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The Stark County Democrat. (Canton, Ohio) 1833-1912, July 03, 1900, WEEKLY EDITION, Image 2

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STABR CO UNTY DEMOCRAT, TUESDAY. JULY 3. ltOOV
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GREETED BY
NEIGHBORS.
Presidential Party Given
Royal Welcome- on Their
Return Home.
CROWD AT THE DEPOT.
Old Scenes of 1890 Recalled by the
Demonstration Made.
JS ESCORTED TO HIS HOME.
ThePmldent Enter the Honso For the
FlritTlme Since It U Ileen Re-
modeled tie Mitkns a llrlef
Speech of Thabk For
the Greeting
The demonstration which was accord
ed the presidential party on Its arrival
in this city Saturday morning was of
the most cordial and neighborly nature.
There were at least a thousand persons
assembled at the Pennsylvania depot
when the regular train pulled In. As
the whistle of. the engine was heard
In the suburbs, approaching the rail
way yards, the surrounding, shop
whistles emitted shrieks and blasts
which nearly drowned out the few
cheers which came from the throats
of the people. There were neighbors
and friends as well as political devo
tees and they all made a rush for the
front portion of the depot platform. The
train was scheduled to arrive at 9:58
o'clock but It did not pull Into the depot
until 10:22 o'clock. The regular pas
sengers who occupied the coaches on
the train assisted In the popular
demonstration and applause as the
train pulled Into the depot. It was a
lbng one composed of eight cars
altogether, the last one, a Pullman,
the "Grassmere," being occupied by the
presidential party, the next one to It
being also attached thereto and occupi
ed by servants and others. The regu
lar train pulled out of the depot some
what late, and the last two cars which
had been uncoupled were pushed for
ward to the depot platform, by the
shifter, and remained standing there
until the party had stepped out and
were escorted to the carriages awaiting
them.
PRESIDENT EMERGES.
When the train stopped the president
quickly stepped out upon the platform,
and facing the crowd made Home of his
famous bows. Then he stepped Inside
and seated himself at the side of his
wife who occupied a seat on the right
side of the car at a window where she
gazed out upon and smiled pleasantly
upon those who stood ouUtlde. The
prcfsYifent remained seated while a few
of the reception committee stepped Into
the car and greeted him. A few minutes
after the stopping of the car the presi
dent stepped out upon the rear platform
accompanied by Mrs. McKlnley, whom
he led carefully and assisted down the
steps to the platform. Then followed
those of the party who accompanied the
president from Washington, Secretary
Cortelyou, Assistant Secretary Barnes,
Dr. Rlxey. The party was Immedi
ately taken to the carriages awaiting
them at the north side of the depot plat
form and the band started playing and
the parade was formed In marching or
der for escorting the president to his
North Market street home. Mrs. Mc
Klnley was greeted by members of the
Barber family, who occupied the presi
dent's private carriage with her, and
she was swiftly driven to the Barber
residence In South Market street, and
remained there until the noise and ex
cltement of the parade and reception
had ceased.
THE PROCESSION.
The old '96 reception committee led
the parade which eworted the president
from the depot. Shortly before the ar
rival of the train they lined up on East
Tenth street, awaiting the president.
A detachment of Co. C, Eighth regi
ment, Including a number of members
of the Spanish-American veterans also
were there with the handsome flag pre
sented to them by Cgmmander Charles
R, Miller. The Grand Army band, that
took such a prominent part In the cam
paign of 1S96 tendered Its services io the
xeceptlon committee. Just as the presi
dent stepped In his carriage, the band
truck up "Hail to the Chief," and the
various bodies assembled in their order
' Kn the column, and when the carriage
containing the chief executive was
wheeling about to move from the depot,
the mounted escort, Major Frease
commanding, opened a passage way In
the crowded street and followed by the
band and the Spanish veterans and car
riages containing the reception commit
tee, they marched up Tenth to Cherry
' . street, thence to Tuscarawas and to
' Market and up North Market to the
president's home. On the way there
""M I 1-WHHIiuuuB vwn..b v.ii.ctJU6
.fa the part of the president and the
k response by the citizens lining the side
, walks. The president was accompanied
t his carriage by vice president James
J, Grant, of the reception committee,
and Secretary Cortelyou. Police offl
ers along the line kept back the crowds
who seemed Intent upon crushing to
wsias the prvaMwttial carriage and get-
ting a nearer glimpse ot the president.
The reception committee, composed of
well known citizens, followed In car
riages. Upon the square as the presi
dential carriage passed the reviewing
stand tho president gazed upon the
structure with a beaming smile. A num
ber of people had assembled at the
McKlnley residence when the parade
and carriages arrived there. Even the
well kept lawn was not free from
trampling feet of people who excitedly
rushed inside the Iron fence and gath
cred around the porch of the house, ex
pecting some sort of speech from the
president as he arrived there. As the
president Btepped out of the carriage
and up the flagstone walk, to hla front
porch, people standing on both sides
of tho street cheered, and ho removed
his hat altogether and upon reaching
the front door ho quickly stepped in
side, accompanied by J. J. Grant, Sec
retary Cortelyou and Postmaster
Frease. He was, only In the house a
few minutes, however, before he ac
companled the reception committee to
the front door, and when they had pass
ed out, he also stepped outside and
made a short address, saying:
"Neighbors and Friends: I am pleased
this morning to say that we are very
glad to get home again and be one with
you and one of you as of old. And the
pleasure Is very greatly enhanced by
the warm and hearty welcome which
my old neighbors and fellow citizens
have given me here this morning, for
which I most profoundly thank them."
The president then stepped Inside of
the house and held a Bort of reception
among some old neighbors and friends
who had stepped Into the room. The
large crowd remained about' the house
for quite a good while thereafter. The
band and other bodies In the parade
Immediately tarted down Btreet, and
the reception to the president was over.
QUAIL CROP
Is Likely to Be Very Large If
Dog Trainers Will Be
Careful.
Everything H favorable to a splendid
crop of quail this season and the game
birds are increasing rapidly and If un
molested there will be an abundance
this fall. But a new menace has sprung
up and one that is pernicious and un
sportsmanlike which will work much
evil to the birds If It a kept up.
Parties have gotten into the habit on
Sunday's especially of taking young
dogs to the fields and "breaking them
In by practicing" on quail. They in this
manner disturb many nests, frighten off
the old mother birds, now trying to raise
broods and as the old birds will not re
turn to the nest when It Is disturbed and
especially after a rat terrier, pup or
any other kind of a dog has stuck his
nose into It, many nests will not be
fruitful and so many birds lost forever.
A smart game warden could get many
a good fee In these days of ruthless
violation.
CONRAD--MARCKEL,
iV pretty home wedding was that
which took place at the home of the
bride s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Marckel, of Minerva, O., on Wednesday,
June 27. The contracting parties were
Mr. Harry Conrad and Miss Maude
Marckel both of this city. The ring
ceremony was performed by Rev. Wal
ters, of the M. E. church of Minerva.
about 30 guests, Immediate relatives,
were present. A number of handsome
presents were recclvfed. After the cere
mony a sumptuous wedding dinner
was Berved.
The bride is the accomplished daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Marckel and
is well known In this city. The groom
Is a popular employe of the W. & L.
E. R. It. After June 30 they will be
at home for the present at No. 623
Rowland street, this city.
VERDICT SET ASIDE
During a lull In the proceedings In
Judge Tnylor's court Friday morning
when the court had a little breathing
spell he took up the motion for a new
trial In the case of Elizabeth Dick vs
William II. Martin. This Is the case In
J which the lady got a verdict against
Aiarun lor uu ior assault ana seauc
tion. Attorneys Sterling and Spon-
seller for the defense asked for a new
trial claiming that the verdict waB not
sustained by the evidence, that the
verdict was not In harmony with the
answers to Interrogatories given, and
that there was error In the trial. Judge
Taylor passed on the motion and up
held It setttng aside the verdict and
granting a new trial in the case. The
whole ground will have to be gone over
again now In the court.
Death of Margaret Mark.
Margaret Mark, relict of the late Ed
ward Mark, died at 5:10 Saturday morn
ing at the residence of her daughter,
Mm Henry Falke, residing at No. 1,600
East Fourth street. Her death was due
to cancer of the stomach. She had been
sick for Ave months. Mrs. Mark was 52
years of age, born and raised in Holmes
county, and had a large circle of frlendB
both there and In Canton. She was a
member of St. John's Catholic church
and also of the L. B. C. A. In which
she was an active member. Mrs. Mark
became a widow about nine years ago.
She Is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Henry Falke.
The funeral will take place at St.
John's church. Due notice will be given
when arrangements have been com
pleted. i
MARRIAGE PERMITS.
Bamuel H. Tonely, 30..,., Alliance
Minnie M. Reed, 24 Alliance
Ellsworth Thomas James, 21. C. Springs
Elizabeth Ileal, 18... .Crystal Springs
Peter A, Hlsner, JO.. New Berlin
Christie A. Hull, 24 f.,,. Can ton
CHILDREN BREAK
FATHER'S WILL.
John Gurski's Last Testament
Set Aside by Jury.
WIDOWS WILL GET DOWER
Hut the Stepdaughter Will Loie3,B00 By
The Decision In the Cane Agnes
Connors Granted a Divorce
Court Mews.
It took the lawyers nearly a week to
try tho case for the breaking of the will
of John Gurskl ot Jackson township,
and It took the jury all night to decide
the matter. But tho will was knocked
out and the sons and daughters of Gurs
kl will get their father's property while
the step-daughter will be left out In the
cold.
Gurskl had left $2,500 to his wife dur
ing life and at her death it was to go
to her daughter by a former marriage.
The whole estate would not bring much
more than this after the costs were set
tled and It practically shut the children
out. Attorneys Welty and Albaugh'for
the children who wanted the will set
aside and Mr. David Day and Judge
Fawcett for the step-mother and daugh
ter argued the case nearly all day Fri
day and sent the jury out In the even
ing. At first the jury stood 8 to 4 in
favor of leaving the will stand. Then
the four got It turned just the other
way and the case hung all night. The
minority gradually came around until
6:30 Saturday morning when a verdict
was reached and the will set aside. The
estate will be divided under the law.
The widow will get her dower but her
daughter will get nothing.
The Jury in the damage suit of Peter
J. McCurdy against the Pennsylvania
railway company arrived at a conclu
sion and came Into court with a verdict
at about 3:30 o'clock Thursday after
noon. They decided that the company
must pay McCurdy $1,250 for the loss
of his thumb and two Angers.
GOT A DIVORCE.
Attorney C. C. Upharr. came before
Judge Taylor Friday afternoon with
Agnes Connors, asking for a. divorce
from Louis Connors. The husband made
no defense and after hearing the tes
timony the court granted a decree sep
arating the pair.
SUIT FOR MONEY.
Julia E. Wlnterhalter has commenced
suit against Amos Murphy for the col
lection of the balance on a note
amounting to $1,011.60. C. T. Myer and
C. C. Upham are attorneys for the
plaintiff.
TO FORECLOSE.
The Central Savings bank, through
its atttorneys, Baldwin & Shields, has
filed a suit In court against John and
Mary Felton for the foreclosure of a
mortgage and the collection of notes
amounting to $1,080. George Hart is
made a party defendant to the suit.. It
being claimed that he has some Interest
In the property. He Is asked to set up
an answer.
A NEW TRIAL WANTED.
Attorney Carey for the Pennsylvania
Railroad Co. has filed a motion for a
new trial In the case of Peter J. Mc
Curdy against his company In which
McCurdy got a verdict for $1,250 for
damages on trial this week. The de
fense claims that the verdict Is not .In
harmony with the evidence, that the
court erred, and that the verdict should
have been for the defense.
DEEDED THE WRONG LOT.
Attorney L. M. Jones, representing
the heirs of Philip Rlmmcl, came be
fore Judge Taylor Friday afternoon
asking for the quieting of title to the
property at the corner of McKlnley
avenue and Second street known on the
map as lot No. 256. Away back In 1837
Philip Rlmmel bought this lot from
John Schoemaker and got n deed. In
making tho deed, however, a mistake
was made and instead of writing It lot
256 It was written lot 258. No one ever
knew It though and Rlmmel died In
1889. His family still occupied the
place In the house had had built until
recently the property was sold to Mr.
Davis who started to build some houses
on the lot. When it come to making an
abstract It was found that Rimmel had
never had a deed to lot 256 at all. Lot
258 had been sold and deeded to some
one else and he could not claim that
and he had no paper title to lot 256.
The court was appealed to to rectify
the mistake and on the ground of un
disturbed possession for 63 years and In
view of the fact that the deed origin
ally made had been a mistake, the
court quieted the title.
SUES FOR HOUSE AND LOT.
Drusle M. Stover has commenced suit
in common pleas court against Eliza
beth Qulnn. The plaintiff says that the
defendant has taken possession of the
house and lot of the plaintiff known as
lot No. 1473 In the city of Canton and
refuses to give It up. She says the
defendant has already collected $65 rent
and will collect more unless stopped.
Plaintiff wants an Injunction to stop
the defendant from collecting any more
rent and an order from the court quiet
ing any claim the defendant may set
up to the property. Clark, Ambler &
Clark represent the plaintiff.
WILL DECIDE LATER.
The suit of Kauffman against Gib
bons et al was finished to Judge Taylor
Thursday afternoon and the lawyers
went home to Cleveland. Some more
authorities are to be cited by some of
the attorneys and the court will not
hand down tils' decision for some time.
HARD FOUGHT CASE.
The Gurskl will case Is drawing to a
close. The testimony was finished Fri
day morning and tho argument was
commenced. The suit has been fought
hard from start to finish and consider
able feeling has been manifested In the
matter. The jury will probably get the
case Friday evening.
NOT SATISFIED.
In the case of the Hawley Down
Draft Furnace company againut Oby &
Company in which the plaintiff got a
verdict for $1,444.(8 In the trial this
week, the attorneys for the defense
have filed a motion for a new trial
They claim that the' verdict li not
sustained by the evidence, that! It la
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against tho weight of the testimony,
that It should have been for the de
fendant, that the verdict was evidently
rendered by tho jury under the in
fluence of passion and prejudice, that
the court erred and that the Jury err
ed. For all of these claims they ask
that a new trial be granted.
LONG TERMS
Willie Served at the County
Workhouse by These
Prisoners.
Four prisoners were taken tb the work
house Saturday morning to serve terms.
James Crosby, of Lisbon, will servo 60
days and pay a fine or $30 and costs,
on tho charge of assault and battery.
Otto Brian will serve three months for
non-support of his child. Michael
Brian, Steubenvltle, will serve Impris
onment for $50 fine and $33 costs, for
disorderly conduct John D. Brown, of
Lisbon, Is Imprisoned i on three indict
ments, one for 'assault and battery will
Imprison him for 30 days and he will
pay $25 and costs; pointing firearms
at wife, three montns ana zzs ana costs;
breaking and entering house In daytime,
$25 and costs, releasing him March 24,
next year.
STILL AT LARGL
Jail Birds Have Not Been Cap
tured But Reward Still
Stands.
No word has been heard at the county
sheriff's office concerning Shortland and
Gallagher, tho two Jail birds who climb
ed out! of the hostile and struck out for
liberty Wednesday .night. Not a person
seems to have seen them. No rumor
hosi even come to hand that they have
been heard from or seen anywhere,
The fellows evidently just dropped off
the earth so far as the ofllclals are con
cerned! In the meantime the sheriff will keep
his reward of $25 apiece open and the
fellow that -brings either of the fellows
In will get the money.
LAND APPRAISERS
Return Their Books to the Aud
itor, Two Having Already
Reported.
The decennial land appraisers are be
ginning to file the reports of their work
with the county auditor. The first man
to get In was William H. Young, of
Pike township. He came Friday and
J. E. Eschllman, of Lawrence, and An
son Rosenbury, of Sugar Creek soon
followed. Others are coming in Satur
day. The law requires that all reports
be filed by the first Monday in July.
The auditor will have to go all over
the books and take off the returns be
fore It will be given out what the ap
praisement is to be on land In the county
for the next ten years.
Probate Court.
The guardlffn of Jacob Bloch, of
Plain township, has filed his third
account.
The guardian of Albert W. Berger,
of Canton, has filed a petition for the
sale of real estate.
Private sale of personal properly has
been ordered in the estate of George
Teeple, of Pike township. An Inventory
nas also been filed in the estate.
Charles Seeman has been appointed
administrator of Susan Shlltz, of Can
ton.
The will of Mary Clnrk, of Louisville,
has been probated.
The will of John Croft, of Alliance,
has been filed for probate. He left his
house and lot to Jesse Carpenter and
his furniture to Pearl Carpenter.
Joseph Craft was named ns the execu
tor.
Final account has been filed In the
estate of Sarah J. Russell, of Massll
lon. An Inventory has been filed in the
estate of P. J. Callahan, of Alliance.
The sale of the personal property of
Charles W. Howson, of Alliance, by
the assignee has been continued.
The will of Christlar Korrell, ot
Jackson township, nas been 'probated
and the widow cited to elect.
The court has revoked the letters of
guardianship of Mr. Schondel as guar
dian of Caroline Ohllger on the ground
that he Is not a relative and a new
guardian will be appointed.
Second account has been filed In the
estate of Henry C. Rudy, of Jackson
township.
Final account has been filed in the
estate of Tille J. Peffer, of Canton.
An Inventory has been filed in the
estate of Reuben Snyder, of Bethlehem
township.
The guardian of Mabel Gelb, of Lake
township, has filed a petition for the
sale of land.
Final account has been filed In the
estate of Eliza Smith, of Perry town
ship. , A Homo Saddened.
The home of William A. Brownewell,
residing at No. 910 High street, was
saddened Friday morning by the death
of his wife, Mrs. Louisa C Browne
well, who died of exhaustion after,
nearly a year's suffering., Mrs.
Brownewell was 37 years, 3 months and
17 days of age, and on account of hav
ing lived In the city during her entire
life, she had many friends who deplore
her sad death. Beside her husband
an aged mother and brother survive
her.1 The service will take place at St.
Peter's Catholic church, Monday at 8:30
a. m. Rev. Father Victor Arnould will
officiate. The remains will be interred
in St. Peter's cemetery. '
An Old Friend Dead.
Mr. A. McGregor received today the
announcement of the death of Thomas
Brock, of Livingston Place, Hamilton,
Scotland. Hamilton is the birthplace
of Mr. McGregor and thirteen years
ago' he visited his native town and
was the guest of the man whose deatll
haa been announped. Ke regretted!
mlfeh.to hear of the demise of bt old
friead. , -r-
AN INTERESTING RESUME OF THE
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
Discussion of Their Platform That Was
Adopted at Philadelphia by A. McGregor.
Wolcott's Opening Speech a Partisan Affair in Defense ot the
Administration McKinley's Name Failed to Draw the
Applause as Has Been Formerly the Case.
Our article last veekwn3 on (he
Democratic outlook as compared with
four years ago; and now that the Re
publican convention in Philadelphia
has met and adjourned, after nominat
ing McKlnley and Roosevelt and adopt
ing a platform, we may consider the
situation further.
It has been common remark by news-
I paper correspondents that Mr. McKln
ley when named did not draw out the
clamor and hurrahs as formerly.
"Rough Rider" Roosevelt had the biizs
of the crowd from the first and was
nominated for vice-president, and so
will not run for re-election as governor
of New York, to which Senator Piatt
said he would not be elected.
The opening speech was by the tem
porary chairman, Senator Wolcott, of
Colorado, and was a partisan affair In
defense of the administration. The ad
dress waS long and able, but through
out, the name of McKlnley failed to
draw the vociferous responses, as has
been generally remarked.
Senator Wolcott represents the silver
state of Colorado, and in the past was
a strong champion of silver, equal to
his colleague, Senator Teller. This same
Senator Wolcott, however, In his ad
dress, approved the gold standard bill,
which received the vote of every west
ern Republican in congress, and lauded
all this as "deep and abiding loyalty to
the principles of our party."
Mr. Wolcott was one of the bl-metal-Hc
commission sent to Europe by Pres
ident McKlnley, but In his speech he
approves and defends their course In
adopting the single standard, refer
ring to the increase In gold production,
refunding our national debt, and that
we "are utilizing more silver as money
than ever before in our history."
These gentlemen seem to have no
fixed principles as to the management
of public affairs, and give no heed to
the constitution as the fundamental
law. "Utilizing more silver," says Mr.
Wolcott, -but this Is only for the com
mon people and gold standard is to
accommodate the British and our own
plutocrats.
They claim the silver dollar Is equal
to the gold dollar In purchasing power.
So It Is not a fifty cent dollar? And If
the silver dollar Is so good and equal to
gold why is It not good enough for the
bondholder and all others? "If not,
why not?" What a piece of rotten
trumpery this Republican party Is.
The platform adopted last week at
Phlladelpha is in character full
of assumption and presumption.
Theirs is the prosperity and lovely.
The party never errs, and is the way un
to salvation. They commend the party
for "maintaining the efficiency of the
civil service," although the president
has thrown ten thousand classified
places to the spoilsmen..
The platform also says: "The admin
istration has acted wisely in Its effort
to secure for public service In Cuba,
Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippine
Islands only those whose fitness had
been determined by training and ex
perience." The late Neely embezzlement
and Rathbone crookedness in Cuba
did not prevent this fulsome praise of
the administration having "acted
wisely." If this Is not a specific speci
men of cheek, we would not know where
to find it.
The platform "recognizes tho neces
sity and propriety of the honest co
operation of capital to meet new busi
ness conditions," but condemns "all
conspiracies and combination intended
to restrict business to create monop
olies to limit production or con
trol prices."
During this administration over 700
trusts and combines have come Into ex
istence, and nothing has been attempt
ed In or out of congress to check or
punish. The Republican tariff duties
have had much to do In promoting and
protecting these conspiracies, but noth
CANTON HORSES
Again Figure in the "Races
Held at the Valley Track
In Cleveland.
Cleveland, June 30. In the races Fri
day at tho Valley track, three Canton
horses were in the races and cut a
figure. In the 2:25 pacing class, Mabel
Wilkes landed third money. In the 2:16
pacing class, Black Cecil took first
money and John B the second money.
Following Is the summary:
2:25 Class, Pacing Purse $250.
Guilford. Boy, br g, by
Expedite (Welday) .. 6
Dr. Hacker, b m, (Wc-
Mahon) 4
Mabel Wilkes, br m,
(Walter) 1
Genl. S., b m, (McKen-
zle) 3
Charlie H. b g, (Mc-
Cane, Stlnson, Teare). 7
6 5 111
117 3 3
2 4 2 2 2
4 2 4 G
C 3 3 4
George Merford, blk g,
(Hopkins) (dr) 2 3 6 5
Josle Lowry, b m,
(Newell) (dr) C 7 7 0
Al McGregor, 8 g, (Ol-
ney) (dr) 8
8 8
2:28Vi,
Tlme-2:26U, 2:24, 2:24,
2:27, 2:27.
2:16 Class, Pacing Purse $300,
Black Cecil, blk m, by Elwle
WHkes (Walter) 3 1 1
John B, b g, (Croy) 12 3
J. R. J., c g, (Teare, Jack),.., 4 3 2
Bang B, b g, (Garfield) Z i
Time 2:21, 2:18, 2:22, 2:23.
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ing was done by way of repealing or
curtailing these tariff duties to head
off the schemes and schemers.
NoltherSenatorWolcott in his speech,
nor does the platform, refer to and
commend the efforts of the president to
restore bl-metallism in accordance with
their platform of 1896. Is it' possible
that Mr. Wolcott favored or endorsed
the fraud? He was quite ready and
free to endorse the gold standard, with
a silver and national bank currency for
the common people. So It is a gold
standard without a gold currency?
The platform does not endorse the
president's demand for a, standing ar
my ot a hundred thousand; nor does It
mention or quote from the declaration
of independence, as did the first Repub
lican platform which was adopted in
Philadelphia In 1856, when Fremont
and Dayton were made the nominees.
The Idea In the declaration and In
the constitution is that every member
of the community shall have an equal
chance in the race of life that is have
"fair play." Mr. Jefferson said, "Equal
and exact justlco to all men," etc.
The disparity In wealth has been in
creasing at an alarming rate as indi
cated by census statistics. There arc
some who possess colossal forunes and
many more who do not.
According to Mr. Gannett's estimate,
350,000 families (less than 3 per cent)
own 67 per cent of the total wealth,
while 12,340,000 families own the balance
of the 43 per cent.
For several decades each succeeding
census has Bhown increasing disparity.
By the census of 1890 Dr. Spahr esti
mated that 1 per cent of the people own
half of the wealth, or as much as the
other ninety-nine. All this has been
progressing under Republican policy.
Among those who have written on this
subject Is Thomas G. Shearman of New
York, All writers In this country show
that the Influences' at work in the con
centration of wealth In the United
States are .more potent than those in
England, on account of much higher
rates of interest, and that Incomes here
escape a tax thereon.
One author says: "It is probably safe
to say that 250,000 families own over
two-thirds of tho United States, and
they practically control the government
policy and have much to do In using
the party lash for the quadrennial
round up." In England and other old
countries of Europe there has been a
decline in money premium, and hence
In Incomes.
The facility with which the Republi
can leaders have deserted silver and
embraced the British gold standard Is
certainly remarkable. Had not such
men as Wolcott, Thurston and others
championed the cause of silver they
would not have got to the senate. His
tory affords but few such notable ex
amples of conversion. And strange to
say, they take tho party and adminis
tration with 'them.
The present reminds us of a hundred
years ago when old Federallsm.by their
British proclivities as to finance and
otherwise, disgusted the American peo
ple and they elected Thomas Jefferson.
It was during the lofty and high handed
performances of Federalism that an
old patriot wished there was an ocean
of flame between us and Europe instead
of water.
But, really, is It not high time, as a
people, that we were giving attention
to our home affairs and getting back
to correct principles and ' economic
ways? "The American Revolution was
fought for Independence, and let us
see to It that It Is not lost or surrender
ed. The declaration of American Inde
pendence is good reading at any time,
especially on the Fourth of July. Tho
signs are favorable for Democratic vic
tory. The American people are not
ready for Imperialism and militarism,
with the other taxation and financial
monstrosities. A. McGREGOR.
TWO WEDDINGS.
Canton Minister Unites Hearts
And Destinies at
Orrville.
Two weddings took place at Orrville
on tho 27th inst. Rev. F. Strassner
joined In marriage Mr. O. D. Evershard
a young attorney of Barberton, Ohio,
and Miss Emma B. Ault, a. teacher at
Marshallville school, and daughter of n
prominent fanner near Orrville, Mr.
Val. W. Ault. The service was held at
tho bride's residence In the presence of
many relatives at 8 o'clock p. m., which
was followed with a sumptuous wed
ding feast. The old fashioned chivalry
became very evident but passed olf good
humoredly. The young couple will
make their future home in Barberton.
Tho greatest wedding ever celebrated
In Orrville was witnessed by hundreds
of guests., when Asa R. Williams and
Gall B. Hamilton were .united. The
spacious mansion of the bride's father,
ex-editor of the Orrville Crescent, was
tastefully ornamented for the occasion
and tho surroundings gave indication
of tho event. Tho time set was 4:30 p.
m. Two ministers conducted the ser
vices, which all appreciated. The wed
ding foast-and facial features were en
joyed by the multitude. Mr .Williams
Is a newly appointed editor of a San
dusky city dally paper,, his help-mate
also has experience In this tine, as as
sistant to her father. They will feel at
home In the-- editorial sanctum. Our
best wishes accompany them to their
Sandusky borne. ' ' ' '
Miss Carrie Hoffman, of Youngstown,
Is in the city, the guest of her sister.
Mrs. Oscar Deible. , .
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