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Rose Bud Cream
The best remedy for all roughness
of skin, It la delightful as a toilet
requisite. Ask for It at
C. B. Harper & Cos Drug Store.
Foot Balls, Striking Bags,
B oxing Gloves, Athletic Goods
All kinds: Guns, Shells, etc. at
lowest prices. GUNS TO RENT.
Geo. S. Dales & Son, s-MabTWeet.
Unwritten History of the
Bill's Defeat.
Clerk Hershey Boasted of His Opposition
to the Bill
And Senator Alexander Told Him: 'You'll
Regret it."
Senator Burke Was a "Good Fellow" When He
Voted For High Salaries.
The people of Summit county have
heard a great deal about the Russell
Salary bill, but they have never been
told just how it was defeated.
The account is very interesting. It
is furnished to the Democrat by one
who knows.
The methods that were taken to
defeat this bill would bring disgrace
upon any official or association of
officials concerned therein.
On the Sunday evening prior to
adjournment of the Legislature in
the spring of 1898, three of Summit
county's high salaried Republican
officials, among them County Clerk
Hershey, went to Columbus.
The Russell Salary bill, which had
previously been passed by the
House, Representatives Russell and
Keinpel voting and working for it,
was then in charge of Senator Alex
ander, to whom it had been referred
after being messaged to the Senate
for concurrent action.
Shortly after the Senate session
morning, Senator Alexander's atten
tion was called to Senator Vernon
Burke of Cleveland and County
Clerk E. A. Hershey of Akron, who
were together in a corner of the Sen
ate chamber. Clerk Hershey had
his arm around Mr. Burke's neck
and "was whispering something into
his ear.
It will be remembered that Sena
tor Burke received his nomination
after having published upon his
campaign cards that "if elected I
will vote for M. A. Hanna for U. S.
Clerk Hershey had been as vigor
ous in his denunciation of Mr.
Burke as any of Mr. Hanna 's friends
had been after Burke had as the
Hanna papers claimed "turned
traitor" to Mr. Hanna by lef using to
vote for .him after having given out
that he would support him.
But it seemed that Clerk Hershey
had forgotten all about this so-called
"treachery'' on the part of Burke
when Burke's help was needed to de
feat the bill that threatened the ex
orbitant salary of himself and fellow
officials. Hence the demonstration
of affection for Burke.
As soon as Senator Alexander saw
Burke and Hershey together he
walked up to them and addressing
Mr. Hershey, said:
"Mr. Hershey, are you here to de
feat the Russell salary bill? "
"That's what Tm here for," re
plied Mr. Hershey, with the boast
ful air of one who knew that his pur
pose would be successful.
'You'll regret it," was the indig
nant reply of Senator Alexander, as
he returned to his seat.
The lobbying commission from
Summit county, had in the meantime
labored with Mr. Garfield, and other
members of the Senate. Garfield,
contrary to all precedent, insisted
upon opposing trie bin tnat was
championed by Senator Alexander.
For years it had been the conrtesy
Tor Senators elected from the Twen-ty-Fourth-Twenty-Sixth
joint dis
tricts not to interfere with the affairs
affecting the counties of the respec
tive districts:
Two plans were suggested for de
feating the bill Garfield being a
party to both.. One was to propose
an amendment in itself of perfunc-
j tory
nature which would have
necessitated the bill's being sent
back to the House for concurrent
action a course that would have
virtually killed the bill owing to the
early hour of adjournment. Another
plan was to vote it down outright.
Not knowing what the program
was Senator Alevander reported the
bill shortly after his colloquy with
Hershey. According to the program
Garfield immediately proposed his
amendnient. The bill was de
feated. The following report, from the
Senate Journal, Vol. 93, page 890,
tells the whole story:
"Mr. Alexander submitted the fol
lowing report:
"The select committee of oue, to
whom was referred H. B.,No. 381,
Mr. Russell, with leave to report at
at any time, report it back and rec
ommmend its passage.
J. ParkAlexan-pek.
"Said bill was, ordered read the
third time
"The question being on its passage.
Mr. Garfield moved to refer the bill
to a select committee of one with in
structions to amend as follows:
"Insert at the end of line 20 'pro
vided that the auditor shall receive
three per cent, of all omitted taxes.'
"Which was agreed to and Mr.
Garfield was appointed such com
mittee, who reported the bill amend
ed as instructed.
"The question being 'Shall the bill
pass?' the yeas and nays were taken
and resulted yeas 6, nays 13, as fol
lows: "Those who voted in the afflrma'
tive were Messrs. Alexander,
Cromley, Kennon, Mitchell, RUey
and "Williams 6.
"Those who voted in the negative
were: Messrs. iiiaKe.uurKe.uonen,
Doty, Garfield, Harper, Jones, Hum
mer, Robertson, Schafer, Sheppard,
Sullivan and Wightman 13. So the
bill having failed to secure a consti
tutional majority was lost."
This, in brief, is the history of the
defeat of the Russell Salary bill a
defeat which within the last two
years has cost the tax-payers of
Summit county upwards of $60,000
more for compensation for their
county officials than they should
have been reasonably required to
- It is to the shame of Summit county
that' officials elected upon a platform
pledging themselves to work for a
reduction of exorbitant salaries as
the Summit county Republican
platform of 1897 pledged its candi
datesshould have used such dis
honorable means to prevent the plat
form from being carried into effect.
It is common report that some of
Summit county's officials bene
floiarles of the Machine which made
the defeat of this bill possible now
have at their disposal a campaign
fund amounting to upwards of
$10,000, every cent of which is to be
used in bringing about their re
election. Is it any wonder, that, having en
joyed the exorbitant salaries which
the defeat of the Russell Salary bill
conferred upon them, these officials
can afford to spend such an enor
mous sum of money in the cam'
Two thousand of the prominent
taxpayers and citizens of Summit
county petioned Senator Alexander
to do all in his power to have the
Russell Salary bill incorporated into
If these petitioners, whose request
was treated with immeasurable arro
gance and scorn by their high sal
aried officials, some of whom not
only lobbied against the salary bill,
but contributed money to its defeat,
will, at the election a week hence,
cast their ballots against the Repub
lican Machine which permits its
beneficiaries to reort to such high
handed practices, salary grabbing in
Summit county will be given a set
back from Thich it will never recover.
And the next Legislature will be
permitted to enact a law that will
place officials' salaries upon a rea
sonable basis.
LEG BROKEN Charles Lincoln,
of Akron, while making repairs on
the roof of one of A. G. Faatz's
houses on Erie st. Monday, fell to
the ground and broke both bones of
his left ankle. Drs. Sherman and
Andrews reduced the fracture Kent
siding'of the Erie is to bo exteHded
from Marion, Ohio, to Slicks, a dis
tance of five miles, in order to give
track room for the cars handled at
Morey has opened up a dancing
academy at Kent. Dances will be
held every Thursday evening. The
first dance was given last Thursday
evening and was a great success.
horse cars, just out of the shops,
passed through 'on the Erie Friday
night. They are all painted white.
C. L. S. C A meeting will be held
Monday evening at the home of Mrs.
Farrar, 705 Mill st., to perfect the or
ganization of the Chatauqua Liter
ary and Scientific circle, which was
begun last Wednesday. All who
wish to take up the Chautauqua
course of reading are invited to be
present. Officers for the circle will
be elected.
Lewis Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis,
aged 27 years, died at her home in
Copley township, Friday night, Oct.
27, of puerperal fever. Funeral Sun
day at 9:30 o'clock. ButiI in Cop
ley. Manx Mrs. Catherine, widow of
Philip Mann, 220 Portage st., aged 87
years, 7 months and 11 days, died at
11 o'clock Saturday, Oct. 28, of old
age and asthma. Funeral Tuesday
it 11 o'clock in the church at Copley
W. C. T. U. MEETING The reg
ular meeting of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union will be held
at the W.C.T.TJ. rooms, 162 S. Main
St., Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The October reports will be due. All
persons interested in the work are
cordially invited to attend.
Charles Boegerof 118J Jackson st
is seriously ill.
Mrs. M. B. Shumaker of West
Market st. has returned from Cleve
land, where she has been visiting
friends the past few days.
Mrs. Geo. J. Clark of Hornellsville,
N. Y., is here visiting hfr sister-in-
law, Mrs. Emma A. Saunders of 117
South Forge st.
The Sans Souci club met last even
ing at the home of Miss Bessie Ed
wards on Washington st. The time
was spent in playing progressive
pedro after which refreshments were
served. The first prize was won by
Miss Anna Roan and consolation bv
Miss Lillie Wetzel. The next seance
will take the form of a Holloween
party at the home of Miss Florence
Forty members of Colfax lodge,
Daughters of Rebekah, were in
Cleveland Friday night, where they
were entertained by the Cleveland
An apron social was given at the
home of Mrs. Martha Irvin, 1207
East Market st., Friday evening un
der the auspices of the Ladies' Aid
society of the First Presbyterian
A social and supper at the West
Congregational church was enjoyed
by a large number of guests Friday
Comfortable Way
to Bo Rid
of the Coffee
"It was hard to give up coffee, but
I was one of the poor unfortunates
who had known the horrors of indi
jestion, caused, in part, if not wholly,
from the use of it, so when Dr.
Clemens advised me to leave off
coffee and" take Postum Cereal Food
Coffee in its place, I was quite ready
to ao so.
"That was something over three
years ago.
"I have been using Postum Food
Coffee ever since, and the benefit ob
tained has been remarkable. When
I drink Postum I have no trouble at
all with indigestion. I am gland to
send you a list of names of friends
whom I know would be benefitted
by leaving off coffee and using Pos
tum Food Coffee." Mary C. Whit
ney, Dover, Ohio.
Bain tonight and Sunday Cooler
She Wanted to Die.
Miss Grace Snowberger
Drank Carbolic Acid.
oho Had Threatened to
Commit Suicide.
Friend Received Letter From
Her Saturday.
Mortem Examinations Showed
Cause of Death.
Miss Grace Snowberger, chamber
maid at ths Buohtel hotel, commit
ted auicice in her room last night.
She was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Snowberger of 221 Bluff
st. and was 23 years, 6 months and 23
day old.
Miss Snowberger was addicted to
the use of morphine. It is said she
drank considerable liquor during the
last few days. She entered her
room last night at 8:30 o'clock. In a
short time she called to another
chambermaid, who found her lying
on the bed. The hotel manager was
notified. He hastily telephoned for
physiciaus. Doctors Murdook, Un
derwood, A. E. Foltz and Cauffield
responded. They made every effort
to save her life. She died at 1 :30
o'clock this morning.
What caused her death will be de
termined by a post mortem to be
conducted by CoroncrE. O. Leber
man. An empty box was found on a
jtandiii.bar room.which was labeled
morphine, and it is believed she
took au over dose of it. One one
ounce bottle and another one-half
ounce bottle were found. These
were labeled carbolic acid. Both
were empty. Carbolic acid was
found in the bottom of a drinking
Post Mortem.
Doctors Underwood, Murdooh and
Cauffield conducted a postmortem
just after dinner today under the su
pervision of Coroner Leberman at
Billow's morgue. The stomach
showed the effects of carbolic acid,
which caused her death. The doc
tors, however, consider the caso re
markable, inasmuch as the lips and
mouth of the deceased did not beat
any traces of the poison.
Coroner Leberman also examined
the room the young lady died in. In
her pocketbook was found $5.68 and '
a lew bmuu puotograpns oi irienas,
Wrote a Friend.
Miss Snowberger said last night at
Address to the
Clubs of
ly President
The Democratic legions of this state are at this mo
ment drawn in battle array, and are fast approaching the
firing line. On November 7, a peaceful battle of ballots
will take place the result of which will go down in his
tory as one of the most momentous ever -waged in this
It is highly important, therefore, that clubs organ
ized for the paramount interests of Democracy, and
which have been such a potent factor in cementing our
party into a closer union of purpose than evorJn her ex
istence, should bend to our work in these closing days of
this campaign, with a determination born of a steadfast
belief in the declaration of principles promulgated in
our platform.
Let no Democrat for oue moment think he can in any
measure be excused from .ontering heartily into the
duties that devolve upon him as a member of this great
party of the people. Every individual effort contributes
to the greater success that awaits our united Democracy,
that every Democrat feels the importance "of this con
test, and is ready and willing to perforin his whole duty
as an American citizen is evident on every hand. The
interest manifested all over the state is of the most en
couraging nature, and augurs viotory for our party and
its principles this year.
What an impetus to National Democracy if we shall
be triumphant in Ohio, we shall then bo equipped to go
into the conflict next year with confidence that a gov
ernment of the people, by the people, and for the people,
shall be vouchsafed to all eitizons, who prize 'oteinal
vigilance as the price of liberty.'
...FOR THE...
IM First
M.tE .Church
Russell H. Con well
Listemann Quartet
eland T. Powers
iTemple Quartet
Elvie Burnett, Reader
iSorfeR. Wending
KaUierine Ridgeway Concert Co.
A splendid series of- enter
tainments and lectures for
the supper table that she was going
to kill Herself, but as she had made
overascoie of threats before, noat
tentionlvas paid to her remarks. She
wrote af letter to Mrs. Minnie M.
Moon of 119 Lincoln st., and mailed
it. Mrs. Moon received the letter
this morning. The contents stated
that slid was going to end her life by
taking",Jcarbolic acid. She asked
Mrs. Moon to notify her parents and
to burgher in her -black dress. She
edncluued by bidding all good bye.
The young woman's motive for
taking her own life is unknown.
The funeral will be held Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Their Home With Theatrical Posters
Welcomed Back.
When E. C. Wildes and bride re
turned from their wedding trip yes
terday and went to their future
home, they were greatly pleased to
find that kind friends had decorated
their homein brilliant style with all
kinds of posters and notices. A
goodly supply of posters of "A Wise
Woman" company weio placed on
the porch and boube, while large
signs reading "Married at Last" and
others equally pertinent informed
the passeiby -that Mi. and Mrs.
Wildes would be glad to see their
The joke was fully appre
ciated and Mr. Wildes was out only
! a couple of hours' time iu removing
the posters.
A. C.
Piii m
Visits to This City.
Hanna Could Not Carry
Summit County,
When He Was Candidate
For Senator.
Engineer Parshall Wants
Work Election Day.
Anxious to Get Back at Anderson
Local Politics.
Mark Hanna, in his tour up and
down and across the state, has been
throwing a few boquets at himself
in every speech. One of his favorite
campliments to himself is that in
which he says: "We carried every
county in which I addressed the
voters." He refers to the cam
paign of 1897, when he was a candi
date for United States Senator.
Mark must have forgotten his two
visits to Summit county that cam
paign. He appeared in Akron twice.
The first occasion was when he came
here as an intruder, accompanying
the Presidential party, at the alleged
non-partisan reception in Grace
park. Although he was all cocked
and primed for an address that
day, lie was headed off by the
prompt action of Chairman P. E.
Werner, who held that it would be
an insult to the non-partisan com
mittee which had arranged tlio af
fair to permit Hanna, a candidate
for office, to turn the affair into a po
litical meeting. Later Infhe cam
paign Mark delivered a speech in
Assembly hall, appearing with Sen
ator Frye. It was on this occasion
that he "commanded", the Republi
cans to get into line. Col. Dick will
verify the statement that Summit
did not go Republican in the fall of
'!)". He has not forgotten the con
versation he had over the telephone
election night, with his Hanna,when
he was called to time for the crush
ing defeat of the Republican Legis
lative ticket in this county.
Mark, however, probably comes as
near the truth in this statement that
he carried every county in which he
bpoke, as iu a good many others that
be makes.
The enthusiasm that is being dis
played by a number of Republican
workers in the present campaign is
remarkable. Take for instance ex
City Engineer S. W. Parshall. His
official head was chopped off by
Judge Anderson's proxies on the
Board of City Commissioners. They
were acting under orders from bead
quarters and Mr. Parshall knows it.
He has declared himself openly as
being against the re-election of Judge
Anderson. Realizing that Mr. Par-
shall had many friends and that he
was a dangerous political enemy,
Judge Anderson's proxies decided to
handicap him in his work against
their dictators. He was, at their
suggestion, named as one of the
clerks in his precinct, in the Second
ward. By this move the Probate
Judge's proxies hope to keep Mr.
Parshall from working against him
on election day. Mr. Parshall has
declared that he will not act in the
capacity assigned to him. He will
get a substitute and devote his own
time to getting oven with Judge An
derson. It is expected from indications
that Assembly hall will be packed
full tonight at the Democratic mass
meeting to be addressed by John Mc
Bride of Columbus and H. A. My
kraut of Ashland. AU workmen
are anxious to hear these orators.
The speakers will be escorted from
the hotel to the hall by Foster's
band. All mombors of the Akron
Democratic club are invitod to meet
iu hoadquarters at 0:30 o'clock.
A number of German citizens re-
Continued on Lust Page.
Special Sal
For One AA
Beginning Monday Morning:, October 30th.
J. J.
lis StOre
Offers today another indisputable combination of bargain values
another undoubted week of exceptional value giving. The prices
we are quoting today are unusual compare them with other
quotations and judge for vourself.
4 quart tin pails
Tin pot covers
4 quart milk crock
1 quart milk crock
White dinner plates
Cups and saucers, with handles,
6 quart granite pans
4 quart granite preserving kettle
4 quart granite sauce pans
Large granite wash basin
Gold dust
Large wash boards
12 bars P.R.S. soap
6 foot stepladders
iw piece decorated dinner sets
10 piece chamber sets
J. J. BRASAEMLE'S 5c & 10c Store
f. R. Smith's Old Stand
Telephone 138 118 SOUTH HOWARD STREET
Corrupt in Politics.
Dr. Hamill's Opinion of
Republican Party.
Shameful Bargains of
Hanna and Cox.
Prohibition Mass Meeting
Assembly Hall.
- .
Expects to Poll Large- Vote at Next
Rev. Dr. George M. Hamill, of
Cincinnati, Prohibition candidate for
governor, addressed a fair-sized
audience at Assembly hall Friday
Rev. C. J. Tannar, pastor of the
First Church of Christ, was chair
man of the meeting. An invocation
was offered by Rev. J. W. King,
pastor of the Main Street M. E.
church, and several. selections were
sung by a glee club, composed of
members of the Young Men's Prohi
bition club.
Rev. Mr. Hamill is a man of schol
arly attainments. For a, number of
years he was engaged in pastoral
work, later became connected with
the Western Christian Advocato as
associate editor, and recantly was
elected piofessor of Political Science
aud Economiss in the American
Temperance university atHarriman,
Tenu.t to which place he informed a
reporter for the Democrat he
would go at once if he wasn't elected
"If I am not elected governor of
Ohio, it will not be my fault," he con
tinued In the conversation. "The
largest number of Prohibition votes
polled in this state is 24,000, but I am
assured that the number will be
greatly increased this year.''
In the course of Mr. Hamill's ad
dress a noticeable feature was that
the Republican party was held upas
being corrupt. Nothing was 6aid of
the Democratic party. This being
looked upon as singular of a third
party orator, a reporter asked the
speaker why ho had omitted the
usual criticism of the Democratic
party, and concluded by asking the
speaker for his opinion of the two old
"I will answer that I regard the
Republican party as infinitely the
most corrupt. It impresses me as
being most infamously corrupt in
He referrod to the shameful bar
gain which Hanna. had mado with
Boss Geo. it. Cox of Cincinnati, who.
in exohango for supporting Judge
Nash, was permitted to name the
oandidate of his own choosing for
lieutenant governor, .through whom
of L-ittl
, only
, onlv
per set onlv
' oniy
only $5.62
' ...only$1.79
Cox hopes to control thoOhio senate.
Mr. Hamill's address, while hav
ing temperance ring all through it,
was nevertheless given, to discussion
of 'the political conditions and cus
toms of tho day. Treating on the
Philippine policy of the Administra
tion, the speaker simply asked some
questions that the Republicons do
not care to answer. These questions,
preceded by their introduction, fol
low, and were copied from the man
uscript of Mr. Hamill's speech :
"Judge Nash discussed the Philip
pine questions in eight paragraphs.
Grant that by Article III of the
Treaty with Spain, the Archipelago,
known as the Philippines, was ceded
to the United States, and $20,000,000
paid for certain properties of Spain,
is it not true that after ratifying that
Treaty the Senate of the United
States passed the resolution 'By
the ratification of the treaty of peace
with Spain, it is not Intended to in
corporate the inhabitants of the
Philippines into citizenship of' the
United States nor'islt intended to
permanently annex said Islands as
an integral part of the territory of
the United States?'
"Is it not true that at no time has
Spain actually held possession of
more than a fourth of the Philippine
"Is it not true that Aguinaldo and
his Tragals were engaged in a war
for independence when the Pacific
squadron sailed into .Manila?
"Is it not true that the
policy of the United States
changed when General Merrit was
appointed to command of the United "
States forces?
"Is it not true that the Sultan of
the Sulu group was indeed by a pay
ment of $10,000 to surrender on con
dition that slavery and polygamy,
'twin relics of barbarism,' should
not be discontinued."
By the hearty applause given as
answer in the" affirmative to these
questions, it is little to be wondered
at that local Republican politicians
met with such ignominious defeat
when they tried to capture the Pro
hibition vote for candidate Seese.
Speakingof the evils of the liquor
traffic, Mr. Hamill said that under
the administration of the Dow law,
adopted in 1896, there have been in
the State of Ohio more than 9,000
divorce cases, with drunkenness as
the sole cause.
Mr. Hammill arrived in the city at
5 o'clock Friday eveninr. He re
mained here over night, leaving
for Cincinnati Saturday morning.
Tonight is the last chance to regis
ter. If you neglect to do so you can
not vote on election day.
Rev. W. F. Crispin will deliver
a Prohibition address at the Fish
Creek school house tonight.
Hear Hon. John McBride, the
prominent labor leader, and Hon.
H. A. Mykrantz at Assembly hall to
night. Members of the Akron
Democratic club will meet at head
quarters at G:30 o'clock.
A meeting of the -various commit
tees of the Republican county organ
ization is being held at Republican
headquarters this afternoon.
Prof. S. P. Orth of Buchtel college.
Attorney Nathan O.Mather and Can
didate for Representative C. F.
Sceso atteuded a Republtcau meet
ing at Macedonia, Friday night.
The meeting was atteuded by 75

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