the same procedure wll be followed In both the New Yorl; Life and the Mutual Life. After, the ballots, still in the envelopes In which they were received, have been re-arranged, they will be counted. Bui this will simply be to ascertain the to tal vote cast. No envelopes will be opened, and no idea, therefore, can be had from such a preliminary count of the result ot the voting. This worr will possibly take the remainder ol the week. After that the real count will be begun. Black Troops Barred. Chicago, Dec. 26. In terror of race troubles at Fort Sheridan following tho shooting yesterday of Corporai William Taylor of the Ninth negrc cavalry by Sergeant Griffin of the same company, the adjoining village of Highwood has sworn in a strong force of special polico, and prepared tc deny the black troops admission with in its boundaries until satisfied thai HI trouble is over, Railroad Needs Protection. Dallas, Toxas, Dec. 26. Chief of Po lice Brandenburg was today request ed b officials of the Texas and New Orleans line of the Southern Pacific to detail men to act as special officer in the yards of that company in Easf Dallas, pending the settlement of the strike of tho firemen. We do the largest optical business it the city. Can you guess why? Wc have had many yearB of experience Our charges aro moderate. We alwayf aim to please. Boyle Optical Co., 20J W. Tusc. St. The A .de BAR AND CAFE Pervloe Is now uusurpatsable. Buslntaa Men's Lunob from U A. M. to 2:80 P. M. 240 E, TlISC, Stl W. J. U AMUUXOU2CH, r v s jM" .i)Wi,iin i IT