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VOLUME 11 NUMBER 218.
AKRON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1902.
PRICE ONE CENT.
To Meet All Just
Latest Turn In Venezue
News Cabled to Slate Depart
ment This Morning.
Washington, Dec 81. President
Castro bns agreed to meet nil just de
mands of nny of the powers, was tho
statement mado to Mlnlstor liowen
yesterday, who forwnrded It to tho
Stato department this morning.
The department Immediately trans
mitted It to the United States Am
bassadors at capitals of the countries
interested. Tills agreement of Presi
dent Castro is taken to moan that ho
practically compiles with conditions
laid down by the powers.
NEW JOB FOR
Councilman Alvln Rico has resigned
his position as traveling salesman with
Tnplln, IMco & Co., after 14 years
rorvlce In various departments of tho
plant, with a vlow to devoting all his
time to tho Scauln Gold Mining Co.,
of Buffalo, In which company he bns
been elected a director. lie will open
nn office- In tho Odd Fellows' Teiuplo.
Of Pottsville Came Near Being
Pottsvillo, Pa, Deo. 31. Leaking of
a. naphtha pipe at the gas plant, with
nccompanying heavy atmosphere, put
thousands in this city in a condition
bordering on suffocation. Tho people
nwoko choking and gasping for breatlu
Of 10,000 inhabitants the'rri was hardly
one unaffected, but none died, though
Eome came near it
Verdict In Case No. I Against
The trial of W. Plumacher in Follco
court for assault and battery Alleged to
have been committed Dec. 20, ended
lato Tuesday afternoon, with a ver
dict of not guilty rendered liy Mayor
The socond case against Plumachct
Cor keeping a disorderly bouse began
Wednesday morning, and promises to
ail of Wednesday.
lis Honor Takes Issue With
Mayor Doyla objects t Councilman
Pilholm's alleged remark that Police
court occupies only an hour of Ills
honor's time each morning. By Wed
nesday night tho Mayor will have oo
upled two full days holding court,
and at noon Wednesday he remarked
Ivjth some spirit that "Wllholra seems
lo tu laic that all tho tlmo my Police
lourt duties take Is when I sit in that
Ihalr. I always put in two hours a
jy, at least." ,
Railroads In Ohio.
Columbus, D., Dec. 31. Stato Rail-
ad Commissioner Morris today tiled
Is annual report with tho Governor.
t shows 0,050 miles of main lino In
hto, an increase of 83 over 1001.
bis mileage roprc&ents a capitalize-
Ion of $310,70:5,107. Dividends voro
'sclared on the Ohio portion of lines
Ijgrogatlng $823,203. Of 52 operating
fcmpanles only 21 paid dividends.
ir January lerm of Common
Judge J. A. Kolilcr has relumed from
rla, and was at the Court IIouso
idncsday morning. Tho employes
I otllclals generally aro returning
m tho Christmas visits, and wlillo
re will not bo n great deal of busl
s done this week, It Is expected that
rythlng will bo In shano iv tim nnt.
nest. Tho January term nf Com.
u Pleas court begins Jan. 5.
Made by the First Congrega
The congregation of tho First Con
gregational church has passed a very
At tho anininl meeting, held this
week, financial reports were
eminently satisfactory and 70 now
members havo been added. A payment
of $850 was mado on the old debt nnd
$500 was paid out for improvement of
the heating equipment. A sum amount
ing to ?0,400 was paid out for Inci
dental expenses, and in addition tho
congregation has pledges for not less
than ?t,000. During the past year
$1,200 was paid to missions, and the
Deacons' fund, for the relief of tho
poor, has been extended to 300, near
ly double tho ordinary amount. There
Is also an aggregate surplus of ?500 In
tho various treasuries of the church.
Tho following gentlemen were elect
ed trustees for the year: Messrs. A.
K. Brewster, B. J. Alderfcr, Chnrlcs
A. Anderson and W. F. Lnubach.
PLENTY OF ICE.
Four and a Half Inches
On Summit Lake.
Expected That Thousands Will
The management of Summit Lake
park nnnouuees that there Is now plen
ty of lco for skating on the lake. Dur
ing tho past week or moro thero have
been thousands of inquiries, personally
and by telephone, about the Ice, but up
to Wednesday Meuphes brothers hnve
not advised any one to trust It.
Now it is stated that thero arc at
least four and r half Inches of solid leu
and that Its glary surface would safely
bear an nnny. Near Summit Lake
park the anow has been scraped nwny
so as to make an excellent place for
skating, and It Is expected that while
tho cold weather Ias,ts, thero will bo
thousands to enjoy the exhilarating
To be Erected For the
Officers Elected For German
At tho annual meeting of tho Ger
man Reformed church, It was demon
strated that tbo congregation is in a
flourishing condition. There aro now
700 members, 75 of whom entered the
church during the past year.
It was decided to ronow tho decora
tions In tho church, have tho frescoing
repainted, etc., and also to start a fund
with a view to ultimately erecting a
now parsonage Tho following officers
have bcou elected:
II. Haas and John Angne, ciders; A.
Miller nnd Charles nerberlcb, deacons;
and Charles Haas and h. Angne, ceme
ABOUT TO STRIKE
Albany, N. Y Dec. 31. The coach-
men of Albany aro dissatisfied with tho'
prevailing rate of wages and havo pre
sented a schcdulo to the liverymen who
lmvo until Jan. 1 to reply. Unless their
demands are granted, they say they
will strlko and society .people aro fear
ful that they will havo to walk or fore
go tholr New Year's calls.
Should tho coachmen go on btrike, It
would seriously intorfero wltli tho re
ception to bo given by Governor nnd
Mrs. Odell New Year's afternoon at tho
Horse Attached to Sleigh Caused
A horse attached to a, sleigh belong
ing to Attorney Ohas, llalrd, ran
away Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock
and crashed Into a plate glass window
In Greenwood Brothers' clothing store,
nt tho corner of Market nnd Howard
sts. As n result two -of tho wlndown
wore broken. The coachman was
thrown out, but escaped injury.
Bank For Bar
berton. Incorporated With a
Capital of $300,000.
Will Start to Do Business Almost
Barbcrlon, Dec. 31. Another bank
lug Institution has been organized and
Incorporated to do builnoss here. The
Citizens' Building, Ixan & Savings Co.,
with a, capital of $300,000, was Incor
porated at Columbus Tuesday. Tho In
corporators aro: O. D. Everhard, E.
F. Baker, J. L. Tree, Leonard Miller,
A. D. Barnes, W. U. Ktlusou. and M.
O. Anthony. The company will pro
ceed nlmost immediately to do rucli n
business ns Is Indicated by th name.
For tho present, at least, quarters will
bo obtained In some olllco I adding,
and the future will depmd upon
Mills Is an addition along the lines
that nro rapidly making Bnrborton an
Important financial center.
Again Commits Himself
on "The Gang."
Protest Against His Serving on
New York, Dec. 31.-"Btg Bill"
Dcvery was handed n now Year's pres
ent by Tauminny hall last night that
didn't please him n bit.
Tho executive committee of Tam
many mot nud Dcvery, ""as choseu
leader of the Ninth district, appeared
ns tho district representntUe.
A few minor matters had been dis
posed of when tho hceretnry announced
that a protest had been made agalnt
recognizing Dcvery on the committee.
Devery wanted It read nnd whllo
he was asking about It, tho committee
adjourned. At a meeting of the' sev
eral committees Inter Dowry was
protested again. Alter It was over,
Dcvery delhercd himself thus upon
"Tlio people aro belli" hlghwayed by
this gang. Who throw mo out? Why,
the big lour. Thero'h grand central
Plunkltt. the truth nbout him would
poison the air, Pennsylvania Charley
Murphy, who held up tho tunnel; Dago
Dan with his waxed moustache (Mc
Million), and Big Tim, who tries to
skin tho Now York Central and tho
Pennsylvania at the same tlmo. Do
thoy think they can put up such a Job
on mo? I'm no railroad to bo held up
and no farmer to take tho big mitt and
"Bei'oro I'm done with them I'll
mako them dance n Liverpool horn
pipe." "Will you go to tne courts, chlo?"
he was nsked.
"I'll go every which way," shouted
Big Bill. "And I'll win. Thoy can't
keep me out. Thee jumping Jacks
nre not grafting n l'raiichlho when thoy
take hold of me. They've got a live
one to deal with. I've got tho law
with mo nnd I'll light, flgbt flght. I
feel disgusted enough with tho gang
to start an Independent Democratic
labor party over our way. But I'm
going to light. I want to flght. I'll
flght every mlnuto."
Advance In Crude Oil,
Toledo, Dec. 31. Tbo Standard Oil
Co., today raised tho price of crudo
oil In all flclds ,1 cents. This action
vwis taken, so it is said, to Increase
the production until the supply equals
demands. The raise puts North Lima
to $1.15, and South Lima and Indiana
Sydnoy, N. S. W., Dec. 111. Thou
sands nro starving In Now Guinea as
tho result of a long drought. Somo are
subsisting on roots, grubs nnd vermin,
whllo others havo resorted to canni
balism, eating tho bodies of thoeo who
have died of' starvation. Two Euro
pean prospectors have been murdoroa.
j vwVeiv Year's Papers
I and Carriers' Greeting
Owing to Thursday's being a holiday,
the Democrat for that day will, as us
ual, bo Issued in the morning, Instead
of In tho afternoon. Tbo papers will
be delivered to customers early In the
morning. It will contain a number of
special foalures. Tho Democrat's car
riers will bring attracllvo Greetings to
our readers, when they deliver the
morning's papers, and we nro sure the
llttlo fellows will appreciate the usual
reminders of the occasion, In consider
ation of faltiiftil service throughout
tho year now cloMug.
Never More Plen
tiful. Showing In the United
States at Present
Far Exceeds That of Any Olher
Washington, Dec. 31. Tho United
Stales treasury will start the new year
with more gold In Its vault than any
other government has over held at nny
tlmo beforo. Thero Is now in tho trea
sury building at Washington and in
various sub-troasurics throughout tho
country $015,310,307 in gold. Theso
holdings nre four times as much as the
present holdings of tho Bank of Eng
land; one nnd a half times as much
as Is held by tho Bank of Franco; four
times ns much ns tho Imperial Gor
man bank holds, and nearly twlco as
much as tho Imperial Bduk of Russia
Tho stock of gold In tho United
States States, Dec. 1, was $1,230,073,
772, showing a monthly averngo in
crease since the closo of June of 7,
OlCt.OSO. Since tho flrst of January,
1S0S, there has been nn annual averngo
gain of $107,"S3,030 In gold.
Akron Knights Attended.
Wooster, O., Dec. 31. The fourth
annual banquet and reception given by
Wooster Commandcry, No. 18, Knights
Templars, to their ladles was held at
their asylum In Mnsonlc Temple Tues
day evening. Nearly two hundred
covers wero laid. Out of town guests
were present from Cleveland, Canton,
Masslllon, Akron, Columbus, and Pitts
Local Plant Forced to Use
Wood For Fuel.
The coal situation in Akron Is also
becoming serious. "We could sell CO
extra carloads a day It wo could get
tho supply," remarked Mr. G. H. Now
man, with the Akron and Looinls
Moss companies, whllo discussing the
condition, Tuesday ovonlng. When
asked to assign a cause for the short
age, bo said:
"The railroads are continually com
plaining of a lack of cars, but I think
they aro also Interfered with greatly
by a lack of motlvo power. Hundreds
of loaded cars aro resting on the tracks
waiting to bo moved. This ought to
mako It clem- that the number of en
gines Is Inadequate. Thero is plenty
Added 10,000 New Members
During Month of December
"We have added 10,000 new members
during the month of December," said
Supremo Treasurer L. E. Sisler, of tho
Mnccabeos, Wednesday, whllo discuss
ing Maccabeelsm, nnd he added, "2,f00
of tho are lu Ohio."
Tills Is the best showing
over mado by the Maccabees during a
For Something to
But Bouncer Waved Him
to the Door.
Death as Result of Starvation
Hollowed Soon Afterward.
New" York, Dec. 31. Scores of busi
ness men, lunching In a down-town
cafe, yesterday noticed a stalwart
young man who entered nnd looked
pleadingly around the cafe and then
left, when tho bouncer waved bis hand.
Tho man wore no hat, coat or waist
coat. Outside, a policeman asked blm
what was tho trouble.
Pointing to bis body tbo man
answered In Polish, "I'm hungry." He
then staggered, and, pressing his hands
to his body, sank to his knees and fell
over. IIo wns carried to a stable,
where ho died, muttering faintly that
ho was hungry. The coroner decided
that death was caused by starvation.
The dead man has not been Identified.
Case to Come Up
Grand Jury Will Consider 1
It Is stated that the flrst cose to be
considered by the Orand Jury, when It
begins nest Monday Is that of John II.
Harbor, now nt tho county Jail. Until
the Grand Jury has disposed of the case
In some way, It Is stated that Barber
will be permitted to receive no callers.
The family of boarders at the county
Jail now Is especially small. There are
but four of them In nil Barber, John
Bottleheimer, who Is serving a Jail sen
tence of ahsnult and battery, and two
men nnmed Young nnd Swan, who aro
charged with robbing cars.
Mr. Matt Gonln, of the Akron News
Co., 101 North Main st, who dlsap
peared from his home and place of bus
iness Tuesday, Dec. 23. returned hoinft
Tuesday night. Mr. Gonnin has been
married only two months. He has
some mental trouble at times and ills
appeared while thus affected. It is
supposed that he was in Cleveland.
of coal, If It could only bo dollvered In
For nearly a month tne potteries nnd
sewer pipe Industries, which requlro
an abundance of coal for their kilns,
have boon threatened with a hold-up,
but they have managed thus far to
keep their plauts in operation practi
cally all tho time.
Every now nnd then Taplln, nice &
Co. havo been forced to fall back on
wood for fuel. Of courso they could
not operate their plant long at a tlmo
with this kind of fuel, but .. has been
used to help out
Tho estimate of Mr. Nownian that
j 60 extra carloads of coal per day could
be sold hero la not idle talk. Nearly ov
cry manufacturing plant in tho city
Is coniplnlnlng of a shortago In supply.
single mouth. Tho list of now mem
bers obtained lu November contained
7,08T names, Dr. Sisler has not yet de
rided when he will remove his family
to Port Huron, tho homo of the Nation
al K. O. T. M. headquarters, but It
will likely bo early In tho spring. Ho
likes his now position very much.
ONE CENT A WORD
Much Cheaper Communication
Possible, Says Marconi.
Sydney, N. 8. W Dec. 31 .-Communication
with England for one cent
a word is one of tho probabilities of
the wireless telegraph, Recording to
HIguor Marconi, who spoke at a ban
quet tendered blm last night in honor
of his recent achievements at Tnblo
IleaO In sending wireless messages to
Europe. Comparing the limited cost
of laying the trans-atlantlc cable and
the construction of a wireless station,
Marconi said that $1,000,000, was nec
essary to lay the cable, while the wire
less station could be erected for $200,-000.
Carriage Factory Destroyed.
Milwaukee. Wis., Doc. 31. Tho
Charles Albrecht ferriage factory wa
destroyed by Are this morning. Lom
$100,000. A falling wall burled six
firemen, but none wero fatally hurt.
And a Score Injured In
Head-On Collision on Pennsyl
vania Near Sharon.
Sharon, Pa., Dec. 31. In a head-on
collision on the Pennsylvania railroad
one and a half miles west of Middlesex,
lato last evening the engineer of the
passenger train bound for Erie, Nell
Daugherty, of Erie, was killed, four
vero severely Injured and almost a
score were hurt. The wreck was caused
through a misunderstanding of orders.
Both engines wero demolished nnd are
lying on their sides, while the express,
baggao and smoking cars are totally
Following Is a list of the dead and In
jured: Dead. Nell DaughertyErle.
Injured: Engineer Sballcnberger,
prolmbly fatally, Erie.
Robert Williams, Erie, fireman, ser
ious. George Gibson. Erie, fireman, serious.
Bamuol J. McDonald, Greenville, Pa.,
express messenger, serioul.
(Among thoso painfully hurt are:
Martin L. Strauss, New York, cut on
leg1; August Miller, Erie; Mr. Purvis,
Uticn, N. Y., yard inspector for Penn
sylvania railroad at Chicago; J. U Tay
lor, Middlesex, Pa.; Mrs. Thomas Law
and baby, Struthers, O.; Mrs. Alllon,
Sharpsvllle, Pa.; H. S. Walzus, resl
deuce not known; J. P. Patterson,
Jamestown, N. ; W. 1C Ponds, Mc
Keesport: J. Eugene Morris, Pittsburg;
David Evans, Pittsburg. '
Six of the injured were brought t&
.Sharon hospital on a special train.
Samuel McDonald, George Gibson and
Engineer Shallenberger will die.
N. 0. T. Company Refuses to
Pav Prices Asked For Soft Coal.
Tho N. O. T. Co. received half a
carload of hard coal Wednesday, but
that Is tho extent of Iti supply for
nearly a week for tho uso of the cars.
Tho supply of soft coal Is still short
at the power houses. It was stated
by Mr. T. W. Shelton, the mechanical
engineer, Wednesday, that the com
pany could buy plenty of bituminous
coal now If It were willing to pay $4
to ?3 per ton, but it refuses to do that
Cleveland Husband Mere Looking
lWUIam A. Rnymor, of 2207 Spaf
ford bt.i Cleveland, was In Akron Wed
nesday searching for his lost wife.
He visited almost every hotel and
boarding house In tho city, but up to
3 o'clock had found no traco of hor.
Tho woman's name Is Viola M. Kay
mer. Sho is said to have left her home
Dec. 10, and wns hist soen In front
of tho Stanley boiifco iu Nowburg, Mr.
Rnymer discovered this Tuesdny morn
ing, and thought that sho took nnd
A., R. & C. car for Akron. Mr. Ray
mer Is much worried, and cannot ac
couut for her absence, mles she be
came melancholy, nud wandored uway.
IIo has had no trace of her.
'ibey wero married Feb. 23, 1SS,"
and have no children.
FAIR AND WARMER.
Try For State
Ministers Not to be Selected as
The oratorical contest at Buchtel
college to choose a representative to
tho State collegiate contest to be
bold at Marrltta In February, will
probably be held Friday night, Jnn.
10. There promises to be some dlaV
culty before the date Is fixed. The
college Oratorical association has
amended its constitution so that the
second Friday after the winter term
begins shall always be the time for
this preliminary contest. But tbo
members of the association reckoned
without considering Foundera day,
wlhcb comes within two days of the
day fixed for the contest There is a
disposition on the part of members
of the faculty to favor the same right
for the Founders' day exercises, and
the students will be perhaps more
Insistent on having that data for them
selves. No serious trouble, however,
Is anticipated in reaching an agree
ment Three young women will this year
try for tho honors of the contest Thty
are Misses Margaret Thomas, Char
lotto Weaver, and Lucrctla Hemlng
ton. The three gentleman contestants
will be Messrs. C. i. Carlton, Howard
Spangler and Dana Reynolds. It is
not planned to havo any ministers as
Judges this year. There is a disposi
tion to believe that they have hereto
fore been inclined to be too harsh in
relation to minor defects.
For the Democratic Nomination
Hon. Chas. W. Kempel says that he
has decided to enter the race for the
Democratic nomination for Mayor. He
served a term as Representative in
the lower branch of the State Legts-
lature, and has been prominent for
, several years In local labor circles.
It is figured by his friends that Mr.
Kempel would have the labor Toto
Candidate For Auditor.
Mr. Stephen S. Stelnmetr, of 503
South High st., announced today that
he Is a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for City Auditor. For six
years he has been engaged in the
grocery business in Akron. He served
as postmaster at Marsbalvllle under
a part of Cleveland's second adminis
tration. NEW INDUSTRY
Perfumes and Flavoring Extracts
to be Made Here.
Another now Industry is to be start
ed In Akron soon, but tho location has
not yet been selected. It will be a.
plant operated by the Akron Extract
& Chemical Co., and the product will
bo perfumes and flavoring extracts.
Incorporators are Messrs. John Shaf
fer, J. J. Hnrter, Samuel W. Shaffer,
L. R, Thomas and F. B. Burch. Tho
company is capitalized at $35,000.
SAILS FOR HOME
New York, Dec. 31. When the big
ocean liner, Celtic, pulled out of her
dock nt 10 o'clock this morning, she
had on board Dr. Adolf Loronz,
iennn's bloodless surgeon, and Dr.
Muller, assistant, both eminently sat
isfied with America and with the suc
cess of their work hero. Beforo the
ship sailed Dr. Loronz said be would
return to America lu a short timq and
visit the cities which ho missed In his
tour of tho nation Just ended.
Commercial Travelers to Meet.
Akron Council, No. 87. U. C. T.. wll
hold a special meeting Saturday even-,
ing to luitiato soma new members.