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Akron the Scene of One of the
Worst Riots Ever Known
THOUSANDS OF INFURIATED PEOPLE.
Several Persons Dcnd and a Large
Kamber Injured Gun Store Loot
ed of Arms and Ammunition Tlie
Torek Applied and Dynamite Used
Militia and Police Called for.
Akron, O., Aug. 22. Two persons
are known to have been killed, several
others were mained and for hours to
night the streets of Akron were filled
-with a wild, uncontrollable mob. The
-trouble was the outcome of an unsuc
cessful attempt to lynch a negro who
is charged with a brutal assault.
The mob formed with the intention
of lynching Louis Peck, a negro who
was arrested to-day charged with hav
ing attempted to assault Christina,
the six-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore Maas, industrious anl
respectable people who live on Per
In the police court the prisoner
pleaded guilty and was bound over to
the common pleas court. His bail was
placed at $5,000.
The negro, on Monday night, offered
"to give the child a ride in his buggy.
Christina accepted the invitation and
a few hours later she was found on
the side of a road west of the city.
A large crowd gathered about the
city prison to-night at 8:30 o'clock
-and forced in the doors. The prison
was soon packed with the mob, and
officers offered no resistance, as Peck,
earlier in the evening had been quiet
ly taken away to Cleveland.
To satisfy the mob the officers sug
.gested that a committee of six be ap
pointed to search all the cells and go
through every part of the building.
This was done', and' as the negro was
not found a yell was made: "Now for
the county jail. Give us the nigger,
.and we will deal with him."
A mad rush followed for the jail,
and soon the jail was in the hands of
the mob. After going through the
private apartments of the jail the
-crowd started to batter down the big
iiron doors. Deputy Sheriff Stone
.- stood in front of the prison doors and
made a speech. He informed the
'Crowd that Peck could not be found
there, and he told the people in the
mob to select a committee and he
would allow the committee to search
the jail from top to bottom.
A committee was quickly selected,
and the jail was searched, every cell
oeing entered. Satisfied that the ne
gro was not there the mob then
rushed across the street and forced
open the doors of the county court
house. The old courthouse was soon
packed and all rooms searched ex
cept the rooms in the treasury dc-
partment. A start was made to tear
off the iron doors of the treasury de
partment, but the mob decided not tt
'tackle the job,and then the thousands
of men and bo-s again rushed back
to the city prison crying for the blood
The city prison was again surround
ed, and hundreds of people forced
their way into the prison a second
time insisting that Peck was there.
.Mayor- V. E. Young,, at this-time ap
peared at one of the windows in the
tipper part of the building., lie ad
di essed the mob as best he could, say
ing that Peck had been taken out of
the 'prison at four o'clock by "Sheriff
Kelly and driven out of the city in a
losed carriage. i The people in the
mob would not believe the mayor and
.continued to yell and demand that
J?eck be surrendered. ,f ..
At ten o'clock the mob began for
"the third time to attack the prison.
Sonic one in the crowd began shoot
ing at the building. This was followed
by several more shots. The officers in
the building appeared at the windows
ml began to shoot over the heads of
the mob. A man with a shotgun then
fired at the officers.
It is said that several officers were
wounded. The crowd then began to
smash in the windows -of the. city
building, and the firing became gen--eral.
Hundreds of shots were ex
changed, and one boy was carried
dead from the street. It is certain
that dozens of men were wounded. A
report has been received from the
city building that one of the officers
bad both his legs broken and that an
other, was badly wounded. .
Mayor Young is yet in the building
nd directing a' call for, the militia.
Eleven ambulances of the . city have
bectj called out, and the excitement
is intense. In front the building is a
wreck, and the firebells are ringing.
At 10:45 p. m. the prison keeper, Mr.
John E. Washer, came from, the city
building, and was knocked .down by a
brick.; -lie was badly injured r about
he head and had to receive medical
Attention. . . -r -
It is known that two persons . were
instantly killed and another' person is
Ijing at the city hospital, while many
other are wounded.
hardware: stores looted.
All Arms and Ammunition In Sih
Akron,- O., Aug. 22. Shortly after
midnight the mob broke into a hard
ware store and stole all the firearms
aid ammunition they could find, in
cluding guns, rifles and revolvers, and
proceeded to the city building, and
opened fire on the defenders, ard
finally set fire to the Columbia hall,
which adjoins the city building. They
will, no doubt, set fire to the city
building before morning. As th
flames are spreading rapidly.
MOB HOLDS FILL. SWAT.
Mayor Calls for Soldiers and Asks
Cleveland for Pollee.
Akron, O., Aug. 22. At one o'clock
the riot holds full sway in front of the
city building in which is located the
city prison. The mob, composed
mostly of boys, is still at work. Co
lumbia hall has burned to the ground
and the city building is on fire. The
fire department has been called out,
but is unable to do much work as one
fireman has been shot already, and
the rowdies cut the hose at every op
portunity. There is some chance oi
saving the city building.
The trolley wires and some of the
electric light and telephone wires in
the center of the city have been cut.
It is undrstood that a call has been
sent to Cleveland for militia. The
mayor has telegraphed also to the
Cleveland police department for 40
policemen. There is a rumor that the
mob intends to seize a freight train
and go to Cleveland to take Peck
from the jail there. The office of the
Morning Journal-Beacon, opposite the
city building, has been partly demol
ished by stones and bullets.
RAX FOIl THEIR LIVES.
Ofllcera Escape from the Durnina,
Akron, O., Aug. 23, 1 a. m. All the
officers who have been penned up in
the city building for two hours, es
caped through a rear window and ran
for their lives. The mob is yet firing
on the city building, and the militia
has been called for. One fireman
whose name can not be learned, was
shot, and he will die. The mob is now
making for the firemen, and as fast
as the lines of hose are stretched they
Arthur E. Sprague has just been
carried from the street, shot in the
It is thought that no less than a
dozen people have been wounded in
the midnight attack on the city build
ing. The mob has now commenced to
cut the electric light wires.
Thousands of people are 3'et gath
ered in the neighborhood of the city
building. The mob that broke into
the Standard hardware store wa
made up mostlj' of boys, who carried
away hundreds of rifles and much
A half dozen prisoners are confined
in the city prison, and they may per
ish unless they are soon released.
The Mob l'e Dynamite.
1:45 a. m. Dynamite is now being
used in front of the city building. The
first charge, just fired, smashed all
the windows in the city building, and
did much other damage. All prisoners
have been released from the city pris
on. The crowd threatens to destroy
the city building with dynamite.
APPEAL TO THE GOVERNOR.
Militia Held in Readinetts to Move
at a Moment's Notice.
Columbus, O., Aug. 23. Gov. Xash
has received the following appeal
from the maycr of Akron to quell the
riot in that city:
"Akron, O., Aug. 23, 12:50 a. m. To
His Excellency, Gov. Xash, Columbus,
(). Serious riot. City building at
tacked by a mob of several thousand.
Three or.four people killed and eight
or ten seriously wounded. Have or
dered out both local companies. They
are unable to cope with the situation.
Please sanction what I have done by
wire, and order one or two companies
either from Cleveland or Canton to
come to Akron at once. Call me by
telephone. If you desire further in
formation wire me at once.
Signed "Y. E. YOUNG, Mayor."
Gov. Nash came to the executive
chamber in the capitol at 1:30 a. m.,
and immediately took steps to furnish
the Akron authorities assistance. Col.
Potter of the Fourth Ohicf, which is
now in camp at Minerva park, near
this city, was ordered to hold his reg
iment in readiness to move on short
notice, while the colonel himself was
summoned to a conference with the
To Sneceed Senator Gear.
Des Moines, la., Aug. 23. Gov. Shaw
last evening announced the appoint
ment of Congressman J. P.Dolliver, of
Fort Dodge, to be United States sena
tor to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Senator John II. Gear. Tho
appointment runs to March 4, 1901.
"he legislature does not meet in reg
ular session till 1902, when Dolliver's
appointment is likely to -be renewed
to run. until, his successor "is 'elected.
There will be numerous candidate be
fore the next legislature for the i 'posi tion,
including Senator Dolliver, jvi B.
Cummins, ' Gov. Shaw,' Congressman
Lacey, and possibly others.
Admiral Remey Says the American
Troops Were the First to Enter
the Imperial City.
PENETRATED TO GATES OF THE PALACE.
The Sixth Cavalry, -with English and
Japanese Allies, Dispersed a
Force of Boxers Elgrht Miles Out
side of Tien Tsin Chaffee's Losses
in Two Days FisUtinjf.
Washington, Aug. 23. The navy de
partment has received the following
cablegram from Admiral Kemey:
Admiral Remey's Dispatch.
"Che Foo, Aug. 21. Taku 20-Dick-ens'
command is landing to-day.
Pekin 16 All except imperial city
cleared of Chinese troops. American
troops first to enter imperial city;
have penetrated to the gates of the
palace. Capt. Keilly, Fifth artillery,
killed on 13th. Morning 19th Sixth
cavalry, and about 400 English and
Japanese dispersed about 1,000 Box
ers eight miles outside of Tien Tsin.
About 100 Chinese killed, five Ameri
cans wounded. Chaffee's losses six
killed and 30 wounded in two days'
As Understood at Hendqnarteri.
The navy department understands
from the reference to the palace that
the American troops, after penetrat
ing the imperial city, were, when the
dispatch was sent, attacking the For
bidden City. This is the inner in
closure of the imperial citj'.
GE. CHAFFEE IX COXTROL.
The American Commander Practi
cally Supercedes Minister Conger.
New York, Aug. 23. A special to
the World from Washington says:
The war department has se Gen.
Chaffee a cablegram of four words,
which practically takes things out of
Minister Conger's hands, and puts
Gen. Chaffee in the position of the
utmost responsibility. The message
"Report operations, situation, re
quirements." There is no intention of depreciat
ing Minister Conger; the government
has the liveliest sense of gratitude for
him; but it is not deemed expedient
to act on his dispatches, because, af
ter his terrible experiences he is
naturally embittered, and uncon
sciously biased, and because he needs
and eserves a rest.
It is proposed to have Mr. Conger
come home at the first opportunity,
and enjoy a long period of rest and
DISPATCH FROM CE.V. BARRY.
Reinforcements, Horses and Ma
terial Pushed to the Front.
Washington, Aug. 23. The war de
partment has received following ca
blegram: Tien Tsin, Aug. 19. To adjutant
general, Washington: With reference
to your telgram of 16th, horses, ma
terials and troops promyitly light
erede at Taku and forwarded to front.
Sixth calvary mounted. Grant (trans
port) due in Manila now. Hospitals
excellent, ample for present; army
well supplied and in fine condition.
Everything satisfactory. Go to Pekin
to-morrow. Sick and wounded well.
BY WAY OF LOXDOX.
Bear-Admiral Bruce Reports Fight
ing Near Tien Tsin.
London, Aug. 23. "The allies were
fighting the Chinese outside from
Tien Tsin, August 19." So Rear Ad
miral Bruce wires to the British ad
miralty from Taku, under date of Au
gust 20, adding that the engagement
was reported to have occurred six
miles south of Tien Tsin.
Advices From Pekin.
Admiral Bruce also sent a dis
patch, dated Pekin, August 17, from
the general officer commanding there,
in which nothing is said as to the sit
uation at Pekin. It gives a partial
list of the British casualties during
the siege of the legations, the death
of Capt. Bernard Strouts, and regrets
that "Owing to the heavy road and
forced march the naval brigade was
unable to participate in the entry"
adding that "the way they brought
their guns by boat and road from
Tien Tsin is an achievement of which
they may be proud."
To Restore Order In Pekin.
Pekin, being in, great confusion,
was divided into several districts.
BTalf the Tartar city was placed un
der the control of the Japanese, and
committees of Japanese, 'American,
British, Russian, and French officers
were appointed to maintain order. A
detachment of Japanese troops .res-,
cued the foreign missionaries and
Chinese Christian converts who had'
been imprisoned in the palace. Two
hundred Japanese were killed or
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