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AKRON RAELY BEMOCRA F i VOLUME 11NUMBER 124. AKRON, OHIO, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1902. ICE ONE CENT. ..d GLADDEN Talked About the Nash Code. "What a Kace For Im becility," Said lie jn Referring to Certain Sections Some Other Jolts. (Special Correspondence.) Columbus, O., Sept. 12. While the Somite ' wis passing upon tno salient lentures of tlio nsh cudo Thursday night, swallowing the wholo line, board plnu and nil, Dr. Washington Gladden, of this city, was giving that part of the Instrument tin severest Jolts It has had since the code llrst raised Us head beyond the executive ottlce. The anhouuceiueut that Dr. Gladden would appear before tho committee of tho House brought out a largo attend ance of prominent attorneys and other persons who novo mauo the subject of municipal government a study. There was a lound of applause. Dr. Uluddcn expressed tho belief that the Leglslntuic had acted wisely In making tho Governor's code the ba sis for discussion and stated that In his judgmont the codo with some ex ceptions Is a good piece of work. The first chapter, he said, Is all right, the second Is good and about three-fourths Is as good as could bo hoped for at this time. In section 15, the doctor said, he would make an amendment to pro vide for the municipal ownership of public utilities, for, as he said, it is only a question of time until the pub lic will bo in possesion of all theso properties. Ho took occasion to com mend the Guerln arbitration amend ment. The doctor said that It was not pleasing to differ from his old friend and neighbor, but he then pro ceeded to do so lu n manner that In dicated that ho had left his gloves at home. Chapter third,'' said-he, "relating to the election of n part of tho city, coun cil on a general ticuet is gooa. 1 wouiu abolish wards for here is the basis of more municipal log rolling and vote trading than in any other division of municipal government. Local improve ments and ward patriotism are brought to bear upon the councilmen nnd ex changes of favors are made to accom plish local results which could not bo brought nDout In any other manner. I .would have about one-third ol the coun. cllmcn elected at large. It would be better to have them all elected in tliat manner, but I do not think that wo are sulllclently civilized enough for that yet." In passing through Ilia bill the doc tor said that he was not quite clear about the people electing tho presiding olllcer of the city council and thought that the code should provide for a method or appointing the various (standing committees so that no doubts could arise. He thought the treasurer and auditor should be elected by the peoplo so that tho one might be n check to tho other and emphasized tho importance of electing a city solicitor to thnt he would not be changed with tlio succeeding political revolutions. Ho contended thnt under the present eystcm in this and many other cities of the state, tho law business of the citv Is always lu green hands from the tact that about as soon as one ripllcltor has learned what there is to uoithero is u new ndmlnistiatloii and a, new solicitor. Dr. Gladden pnsed on to "the least nloablng" of all the provisions of the codethe boaid system. The dovtor. wondered whut would have happened, if at the time of the OIyII war the war department bad been un Ure control of a board of tour JusltW of Edwin M. Stanton, or what the condition of tho ntmy would bo nftn aged by a board of four Instead f Secretary Hoot; why tho Pennsylvaila Hallway did npt have u boaid of co tiol consisting of four persons InsteaV of a president and genoial manager or why the National Steel Co. does no V A1 do its business through n board initenrtHudson; Sabbath observance nnd Sun. of President Schwab. Then he drew a plcturo of a Mayor of one party having tho administration t city affairs under him controlled by a board of opposite politics, or a Mayor elected for a term of three years und a board of public service for four years and the general liilxup. which .would naturally follow. "What a race for imbecility!" exclaimed the doctor. The homo rulo proposition wns not neglected and Dr. Gladden left no doubts nbout his position in favor of this. Ho would call n constitutional convention to completo nn organization iwhlch tho legislature might frame nnd could seo no icnson why it would not In constitutional. Ho admitted frank. ly that ho was not n constitutional lawyer, but that he could logically put two and two together, and he doubted if some of the "great'' constitutional lawyers of today can do that much. "The pfoplc of Ohio cltios," declared Dr. Gladden, "can govern themselves better thnn the Legislature can do It for them give them a chance." With thesu words the doctor concluded hla remark?. 0. B, OHBAGEB. MARCONI Is Certain That He Has Won Complete Success. Home, Sept. 12. Signor Mnrconl.tho wireless tolegrnpiiy Inventor, this morning told an Interviewer that ho hnd completely solved tho problem of wireless communication over a dis tance of 2,500 kllomctors and Is con fident of establishing direct communi cation between Europo and America hi tho Immediate futuic. Marconi will spend Sunday with King Victor Emanuel at Ilacconlgl. NO AUTO. RACES AT ENCAMPMENT District Commissioners Havj De clared Against Them. Washington Sopt. 12, The proposed automobllo races on tho streets of Washington rturlnp the Grand Army encampment will not tnko place. The District Commissioners have called them off on account of tho danger at tendant upon such a speqd contest. "Automobiles can do everything but climb trees," Bald Commissioner Mc Fnrland to Secretary nnrry Bulkley, of the Encampment committee, who had prepared the plans for the races, "and tho Commissioners nro agnlnst any feature that might endanger tho lives nnd limbs of our people." If nny speed contests between "lied Devils," "Black Demons" or "Blue Assassins" take place here during the encampment they must be held at some race trnck or park. WORKERS In the Cause of Temperance. Annual Convention of theW. C. T. U. Pleasant weather, nnd an oxccllpnt program brought forth nn unusually good attendance nt"tiie annual" conven tion for tho Summit County W. C. T. U. in the First Baptist church, Thursday. Delegates were present from all 'parts of the county. Mrs. A. J. Brown, of Twiusburg, the president, presided at tho session. The address of welcome was given by Mrs. A. Adnmson and was responded to by Mrs. E. B. Shields, of Hudson. After the reports of tlio various su perintendents hnd been received, tlio president rend her address (u which the evils of intemperance and of cigarette smoking wero vividly set forth. Din ner was served for the delegates at the W. 0. T. U, rooms. The feature of tho afternoon session was a strong address by Itov. J. G. Slayter, pnBtor of the First Church of Christ on the subject , "Tho Snlooni vs. tho Public School." Itev. Mr. Slayter held the close attention of his audience during his whole address. He pictured In a forceful manner the degrading in fluence of the saloon nnd the clevnting influence of the public school. Papers were read by Mrs. Mary Kent, of Mogndore, Mrs. Fulton, of Twlnsburg and Mrs. T. E. Wells, of Akron, and n mothers' conference was conducted by Mrs. Nellie Allport, of IliuUon. The ofllccrs elected by tho conven tion are. President, Mrs. Nellie All port, of Iludbon; riqe president, Mrs. A. J, Brown, of Twlnsburg; corre sponding secretary, Mrs. E. B Shields, of Hudson; recording secretary, Mrs. Kose Cartnell, of Akron. The superintendents appointed by the executive committee are: Evangel istic, Mrs. J. Walt.'of Akron; (lower mis sion, Mrs. A. 0. Carl, of Mogadore; franchise, Mrs. W. W. Alexander, of Akron; hereditary, Dr. Kathorlnc Kurt, of Akron; Infirmary, Mrs. Ilolloway, of Akron; literature, Miss Sarah Dodgo, of Twlnsburg; parliamentary usage, Mrs. E. B. Shields, of Hudson; press work, Mrs. Mary Kurt, of- MogndOro; moth ers' meetings, Mrs. Jessie Pnrnjelee, of toy school work, Mrs. Victor Fern, of udson; loyal temperance legion, Mrs. J. Brown, of Twlnsburg. DICK To Deliver Mckinley Memorial Address. Bel Howard' S. MncAyeal, pastor of tl First Congregational church, has tipleted arrangements for tho MciaVy memorial ' services at his churclRundny evening The prlnol pal ndjpss will bo delivered by Gen. Chas. Ik, and there will bo remarks by theWor. A special program of music h also been arranged. Mr. toodring a Trustee. At thoennlal' convention of the Grand LA. 0f Knights and ladles of Honor Columbus, Alfred Wood ring of Aln was chosen as one of the grand ute.j' SNUFF SHOPS Raided by Officers and the Plants Seized. New York, Sept 12. A force of United States deputy marshals under tho direction of Spcclnl Treasury Agent Charles H. Seawell, of Chicago, raided four snuff manufactories on the East Side, took seven prisoners and seized tho plants, Including nbout 100,000 pounds of snuff In process of manufacture. The value of the plants Is estimated at fully 25,000. Tho government, expects to prove that for 20"yenl-slhoro has been in ex istence an organization for the Illegal manufacture of snuff nnd that the gov ernment has lost $250,000 In taxesV JOHNSON AT PORT CLINTON A Good Meeting In the Peach County Last Night. Port Clinton, O., Sept. 12. Mayor Johnson, Rev. Herbert BIgelow nnd Peter Witt, of Cleveland, spoke hero last night In the Johnson tent. In spite of a cold, raw night, along the lake, 2000 people were present. This coun ty is thoroughly Democratic and there would appear little need of meetings here, everyone is in such hearty ap cord with the Democratic doctrines. Tonight there will be a meeting at Oak Harbor, 12 miles west of Port Clinton. INTERESTED. , Citizens Are Helping Arrange ments Committee. County Ohnirmnn Beery said Thurs day that committee in cnarge of tho preparations for the opening of tho Republican Stnto campaign here was meeting with fine support. "Citizens, to a considerable extent without ro spect to party nro wishing us success and are giving financial support and other favors." ho said. "There is not the slightest doubt but thnt every thing will come out smoothly." NOW IN FORCE. Salaries Must Be Paid According to New Law. The law enacted by the Legislature at Its last regular session, increasing the snlarles of Akron's police and fire men, is now In effect, and unless it is declared unconstitutional, there will be no escape from paying these depart ments in accordance with the provis ions of tho law while in force. It has, been in effect since Sept. 1, nnd It Is' understood thnt the first payment un der Its provisions will be authorized by Council at Its meeting Monday night. l BIG SUM May Have to be Paid Back to Cuban Merchants. Washington, Sept. 12. Suit Is to bo brought In tho Court of Claims In be- halt of Cuban merchants for tho re covery of all duties collected on goods shipped to or received from tho UUt ed States during American occupation of that island. If the move is suc cessful, tho United States will prob. ably bo coriTpolled to pay out some th'ng like ?20l000j00p. j 'Hang on, Charlie, mayhe'he'll puncture a tire." SENATE Recommends the Board Plan. Cox's Orders Obeyed to the letter. Question of the Best Govern ment Cut No Figure. (Special Correspondence.) ' 'Columbus, 0., Sept. 12. The board plnn wag 'recommended by 'tho Sen ate without a dissenting voice at its evening session last night. Thnt body, which at tlio outset looked stormy, capitulated as meekly ns nn erring child d'd to the harsh admonitions of nr fnther. The question of principle, or whether it was the best plan of municipal government was not dis cussed. The procedure was entirely foreign to any rules of committee meeting. It was simply an illustration of ab ject submission to Cox nnd his ideas of government. The Board of Public 8ervlcc was not mentioned or Its vast powers touched upon. The surrender was unconditional. The only objec tion raised wns that offered by Sen ator Warner, of Cleveland, who sug gested to the committee thnt In a matter of such importance to the peo ple, more consideration shold be given this section than It would get n't an evening meeting. Ills suggestion wns not even dignified by considera tion!. The minority were powerless to prevent the action being railroaded through. The attitude of tho mnjor ,Ity indicated thnt they were following oilt the agreement made at tho Mon day night confeience. ' No nttehtlon wns paid to the fed eral plan. In fact, It wasn't men tioned. No public expression of opin ion was obtained from the committee. PURELY PERSONAL Little Items About Magic City Folks. (Special Correspondence.) Barherton., Sept. 12. Mr. nnd Mrs. Qlnrence Howlnnd nnd daughter, nnd firs. Brltts nnd children, of Akron, rnndc n dinner party at the Barherton Tun, Thursday. They made the trip to Barherton in an automobile. Mr. Bljery Marsh, of Denver, Col., Is the guest of his patents nt Kenmore. Mr. Vni. McFnrlln, of tho Grndy McFarlnn Construction Co., has return ed from a trip to Itcdbank, Iowa. Mr, H. W, Wagoner, of Akron, was registered at the Barherton Inn, Thurs day.' Mjss Ettn Marsh has recovered and will resume her position as stenog rapher to Mr. Win. A Johnston, Sat urday. Mr. W. V. Hobbs, of Marshallvllle, was-Jn the city, Thursday. Mr. Ym. A. Johnston, of Akron, Is spending a week nt tho Barherton Inn durlnp Uie nbsenco of his family, who nro enjoying an outing at Atlantic Olty, Cmiiicllmnii Finnic Tnvlnr nml wlfn Vre camping with a company of Orr- villo friends near State Mills". Mr. L. Buckingham, of Tiffin, wns I In, be' city, Thursday., , WEST END CHURCH Will Be Dedicated at- an Early Dale. (Special Correspondence.) Bnrberton, Sept. 12, The new Con gregational church building in West Barherton is fast nenring completion, and It is expected the church will be dedicated within tho next threo weeks. 'rhe plasters' commenced work, Fri day, nnd all the exterior work lias been completed. , .'Bey. Corbln, pastor of the church, Is plft'nhlng-nn Interesting dedicatpry pro griUn""thoUglV the ".final arrangements havej not yet been completed. It Is expected to, have a Council of Recog nition which will be participated In by many of the churches in the Puritan conference. LIFE Exists . on the Great Planets. Conservative Professor Is of J hat Opinion. Interesting Observations Made at Dearborn Observatory. Chicago, Sept.-12. After a lifetime spent In observation, of the heavenly bodies, Professor George W, Hough, head of the department of n&tronomy at Northwestern,, University, nnnounccs his belief that Mars, Mercury and Ve nus, as well as. lnllllonsjof other plan ets outside thQ'sblar system, are Inhnb ltated. The professor further announ ces that the Inhabitants of Mars, Mer cury and Venus in particular are thous ands of yea win, advance of the human race In point Of civilization. These conclusions ho has reached after years of scientific observation. For years Professor Hough has been n recognized authority on matters as trohomlcnl nnd. Is known ns one of the most conservative astronomers. Accepting (hp regular hypothesis of tho origin of planets, Professor Hough hns made n special study of Mars. Through the powerfin" telescope of tho Dearborn observatory he noted the sim ilarity of the atmospheric conditions of Mnro nnd the JSnrth. He found that Mars In Itself dl,d not differ materially from the Earth 'sate In the matter of tho color of tho vegentlon, which in Mars appears, to be red Instead of greon. On Mercury 'and Venus, after careful observation lie? found similar condi tions. So far,' as; his observations car ried hlrri he could find nothing on nny of tho three planets Inimical to life. Then he put to himself tho question. "If the .Earth s Inhabited, why should not theso planets, with similar terres trial nnd atmospheric conditions, also contain life?'1 ' Upon accepting, the possibility ,of theso plauets being lnlmbi'cd, Profess or Hough once, more vent back to the nebular hypothesis, nnd reached tlio conclusion that" Miff Mercury and Vennsnre ojrter-'mllltons of ' years oldert perhaps than, the Earth, '! LIVED And Suffered For Two Years. Death Came to Elmer E. Shaw Friday.. Small Piece of Rubber Hose Found In His Windpipe, Two years ago Elmer E. Shaw, aged 10 years, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomns D. Shaw, 103 nerrold court, then em ployed by the B. F. Goodrich Co., was holding a small piece of rubber hose in his mouth, when a companied star tied him and the hose slipped into his windpipe. It was thought at first that death would result Immediately, but the b6y lived and lingered on, though nothing could be done to relieve the terrible suffering caused by the pros ence of the foreign substance. Friday morning he died of exhaustion at tho age of 10. A post mortem examination was made by Coroner E. 0. Lcberman, nnd tho hose was taken from the place where it had lodged with such, deadly effect. The funeral services will bo held at the residence Sunday at 10 a. m. FARCICAL Case Against Wade Lowery. He Was Promptly Set Free After Trial. Wade Lowery, a young man for whom employers and friends testified willingly as to good character, was arrested nnd brought into rollco court Friday, nnd tried on a charge of petit larceny on the flimsiest kind of evl. dence nnd wns then promptly dismiss ed after trial by the Mayor. Tho evidence wns farcical. Lowery visited an unfinished house in East Akron, where Jeremiah Bender wns plastering. He stayed there one min ute and a half, and then went nwny, after talking nbout n business mattqr with Mr. Bender. Later Bepder found, that his watcli and purfce, wty'lch 'were hanging In a coat lu a room near by, were gone. The coat was hanging In plain sight of pnssersby on the street, and Lowery gave a good account of himself when questioned afterward by the Police yet he was arrested nnd given a Police court record and un pleasant notoriety which may Incon venience him In n business way. bo cause he happened to visit this house from which a watch and burso were stolen. More Grandstand Plays. New Brunswick, N. J. Sejit. 12. Mark llnnna has notified tho local trades and labor federation that he will address Uiq members at. n smoker Nov. 8. THE CELLS Soon to Arrive For NeWi Jail. The ells for the now Jail hnvc'been shipped by the manufacturers nmt. wilt nrrlvo here soon. Work on Jhel Jnll Is progressing rapidly, nnd'Sl ready, the contractors are clcnnlngfup, around the building and will probnblyj tear down the fences next week. .fW In accordance with the original plan? the building wns to have been under; roof by the Jn of September, bufoif account of the disagreement nniongj some of tne workmen a month ngojni ueiny was caused wnicn win prevent the completion of the Jail before thi? holidays. BABY STRUCK BY STREET CAR George, n three-year-old son of.-Mrv and Mrs. G. V Freker, of 141 Wooster; five., was struck by a Woostcr nve, street car Thursday afternoon and scrj lously injured. The little fellorc'hnrt str.rted'to walk from the resldrnco'"ofc C. A. Kcmpel, 3M Woostcr nve. across the street, intending to go to his honjSj A wagon nnd street car were nppropclig ing from different directions, and while In the middle of the fctrect it is believed the boy iiecnme bewildered nnd unnlijo, iv crui TV. lie un riiuvft uj luu 411.T ten feet. No bones were broken, but ng was Inlnrrrl nhnilt thf lip.nr! nml In.' ternnlly. Although his injuries nrerser ious, it Is believed he will recover. OIL AFIRE. , Great Loss In Beau! mont Field. i ,'Vi Flames Fed by Tanks and Lakes of Oil. -' Beaumont, Tex., Sept. 12. Spindle Top caught fire last night about 11:40 p. m. from a lichtcd lantern im the hands of a workman, and the Keith;" n auu unit, uun utrcu Hiiuuai luiujjicic- Iy wiped off the face of the earth. No Jives are, reported lost At one stage of the conflncration It was thought tho entire field wouFd be a totaf loss. A number of huge set tling tanks, containing thou-, sands of barrels of petroleum, ex: p)oded and the fire spread rapidly The fire is still unapproachable.- It is fed on lakes of oil, tanks of oil and oil saturated timber, and the whole district is ablaze. Tho loss .will -be over a million. r TROUBLE Reported to C. L. U. the Hard Time For Rubber. Workers' Union. Wintrode Selected as Delegate to 0. F. of L. Convention. At its meeting Thursday night the attention of the Central Labor union' was called to the trouble of the Itub ber Workers' union. It was repprjed that 47 of Its membeis had been dis charged by their employers for be-" longing to the union. An international officer of the Rubber Workers' union is now on his way to Akton to try to settle tho dTtllculty. The Iocalunlon has Just been started, and despite the difficulties it is meeting with, an in crease in membership was reported It was decided by the C. L. U. to stand by the rubber workers In whntover is right, as the members seem to!,be of the opinion thnt the conditions, of their employment need to be im proved. Another mntter brought before fhe 0. L. U. was n communication from' tho secretary of the Ohio Federation of Labor, asking that a delegate bo sent from Akron to the conventlop, to be held at Cn'nbrldge, Oct. 7. Several nnmes were proposed for delegnte'and n ballot wns tnken. which resulted;in the selection of John A. Wintrode to represent the Akron O. L. U. "t HOME RULE CODE Introduced In the Senate' by Royer. S Columbus, Sept. 12. After the York?. Okey homo rulo code had been .lntrrv duced by Itoycr today tho Sonnte ml journed to Monday. This cods willwtf low cities to elect whether they will hn mn Police Judge nnd Police coin It loaves the nresont street rullwnv laws In effect. i r": ': I ENDgD Wis Service as Commissioner. Ir. Moore Will Leave Board Monday. I Successor Is L. H. Oviatt, of Twinsburg. Wr. L. II. Oviatt, of Twlnsburg, tho riw County Commissioner, will tnka h oath of office Monday, when Mr. 'F. Jloore, of Copley, president of uonni, win retire, niter Having tt jved ns County Commissioner for 5j " years and eight months. It Is el d Commissioner Ebcr Hawkins, of M jst Illclmeld, will bo elected preal fri5 at of tho Board. j& "he eight months attached to the 'Vice of Mr. Moore preceded his Jel ction for the first term by appoint jBJfiit, after the retirement of Mr. '1 wmas niceie, oi uuynnoga uaus, a0 Ofcomlssloner. . " jj K ln leaving the office I have not a! gi sat deal to say," remarked Mr, jS5 ore to a reporter for tho Domo Ci it, JTiuay, except innt tno JJoara A ring my service has passed through sosft exciting, ns well as important! IciiJents In the history of tho county. 'F.i Instpnce. there were the Cote 11 Stine, the Johnson-Osborne and tho Hull murder cases, the riot and long the Important events In thq progress of the county and olty wa miff point to the bulldlnc of tho now; fjali and the annexation of a lot ofj cotjnty territory to tho city. It is also aVmatter for coneratulAtlon thnf th .caiirctiet ui iuB improvements now! baifas made throuch tho countv in j . . e'rV substantial, there being a dispc- Biiiuu uii iuu pari u me commission. er5t-to remember the old maxim that! -...u.wt. . .. v. .11 uuiuj, is . UllU oo ng wen.' ah mo Drmges bunt ara jso strong that they defy the floods. an during the past year, despite thd ,ve y neavy rains, tne damages to ooun tj; "bridges has not aggregated mora th: n ?1,000. There are many thinga of which I might speak, but I bollevo th; t of all that has been done during1 inj ervl'ce I will look ' back with grojwrride to the fact that I was a mrpnet ot ma Board that ordered thq coJpractlon of a new JalL" ADE GOOD Hi i Promise of a Dinner and Fireworks, Portage Golfers the Guests of t Mr. L C Miles. ' fhat was doubtless tho mos enjoy abl4 social event of the season among tlje inembers of the Portage Golf club, wasja dinner given at the club house, Thursday evening, to a numbei o5 mepbers of the club. Jfije dinner was in fulfillment o$ dl declaration made some time ago b$" MjLv 0. Miles, who promised 1 dlnC ner to the team when should succeed! ildefeating a team from outside tha ciryr He also agreed to add an exhl jb'ltlcn of fireworks to the entertain. rnent,lf the team defeated happened tQ ibe;Youngstown, as that club had sue. fceeded in defeating the Akron players fiTo weens ago tne rortago goiters ayeijred themselves on Youngstown, 'defc ting thnt team easily. Tho dinner; and the .fireworks last night were tho resu t. Forty were present, including tho i lembers of the winning team. Mr. JMJJe i was toastmastcr, and tho follow-, ling csponses were made: 'aUe Portage Golf Club," Mr. K. P. 'Mjir in; "Bunkers as an aid to Diges tion, Mr. C. B. Raymond; "The Ladles offtlfo Club," Mr. George A. Barnes; -'Troubles of a Captain," Mr. George I);-tBates. The dinner lasted from 6:8Q t'o0S0, and the display of fireworks which followed was greatly admired. HUMANE SOCIETY Akron People to Report Cases of Cruelty. .Indications nro that tho Humane so- "cietytwill take a new spurt of energy, 'format a meeting that was held at tha .ofjlco 'of Col. M. W. Hoyc, last night, many matters were dlscubsed. The pub Jlqiw 11 be requested to make com. plnjnl i to the members whenever cases otlcri olty to animals, etc., aro noticed. jmdttle followlug list of names is given ,of itift! meraDera or tno society, ah tymsejgentlemen will glvo prompt at tentiqji to any cases reported to thorn: & fclrs. Joseph Kendall, Charles A. WXfiwji, M. W. Hoye, C. 0. Benner, W. H; IMiderbnch, Joseph Llinric, Charles ButWl, A. T.' Paige and 0. T. Inrann. reir - .qjniB WEATHER: S& TONIGHT; SATURDAY FAIB - l? f,ftl Efl apjB3JSUEQ Wi-JA -' V, s iV , A A. .. Jl to 'ft ..J, ii&.j.i iif ,' ti v:.AA;;.-r.:'.