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VOLUME 10 XTUMBHIl 13
AKRON, Oino, MONDAY (SVENlNtt, OCTOBER 28, 1001.
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Eternity Yawns at the Feet of Leon
Czolgosz, the Assassin.
The Disposition of His
Auburn, N. Y., Oct 28. (Spl.) Leon
F. Czolgosz lins less thou 24 hours to
live. Before the convicts In the prison
have ben marched to their cells to
morrow morning, the electric current
will have sent President McKinloy's
assassin to eternity. With the shadaw
of death over him Czolgosz maintains
the same stolid Indlfforcnce which has
charactciizod his actions since his re
ception at the prison thirty-one days
ago. "Czolgosz passed a quiet night
and his condition Is practically the
same as It was when he was assigned
to his cell,." said Waidcn Mead this
AVhlle many are of the opinion that
the assassin will make a scene In the
death chamber the piison officials are
inclined to think that he will meet
death without unubual incident lie
does not seem to care whether he sees
his brother again or not; has appar
ently little desire for spiritual con
solation and may go to his death with
out the presence of the clergy.
It has not yet been decided what
disposition will be made of the as
sassin's body. The prison officials de
Wouldn't Leave Burning House.
Chicago, Oct 28. (Spl.) Warned to
Ieavo their house by the South Chi
cago police, because smoke and flames
from amadjolnlng building endangered
their lives, G. E. Cummings, his wife
ftr5"!i, w vmi .. ..
Any Mistake In
Schley Answered All of
His Cross-Examination Has Been
Washington, Oct 28.-(Spl.)-Ad-miral
Schley In answer to Lemly's
Questions said In part today the fol
Lemly "On May 31 did you 'signal.
Do not go In any closer from the
gcbley "I cannot recall any such
signal. It would have been unneces
sary, as no vcsseltcould have left tho
line. The Iowa was the last ship In
Lemly "Did you have any conver
sation with Admiral Evans on July
4 or 5th ?"
Schley "Yes I did. I cannot recall
tho dato. As with all tho others I
don't think he could mistake tilings
but he did say he had shot the stem
off one and the bow off another and
wrecked a third Spanish ship."
"It followed his question if I had
Been Jack Phillip run away from tho
fight on July 3, in which I corrected
Lemly "Was tho Brooklyn 2,000
yards out of action after making the
Schley "Sho did not pass to tho
Bouth of the line more thun COO yaids.
Bhe did not run south and any state
ment to contrary Is a mistake."
Lemly "Did you leave any ship at
Santiago, May 26th?"
Bohloy "Yes, tho St. Paul, Captain
SIgsboe said ho had but two or three
days coal, but would remain that
length of time."
Schley added, "I would like to say
tho Brooklyn was the only ship in the
squadron to carry live Inch guns.
Bhe scored 80 or 87 per cent of the
The Weather :
BAIN PROBABLE AND WARMER
Remains Has Not Yet
sire to dispose of the body at the
eaillcst posible moment A grave will
bo dug In tho prison lot at Fort Hill
cemetery about two miles from tho
prison. Fifteen bushels of quicklime
will be in readiness to consume tho
body within 24 hours after Its Inter
ment No mound will mark his final
resting place. His clothing and effects,
Including the large amount of mall
which has accumulated during his Im
prisonment will be burned Immediate
ly after the autopsy.
If Czolgosz's lelatlvcs make a formal
cVemund for the remains, however,
they will have to bo turned over. Ar
rangements have ben uiado, it Is said
with a local undertaker to prepare the
body for shipment to Buffalo and an
undertaker thero has been directed to
take charge of the body upon Its ar
rival. The plan is to have the body cre
mated and the ashes taken bock to
Cleveland to Czolgosz's biother. Thero
is a suspicion hero that tho body once
beyond tho control of the authorities
may be disposed of for exhibition pur
poses. and live children, believers In the
Christian Science faith, arc said to
have remained In the house praying
for deliverance from the lire and re
fusing to leave. Tho house was saved.
hits onvth'o Spanish ' Bhips with that
distance callbro. Tho Brooklyn was
one fifth of our fighting force
and received 30 of tho 42 or 70
per cent of the hits sustained by our
That ended the direct examination of
Admhal Schley and Capt Lemly be
gan his cioss examination.
In a Letter From Steyn
Boers Are Hopeful and Will Ac
cept Only Independence.
.London, Oct. 28. (Spl.) Ex-Prcsl-dent
Steyn, of Ormigo Free State has
written a long letter to Gen. Kitchener,
saying the Boer cause has progressed
wonderfully and that Kitchener's
juiisdlction extends only as far as be
can reach. The letter says the Boers
are prepared to discuss terms, but
peace will not be accepted without the
Independence of the two republics.
Church Soon Raised
Collected $70,000 by Twelve
New York, Oct. 28 ((Spl.) Tho
Calvary Methodist Episcopal churcluln
Hailem, which 1b the laigest Metho
dist chmch in this city, raised $70,000
in twelve hours yesterdry to clear oft
the church mortgnge. When the money
is paid over tho, church will bo free
Strange Disappearance qf a
New York, Oct 28.-(Spl.)-Mrs.
Irene Brush, tho champion woman
long distance bicyclist Is strangely
missing. Sho left her home Satur
day morning, since- than all fraco of
her has been I6st, Mrs, Brush Is mar
ried and is 20 years' old. She has
ridden more than a. hundred centuries.
Philadelphia Street Car Men to
Philadelphia, Oct. 28.-(Spl.)-A
mass meeting of the Amalgamated
Association of Motonncn and Conduc
tors omployed by the Union Tiaction
Co., has been called for tonight to
decldo whether or not a strike shall
be called because of President Par
son's refusal to oven reply to tho em
ployees' doraand for a ten hour day
at 20 cents an hour and reinstatement
of oiganlzed employees who were dis
charged In tho past thieo months.
More Active In
A General Election May be Held
London, Oct. 28. (Spl.) The meet
ing of Liberals called for this morn
ing at Sergeants Inn, was postponed
on account of the absence In tho
country of many who expected to be
The speaking progiam piopared by
tho paity whips and announced on
Saturday lust will be vigorously coi
It is learned on high nuthoiity that
the Conservatives are actively prepar
ing to combat the liberal activity.
Colonial Secietaiy Chamberlain Is
quoted as having declared in a piivate
conversation that ho expected a gen
eral election sometime next year. Tho
Colonial Secretary's Edinburgh speech
last week, In which he urged the re
duction of the Irish lepieseutotlon in
Parliament is expected to set tho kcyr
noto of the next campaign.
W ,'30HPl!(P''HiHI -
And Monnett to
A Big Meeting Friday
The Figures 4oi the
Total Number Is Higher Than
Judge A. W. Pnttlck, of New Phila
delphia, one of Not thoini Ohio's most
pioniincnt Democrats, and Hon. F. S.
Monnett, ex-Attorney Qcneial will
speak In Assembly hall, Friday night
A giqat meeting is expected. Word
came from both gentlemen Monday,
thut they Mould surely bo present
Demociats and Republican will di
vide tho expense of putting Assem
bly hnll in shape for a meeting, the
Republicans having the Foraker meet
ing thero Thuisd.iy night.
Satmday was the closing day of re
gulation and tho total figures of
new voters reglsteied and transfers
inn higher thnn -expected. Three pre
cincts arc missing, but asido from
them the total Is 120S.
Nearly half the reglstiation is by
tiansfer fiom other pieclncts. Tho
llguios follow: ' .
B....' , 48
A-' '...."$.. .&...'' C2j
A , 51
WILL BE ELECTROCUTED TOMORROW MORNING.
IJ ... 40
O ....: 41
E ..., 33
State of King Ed
Is Said to be Develop
Ofliclals Fear He May Not Live
to be Crowned.
London, Oct 2S. (Spl.) Government
olllclals rcfuso to discuss the publica
tion in Reynold's weekly newspaper
yesterday which conflimed the reports
of King Edw aid's health.
Tho newspaper stated that the king
was suffering from what is technical
ly called papilloma of the left ocal
chord. Tlnee operations have already
been performed according to the paper,
and cancerous' symptoms' have deve
loped. Reynolds concluded by stating that
officials wonder if tlie King will livo
to be ciowued. ' J
Akron People Express Approval of
Booker T. Washington Dinner Incident interest
Mr. R. W. Taylor, a young colored
man from tho Tuskogee Normal and
Industrial Instltuto, Booker T. Wash.
Ingtou's school, spoke in the West
Congregational church Sunday even
ing In the interests of that institu
tion, and pointed out the good which
It Is doing for the colored race In the
South. Mr. Taylor made no refer
ence to tho Incident of President
Roosevelt enta mining Booker T.
Washington at dinner, which has
stined up bo much feeling In the
Akron people approve President
Roosevelt's action in inviting Mr.
Washington to dine with him.
Col. John C. Bloomfleld, who for
years lled in the South, and who to
quote his own language, mjs there
Is truth In the old song:
"You may wash him, you may
You may paint him, yon may rub
But a 'nigger' is a negro still,"
said Monday: "I laud Piosident
Roosevelt for what he did. Booker
T. Washington is a cultured and ex
cellent gentloman. I am no lover of
tho negro race, but Mr. Washington
is a good intelligent man. He is doing
a wondeiful work for his people.
Why should ho not be honored as
much as the Japanese or Malays who
como heie? Very often these dark
skinned foreigners are feted. 1 re
member that when In 1SG0 the Japan-
eso embassy came to New York, the
Seventh .teglment of which I was
a member, turned out to honor those'
visitors, as it afterward honoied tho
Prince of Wales. Why, the Japanese
wero not far removed from barbailsm
then. No 'sir, Piosident Roosevelt
has done what he should do and I
honor him for It and will take off my
hat to Booker T. Washington any
Mayor Wm. B. Doylo Is a warm
friend of the negro. While a student
at Han aid University one of his class
mates W. II. Lewis was a negro,
Lewis is now a law er iu Boston. The
Major also lemaiked Monday that the
piesent quarteibaek of Harvard's foot
ball team is a negro. Speaking of the
act of President Roosevelt In enter
taining Booker T. Washington at din
ner, Mayor Doylo said, "I admire the
president for the courage he exhibit
ed by his action in this matter. I like
a man who is not afraid to do and
say what ho feels. Dr. Booker T.
Washington Is a cultured refined
American citizen. When ho received
his degree from Haivord University,
he attended the Alumni dinner, and
was treated as one of th0 mVst dis
tinguished guests. Thero were many
Eager For En
lightenment. Wants to Know More
of Western Ways.
Recognizes the Necessity of
Character For Officials.
Washington, Oct. 2S.-(Spi.)-China
Is endeavoring to leoiganlzo Its gov
ernment on more modern mid more
efllolent Hues. This Is shown by n
series of preliminary regulations adopt
ed by tho recently organized board of
National administration which havo
been forwarded to the Stato Dopart
nfent by Minister Conger.
They show nn evident deslro to adopt
western civilization so far as It Is
possiblo and whore thoy will add
strength to tho state. Tho greatest
distinguished people at the banquet,
too, among them being Sir Frederick
Pollock, of England, who was given
a degree at the borne tlmo Dr. Wash
ington received his. Nobody at the
banquet ever thought of objecting to
Booker T. Washington, on account of
his color, and I am glad to think that
he holds a degreo from the samo
unl erblty of which I am an alumnuV
Rev. II. A. Jones, pastor of tho Sec
ond Baptist church, a colored congre
gation, said Monday that the subject
was rather a delicate one for negroes
to discuss, "It would not be right"
he said, "for the negroes to attempt
to foico tkembclves Into the society
of the w hlto people. I do not believe,
however, that Booker T. Washington
is a gentleman who would wish to
stir up strife, nor, on the other hand,
do I believe him a person who would
hesitate on account of his color to
participate In any of the legitimate
rights of an American citizen. My
strongest hope Is that thp negroes will "
endeavor to live in a manner entitling
them to the respect of the white peo
ple. I albo hope that tho time will
come when the ability of a negro will
be lecognized, and If he attains unto
prominence that his position will bo
respected by boclety the same as If
It were held by a white person."
Judge J. A. Kohler said:
"Booker T. Washington Is an educat
ed American citizen, and the matter
of color should make no difference In
the recognition of his worth. The
probabilities are that President Roose-
velt did not gq out pf,Ws -way to -ox- -"
tend the Invitation,' but that it como
about incidontally, being merely a pri
vate and personal matter between tho
president and his guest. The matter
has been greatly magnified beyond tbo
The Women's clubs will talk of the
dinner Incident this week, to some
Mrs. Wm. Murdoch, of the Art; and
nistory club said, Monday: "The
President has a right to Invite whom
soever he pleases to his table. His
election as President does not bar him
fiom that privilege and tho right at a '
privnte citizen to entertain Mr. Wash-
ington would not havo been question-
Mrs. W. O. Parsons, secretary of
the New Century club eald: "I ap
prove the President's action and ad
mire his Independence. Mr. Roose
velt did not give a state dinner for
Mr, Washington and ho surely may
Invite anyone he likes to his table. If
his servants sit at table with him, it
Is his own affair. It is on entirely,
personal matter with himself and his
stress Is laid upon the necessity of
securing men of character, ability and
reputation to fill official positons, get.
ting rid of the old abuses of favorit
ism uud promotion only to these who
can pay the price.
While recommending a combination
of western and Chinese ideas the edict
says: "If wo desire to obtain the
material benefits of their civilization
we must first learn the western hearts,
WUilo ccitain piovlnces of the
south and east have begun tho admin
istration of western customs and say
there Is nothing to fear or suspect in
western methods, tho people of tho
noith and west have had no expert
ience, und "to abiuptly order them
to cliuuge their manners Is no wiser
than tho sounding of a cymbal for a
deaf man to hear or to endeavor tq
peel a w ater nut with a lotus stem,'?
Lord Roberts Asks For More
London, Oct 28.-((Spl.)-It la re
ported in ofllcial circles that Field
Marshall Earl Roberts Is anxious to
return to the Transvaal and again tako
command of the British foicos. It Is
said that he has uskid to go.
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