THE MARION DAILY MIRROR.
VOIUME CVI. NO. -.07.
MAJUON, OHIO, T03586AY EVENING, MA11CI1 31, 1908.
PRICE TWO OJSNTJB.
In -Groat Speech at Kansas City, Bryan Launches His
Party in the Most Important Contest in Years Calls
"Teddy" a Failure, Hits Taft and Asks for Reform
Knits, City, March 31. In a
&pcqch prickly with barb shafts nlmod
nt Itoosovclt mid 'VatlK W. .1. Itrynn,
ipocrlcss leader, formally opened tho
d008 Doniocratlc campaign yesterday,
launching his party In a content
fated to go down In history as tho
inost Important nnd hardest fought
polttlcnl battle ever waged in this
The Democratic 'slogan this year
will be tho two It's Ileal Reform,
(Mr. Bryan says ino Iloosovclt brand
will not do. Declare It's of the fleet
ing, ephemeral variety. Tho Ncbrask
an profcusos to licllovo tho rank and
ifllo of Republicans arc not satlslicd
with tho Iloosovclt brand and with
this ns basis, he conjures vIbIoiis of
iln ' speeches recently mid In Inter
views, Mr. Qrymi hnu been fulsomo
in his praise Of Roosevelt nnd his
.big btlck wallops. Xow ho has turned
Roosevelt In a l.tlluro. That sums up
tho Nobruskan's view now of tho
prevent occupant of the white man
sion ho longs to grace.
"Tho President has failed to
strengthen the antl trust laws, has
failed to Jail a trust magnate, has ob
tained r.o tariff reform or labor legts-
Operation will Suspend Tonight in Many States Presi
dent Mitchell Proposes to Step Out of Office -Many
Changes Among the Officials will go into Effect.
ilndlauarsJlls, March 31. Tho union bocnuso tho operators, except In ln
mlnora In most of tho coal Holds of !Hnna and Illinois, show no real In
tho country will lay down their picks tenUon of meeting -1 Uentlng with
and shovols tonight.
lAImost 25,000 of them will rtop
work In Ohio, western Pennsylvania,
h wniip Trum lindane fl fill linlnn .
tArkaiiBasi, Toxas and probably In In-
diana, dlllnolu, Michigan, West Vir-
glnla and Kontuckv. Tho mining
contracts under which they aro now
working oxplro nt midnight tonight
nn.i Avpnnt in rniitrnl Pnnnsvlvniila.
nmi in dm iniihinii liioi-k honl tils -
trlct, no fontrncts havo boon made will succeed President Mitchell
nor havo tho minora npd operators j.Wcdncwlay, .will announce his np
yot ontorcd-Into district agreements polntinouts when ho takes offlco. It
providing for tho operation of tho
mines after April 1 pending agree
This Is n possibility In tho Indiana
bituminous ooab district, In Illnos,
jMchlgan and West Virginia, Tho
Indiana bituminous western Pennsyl
vania and lllliulls minors and oper
ators aro jn Joint csslon at Tono
llauto, Pittsburg nnd Springfield.
Technically tho minors will go out on
Htiiko, hut In roallty they atop work
Tom Conner Should Take All
Says That He Hesitated to
for Fear He Would not be
Have Been Held
Thuiidoropolltf, O., March 31.
ffhomas Connor, who had such a
narrow oscnpo from death yostorday,
hosltatod to toll your correspondent
ilhe thrilling details, becauuei ho
ithoiight some persona inlght not bo
''1 went to tho mountain top," ?ald
iMr,- Connor, f'to gatlior arbutus, and
iwas so busy that I did not notice a
fltorm gathering. I had not observed
that the storm had driven tho
clouds into tho valjoy and packed
thorn wi .tightly that thoy formed n
"I stopped off tho mountain nnd
started to cross tho valley on tho
top 'of tho-clouds. It was soft, but
01 MAN SAYS THAT
HE WALKED ON CLOUD
Intlon anil Micro are, more trusts now
Ithan when Urynn In dlsctinslng the
'President's moves ho so lately
I In Jabbing nt Secretary Taft, tho
peerless one hinted Iloosevelt should
jhnvo picked Senator JjaKollctto, n real
reformer, (is tho Republican enndt-
idatc, and said that without tho sup-
port of tho administration, Taft
would ucarcely liavo a stato In tho
Air. illrynn's speech was delivered at
n dollar dinner, given by tho Young
IMen's Democratic club of .Missouri.
(Fully 15.J0O v were present, jitdson
'llnrmon also lioko unit lioth orators
wcro enthusiastically greeted. Mr.
Harmon dlscuuscd the tariff, trusts
and rich men and predicted Demo
In his speech, 'Mr. llryau said In
"Id this great city, 611 tho boun
dary lino between iMIsmuii'I, with her
rock-ribbed Dciiiocracy, and tho West,
which until 1S0(! was counted as Re
publican territory, we have met to
begin the campaign of 1908 and to
present those principles and policies
which ought to appeal to progrcuslvo
Continued on 1'ago Four.
them, though no question of wago or
principle Is at stake.
John Mitchell returned yesterday
and Is preparing to atop out of rft-
1 ... .. .. ,.
' Cn . I -lllmrnSHtll 111 W . II. U 11SU11 Hi I
back from central Pennsylvania,
whero ho scored tho first big aucceas
In the present situation by getting
tho central Pennsylvania oporatops
'and miners Into an agreement. That
dUitrlct will continue to work.
1 Vico President T. L. LowJu. who
Is understood that bamuol hoxion,
editor ot tho united .miiio worKors
Journal, It to be retired and that pos
sibly Chrlu Evans, tho official sta
tistician, may bo biicceedcd by a now
appointee, air. Iowls, howov has
1101 Kivuii, tiut uuy iuiuriuiii.iuii i.uu-
ccrnlng thobo changes.
iMr. Ryan ,tho now sccretary-trcas-uror,
will bring with him from IIIU
nola as his right hand man, Krank
Oontlnued on rage Four;
Prizes as a Nature Fakir
Tell of Strange Experience
Believed Story Should
sustained, mo until 1 got to n spot
whoro thoro was a rift In the clouds.
Oiiq stop jnoro and 1 would hnvo
tumbled off tho edgo of tho clouds
and fallen a inllo to tho earth below.
"Dy thl tlmo tho sun was begin
ning to cocm out nnd tho vast plain
commenced to molt. At ono tlmo 1
wink to my waist In tho .white and
only nftor the most strenuous efforts
did 1 drag myself out and roach a
cloud that was a trlflo harder.
"Before I reached tho mountain tho
whole field began to break up, and
rsovornl times I was compelled to
jump from cloud to cloud llko Eliza
crossing on tho Ice. When nt I nut I
reached the niountalnsldo, I was
It 'faint from oxortlon and terror,"
Chicago, March ill.-.
Klro destroyed tho Aldlno,
n four story apartment
.house early today. Tho
building was orcuplcd by
forty families. All escaped
Accidental Shooting in Base
ment of Edwards' "Gym"
Delaware, 0 March :!1.W. I.
Wcldy, 0110 of tho boat known
members or 'tho senior Nslasj ot
Ohio Wcsloynn university. wns
probnbly Intally shot, Monday af tor
noon by Miss Cornelia Albright, a
so:lety favorite or this city.
Tho Hhoolng wns onlroly by
accident nnd All as Alblrght Is
prontrutcd over tho afllalr Sho
was with" Lieutenant Menges, U. H.
A Wcsloynn commandant, In tho
Dnsoinont of Klwards gyninasluni
whore tho rlfo rnngo Is located.
Mr, Woldy was coming down
the stairs and was unnoticed by
tho young lady, who picked up her
rlllo to shoot at a target. As Wlcl
dy entered tho rltlo was In soino
manner discharged whllo Miss Al
bright was llttin"? it up to aim.
Woldy fell over and it was seen
at ouco that his condition was se
rious and ho was hurried to the
hospital, whero thorn Is Httlo hope
of his recovery. Dr. Hamilton tir.
rived Monday night from Columbus
and performed sin operation.
.Mr. AVoldy is tho orato- ot tho
-rliool, athlete mombor of tho lleta
TJictti I'hl fraternity nnd ono of tho
most popular Htudonta In tho big
Mothodiat school, ills, homo Is at
BRYAN NOT EXPECTED
AT JEFFERSON DAY DINNER
Now York, .March SI. An official
lst' of tho Democrats who nro to
speak at "tho National Doniocratlc
cIum'm Jefferson day dinner at the
llotol Knickerbocker on April 3, wan
given out last night by one of tho
governors ot tho club and It did not
Include tho nnmo of W. J. Urynn.
T'lin statement contained the si ti
ll I Ilea lit announcement that "tho' list '
..would not bo enlarged. This In
view of tho posltlvo annoiinconient
""'" " Saturday by Mr. llryan'a
'l'ross roprcsontatUo In Xow York,
.that ho Nobraskan had been Invited
I" iPl wohl bo present cro-
"to da great deal ot comment.
BIG REWARD OFFERED FOR
CAPTURE OF BUTCH HOFFMAN
Tiffin, ..March 3 1 . fl'ho county com
missioners today offered it rownrd ot
?S00 for tho capturo ot William, nllau
''Hutch'' Hoffman, who shot nnd killed
Policeman Patrick Sweeney, Friday
"HURRY ALONG, BILL!
lUo few sHmbJw.'
1 fM Macauley in New Tork World.
1 . 1 . 1 i. . 1
Father Kills Wife and Self
atv Order of Son's
Now York) March HI. Believing
that his .d'em son, Kdwanl, whoso
ashes stood jji an urn at tho head
or his liedj Soil coiumnnded a. fnm
lly rcnivlon1 Frank Itandall of
llrooklyn fatally shot his wlfo and
tlysn kllled'iiWmsoir. Tho tragedy
followed nljSnf talk 111 which Ran.
dnll cngngcdflivfih tho spirit of lilu
KA1N OF LAVA FROM OLD
V0LUAH0 CAUSES ALARM
Kau ITanctggo. March lit Tho
I'anama yesterday brought nows of
a volcano iuLiuntomahi so lone
extinct thatlt& name has been for.
gotten, liavjfjr recently broken
Mm long kglfep
tormlnntcd throe I
muttcrliigs . 'and spouliugs of l.ivu
and sinoko .fthtit the people llvj;n
nt San l'lllijwj nt the banc of l!i-
mountain, nvj& lleelug for their
Uvea. Opposite tho now volcano u
Santa MarlagE volcano which elu.
mg tho luslL'Ui) years hns wiped
out town after town.
The Inhabitants of tho district
icar a r
of tho .Santa '
Mai hi cntrtsiropho and sue there.
foro desortlrRj tho mountainside.
Already tli'oMcpiiiilry lor miles is
covered somcjliicho.s deep with dust
and ashes from the ncllco moun
CHICAGO CoFs PLAN TO
GUAKDFI DURING VISIT
Chicago, .March Jit. -Croat jire
cautions wliljio t.ik'ii to protect
Secretary Taft" when ho comes
hero Frldny.K The pollco olllclals
say they hnv reason to rir Tor
his safely. ft7ift will pp Isuardcil
every nilnntoWluring his stay by
pollco sfiundB and defccUves.
FALLING WAILS OF OLD
CHURCH KILL TWO BOYS
I'rovlneetown, Muss., March ill
Uhllo Inside the shaky walls of tli
half-burned Centenary Methodist
Mplhcopnl ihuirhi ihito .jestorday 1:.
search or Hie wood, two boys wo-
killed by the collapso or a porlI
of the ruliiK and a man was se
riously tnjtiioij. '"'
WnHlitiigton, Ma'rch ill.
It wa.s .iiiiioiiuced nt tho
Whltu 'Housed todijy that
tho resignation ot Char
Icnuiguo t'owee, United
.States Ambassador a.y lior.
1 1 ji has been'" received to
take eltoet Juno y Tho
prctfldout muiiycoptcd tho
resignation ami' will send
tho nonuiuiTloh of Dr.
David .laii( illill tor tho
post to the senate this ar-leruoon.
WHAT'S DETAINING YOU?"
UIMjlJITl'l IS 1JUH1DD.
Auburn, N. Y.( March
111. Chester '"fNllctto was
burled this altcruooii In
Soule Cemetery hero. In
all Just nine pcoplo wcro
nt tho gravosldo or Oraco
Miller is Hurled to Instant
Death Was Prominent
KUIbuck March ill..!., J. Stag
ors, hrni! miller In J. ('. and W.
Duncah's roller nulls was killed
Instantly yrnterdny. Ho was caught
In some way In 11 plcco of machln-
cry a' the top ot the mill and
whirled around by It to his (loath.
Ho was mangled about the head
nnd lower limbs. At the time ot
tho nreident ho was taking mean,
iirenionts ol sonio now mnchlnery
which ho was about to havo placed
111 the null.
Mr. Stagers was born .Inn. II,
185H. In lmdonvlllo. At an early
ago ho began work In the London-
vllln mills. Later .ho moved
I'ittsburg, whore ho had a loading
position In a lni;o mill. Ho was
hcn-l miller In Dunoan'n mill for in
yearn. J'"our years age ho start(d
in the grocury business and until
'tho lire last fall ho had 0110 of tho
best stores In tho county. About a
ninii'th ago ho started In tho mill
llo was a Knight Templar, and
HARRIS WANTS EVERY DE-
uniumiius, .March ;i.
Harris will send a special messofje
to tho general assembly, urging tho
appointment of a bi-partisan com.
inlttee, 0110 democrat nnd ono re
publican to mako an investigation
of every stato department. lie
will ask that ho bo given authority
to name tlio commission, subject
Ij tho approval or tho senate.
WILL FIGHT INSTEAD OF
GOING ABROAD FOR HEALTH
Columbus, March ill. It dnvel-
opod today at -tho meeting of tho
state tieasury Investigating com.,
mlttoo that Treasurer McKlnnon,
Instead of going abroad for his
health, Wednesday has employed 11
C'oliinibiui firm of lawyers to rep-
rcsont him at tho probo and will
put up a I'liht lor what
llcves aro his rights.
FOUR OHIO POSTMASTERS
Washington, March ill. - Four
Ohio postmnstors woro nominated
today. Thomas (i. i.Mnoro, Manes,
vllle; l.co U. Cnsiny, Dresden,
itobert II. Wiley, iMiibhlng; Mary
M. Laroy, l.eavlngton.
SS WILL PUT A
CRIMP IN SENOR CASTRO
Will Givs the President Power to Use Armed Force if Nec
essary to Secure the Rights of American Citizens Tot
Stop Trade with Venezuela.
Washington, March III. In or
der to mako 'President Castro of
Venezuela, abandon his conceit
that ho can with Impunity defy the
United States nnrt to Induce him
to submit to arbitration claims ot
American clleim whom ho has In.
jural, tho following moans, It Is
understood, will bo reported to by
congress to put prohibitive ratra of
duty on enc.uelan coffee, ninety
per cent of which comes to thn
I nltod States and which constitutes
Suicide of Cleveland Pair Disbelieved Because the Police
Have Been Unable to Find Revolver Police are Hunt-A
ing for the
Cleveland, March 81.-AVIth the
revelations of tho autopsy that a
third person probably killed Miss
'Icna X.lochmann, a school teacher
nnd Carl Bernthalpr ,a music teaeh-
cr, tlicnollco today arc Investigating
1th0 ,lvcs r tho victims and tho ln-
'sldo factH as to their famlllm. The
autopsy showed that tho wounds wcro
mj located that It I practically Im
possible that either victim fired tho
shots. The nutopsy on tho girl also
showed that her lovo for tho inuulc
teacher was purely platoulc. The
revolver with which tho killing was
dono has not been found after caro
ful search. Tho theory of tho In
vestigating officers Is that tho inur
dorcr canio upon Miss Kclchmnnn and
Hcrnthalor as they sat under a tree in
tho woods, leaned over and shot
iBcrnthnler through tho shoulder,
piercing h'n heart,
Thn woman got up and started to
run. whereupon the murderer fired at
her twice. Tho first bullet was found
n a fence. Tho second ono killed
the girl. Whnt Is now puzzling tho
police Is a motive for the crlmo. To
discover th's. an Investigation of all
relationship la being made. IcUcm
havo been found, showing that Mls3
Zleobinann. an well ns her sister, who
Is now married, lived In fear, .lech
mann still insists Hint Hernthnler
Man Who Won at Cards is Shot by His Fair Prized
The Girl Claims That the Shooting was Acci- .
Columbia, Miss., .March 31.
tho aftcctlons ' of a beautiful bru.
notto as tho stako In a' pokor gamo
two married inon played fivo hands
boforo daylight nnd ono of thorn
was shot and killed by tho girl
alter ho had won.
Miss Kunlco Spencer, twenty
years old. Jiad tor months been ox
trnmoly friendly with Uhurloa Wos
loy and I. K. Coombs, both woll.
to-do planters and both bends ot
lamilles with daughtors as old "ns
lAllss Spencer. "Mibs Kponcor lived
tho llfo of a bachelor girl and hor
uncoiiventlonnl llfo often startled
Aftor a spirited gamo of soven
up, lasting until past midnight In
which tho two anon nnd tho girl
pnitlclpat?d Coombs declared that
thoro was no Interest in cards un
less u stako was up. Ho suggest,
ed llvo gamos or poker, tho wln
nor to havo Mlbs Uponcor. This
was agreed to, tho girl lierselr
acting as roteroo to her own tato.
Wosloy won tho llrst two games
and tho itlnrd nnd fourth wont to
Coombs. In tho fifth gamo Coomb3
needed but one point to go out.
half of tho total exports of that
counti'y, to prohibit Importation, t
asphalt from Venezuela nnd give
tho president powor to use buch
other means as ho may see fit,
with uso of an armed force as last
Venezuelan correspondonoo was
sent to congress today by Secretary
Hoot, with comments by American
investigators, indicating that In
their opinion Castro wns wrong in
all his ac's Involving American In
terests In Vcnczuola.
killed bin daughter.
Cleveland. IMarch ill Detectives
nro searching Dundn.r woods for
n missing revolver, upon which
may hang a solution of tho mys
tery tiurrouudlng tho tragic doatli
or Carl Ilernthalor, C8 years of
ago, and Miss lona. Zimmerman,
'.'.(). Tho bodlcsv of tho man and
woman, with thnlr 'hearts pierced
by a revolver bullot woro fotind
early yostcrdny In tho forest . in
Cleveland llojlits. just cast of tho
While murder and suicide first
wero supposed t.ho absenco of a ro.
volvorx led the coroner to, declaro
that Hcrnthalor nnd Mislf Z1ech
niann wero murdered by a third
HcrnUialer was a music teacher
mid a niembor of an opora house
orchestra. Tw.lco nvarrlcd, a widow
nnd clx cJilldron curvlvo him.
.Miss Zelciimiuiii was a music
pupil of llornthalcr and also w8 '
n teacher or (forman In tho public
schools, she and -her music master,
had been acquainted for many
jears. Her father Is a local florist.
I hoy loft their homes Sunday ar.
lieruoon and mot 1n Dundas Woods,
Tho coroner has estimated that th,ey
ramo to their dea'h during the.
early evening. ,.,
wosloy had not moved his. coun-
tors. Suddenly reaching across the,
table Wesley isrnbbod Coombs by'
tho throat, remarking:
played tho gamo ? rooked and yquf
will havo to ilglit."
Coombs jumped fiom lilo chair
and tho mon woro soon In a dealh1
struggle wiMi tho winner ot thiyv
games getting 'tho worst of ''TlLR
1 hen Miss Hpoucor took a haud.''
Holzlng WiinchcHter rlfib framl.ti1
placo on tho wnll tho girl aont;ii
bullot Into tho breast of Wosloy,,
Ths man oxplrod In five mlnulwti.
.MIm 4ioncer claims tho tragedy
was accldontul. Sho affirms now
that t oombs had always been - hor
ARMER KILLS CaiLD"ANi3 w
INJURES WIFE WITH POKfe?
Huntington, W. Va., March l
(leorgo Conrad, a farmor icit
Wayne, Y. Vu killed his six.
yoar-old daughtor by boutlng her
with a pokor, and fatally lnjurjn
his wlfo with tho same weapon.
Jealousy Is nsslgnod as
cause. Conrad escaped.
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