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* LARGEST BONA FI^E ? * CIBCULATIOH. ) * * BEST ADVERTISING ? * MEDIUM. ? PRICE 2 CENTS PER COPY CITY EDITION [ ! WEATHER FORECAST. Snow tonight and Sunday; wanner tonight. CITY EDITION THE DAILY TELEGRAM. ********* ? Delisted to All P?iti %v ? of City by Carrwit. ? ? PRICE TEK CKNTS ? ? X WEEK. ? ?????*???? ? PRICE 2 CENTS PER COPY VOLUME 5. NO 51 I WHOLE NO 1302 NELSON SWIGER SUICIDES AT BROWN BY FIRING BULLET THROUGH HIS HEAD Ilf3j?KED FOR SEVERAL I jfcns IN UNCONSCIOUS 'Wndition and died at TEN O'CLOCK. NO CAUSE IS ASSIGN Kit you RASH ACT EXCEPT THAT HQ "MIND WAS AFFECTED BY FEVER MONTHS AOO. Nelson Swiger committed suicide at his home at lirown Saturday morning by shooting himself through the right temple with a 32-caliber revolver. Death was not instan taneous as he lived several hours, al though he never regained conscious ness. Air. Swiger arose at 5:30 o'clock, dressed himself, except that he did not put on his coat, and after putt ing on his cap, he picked up the re volver,went out in the yard and fired : the fatal bullet through his brain. A little daughter of the suicide saw her father pick up the revolver and leave the house. She rushed to her mother's "bedside, awoke her and told her Air. Swiger lmd gono out with the gun. Airs. Swiger arose immediately and looked out of the door. She was horrified to see her husband lying on his back stretched to full length about six feet from the porch. His hands were by bis sidis while the revolver was lying close to bis head. The alarm was given and neigh bors picked him up and carried him into the house. A physician was hastily summoned. It was found that the bullet had gone through the head nnd lodged beneath the skin at the left temple. Efforts to safe bis life proved fu tile and he died at about ten o'clock a. m. No cause is assigned for the rash act, except that he had fever about two years ago which at the time impaired his mind. It is be lieved lie was temporarily insane, when the shot was fired. Air. Swiger was about :i."> years of age. He leaves a wife and three children: also three brothers, Ben ton. Floyd and Ellis Swiger. He was a carpenter hv trade but had been engaged in other lines of work, and last Saturday he and E. A. Afil ler purchased W. X. Edgell's general merchandise store there and were in possession of it at the time he suicided. The wife of .the suicide was Del pbia Watkins. a daughter of Wilford AVatkins, of Brown. RUSSIAN TALKS CRAZY To Magistrate lV/io Him Ques tion* Through Interpreter? Gives Jailors .A o ?rouble. 1 he crazy Russian miner who was arrested about two weeks ago and placed in jail after an insanitv war rant had been issued against him by Al agist rate Riley at the request of residents in the neighborhood of Reynnldsville, who claimed be had been running about barefooted in the snow and ice in that vicinity, was communicated with by Magis trate It i ley Saturdav morning through Zaruba, who acted at in terpreter. ''''' you leave your board ing house at Reynoldsvilie?" the magistrate asked the prisoner through the interpreter. "Because they were going to kill me," replied the prisoner. "AA'hat were they going to kill you for; had yon done anything to them?-' r? " "Yes, they wore going to kill mo ?*," because T didn't kill 1 ho l/ird." the j prisoner said in a serious t'ino. Kr-A few otlior questions wore ans- ; wered in a like manner and tlio mag istrate ordered tlie man placed in jail until lie could be given a regu lar examination as to his sanity and ^^^QHiinuttec^to an insane asylum. There seems to be no doubt hut USmM ?b% man is crazy. Tie lias not while in jail and he givo*^4<^ jailors no trouble what ever. SPRATNT5D ANKLE. While participating in the calis thenic exercises of the business we's If"? in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium Friday veiling. T>r. E. N. flowers sif'ained a very badlv sprained *nkle. lie- is now laid up on ac count of it. ENTIRE SI UDENT BODY OF KENYON MILITARY ACADEMY AT GAMBIER STRIKE OVER HALF MILLION DOLLAR BLAZE OCCURS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO Several Big Business Houses Suffer Heavy Loss By Fire Starting in Six Story Block. By Associated Phbss. Chicago, III., Feb. 11?The six story block at 2(>4 Fifth avenue burned tod a\'. The loss amounts to $000,000 and is divided thus: The building $100,000; Central Electric Company $150,000; A. Etcrn & Co., $400,000; Gage, Downs & Co., $65,000; Jahn & Oilier, $75,000; Singer Manufac turing Co., $05,000; Philip Opper & Co., $30,000; Cayne Mauufachir inff Co., $25,000; Banner Tailoring Co., $25,000, and Watts Tailoring Co., $30,000. . [ ; HEAVY SNOW AND WATER I'rerails in Various Sections and Weather is Zero Cold?Some Damage Done By lVafer. By Associated Pkkbs. Omahsi, Xeb., Feb. 11?Another he,ivy fall of snow in Xfbraska and western Iowa occurred last night. Thirty-five inches have fallen since December 25. I Des Moines. la., Feb. 11?There is a blinding snow ,-tnrm throughout central Iowa today, with tlio ther mometer at zero. Street car traf fic is seriously impeded. Cario, 111.. Feb. 11?A gorge ngaiiwt a wharf boat gathered last night and this morning the boat broke loose and was forced down by the ice to the Fourth street ferry where it lodged. The steamer Sadie T-ee was also forced down by the ice, but suffered no serious dam age. Maysville, Kv.. Feb ft?Tee broke here today carrying with it five coal barges and some small craft. The ferry l>oat T^awrencc was damaged. The steamers Tncoma and Big Kana wha are safe. The river tosC five ind a half feet in five minutes.' Kansas City. Mo? Feb. 11?There is a general snow storm throughout western Missouri, and in Kansas to day. The thermometer is about at zero. 's I HINKLE GIVES BOND Of $200 To Answer Federal Indict ment For Violation of Internal Iterenue hairs. . 1'nited State# Deputy Marshal E. D, Hupp took K. D. Hinklf. of Hinklesville, before United States Commissioner Thomas S. Spates here Saturday morning. I (inkle had been indicted hv a federal <rrand jury for violating the internal rev enue law-. The commissioner re quired him to give bond to appear for trial at federal court here in April. The bond was fixed at $200 :in<l Floyd TTinkle. brother of the ac cused. became his bondsman. WILL PROBATED. The will of the lato Margaret Mathcnv was probated Saturday, left $200 each to Perry O. Ml&eny. Alice V. Dawson and Okev T>. Mai heny. the Inst named to pav tlic other two out of her estate with 11 if pro vision that he should have all the re mainder for taking cure of her. The will beaT? date of June 30. 190". Okev P. Matbeny qualified n- ad ministrator with will annexed giv ing E. Thad Post as surety in the pum of five hundred dollars. WHOLE PRINCIPLE ARBITRATION ANNULLED NO DEAL MADE SAYS DAWSON And Democrats Are Groping Around Like Lot of Hungry Buzzards Digging in Dirt. \ Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 11?Tlio investigation into the Elliott let tor ended last night. Governor Eleet W. M. 0. Dawson was the only witness1 before the committoe at its final session of evidence taking. In reply to ITerndon's inquiries Mr. Dawson staled that he first saw the letter, now familiarly known as the Elliott letter, in the Sunday (la yette, aliout eleven o'clock on the day it was published. When asked about the headlines in which reference was made to an alleged contract between him and the oil companies, ho said he understood those only to be a reference to the editorial in the pa per of the same day. 1 he question wi^ then directly put. whether he had made any con tract or agreement with any com pany, bv which he agreed to favor them in his official capncily, in re turn for their support at the elec tion. re replied-: "I made no such deal with the Standard Oil v Company, nor anv other company. I refused to make sueli deals." When asked about the Maxwell gas-bill he said: "1 can best answer by telling what T did do. I spoke to several sena tors, among whom was Senator For nian. requesting that the gas people be given a hearing. I lujTe never read the bill." i. In reference-to jRtttf portion of the letter in whic-h it js said that he hoped to break the ranks of the op position. he explained that Major Elliott probably had in mind a con versation bet ween himself and Mr. Dawson a short time previously. Major Elliott said that he under stood the original eleven Republi cans who voted for Marshall for president o ftho senate were trying to form a coalition with the five Democratic senators. This conversation bad no refer ence whatever to the Maxwell gas bill. ITc stated further that "he had not in any way, sought to induce any member of the legislature to vote .against the gas bill, and in request ing that it be recommitted, he in sisted that it be returned for action, saying that lie did not believe in leg islation by strangulation. '"There are certain newspapers in this state," said Mr. Dawson, "that have made charges that I made deals with the Standard Oil Company and other people. They haven't any evi dence and can't have any evidence that that is true but they are grop ing around like a lot of hungry buz zards digging in the dirt, hoping to find some cariron of the kind on which thev feed."' Governor White was present, and at the conclusion of Mr. Dawson's examination Mr. Herndon said thnt as the minority monitors of the com mittee had requested to have him examined, ho had apepared and was ready to answer any questions. They replied that they had no questions to ask him. DR. REYNOLDS RESIC-XS. | T ir. Raymond E. Reynolds, who jVias iieen with the Sutton Drug Cnm : r>any since last MsfV. has resigned 'lie position and returned to Clarks burg. Tie has not fully determined |where ltc will locate. Dr. Reynolds. I is a very competent drngeiet and i* ja graduate of the Seio school. He has had considerable experience in I the business. ? Says President Roosevelt In Notifi cation to Senator Cullom By Attempt To Amend. By Associated Pbess. Washington, D. C., Feb. 11? President Boosevelt has notified Senator Cullom, chairman of the Senate committee on foreign rela tions, that the action of that com mittee in amending the arbitration treaties nullifies the whole principle of arbitration, by substituting for the word "agreement" the word ''treaty," and that it is clearly his duty to refrain from endeavoring to secure a ratification of the amended treat}-. In executive session Senator Mor gan criticized the President for in terfering with the senate's consid eration of the treaties. He said it was another instance of his tendency to usurp the prero gative of the senate. Spooner took issue with the Presi dent. contending that the senate, ?mtn it tee's action is not a backward i step. The senate toolc no action on the arbitration treaties. MAIL BAG RIFLED IN CAB Robebry Not Discovered For Five Days?Letters and Chech* llVrc Extracted From It. By Associated Press. Warren, O.. Feb. 11?It has just been discovered that a mail hag in the Erie train So. 7 was rifled Mon day and fifty or more letters, and a number of checks were extracted and lie letters were left under the plat form at Leavittsburg. It does not appear that any regis tered packages were taken. The checks were mostly going io parties in Barberton. . i VOTED DOWN Were Resolutions Committing Tail ors' Union to Principles of So cial Democratic Party By Associated Press. Bloomington. Ind., Feb. 11?The lonvention of the Journeyman's Tailors Union of America adjaurned today after a six days' session. A resolution from a Chicago local seeking to commit the organization to the principles of the Social Dem ocratic party, was voted down after a speech by Secretary Tjcnnon, who opposed partisan politics in trades union organizations. Buffalo was chosen as the next meeting place in August. 1!!0!t. CANDIDATES INITIATED By the Knights of the .1 faccnbees At Meeting Friday Night?Spain I Review Will Be TTcld. Six candidates were initiated into ? he mysteries of Clafkshnrg Tent No. Iff, Knights of the Maccabees at a very interesting meeting held in the Pythian hall Friday night. They were Messrs. F. E. Unfile*. W. C. St. Clair. W. (?. Kilbv. A. P. .Tones II. V. Henslev and Russell neck. A large list of applications is on file and a special review will be held on the Pythian ball Tuesday night, Fel. 14. to "rob np the poit" for the reception of the Supremo organizer on the ? 1th instant. CASINO THEATER AFIRE While Thcntricul Company Rehears es and They Save Their Lives Only By Jumping From Windows. By Associated Press. New York, Feb. 1?The Casino theatre caught fire today while the "Ladv Teazle" eompany was re hearsing. Several members of the company were obliged to jump from the win dow-it. It seems the theatre will be de stroyed. It is a large brick build ing at the corner of Broadway and 30th streets. The auditorium is one storv above the street level and it is reached by a winding stairwav. Every one escaped without serious injury. Hie building will be a total loss. 1 Ik* fire started in a dressing room on the third flo?ir. Tt was discov ered bv chorus giils who were goins up to change cpstutnes. They fled back in a pinie. Within twenty minutes tln? whole interior was on fire. Anna llart, a chorus girl, fell in ?i stairway and broke a leg. WILL FNLARGI: GLASS FACTORY Movement Is On To Increase Capi tal Stock of Industrial Window Glass Company Fur That. Purpose. The directors of the Industrial \Y inilow Glass Company held a meeting Friday niglit and decided to mil a stockholders' meeting for March 3 for the purpose of consid ering n proposition to increase the capital stock from $30,000 to $100, '?00, The object is to reconstruct the plant so as to make it a tliirty -ix blower instead of a 12 blower. The contemplated improvement is fo hegin at the close of the present Ire and lie completed before the blow begins ne\t fall. Such an enlarge ment will afford work for three or four times as many men as are now employed there. CABINET MEMBERS ALL RESIGN Roosevelt's Family Will All Leave Mm March 4?But All Rut One Will. Co Unci; Two Days tjtitrr. Rv Associated Puess. Washington, T). C. Feb. 11?The members of the President's cabinet ill tendered their resignations to day. to take effect at the close of ^resident Roosevelt's present term. Saturday, March 4. On Monday, the fith. all will be nominated for "cuppointment except Postmaster General Wynne, who is to be Consul General to London. WIT^-BE TIMED TPKSTUY. Charles Harris, colored, who w?< irested at Manineton Thursday by ? 'ensfahle Coffmnn and brought t" jail hen1 to await trial before Mag ??^nte Gordon on the charge of en tering the wholesale house of W. J. Maier & Company, and stealing a quantity of produce, will have bi? hearing next Tuesday morning. Magistrate Cordon has set that time] for the trial. VALENTINE TEA WILL BE GIVEN The Parish Aid Society of Christ Episcopal church will give a Valen tine tea in the rooms in the Wuldo recently vacated by the James-Law Company Tuesday afternoon and evening, February 14. In the af ternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock the tea will be for cliildren, and at night from 7:30 to 10:00 o'clock, it will be for grown persons. The society would be glad to hav<* all attend who can possibly do so and they promise an'occasion of entertainment. 2t. japanesT I CAPTURE EMINENCE! Driving Off Two Russian Inf&ntnj Companies?Russian Dead Number 2,000. By Associated Press. Tokio, Feb. 11?The Japanese captured an eminence on the south of Chan Chichia Thursday driving off two Russian infantry companies. The Russians have continued shelling Oyama's center and left since Thursday last. The Russian dead buried after the battle at Ileikoutai numbered two thousand. The Japanese at that time captured two thousand rifles. AT PEACE W1TII JAPS. By Associated Pbers. Washington, D. C? Feb. 11?The arbitration treaty with Japan was signed today. FUNERAL OF MRS. FLE/BIN6 .hjn! Mother nf Er-Gorernor F!en - inyXtmir* >n Fairmont? Lived If ere Once. The funeral of Mrs. Tlhoda Flem ing occurred at Fairmont Saturday ? i'lernoo n:'t '? :3(i .i cloek. The do was the mother ..f e.\ Ohver n:?r B. Filming, of Fairmont, "itii/e K. F Fleming, of ti e same nlaee. and Attorney CeorL-e M. F ( Ming, of Bueldiannon. She is survived by two sistcr=. Mrj. 11 nn> il ton IT. Kerr, of Iowa City, la., and Mr.-, f'ordelia Brooks, of W aynes burr, Pa. A daughter. Mr-. Luc;. Stewart. wife of F. E. Stewart, is d(v^':'~eil. Mrs. Fleming was born .Tulv 9th, V.'O, i ntho State of Vermont. She was the daughter of Reverend Asa and Mary Sumner Brooks, her father heing a Presbyterian minis ter. who, with his family, came to French creek, now Upshur county. West Virginia, when she was seven rear* old. and founded there the "liunh of his creed. Eoven years later the family returned to New Entrltod o nn visit, the journey to and from lwing made in a wagon, is customary in those days, and oc cuie, ing a number of weeks in so doing. Reverend Brooks was pastor of the Presbvterinn church at Clarks bnr? at the time of his death in 1S3-). Mrs. Fleming united with Her Cither's church prior to his rteith. and has therefore been a member for over seventy-one years. IT' r Other left a large family, which at hi? demise was somewhat scatter ed. Mr-. Fleming going to Middle town (now Fairmont) to live with Mr. 1'liencwr Newcomh. a friend nf her f.ither. who likewise came from \rw England, and at whoso resi '??v -he wr.s married to Benjamin F. f' uiing. Novemlter 23. 1S37. he int' in her eighteenth year. Tier hii-hmd diet! in Fairmont October 2?. is;r,. Albert R. Shinn. of Rernold?vill<\ spent Saturday in the city. ROUGH HOUSE AMONG THE . STUDENTS CAUSES THREE EXPULSIONS AND THE STRIKE. CLARKSBURG YOUNG MAN AMONG THOSE WHO HAD TROUBLE?SCHOOL CLOSES AND STUDENTS LEAVE. Douglass William* returned home from Kenyon Military Academy, at Gambier, Ohio, Saturday morning, where he was a student up to the time of the students' strike there, which is attracting national atten tion, it might l>o said. The trouble between the faculty I and student body arose last Satur day over "Bill" Ilnmmond reporting jKirby Carter, of Cincinnati, with out artliority to do so, the students claim. A rough house was started in the upper annex as the result and continued through Saturday . and Sunday and Sunday night. Sunday night Douglass Williams and Fred Finly were tlirowing water at one another. As Finlv came out of his room into the hall Williams threw 4i pitcher of water at hi nit Finly rushed otit with a pitcher of water and started after Williams with it, and the latter ran down the hallway. At that' juncture Prof. Richard Merrill, master of Knglisli, appeared in the hallway and grabbed Williams. T-he latter stepper back and told liim to take his hands off him. ITe then begged Merrill's par don and all apeared to have quieted down, but .later a rough house was started again. The lights wfcre all turned out and Prof. Merrill fumb led at his door to get in his room. . He failed to get in and then went to the head of the stairway, where two fellows grabbed him and pushed hiin down the stairway. Again, all became quiet and the. lights were turned on. Merrill went to the faculty and laid the situation before it and Monady evening Wil liams was called before Regent Wyant and he suspended him from the school, without cause,- it ' is claimed. ' The students of the school resent ed the expulsion of Williams and be gan a strike. Mr. Williams left the building Tuesday morning and ^rent to a bar ber shop near bv. While lie was there 0. O. Wallace, of Pittsburg, another student, came over to the shop. Williams was very much sur prised to see him and asked liiih what the trouble was, and was told by Wallace that all the students were iroing to quit the school. Later Sanford Luster joined them, the lat ter being from Rerea, Ohio, and cor roborated the information given bv Wallace. All the students then refused ^o it tend the gymnasium or to resunle their duties. The bugles had all been stolen and there was no way 'o get the school together. Tues 'ay afternoon all went out together on a strike and refuse to go hack un less Williams, Wallace and Latter ire restored to the school. Regent Wyant then found out who the ring leaders of the strike were and expelled the junior and senior captains, Frank 0. Moore and A. Coldewy and Private E. Sneddcn. That night a petition was presented to the regents, in which it was stat ed that they could all come back, they would all leave the school. Next day the students all loafed ironnd the bakeries. T)r. Iddings, Mr. Sneddcn, Mr. Kunkle, Mr. Cros by and other parents from Cleveland _ and Ashfnrala had an engagement that night with Regent Wyant'and the latter agreed to take them all hack, except Williams, Wallace and Luster. The striking student body would not hear to this and they de termined to continue the strike. Thursday Regent Wyant disap peared. going away from town, and corild not be located. However, he returned Friday, hut after the dele gation of patrons had gone. Upon his return all the students were turn ?d ont of the school, and there heing ipparentlv no hope of adjusting the ?natter, shout thirty of the students left Friday for their homes and fif teen more left Saturday Rep?nt Wyant al=o directed about twenty-five who were nof among the strikers to go home too and rerniro nway from the school until the trouble is settled.