Massillon Item, December 4, 1897

Massillon Item

December 04, 1897

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Massillon Item (Newspaper) - December 4, 1897, Massillon, Ohio JOB WORK it LET US DO YOUR WORK THE CITY ITEM WANT COLUMN VOL I NO 89 riASSlLLON 0 SATURDAY EVENING DECEMBER 4 189T ONE CENT he President Reached the Bedside of His Mother SHORT STAY TO BE MADE Mr McKinley Will Return to Washington ToPay THE DUTIES OF HIS OFFICE They Demand that He be at the Capital Xext Monday When Congress Ite Aged Patieut at Ciiutoii It Tery Low FOUND TRUE BILLS traton Dec Me will be in Washington for the opening of congress next Monday whatever may be the issue of his mothers illness Although there has never been in the history of the gov ernment a case exactly similar it is vecessary for the president to be at the capital in person for the openingof a of congress to receive the committees from the two houses and until this coiumittee has waited on the president and received his com muaication the regular business of congress cannot proceed McKinley is unconscious and attending physician can give the family no hope that she will ever re tarn to consciousness The president cam do absolutely nothing for her by remaining here In view of these facts the president feels that it is his duty to return to Washington so as not to delay the opening of congress at the regular time He has arranged to leave Canton at oclock this after noom Yeiterday was one of great sus pense the McKinley family The nearness of the messenger of death realized every moment The at tendiag physician could give them no hope of a different result The fami ly surrounded the bedside all day watching intently for any rally from thie comatose condition in which the patient has been almost the be ginning of her illness The word from the sick room was al most without variation family and doctor announcing from time to time increasing weakness Only twice was this report varied by the announce ment of evidence of partial conscious Itfess The first was when President Y McKinley reached the sick room His sister Helen announced Bis arrival saying Mother here is William If you recognize him hold out your The enfeebled patient seemed to un derstand and to make an effort to ex tend her hand which was immediate ly grasped by the son thought he felt a responsive tightening of her hand about his own as he did so but the recognition was so slight as to be imperceptible It was some time later that a second slight rally seemed to occur A bunch of beauti ful flowers was sent from the White House and they were taken into the room she noted their arrival and seemed to make an effort to reach for one The president selected a white lily and handed it to her She took it in her hand and carried it to her bo som it being apparent that she was conscious of the act and appreciated the flower As soon as the special train which the Pennsylvania road provided from Pittsburgreached the Canton station the president hurried to the carriage i in which Charles R Miller Judge Mc Carty and Editor George B Frease of the Repository had gone to meet him and was driven to the house Only when he felt the need of a little fresh air and exercise did he and his brother Abner leave the house for a short walk Commissioner Forinans Report Washington Dec his annual report Mr Forman the commissioner j of internal revenue estimates that the receipts from all sources for the cur rent fiscal year will aggregate at least an increase over 1897 of about The cost of collection of revenues duringthe last fiscal year was During the year illicit stills were destroyed and S3 were removed Eight hundred and twenty nine persons were arrested one killed and three wounded Dining the last ten years ten officers were killed and 16 wounded by moonshiners Six Men Scalded by Molten Sugar New York Dec men were verely scalded by the explosion of a copper sugar boiler in the candy fac tory of Auerbach Sons in this city Friday Some of the victims are not expected to recover and several of them will probably lose their eyesight The clothing of the men was torn off them by the force of the explosion and they were frightfully scalded The damage amounts to about Snow Storm in Five States Omaha Dec has fall en in Nebraska for 24 hours and in parts of the state it continues The snow is general in western Iowa Kansas Missouri and South Dakota The storm stopped the gathering of corn with fully a fifth of Nebraskas big crop yet in the field Old Time Champions Win Again New York Dec giime Fri day afternoon at Madison Square Jar den brought out Maurice Daly and tieorgc Sutton both of whom up tc ite hail lost all their games Daly won the jjaine500 to 817 bast night Schaefcr beat to 401 A Chicago Grand Jury Two Offl clalM for CouMplitwy Soliciting Chicago Dec afternoon the grand jury Toted to indict Asses sor Eichard C Gunning and Clerk Benjamin Barnett of the South town Three true bills were voted against Gunning The charges against him upon which the bills were voted are Malfeasance in offiue conspiracy and soliciting a Two indictments were voted against Clerk Barnett He is charged with malfeasance in office and conspiracy The indictments charging the offi cials with malfeasance in office are based upon the refusal of Gunning and Barnett to listen to protests of taxpayers while sitting as a board of review The alleged concerted action of As sessor Gunning and Clerk Barnett in opposing the board of review and the refusal to produce certain books and documents constitute the grounds for the conspiracy charge On what evidence the charge of so liciting a bribe is based was not made entirely clear It was reported how ever that a bribe of was solicited from the secretary of a company that owns a large down town braiding WIRE MILL TRUST A Combination with Capital to be If untiedDetails of the Flan Pittsburg Dec Pittsburg Leader publishes the details of the pro posed wire trust The facts gathered it is claimed are from an authoritative source and are vouched for by parties interested in the deal The combina tion will have a capital of and is backed by J Pierpont Morgan of New York It will take in every wire wire rod and wire nail plant in the United States and besides these two blast furnaces of which has its own ore supply and three steel plants The proposition is to buy outright every plant which is in any way inter ested in the manufacture of wire pay ing twothirds of the purchase price in cash and the other third in stock of the new company Appraisers are now at work fixing the value of the differ ent plants which are to be bought up and they are expected to get through with their work by February when the consolidation will probably be ef ONLY WALLS REMAIN Business Blocks in a Wisconsin Town are Destroyed by Fire La Crosse Wis Dec worst fire that has visited this city for years occurred late Thursday night Of the old Brick Pomeroy block and the McMillan opera house block only the tottering walls remain The lower floors of the burned buildings were oc cupied by stores The second floor was taken up with offices while the third floor was used as the armory for Co M of the national guard On this floor all the stores of the company were kept and when the fire reached the powder and shells the explosion was terrific The loss will exceed fully insured Six firemen were in jured three seriously Blanco Wants Money to Pay Guerillas Madrid Dec Blanco has cabled the government that knowing that Gen Correa minister of war is opposed to sending further reinforce ments he has studied the means of creatinga volunteer corps of whites and negroes which would reply to the guerilla tactics of the rebels by similar warfare but he would need for this undertaking pesetas monthly He is convinced that by making such a pecuniary effort Cuba except in the eastern part would be pacified by June A Series of Spanish Victorias Havana Dec Spanish col umn under Col Altoagurre engaged the insurgents at Arroyo Blanco and inflicted considerable loss upon them Later it had another hot engagement at the Delicias the insurgents being defeated badly Columns under Cols Brualla and Palanca while in the Remedies district fought the in surgents An official account says the insurgents left dead upon the field Tale from Harvard in Debate New Haven Dec oratory carried an intercollegieate audience by storm here last evening the home debaters winning it in their tenth meeting with Harvard in a close forensic contest on the question Re solved that the United States should annex the Hawaiian Yale defended the negative This is Yales third victory over Harvard during the ten Bride of Two Months Suicides New York Dec J A Wil kins a wife for only two months and but 23 years of age committed suicide in Oriental hotel Friday She turned on the gas at two burners and swallowed carbolic acid Mrs Wil kins husband is a bartender but ie out of work and they had been served with a dispossess notice A Mew Counterfeit Washington Dec discovery of a new counterfeit 85 silver certifi cate of the series of ISJl with a por trait of Grant is announced The note is neither as long nor as wide as the genuine Apparently it is printed from photograph plates and is well exe cuted Grlggs to Succeed McKcnnft Washington Dec position of attorney general to succeed Mr Mc Kenna who will be nominated to the supreme bench to succeed Justice Field has been offered to Gov iriggs of New Icrscy and lie has consented to accept MASKED HEN Bind and Rob an Aged Couple and Their Crippled Son LITTLE BOOTY IS SECURED Four Marked Bobbers Burst in the Kitchen Door of the Umbeiihower Home and Ransack the House One Of the Men The Police are Invest A brutal and partially successful burglary occurred last night on the Pigeon Run road about three miles southwest of the city in which an age d and respected couple Jacob Umben hower and their son Charles who is a criople were the victims Shortly btfore 11 oclock last DJgbt the family was awakened by a noise at the rear of the house and a moment later the kitchen doer was burst open with a rail and four masked men en tered the room The robbers immediately bound the old people and their almost helpless son using their suspenders a short rope and some bed clothes Mrs Um benhower was bound to the bed post while the two men were securely bound hand and footjand thrown on the floor Threats were made in the hope of mak ing the badly frightenedold couple tell where their money was hidden and proving unavailing Charles was choked and beaten in an effort to make him disclose hiding place of the money the family was supposed to have concealed about the house He denied that they had money on the premises and the robbers left the trio bound and ransacked the premises Carpets were torn up all the drawers in the house turned upside down and their contents investigated every ar ticle moved and a thorough search was made the robbers only secured J which was in the yfiung mans irunk D During their search several sacks of popcorn which were hucg from the ceiling were pulleddown the men evidently thinking money might be hidden1 cin the contents the oldmans pants the pock ets of which contained a few dollars The robbers left the UmbeEhowers bound and Jalso left the rail with which door had been broken in lying on the kitchen floor The neigh bors were f not notified till this morn ing thei members of the family not daring to leave the house in the dark The affair was reported to the police and they are investigating the case An ITEM reporter called on Charles Umbenhower and he at first declined to say anything concerning the case but changed his mind and told the fol lowing story I wasawakened by a crash and the first thingI knew two men had hold of me and tied a rope around my neck They then bound my hands and feot and tied me to the bed I saw but two men at this time Then they choked me and asked me where we kept our money to tell them and they threatened to kill me if I would not tell I refused to speak until they shoved a revolver under my nose and I told them they could find the money in my trunk Thereupon two more men appeared upon the scene and a search of the house was made They tore up the carpet broke my trunk and ransacked the house generally Mother and father were also tied to their bed and mother praying This seemed to have a tendency to weaken their desire to kill anyone and they did not tie her very tight Afftyj the gone through the house mother slipped out of the loops around her hands and untied father and I We did not go to the neighbors until this j morningyas we were too badly frigbt ened This happened at 11 oclock ex actly as the clock struck just as the men were forcing me to tell where the money was I think I recognized one of the men but will not give out his name at this time I will wait the policehave ITEMS David Johns is in Canton on business Joseph Collier of Camp Creek is in the city today George Schrockjis spending the day in Canal Fulton John George is in Uhri hsville tc day on business E E Porter of Canal Fulton spent jester day in the city An original pension was granted to Kpbraim G Shaeffer Canton Corn to Mr and Mrs A W Har wick of near Elton a daughter Representative John P Jones of North Lawrence is in the city The employes of the Matsillon roll ing mill received a two weeks pay to day Ben Edwards and son Richard went to Akron this morning for a few days visit A fifty dollar bicycle wiil be rallied at Leonards hall Millport tonight for the benefit of Charles Palmer Lewis Rauber and John Beberman returned this afternoon from a success ful bunting trip in the vicinity of Jew ett E W Frink of Toledo assistant Ueasurej of the W L E Railroad spent last night in the city and return ed home this morning Rev Wm H Shults was called to the bedside of his dying mother in Del aware county Ohio yesterday He left on an evening train Twentyfour rabbits were bagged by Louis Rauber and John Bitterman in two days nearRecksfoid Thehunters arrived home this noon The body of the late Jacob Paul will be removed from the vault at St Jo sephs cemetery for burial tomorrow afternoon at oclock Mr and Mrs Fred Ellery and son of Uhrichsville revurned home this morn ing after spending a few days in the city the guest of Mr Ellerys mother Oliver Henry has been appointed postmaster at North Industry Mr Henry will assume the duties of the of fice as soon as his commission arrives The Christian Endeavor Union will hold its annual election of officers to morrow but the result will probably not be known until next Wednesday or Thursday Mr Underwood of eastern Tennes see will speak in the Presbyterian church tomorrow morning Mr Under wood has spent several years doing missionary work among the mountain eers of Tennessee Rev L H Burry will go to Colum bus Monday where he will attend the semiannual meeting of the trustees of the Capital university of which body he is a member Mrs L J Myers and Mrs Lucy Gib son have returned to their home in Louisville after a short visit with the formers son Mr Frank H Myers of Prospect street Henry Urban who was recently ap pointed a cadet in the Salvation Army has been ordered to report to the cap tain at Baiubridge O Mr Urbaa will leave Massillon next Wednesday Ben Jacoby and Louis Bernard re turned yesterday from a three days hunting trip at Coshocton bringing with them 37 rabbits and 3 quail and bagging in all 61 rabbits and 10 quail on the trip The Luther League chorus will con tinue under the Instruction of Prof Oscar Puegner and will render an other concert in the near future Those who attended the entertainment Thurs dij iight were well pleased and the Leagues next effort will no doubt be greeted by a much larger audience A SURPRISE PARTY The Golden Heart Club the Birthday Anniversary of One of Its Members Miss Arabella Maier of Cleveland was agreeably surprised by the Golden Heart Club at the home of her parents on West Main street last night The event was in honor of Miss Maiers birthday and the club of which she is a member celebrated the occasion with dancing cards and mu sic A delicious lunch was served and a delightful time bad by all For Xmas pipes and smoking arti cles call at Schneiders 32 S Erie st Everybody is eating shell oysters and clams when they cost but 25 cents per di zan Hoch Myers 50S Krie St Skates and Slcigha We have just got in a full line of Skates and Sleighs in which we will give the lowest prices Guws West Side Hardware and Novelty Store 81 West Main st For Xmaa pipes and smoking arti call at 32 S Eric st Saturday and Monday Specials 10LB SACK BEST 10LB SACK NEW CORN lOc 5 LBS BEST ROLLED NEW SCOTCH pound 1 e BEST PEARL BECHTEL TAGQART l8 Enterprise Grocers W Plain Street r l 0 O O 0 O c O O r O Underwear Department New Arrivals 50 dozen Ladies Fleeced Vests and Pants all sixes 19c each 32 dozen Gents Fine Fleeced Shirts and Drawers at 49c each MASSILLON BEE HIVE Cash Store SATURDAY SPECIALS Fresh Country Butter per pound 20c New Corn Meal 10 ponnd Sacks lOc Pure York State Buckwheat Flour 10 Ib Sack 23c New Alaska Salmon Canoe Brand per can lOc Cash Grocers Tobacco To Burn Pipes To Burn It In Gold Trimmed Mefschaum Genuine Briar French Clay PIPES Cigar and Cigarette Cases Snuff Boxes Tobacco Pouches OT Chewing and Smok ing Schneiders Cigar Store No 32 South Erie Street GOOD At McCuens The Holiday Display AT 0 Hum bergers OPENS SATURDAY MOKMNU ON SFtOM Take elevator an early visit will upay you Bigreductions on Ladies and Chil drens Wraps day ;