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VOLUME 11 NUMBER 217.
AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 30, 1902.
PRICE ONE CENT.
Seems Determined to
Test Monroe Doctrine.
Recent Denunciation of its Principles
Regarded as Semi-Official.
Now York, Dec. BO. Tho Dutch West
Indian mall steamer, Prlnz William
III, arrived today from ports In Vcne
isuela nnd naytl. Everything was Qulot
whon tho steamer left Porto Cabello.
Town has been flred on, but very lit
tlo damage was done. Tho blockado
was not In forco when tho steamer
loft. Sho took on n cargo at La
guayra and Puerto Cabello. At Port-Au-Prlnco,
Ilaytl, Dec. 23, the date ot
sailing, peoplo wcro having a , grand
celebration. Tho now President, Gen
eral Nord, was Inaugurated amid great
enthusiasm and tho firing ot guns.
Salaries Committee Wants (Vlore
information Before Reporting.
There will be a meeting ot the
Salaries Oommlttco of Council to
night. Tho meeting, like the last one,
will probably be open to members of
tho commlttco alone, and Chairman
I). F. Manderbach does not believe
that tho salaries for tho new city offi
cials will be sottled upon for some
"Wo have had only one meeting thus
far," ho said Monday night, "and none
of us have met to discuss the sltuatlou
since that time. It Is not likely that
wo will soon be ready for n report.
'There Is no hurry, anyway, as It Is
not necessary that-tho salaries bo set
tled upon until about the beginning
"There are some things about which
the members of the committee are not
Requested That All
New York, Dec. 30. Imogene Tracy,
many years ago a well known actress,
has passed away, leaving a reraarkablo
bequest. Sho was tho possessor of 20
Manx cats and whllo going to fecit
them Christmas ove. she tripped on tho
stairs and fell. She died yesterday and
Ready For Opening of
Believ s It W I Be Started Next
Th spring campaign will undoubt
edly take on activity nest week, and it
''poems to bo formed in a way that In
ures excitement from the word "Go."
lthough no candidates for member
ship on tho Board of Public Service
miave as yet declared thcmsolves public-
, it Is known that several are In train-
g. Next week will undoubtedly be
elected as the time for launching their
Mayoralty candidates are already
Illug tho flold, nnd so are aspirants
rn jp the Job of City Solicitor. Ten Conn-
"HB ihiien will also have to bo selected,
ad thcro will be more candidates than
mal ou account of tho sularles at-
ched to the position. Theso are smull,
V. inuroa lit if tinrntAfnrn Mm Pnillioll.
VUUiV krilb HVILIUIUkU WtVI VUIIMVU-
uVjen navo uecu oungcu io woru naeroiy
,lr love of tho cause.
Jo candidates have yot announced
ii-w..OT,aAlirna nnhllMi fnr Hin nllii-n riP
Sdteasurer nud City Auditor, hut tho
Washington, Dec. SO. General Vou
Bobulnwsklln violent denunciation of
tho Monroe Doctrine, cabled to this
country this morning, Is regarded
among olllclal circles, as n peml-olllclal
utterance of tho Gorman government
upon that principle. It also makes con
viction out of what was formerly only
a suspicion that Germany had seized
the Venezuelan situation to make an
assault upon that doctrine. Moreover,
It confirms tho general opinion of tho
American nrmy and navy officers that
trouble with that country Is brewing
for tho United States and booner or
lator, must come to an Issue.
yet sufficiently well Informed. For In
stance, we want to get the Solicitor's
opinion about what Is to become of
the fees under tho now code. If tho
olltcluls nro to retain thorn, It will
make 11 mighty difference In the figures
wo fix for their salaries. Then,- too,
vp want some one to tell us whether
thcro Is to ho an assistant Solicitor
under the new code. Wo want nil tho
legal light that wo can got, and wish
to mnko no mistakes. Tho Attorney
General may bo called upon to Inter
pret homo of the law for us before
wo got leady to report.
"I do not think there are many real
(inferences among the members of tho
committee about tho size of Uio
salaries, hut wo all feel that wo want
irore Information before we can get
ready to report."
Buried With Her
in her will she left her pets to tho so
ciety for tho Proventlou of Cruelty to
Animals, with tho request that the cats
bo chloroformed and burled with her.
As sho will bo burled In n Catholic
cemetery, her pets will not bo buried
salaries attached to these offices will
be sure to bring out a largo number ot
Seven Assessors nro to ho elected,
and thcro are various appointments
well worth going nfter. Not much Is
being done In tho campaign now, but
it is safe to assume that It will start
as a Target by an
Madrid, Pec. 30. It Is officially con
tinned that anarchist Angol Pulgnt
who was arrested at Ovlcdo on Dec. 8,
has confessed bis Intention of assassi
nating King AlfonFO.
Tho prisoner Is the son of Senor Von
nncio rulgar, president of the state
Suella in tho Venezuelan confedora.
tlon. Considering this, tho police will
merely ospcl Pulgnr from the country.
Home Wrecked by Gxplosion.
Dolaware, O., Dec. 30. An explosion
of natural gas totally wrecked tho
homo of Win. Kurrley, hero this morn
ing. Tho gas which was not piped
Into tho house, leaked and followed
tho water main jnto tho cellar, and
lighted lamps did tho rest. Miss Kurr
ley aud her mother wero sovciely, but
not fatally lujured. 1
Said to be on to Get C. L. & W
It Is claimed now that the Baltimore
At Ohio does not entirely control the
Cleveland, Loniln & 'Wheeling, and
that tho recent advanco in tho stock ot
tho latter road la duo to tho efforts ot
Uio Baltimore & Ohio to get absoluto
control of Uio C. L. & W. Tho B. &
O. does not want to make tho improve
ments on tho C. L. & V. unless It owns
CI per cent, of tho stock.
Caused Miner to Commit Suicide
Hazelton, Pa., Dee. 30 Benjamin
Phillips, one of a number of strikers
evicted by Coxe Bros. St Co., six weeks
ago, committed sulcldo last night by
drinking carbolic arid. He suffered
from miners' asthma, and this, com
bined with despondency ovor failure to
secure work, la believed to have led
him to commit tho deed.
Much Time In
Barber Now Realizes
Improved Physically as Well as
It is reported that there has been a
marked Improvement, of late. In both
the mental and physical coudltlon ot
John II. Barber, who Is at the County
Jnll watting the action of the Grand
lie has been away from liquor for
more thon a week, and his mind Is
much clearer than it was. Since his
brokon jaw has had attention nnd tho
pain has been lessened, his nenousnoss
him largely disappeared, and his con
dition is now said to bo nearly normal.
With the departure of tho liquor
from his system and the clearing up of
his mind, however, Barber comes near
er to a realization of the seriousness of
his predicament and the enormity of
the deed with which ho Is charged.
IIo solids much time in rellectlon
and the fact that he deeded his proper
ty to his children Is olso taken as an
Indication of his improvement mental
ly. With the exception of tho physicians,
tho Coroner and thoie employed about
tho Jail, Barber has seen practlcalnc
one since his arrest Tho curious are
still barred and are not admitted to seo
him. The number of visitors has be
come smnllcr and smaller, however,
fiom day to day and Barber Is practi
cally left to himself.
Tho trial of W. Plunmcher, charged
with assault and battery, occupied most
of Tuesday forenoon In Police court.
By noon tho case was ready for tho
arguments of attorneys.
A second charge, that of kecplngi a
disorderly house, Is lodged against
Plumacher, who keeps a saloon on
North Howard st., and the trial In this
caso Is expected to follow. . In the two
cases 2-1 -witnesses were subpoenaed.
W, Dldlon, who was nrrested upon
tho charge of assault and battery In
connection with tho Plumacher case,
was discharged. Tho fight and disor
derly conduct is alleged to havo occur
red Deo. 20.
For Employes of the Standard
Now York, Dec. 30. Tho Standard
Oil Co. has announced n general pen
sion plan for tho benefit of its em
ployes. All employes who have
reached tho ago of 04 years, after 25
years In tho service of the company
may retire on holf pay for one year,
after which a regular pension Is to bo
paid to them. Tho regular pension Is
to bo one-fourth of tho salary which
the cmployo was receiving ut tho time
ot his retirement.
No More Trances or
Burst of Modernism Among
Chicago, Dec. 30. Old time Method
Ism, Including the shouting, the trances
nnd tho hymns dear to tho revivalists,
received a sovero set-back at tho meet
ing of tho Methodist Kpl:,copal minis
ters of Chicago Monday. By a rising
vote the imrtors almost unanimously
evinced their preference for tho "new
The Uov. C. M. Cobctn, member of
tho committee for hymnal revision,
read an example of the favorite In
vogue n generation or two ago and sev
eral times was Interrupted by the
bursts of laughter from the ministers.
Dr. Colwrn said that Prof. Trlggs was
right when he characterised two-thirds
of the ordinary church iiymns as dog
gerel. Dr. Coborn delivered n sweeping con
demnation of the system of Methodism
In Wesloy's day as applied to modern
conditions. He showed how impossible
would bo the old fashioned regulations
separating the sexes in tho pews and
dispensing with organ music nnd all
Arrangements Are Al
Crude Rubber To Be Distributed
In addition to Akron's already ex
isting prominence as u center for tho
iu.iiiufi.i,turef ulmo-jt numberless
lines ol lubber goods, it is stated thiu
this city is now likely to becomo a
distributing point tor crude rubber.
It is stated that the Bolivian Man
ager of the American Rubber Co. was
in tho e'ty last week, and went ovei
the giound here with a view to locat
ing, with the geueial mauager ot the
company and local people who are in
terested In bringing the American Co.
Nothing has been given out in do-
tall as a remit of tho visit, but It is
stated definitely that Akron will be
udopted as the homo of the enterprise.
Besides producing crude rubber from
tho forests of Bolivia, for sale to
American companies, the company cx
p&cts to eugago In tho manufacture
of an oxtonslve lino of pure rubbor
sundries fiom Its own product
The company already has a demand
for Its manufactures, which are now
being mude under contract, pending
tho location of a factory.
A number of local business men,
who nre acquainted with tho prospect
of uuother rubber plant, have taken a
great doal of interest In the company,
and it is announced that within a few
days they will have arranged all de
tails. New Locomotives.
Two largo now locomotives of tho
Rogers mako, went thw ch Akron over
tho Krie road, Tuosduj t-uruiug. They
are Intended for the Burlington & Mis
souri Itlvor ralUload.
To Visit Children's Home.
According to their usual custom, ths
Knights Templar will visit the Child
ren's Home cm Now Year's day and
tender bomo aid to tho Institution.
Vandcrbilt Will Race.
New York, Dec. 30. A letter, re
celved in this city from W. 1C. Van
derhllt, Jr. , makes It certain that ho
has ordered a Mors racing car and
hns entered In tho nutomobllo races to
bo hold lu I'rauce.
Three Men Pound Not Guilty of
Being Sujp.cious Persons.
Illchard Park, William Oakcs and
Charles Johnson vtero arraigned in Po
lite eourt Tuesday morning 'upon tho
charge of being suspicious persons.
Olllccr McAllister stated that they
wcro acting boisterously and suspi
ciously on North Howard st lat Mon
day night. The men claimed to bo
from Navarre, where they worked as
stone maoons. They pleaded not guilty
and after a trial were discharged.
Connected With Contract Upon
Wh ch Suit Is Founded.
New York, Dec. 30. A suit has been
brought against tho estate of Charles
Broadway Itouscb, late millionaire
blind merchant, by Miss Edna Wellcr
McClellan, singer, on a strange con
tract, in which tho eccrntrlc million
aire is alleged to havo agreed to pay
her $35 a week tor life. Tbo origin of
tho contract is a mystery which the
lawjers refuse to explain.
Sleighing In the Coun
Much Grain and Produce Hauled
on Runners, Tuesday.
For the first time this winter the
buusleds of farmers wore seen lu Ak
ron In largo number on Tuesday. The
markets and general tying places were
lined with sleds Tuesday morning, and
a large number were seen at tho mills,
to which tho fanners were hauling
their grain for sale.
Whllo the roads are somewhat rough
outside tho city, (or in the city on such
streets as are not paved), the snow has
become steadily deeper during the past
few days, and tho sleighing Is reported
ai excellent. Pleasure trips are more
numerous, aud occasions! 'slcdloads''
are seen leaving tho city each evening.
Taken all In all, tho present cold snap
brings with it as great a chance for
winter sport in and about Akron, as
there lias been for several years.
Prominent Feature of Durbar
Delhi, India, Dec. 30. Viceroy
Cur.on opened tho Indian line art ex
hibition, n feature of Durbar, atTl
o'clock this morning. The exhibition
which was organized by Dr. Watt,
consists of tho finest collection ot
priceless loans over combined lu tho
east Tho Duko and Duchess of Con
naught, who are representing King
Edward at tho Durbar, and a brilliant
assembly of natle princes, together
with a crowd of tho general public
weio present at tho opening.
Brownless Sent to Hospital.
Frtink Brownless, who was picked up
by the police (Saturday morning, and
placed in the County Jail, pending n
disposition of ids case, was sent to St.
Alexis Hospital, Cleveland, Tuesday
morning, to bo treated, it was dis
covered that his right arm was par
alysed and he had also been suffering
from the effects of an epileptic fit Ills
homo Is not In the city and was found
wandering about the streets when dis
covered. New Pa'cnts.
Mr. Lawrence M. Seizor, of this city,
has secured n patent on an Improve
ment on golf iiii'ls, nnd Mr. A. J.
White, aWo of Akron, has been granted
a patent on tin Improvement on rub
ber tlio Mth-ntilois.
Pica For Coal.
The Poor department' has appealed
to the public for more contributions of
money to buy coal. Tho ofllclals stnto
that the supply Is practically ex
hausted, and that sovcral families re
quire fuel badly,
N THE HANDS
OF HIS FRIENDS
General Dick Will Not
Says the Convention Ought to Settle
Gen. Dick sUll declines to commit
himself regarding the nomination for
"I have never yet sold that I was not
a candidate for Governor, nor havo I
said that I wasn't," he stated to a
reporter for the Democrat today. "Thp
movement In my behalf was started
wholly by friends, and I apjirei late the
compliment very much. It is really
not necessary that I should say any
thing at this time, so far away from
the convention. The conference held
In Cleveland Monday was a verj pleas
Market House Committee to Meet
Next Saturday Night.
The special commlttco of Council
having In charge work relating to
the new Market house, will have a
meeting next Saturday night.
"Tho matter has been practically at
a stand still for some time," said
Councilman A. F. Koons, who Is a
member of the special committee, Mon
day night. "Tho new market house is
a go; there Is no longer any question
nbout that, and the people showed by
their votes nt the last election that
they want it.
Unparalleled Record Being
Established In Police Court
Indications are that a large number
of peoplo are pieparing to swear off
drinking on New Year's day. This is
especially apparent on tho Police court
Notwithstanding the holiday season,
there were no arrests for intoxication
Saturday, Saturday night or Monday.
To Be Erected to Daughter of
Philadelphia, Dec. 30. The proposi
tion to erect a memorial tablet to Miss
mule Davis tho daughter of the con
federacy in the Grace Baptist Temple
was withdrawn last night. The mot
ter was disposed of by n unanimous
vote of the congregation.
Word was received on Sunday from
tho two southern women with whom
the Idea for a tablet originated, that
In view of the opposition, they thought
It best to withdraw tholr application.
The proposition for a tablet was made
some time ago and a fund contributed,
but opposition was shown by several
And Not a Single Trace of Him
Can be Found.
Ware, Mass., Dec. SO. "My little boy
Is stolen," says John Lubelzlek, a
wealthy merchant of this place who
has smaller stores all over Now Eng
land. "Wo havo hunted everywhere
and cannot find him. People, I find,
believe that I am very wealthy. I
am not so well off as they think. In
a day or so a demand will bo mndo
upon me for a vast sum, which I can
r.c y er raise."
Mr. Lubolzlck's son, fivo years old
was lant seen on Christinas cvo. "Ho
disappeared as If an earthquake had
swallowed blm," said his father.
ant one, but It resulted In nothng defi
nite." In conUnulng. ho said: "The Repub
licans of Ohio should have a voice
In settling the matter. It is not a
quesUon of graUfylng the personal am
bition of any particular candidate, and
really the only place to settle It Is at
tho convention. Inasmuch as tho
movement was started by my friends
I am Inclined to leave it with them.
It would be blunt to pursue any other
course at this time. But there Is really
no reason for hurrying up matters."
"The first thing to be done, of
course, Is to select a site, and that
1 will be about the main thing con
, sidered at Saturday's meeting. Several
I sites are under consideration, and of
I course we cannot tell which one will
ultimately bo selected.
"We want to build with a view to
the future. I think It Is a matter of
but 'a few years until Akron wUl have
two, three or four Market houses.
There will be a big, central market,
ot course, and branches, In East, or
West, or South Akron ,or In all three."
Iu Police court Monday and Tuotday
mon.ings not a prisoner had the chargo
of intoxication placed against him.
The same condition did not exist
previously for three weeks, at least
This now feature was so unusual that
It caused considerable discussion about
Answered by Another
Mr. Geo. Smith Helped to Build
Mr. George Smith, aged 80 years,
died Monday afternoon, at 2:13, at his
home, 1003 East Market st Death
was due to ills Incident to old age. He
1b survived by a wife and four chil
drenMrs. Win, Harphara, 1002 East
Exchange st; Geo. H. Smith, Kokomo,
Ind.; Captain O. M. Smith, at engine
houso No. 2, and Myron A. Smith, of
Biooklyu, N. Y. The funeral will bo
hold Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from
the house. Servlcos will bo conducted
by Bev. J. O. Smith, pastor of the
Graco M. E. church.
Mr. Smith was born at Horfordshlre,
Eng., and camo to this country whoa
u small boy. lie has resided In Sum
mit county for 70 years, 32 of which
wore spent in MIddlebury. The other
3S wore spent In Boston township. Mr.
Smith while a young man helped to
construct tho Ohio canal, being em
ployed whllo the finishing touches
wcro being put on. He was among tho
few survivors of tho Ohio canal build
FAIR AND COLDER TONIGHT.
WEDNESDAY FAIR AND WARM
EU IN WEST PORTION.