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TRAIN PLUNGES FORTY FEET TELEGRAPHIC NEWS PHILADELPHIA IS SCENE OF IEAVC DUETTTCC nrii n VACTnnvit rnnntrro LLttTJü 1VL1UULLJ KILLS FIVE MEN IN PARAGRAPHS TO FACE FAMINE FIFTEEN PERSONS INJURED IN ACCIDENT IN OREGON. OVER 100 PERSONS ARE INJURED IN FEARFUL MELEE EMPLOYE IN PACKING HOUSE CREATES Engineer Seriously Crushed and Is Not Expected to Live Survivors Do Heroic Work to Aid Victims. GLEANED FROM NUMEROUS SECTIONS Furious Crowds Pull Strikebreakers TURKISH SOLDIERS EAT SUPPLIES SENT TO RELIEVE NEEDY ARMENIANS from Coaches and Beat Them Unmercifully Police Are Powerless TERROR AMONG WORKMEN OF THE COUNTRY ARMED MANIAC Murderer Is Placed n Padded Cell and Tries Attack Phjskiaa Who Calls to Examine Him. Two Wounded are Djing SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 9. John Vnrnhv turned from his slaughter of pigs to man-killing-In the North Pack ing and Provision Company s plant to day and, driving his fellow workmen before him, slew five of them and wounded four others. Two of the wounded were reported later to dying. TVie dead be HUBERT SMITH, colored. Cam JAMES CATRO, colored, Cambridge. THOMAS CROOMB, camDriage. MICHAEL, JAXICUS, Somerville UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MAN. The vminrlpd Dr. Daniel G. Hayes, government in specter, w aitnam. John Cheevus. Cambridge. John Lewis, Cambridge. Iniin Patterson. Somervtlle. Hayes and Cheevus are not expected to survive. Malr Attack on Doctor. Mnrnhv had heen acting Deculiarly for some days, but he returned from his dinner today apparently in a normal condition. One hour later he sprang at Dr. Hayes, brandishing his fifteen-inch, razor-edged unite. e cui Dr. Hayes on the neck, and then ctatiHori him nvpr the heart. The terrified workmen rushed for the door, but Murphy ran after them. slashing right ana leit- t-very man he struck went down. The crowd .plunged down stairs, with Murphy in pursuit, and at every landing he cut somebody. On the second floor one of the workmen, an Italian, seized a heavy bar of iron and felled Murphy, but he was quickly on his feet again and wounded another man. " On the street floor he was given another heavy hirvor n the head and his knife was wrenched from his hand. Two police men came to assist the workmen and Murphy was given a severe beating before he vas overpowered. Murphy is 50 years of age, weighs 200 pounds and was regarded as one of the strongest men in the plant. He had been employed tor some years u the North company. u,,M4,ris pIm in Terror. TOifnostes Raid tnnieht that more than 300 employes were driven from the plant when Murpny stanea uu ms wild rush through the six floors and basement and not a few men escaped death bv a narrow margin. Dr. W. E. Clark of West Somerville. a TTnired States veterinarv at the plant saw the attack on Dr. Hayes and at Hayes' command hastened to nna a Mnrnhv followed Clark and the lat ter ran into a side room. Murphy pur sued . him, completely didcmus mr docrway. A sudden change seemed to come over the lunatic for a minute and he stepped to one side with a p'easant "Hello, uoctor, auowing ur Clark to pass. Fmnlnms vhn vnrVpd nearest Mur phy said he seemed to pay particular attention to his knife recently and had sharpened it much more frequently tnan v as nis naDiu Tonight Murphy is in the padded cell of the Somerville police station. When nt-j PhvKirinn r C. Towne attempted to examine him Murphy sprang at the decter and tried to kick mm. .no iur- ther attempt was made to approacn -him. WILL PLAY BASEBALL UNDER ARC LIGHTS CINCINNATI, June 7. The practic ability cf playing baseball by artificial light soon will be tested at tne Cincin nati park. This problem has engaged the attention of President Garry Herr mann for several months. An eastern inventor has devised. a system of Illumination which is to be given a thorough test. Five tall steel towers have been erected and mechan ics are now at work Installing artificial suns. The inventor claims the park will be flooded with such a strong light that It will be possible to execute any play in baseball that can be pulled ofT in daylight. The first night game is scheduled for June 19 and will be played by the Cincinnatis against a selected team of amateurs formed from the local Saturday afternoon league. If the game proves a success a series of games will be played during the sum mer. FOUR MASKED ROBBERS HOLD UP MERRYMAKERS DENVER, June 9. Four masked highwaymen held up a crowd of thirty merrymakers at the Tavern, a resort at Petersburg, about ten miles from Denver, last night and made away with mere than $3000 worth of diamonds and $200 in cash. They escaped on horseback and avoided the pursuit of the sheriff, who, with a posse, set out in chase. The frivolty of the Tavern was at its height when four men lounged in at as many doors and presented a brace of revolvers each. lAll hands went skyward and the leader of the gang took up a collec tion of Jewelry and money and with his companions clattered away. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore., June S. A passenger train consisting of an en gine, tender and one car on the Oregon & Southeastern Railroad, on Its return trip from Wildwood and the Bohemia mines late today went through a bridge which spans Roe river, about five miles east of here. About fifteen persons were Injured, and W. H. Ostrander, the engineer, is expected to die. His chest was crushed and he was internally injured. The bridge collapsed in the center and the car and tender went down and .were partially submerged. The promptness of Engineer Ostran der, who locked the brakes, saved the engine from rolling back on top of the wrecked cars. Ostrander was injured by the twisted iron and steel bars on the engine as it was severed from the tender. John Cooter, the fireman, was thrown Into the river and swam ashore unin jured and hurried to a telephone and called for assistance. A work train with several doctors and citizens went to the scene. The bridge is forty feet above the -water and it is considered miraculous that in the mass of falling timbers no one was killed. About twelve feet of the rear end of the passenger coach was submerged in the river. The uninjured, of whom there ware few, did heroic work in rescuing the injured. Owing to the peculiar position of the rear car it was difficult to get out the maimed and bruised victims. Help from nearby farm houses soon arrived on the scene, but it was only after several hours' work that the last of the injured was removed from the wreckage. OVER 3000 LYNCHED IN PAST 25 YEARS WOMAN TALKS TO NATIONAL NEGRO CONFERENCE Calls Untrue Statement of John Tem ple Graves That Mob Pro tects Women of South. Taft Criticised NEW YORK. June 9. That 32C4 men, women and cnudren nave been lynched in this country in the last quarter of a century was the assertion of Mrs. Ida Wells Barnett at the na tional negro conference in this city to day. Asking why this was permitted by a Christian nation, Mrs. Barnett quoted John Temple Graves as saying the mob stands as the most potential bulwark between the women of the South and such a carnival of crime as would precipitate the annihilation of the negro race. All know this is un true, Mrs. Barnett said. "The lynching record," she added, discloses the hyprocisy of the lynch ers. Describing the riots at Springfield. Ills., Mrs. Barnett said it was all be cause a white woman said that a negro man had criminally assaulted her. Later Mrs. Barnett said the woman published a retraction, but the lynched victims were dead. William E. St. Claire, financial sec retary of the Frederick Douglass hos pital at Philadelphia, criticised Presi dent Taft for what he said was Mr. Taft's change in attitude toward the negro. In speaking before the national negro conference Mrs. Wooley, founder of the Frederick Douglass Center in Chi cago, said: The present great need of the negro in this couutry is discriminating friend fhip of the white man. "When Senator Tillman accidentally ri-ns across Booker T. Washington in he W hite House and having never be fore seen the distinguished man of eclor. improves the occasion to look him over carefully and says to a wait ing reporter afterward. 'He has white lood in him,' we only smile with musement, and comfort ourselves with the reflection that if Mr. Tillman represents the type .that is purely white we have reason to be thankful for the mixture of blood currents in the. veins of his dark-skinned compat- !OL" CROWD TRIES TO BURY TWO DETECTIVES ALIVE NEW YORK. June 9. An effort was made yesterday to bury two central officers alive in an excavation pit for new building in the Bronx. The officers went to the place to ar rest the contractor for discharging heavy dynamite blasts. They were at tacked by several of the foreign work men and were thrown into the exca vation. At the same time a score of workmen tried to break down an em bankment upon the detectives and did loosen so much of the earth that the officers were impeded in their attempts to escape. Had the whole embankment gone down the detectives would have been buried alive. After getting out the officers summoned the police reserves and a number of arrests were made. Italy lias 230 convicts to tbe millloa Inhabitants, which is tbe Ligbest record. j Dispatches Picturing Developments From the Outside World Stripped of Unnecessary Details and Presented in Brief Lightning Does Much Damage ST. LOUIS, June 8. A terrific thun derstorm broke here this afternoon. Lightning struck in many sections of the city, and sewers were flooded, caus ing damage estimated at $10,000. Timber Destroyed by Fire EL PASO, Tex., June 8. Forest fires in the Mescalero Indian reservation near Tularosa, in Central New Mexico, have destroyed quantities of standing timber and swept thousands of acres of grazing land. Lynch Negro Assailant FRANKFORT, Ky., June 9. John Maxeny. a negro who shot and serious ly wounded B. C. Bowers, a circus man, Wednesday, was taken yesterday and lynched. The jailer resisted the mob. but the door was broken down. Man Attacks Girl With Hatchet NEW ORLEANS, June 8. Flying into a rage when told that his 20-year-old sister Bessie was to be married to night, William B. Blessing. 30 years old. attacked the girl in their home here today with a hatchet, inflicting several serious wounds. He then threw acid in her face, disfiguring her for life. Bloodhounds Cause Arrest HAMILTON. Ohio, June 9. A mur der followed by a spectacular arrest occurred at Middletown early today. The body of an aged umbrella mender was found in a lot. The head had been crushed and the man robbed. The police sent to Dayton for bloodhounds, which three times led the police to the home of. Perry McNeal, who was arrested. Churches Too Numerous KNOXVILLE, Tenn.. June 9. At the United Presbyterian general assembly today, Dr. Henry Wallace, a former pastor, now editor of an Iowa publica tion stated that the entire United States is over-churched, and that the church at large would be in better con dition If it had half the present num ber of preachers and pay them double the present salary. To Build Freak Structure NEW YORK. June 9. Plans tor a building six feet eleven inches wide have been filed with the bureau of buildings at Manhattan. The building is to be erected at Delancy and Chris tie streets and is to be two stories hieh and 100 feet long. Jj. is to be built on a site made narrow by the cre ation of the Williamsburg bridge plaza. This six-foot-wide structure is designed to have ground floor stores and is to cost $10,000. Street Car Riders Boycotted EVANS VI LLE, Ind.. June 9. The bovcott on the street car company here growing out of the strike of the men continues effective. The com' pany is running all its cars on sched ule. Four school teachers seeu aboard cars have been warned that if they ride again during the strike many of their pupils will be kept at home.The company still refuses to recognize the union and will promise to raise wages only when its profits increase. Opens Throttle; Wrecks Engine ALPENA, Mich., June 9. Seeing a Detroit and Mackinac railroad locomo tive standing unguarded with steam up, Joseph Jesonski. 12 years old. yes terday climbed into the cab. pulled the throttle wide open and jumped to the ground again as the engine went spinning down the tannery side track here toward a standing freight train. The wild locomotive and several freight cars were demolished in the resulting crash. The damage amounted to $3000, and the boy, who was slightly injured in jumping from the cab, was placed under arrest. COLD WATER CURE CAUSES DISCHARGE OF BURGLAR CHICAGO, June 9. A story of ill treatment at the hands of the mem bers of the police department so worked on the feelings of a jury in Judge Clifford's court yesterday that it acquitted Max Kapling of a bur glary charge, even after he had con fessed to the crime and his attorney had offered to allow his client to plead guilty and submit to a sentence of a year in the house of correction. Chief among the injustices heaped on Kaplin at the Harrison street sta tion, where he was connnea, was tne "water cure," according to his story. He claimed that for five days he was prevented from sleeping by policemen, who at intervals of an hour threw buckets of cold water over him in his cell. He also charged he was beaten with black jacks and that officers knocked out several of his teeth by this method. After five days of such treatment, he testified, he was taken before Assistant Chief Schuetler. Several officers were in the room and, fearing further bru tality, he stated he made a signed con- Tcssion Philadelphia, June 8. The at- leiupi ui me rnuaaeipnia tiapia tran sit company to run its cars with non union men resulted tonight in a num ber of serious riots. It was the first effort to operate the lines at night and after several futile efforts to get the cars through the mobs they were sent back to the barns. At least one hundred men were more or less seriously injured in the rioting, In the Kensington district, where many mills are located, feeling ran mgn. Mobs of men, women and chil dren pulled the motormen and conduc tors from their cars and beat them se verely. In many instances cars were set on fire. The police were powerless to control the strike sympathizers. When they charged a mob it separated only to form again in the vicinity of another car. Several policemen were injured. In West Phiiadelnhia dvnamite cans were placed on the tracks and crowds up the best there is to be had. stoned the non-union workmen when Relief committees are compelled to they attempted to bring out cars, fore- send into the country for the common ing them to return to the barn. est food staples. In the downtown section conductors and motormen were pulled from their cars and their clothing was torn off by mobs of strike sympathizers. In some cases the terrified men had to be taken are 14,800 persons on the ration list, to private houses and guarded by police while 1400 more are drawing daily ra to save them from harm. Hons from the horn, of one of the In Kensington there were five big riots, and all evening Kensington ave- nue, the main thoroughfare of the dis- trict, was filled with a howling mob. The imported crews proved a disap- pointment to the company, many of them deserting their cars at the first sign of trouble and leaving them stand ing in the street at the mercy of the mob. Apply for Aid Several applied to the strikers for aid to return to New York, saying that they had been brought here under mis representation. During the Kensing ton riots Policeman Lely was shot in the head and is said to be dying. In the same section five cars were piled in the street after being partially de- molished with paving stones, and were then set on fire. SAYS COUNTRY IS ON SOLID BASIS EVERYTHING PROSPEROUS, BUT REALIZATION IS NEEDED Farmers Ought to Know Preparations That Have Been Made for Flour ishing Times He Will Go Abroad NEW YORK. June 7. On the eve of his departure for Europe to visit Paris and Vienna and possibly Australia health resorts recommended to him hv his nhvsician. E H. Uarriman to day analyzed the conditions which had made possible the panic of 1907 and gave his reasons for believing that whatever dangers had existed for a re turn of those conditions were now passed. "The business of tbe country is on a very substantial basis," said Mr. Har- riman. "All that is needed is a reali- zation on the part of the farmers for prosperity which have been so liber ally made. There are now more acres under cultivation than ever before in the history of the country, and if we have favorable weather and corre spondingly large crops, I look for hap py times. "There will be a big burst of specu lation and a rise in the price of every thing, but these will- quickly grade down from the top to whatever levels the crops will make logical. The time is ripe, however, for a warning as to the proper emplovment of idle monev. "We should be careful that this monev be not devoted to the develop- mint nf fnlre nrnterts hnt on the in. I trarv sed in the nnhnildin? of real undertakings resting upon solid foun- dations. I ,, . "n,c ""rj There was no necessity for the 190 panic. That panic was airectiy causea by the extraordinary Landis decision and the general attitude prevailing at the time against the railroads and the corporations generally. It -was a panic of sentiment a disaster caused by the iear oi sometning uiai uiu uui uap- pen. It rrlgntened people into witn drawing their money from circula tion. "The next panic will be something more serious, because it will be due to shrinkage of business. As far as the mental attitude of the public is con cerned we are on a saner basis today than we were in 190. If we keep go- ing up, however, and come down Jt win nurt more alter we nave gone up three or four stories." Mr. Harriman dismissed with a shrug the question as to the ultimate action of congress as regards tne tar- Iff- I I aont tninK mat me lann legis.- lation will be of much Importance. When a man takes KTs wife to the thea ter he thinks it's up to him to go out between tbe acts and telephone home to sec if tbe house is still there. Thousands of Cold and Ragged Sufferers Are Herded Like Sheep Children Victims of Plague Awful Scenes Enacted BEIRUT, June 7. It is evident that conditions everywhere in Asia Minor are far from settled and that it will take time and a government much stronger than the present one to make it possible for people to go about their labors with safety. After the terrible massacres and the pillage and burning of Adana a new vali and new troops were sent from Constantinople. Much was expected of them, but they have done little to im- prove conditions. The Inefficiency of the government is seen and felt everywhere. Six thousand troops and hundreds of I officers swarm about Adana and eat I The work of relief at Adana is being pushed as far as means will allow. Thousands Starving. At nresent in the hi ramn ihfn missionaries The unfortunates have been herded together in raes and snualnr. huddling under inadequate shelter to protect themselves from the heat: at nieht r.rnwdiner tneether to nrotert them- selves from the cold because of insuf- ficient covering. Under such conditions there are in this camp today hundreds of children with measles. In one hospital alone there are more than 500 wounded. Crops in the Adana region are ripe, and unless they are gathered soon famine inevitably will result. Turkish Fanatics Treacherous. Guards to. protect the people who have dared to venture out to gather their crops have time and again proved the treachery of the Turk. The farmers have been either stabbed or shot down as soon as they came outside of the city limits. From Gaghche it is reported that recent events there showed that Mo hammedan fanaticism and hatred of the Armenian was even more intense than in the massacres of 1S95. One-half of the male population over 12 years of age have been killed and Protestants suffered more in propor tion than did the Gregorians. JEWELERS DEFEND TOADS WITH HORNS PORTLAND, June 9. Jewelers of this state will go on record as opposed to the slaughtering of the harmless little "horned toad," which is now be ing made into hat pins and worn by fashionable women of the country. The Oregon Retail Jewelers asso ciation, now in convention here, has taken up the cause of the toad and do what it can to have the useless slaugmer sioppea. J. J. Jaeger, a manufacturing jeweler of Portland and member of the Oregon Humane society as well. Is the .par ticular champion of the horned toad. and through his efforts the jewelers' association of Los Angeles will be noti fied of the sentiment of the Oregon association on the matter. The horned toad inhabits the plains of the Sacramento and San joaquin in Cali fornia and the dry level stretches of -Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. It is perfectly Harmless to the human race and subsists entirely on insects. CORONER TO CONDUCT AN INQUEST OVER MAN'S LEG NEW YORK, June 9. Coroner Brewer of Brooklyn tomorrow will hold an unusual inquest "into the death oione ngnt leg ana one ngnt loot. This peculiar ceremony is made necessary by the action of Dr. Gould Ul lue lurcsmu Iiusimui, Wliu llicu with the board of health a regularly executed death certificate describing lne ,eS ana 1001 wnicn ne uaa mpu- tated irom a man wno naa oeen in- iured in a street car accident. Dr. Gould sent the dismembered leg and foot to the morgue and ascribed the cause of death in the death certi ficate to amputation. Coroner Brewer contends that this formality makes it necessary for him to hold an inquest on the leg and foot MINER CLEANS OLD SHAFT AND STRIKES OIL FIELD YUMA, Ariz., June S. Locators of oil lands who have returned to Yuma from the scene of the new district near Tacna, report great excitement in the district which is believed to be under- laid by tne precious fluid. The original find was made bv Henry Lauderilk, an old timer in the country, who. cleaning out the shaft of an abandoned mine a few davs aco found. on tne no-foot level, a dark substance Which he believed to be oil. His de- cisión was confirmed by others and the news of the find spread like wildfire. Every foot of land in the vicinity has been located. Yuma parties being largely Interested. It is understood an oil expert in a short time will visit the district and report on its value.