Newspaper Page Text
AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
. i VOLUME 11 NUMBER 126. AKRON, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER a PRICE ONE CENT. HE RITCHIES GAIETY 15, 1902. h ARE IN CLOVER orneil Estate and Burke Litigation Ended. A Splendid Mansion May Be Built In Tallmadge. Following tho settlement of litiga tion between the Rltchlcs and Chas. W. Bingham, 'ns administrator of tho estate of tho late Senator Henry B. Payne, of Cleveland, conies tho an nouncement that tho litigation be tween tho Illtchies and Judge Steven Bon Burke, of Cleveland, and Chas. Balrd, ns administrator of tho estato f tho Into T. W. Cornell, has nlso been settled. According to announcements relat ing to tho three settlements, tho Bltch Ics have recovered stocks, bonds und securities aggregating $3,000,000. In the case of Bingham, he surrendered stocks and bonds amounting to $1, 800,000 and received from the Bitch les $175,000 cash; Chas. Balrd, ns ad ministrator of tho Cornell estnto, Is sftld to have turned over to Mrs. Sophronla J. Ritchie stocks nnd bonds nmountlng to $000,000 nnd received from Mrs. Ritchie $52,000 in payment of a balance due two heirs of tho es tate and about $10,000 of taxes paid by tho estate upon the securities sur rendered. Judge Stevenson Burke Is said to have surrendered stocks and bonds amounting to $300,000. Litigation in these cases, all of which seem to have been united by various interests, has continued for 12 years, and it is said that court records In tho enso covet over 5,000" pages. ' The trouble seenu to have started originally over cor tain stocks and bonds said to hae been given by the Rltchlcs to the oth-' er parties as securities for financial accommodations. The stocks and FREEZE HAS DONE DAMAGE Corn Crop and Garden Vegetation Injured By the Frost. All records for minimum temperatures for this portion of September wcro shattered by tho records of Saturday and Sunday nights. The minimum tempeinturo Friday night was 41 de grees, Satuulny night 30 degrees and Sunday night 37 degrees. Tiof. II. V. Egbert said Monday that the temperature of 30 degrees was the lowest that he had ever known for this time in September. Gardeners BILL IS 0. K. Solicitor Advises Payment of Salaries Under Provisions of Increase. Tho police and firemen will recelvo their first pay Tuesdny morning under the provisions of increase made by the Legislature. It is believed the pay roll will bo passed by Council this ev ening without a hitch, ns tho City Com missioners have already approved the till, having done so In accordance with 6n opinion delivered to them by So licitor Esgnto. Tho opinion of tho Solicitor was sub mitted In written form, in answer to n rmmber of questions nsked him by Mr. Houser, as president of the Board. QUICKSAND pound on Line of South Wall of Wheeler Building. .Workmen nt tho Wheeler building n South Male nt. struck quicksand bonds figuring in the case represented interests in tho Canadian Copper Co., the Anglo-American Iron Co., and the Central Ontnrlo Railway Co. All suits between nil these parties have been dismissed and all judgments and-nil claims of each against the oth er concluded In all the courts in which they figured In both tho United States and Canada. Tho Central Ontnrlo railway, a road 120 miles long, running from Plcton to Bancroft, Ontnrlo, by the termB of settlement passes to the control of the Illtchies, and steps have been taken toward a transfer of tho property. Dxtenslvo deposits of Iron and cop per ore have been found along tho line of this railway. Mr. Ritchie stated Monday that tho road would bo ex tended 40 miles, to tap other deposits of oro and that it will nlso pass through some rich timber land. By this extension tho Central Ontario road will be connected with the Canada Atlantic railway, at Whitney Station. The governments of tho Dominion and Ontario provineo have voted to pay a bonus of $250,000 to assist with the extension of the road. The Rltchlcs nro naturally feeling good, nnd Mr. S. J. Ritchie stnted that the stocks, bonds and securities surrendered to himself and wife are all good for their face value. It is nlso said that tho Ritchles con template the erection" of n fine, now homo nt theirbenutlful country plnco nt Tnllmndge. Mr. Ritchie when spoken to in tofcrcncc to this story neither denied nor confirmed the report. reported Monday that the frosts of Saturday and Sunday nights did great damage to their products. Farmers in the city, Mondny, stnted that tho frosts had damaged the corn crop greatly. Ono farmer who lives west of Doylestown said that he had seen whole fields that had been turned black by the frosts. Watermelon nnd muskmelon vines have been frozen nnd the crop will be short. Among tho qustlous were the fol lowing: Is tho bill constitutional? Will It become operative without nn ordlnnnce being apsscd by Council? Would you ndvlse the Board and Coun cil to approve nnd pass the bills? To nil of these questions, tho Solicitor an swered "Yes." His argument In sup--port of his opinion was brief, as the situation hns been so thoroughly enn vnssed that tho Board wns satisfied with his answers in tho nfflrrantlvo. However, it is believed tho Solicitor will also bo required to give an opin ion to Council tonight. Saturday on tho line of the south wall of the building. Piles will bo put In, It will bo necessary to drive them down 15 feet. THE WEATHER! FAIR TOMQHT: TUESDAY WARMER, t- j The Cuy-a-HOG-a Idea of the Strenuous Life Led by Akron's "Country Lawyers." - j . j : WON'T HAVE IT. Echo M. Heislcy Declines Con gressional Nomination. Cleveland, O., Sept. 15. Echo M. Helsley, nominated for Congress by1, Twentieth District Democrats Sat urday, has declined the nomination on tho ground that he wns not regu larly nominated. Ho had a majority of the delegates voting but not n ma joilty of the delegates. It is not known what will be done in the mat ter. HOME AGAIN. Secretary Root Arrived Today. Believes the War Game Was a Good Thing. New York, Sept. lli.-EIihu Root, Secretary of War, arrived from An twerp nbonrd the steamer Kronland, this morning. Mr. Root snld that he had been abroad to visit his family. His son, EHhu Root, jr., accompanied him. Mr. Root was nnxlous to learn the re sult of the recent wnr game. Ho said: "Before I sailed from home I could see tho value of these, opera tions. The orders were no sooner Is sued thnn the nuny officers became alert and began to soo all sorts of things necessary for the game. We have the tools to work with, but un less wo uso them In some such way we can never tell how sharp they are; In other words, It spurs nil to efforts similar to those required In nctunl warfare. We can lenrn many things from these jcsperlmcntb." THIS WEEK'S TENT MEETINGS Mayor Johnson to Visit North western Part of the State. Cleveland, O., Sept. 15. Mayor John son's tent will make a circuit of the northwestern portion of the state this week. Tonight's meeting will be at' Bowling Green, Wood county. Tho Itinerary for tho rest of the week will bo as follows: Tuesday, Napoleon, Henry county; Wednesday, Deflonce, Defiance county: Thursday, Paulding, Paulding county; Friday, Van Wert, Van Wert county; Saturday, Delphos, Allen county. From Delphos tho tent will Journey to tho eastward across the stntoas far ns Voungstown, nnd then back to Cuyahoga county. Tho following" towns will be visited in order. sSt. Marys, Limn, Ottawa, Fludlay, Fog torla, Tlflln, Upper Sandusky, Kenton, Marlon, Gallon, Mnuslleld, Ashland, Wooster, Orrvllle, MnBsllIon, Canton, Alliance, Snlem, Youngstown, War ren, Ravenna, Akron. Bedford and Chagrin Falals. LIFE'S END Reached by Jus tice Gray. A Member of United States' Supreme Court. ' He Had Held That -Position (For f 20 Years. c Lynn, Mnss.. ScpMl5. Justice Hor ace Gray, of the United States Su preme Court, died nt Nahant, todny. Paralysis wns the cause of death. Justice Grny was born In Boston in 1828. His education from primary school through lnw was obtained in Ills homo city. He wns graduated from Hap'nrd in the class of 1815, im mediately entering the Harvard lnw school, from which he graduted in 1810. Two years later ho was ad mitted to the bar, nnd from that time his advance In his profession wns steady. In 18."4 he wns nppolntod re porter of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, holding his position unfll 1801. In 1804 he wns called on to take up the viork of Associate Jus tice of that couit which position he held until 1S73, when he became Ciilt-f Justice of the court. In 1882 he ns appointed Justlco of thq Supreme Court of the United States. BOY DRANK , CARBOLIC ACID. Son of an Akron Grocer Died In Pittsburg. Mrs. J, W. Rock, a grocer living at 594 East Buchtel avc., was called to Pittsburg, Saturday afternoon by a telogram announcing the death of his son. A dispatch from Pittsburg says of the joung man's death: Roy J Rock, 10 years old, 1110 Lib erty ave., died Saturday from dunk ing carbolic ncld. It Is suppo&od thnt ho hnd become despondent over n Ioe affair, and thnt he ended his life af ter writing two brief notes. Ono note was addressed to his father, J. W. Rock, '301 Buchtel avc., Akron O., and the becond wns nddiessed to RoyWil lett, a Pennsylvania railroad brakc ninn. Rock had been employed as an usher nt tho Union depot. A pe culiar wording In onp of the notes led some of Rock's friends to believe that he hnd been poisoned by an ene my. Used Same Track and Collided, K B. & 0 freight train collided with n.,0., A. & 0. 5nrd engine in the Bar berton. yards Mondny morning. Two cars were derailed hnd trndlc was b'lockcd for an hour and one half. CAME AND WENT. Akronians Visited and Had Visi torsSunday. Passenger trafilc both in and out of Akron was unusually heavy Sunday. Tho excursion to Columbus carried 400 Akronians. An excursion from Day ton to Akron brought in 500 people at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Day ton excursion was delayed three hours at Sherman where an Brie freight was derailed while going into the switch. WORLD'S FAIR Management Will Be Probed. St. Louis Grand Jury Is Finding Much to Do. St Louis, Sept. 15,-The management of the World's Fair Is to be probed by the grand jury, according to a high le gal official in the office of Circuit At torney Folk, who has turned out the St. Louis boodlers. It is charged that there has been wholesale grafting in the letting and securing of contracts for work, at tho Folr grounds, nnd that thousands of dollars hns been ex pended without nny vnlue being re ceived. The administrative department Is to be first attacked. Favoritism and ne potism have prevailed in appointments fiom the first, according to the cliarges, nnd it is nlleged that sufficient evi dence has been found to gunrnnteo startling disclosures. The World's Fair being aided by the United States, the State of Missouri and tho city of. St. Louis, places it be yond the limits of a private corpora tion and It Is said that tho representa ties of each of, tho three will Join in n thorough investigation, nnd either dlspiove thesq persistent rumors, or remedy the defects nnd punish those at fault. From the nppllcnnts for concessions come bitter complaints. Those who hne not obtained what they applied for say they hnvo been handicapped on nil sides by, the men that seemed to have a "pull," and that gentle hints have been thrown out that It might be wise to "see" somebody In autho rity. As no ones seems willing to give names, or particular Instances, it hns been impossible to place the blame on any specific department or official. Some time ngo n controversy nroso in connection with the acquisition of n tract of land desired for fair pur poses that promised to develop into a scandal. Tho matter was taken up by the newspapers, which published state ments from both sides of the squab hie, but tho can was promptly hush ed up, and has not been heard of Rince. Lately the gossip has been so strong thnt when the grand Jury hns finished with its present labors in connection with tho city boodlers nn Imestlgatlon of World Fair matters will follow FOG Caused Street Car Wreck. Cars Crashed On Ken more Boulevard. Two Motormen and Two Passen- - gers Badly Bruised. On account of the heavy fog early Mondny morning a rear-end collision of street enrs occurred on the Kenmore boulevard. Two cars were badly damaged nnd passengers given n severe jostling. Motormen John Ingle nnd Wm. B. Smithhelser wcro severely cut nnd bruised. Ingle wns taken to his home on Cuy ahoga st." In an ambulance. It is thought his Injuries are not extremely serious. Conductor E. It Cargould was also severely bruised. A. Dolphin, of Barberton, had his shoulder cut nnd bruised; John BUnn, of New Portage, was cut about the legs nnd two men whose names were not given were badly shaken up. One of teh cars was badly wrecked, being crushed in to the second seat. Glass flew in all directions. OPERATORS Made Gains In the Tamaqua District. Tamaqua, Pa., Sept. 15. There wns no trouble in this region today. Oper ators made gains. The Greenwood washery, owned by Biddall Bros., re sumed operations with 25 non-union men and 50 deputies reporting for duty. Strikers were not allowed to approach tho plant. Tho forces at North Mnhanoy and Maple Hill wash cries, belonging to tho Reading corn pan, were redoubled this morning. The Sharp Mountain washery, operat ed by Dunkclberger Bros., will start up tomorrow. EXTENSION Of Wooster Ave. Line Is Being Planned. Councllmen Warner and Gauthler, of tho Sixth ward, are trying to per suade the N. O. T. Co. to extend the Wooster ave. lino from Its terminus at tho street car barns to Manchester road, a distance of about half a mile. They believe that their plan will suc ceed. Bids For Light Contract. Bids for tho contract to furnish vapor lights for Akron were opened by tho Board Saturday at noon and re feired to the Light committee. There were four bids ono by the Sun Va por Light Co., of Cnnton, two by Chi cago concerns and one by a Cincin nati couipuuy. Prevails Today-at Oyster Bay. . President Entertains a Whole County. Bright Colors and Mu sic Everywhere. Fakirs, Detectives and Fierct Deputies Also Numerous. Oyster Bay., N. H., Sept. 15 This is Oyster Bay's gala day. The good peoplo of Nnssau county came la on hay wagons, in automobiles, afoot, on M-iTIpq in rpmilnr train. sn4dal J?l trains, yachtsevery way and any old way to get here. Townscnd's anvil 'i battery extended thorn a noisy greeting. Tho President will receive them' from 3 to 6 o'clock thlSj afternoon on the porch of his homo nn Kneamore hill. S The village is in Its very gayest at tire. Every house is dacoraUd. The larger buildings are resplendent with flags and bunting. The roadway to Sagamore hill, a distance of three miles, U in a flutter of red, white and blue, every hundred feet being marked by an American flag, suspended across the drive from tree to tree. Legends of welcome are in evidence everywhere. Ten thousand peoplo were expected. The early arrivals made the estimate seem conservative. &1 Dozens of fakirs came with the day. light, equipped to sell anything from badges to gold bricks. A dozen extra secret service men and as many post office inspectors are mingling with the Cronus. DUt-TJU jonnsou una Buru iu em three additional deputies who wear l gaudy badges and looks of the fiercest M determination. The arrangements at Sagamofa hill are conmlete. The neoDle will Ultra uo and leave their vehicles in a 20-acre dm lot which has been fenced off. Itieo 3 they will walk up beyond the porte r 3 chochere, across the President's porch, Joining the other throng of pedeafel J Just this side of it. The President yrtu greet them and many .will call fctnt i.rr. ft .- ... k.n WwMMta Am ' I J.UUUJT, 1VI UM1U2. AWftVtf AJUWM ffWu 1 Mrs. Roosevelt will tfaad by -hi aids 4 and when she tiros she can disappear through an open window into the house. Those who have Bhakes. hands will bo expeciea xo step uveiy uuwa 10 mo f& rraiiwnv nnd cet back to the ?H point from which they came by a cir cuitous route so as to avoid confusion. This way has been roped off, that no one may have any trouble In finding tho way. One stop Is to be made by each individual on the return trip. This is at the lemonade step erected Just beyond the porch. He will take his ' cup of lemonade and pass on, taking his cup with him. The cups are made of glass and inscribed so as to make them souvenirs of the occasion, to be highly treasured by those fortunate enough to obtain possession of them. While all this is going on there wil be music galore on the spacious lawn, w Four bands from neighboring -villages jjs are to discourse sweet music, or as near an approach to sweet music as Ja they are capable of. Secret service men will endeavor to prevent the ren dlton of more than four different tunes v ir 1 h! At 6 o'clock it will all be over. The '4 3 Tfaafrif!n- tvlll cnonrl a nn!vf rocffnl rjl A ILU4UWUI, " mwmv tM V .r eveuinc xo prepare nimseir ror xuq urn ..In.ta tt 4Yin vtr AnTr Tl.lt. ttMI 'fid ULUVU1D Jk H- .-.. UHJi ,, M.S.M ..... bring as his guests Senators Hanna, Piatt, of Connecticut; Aldrlch, Allison, Lodge and Spooner. They will be with him at lunch and at dinner and there j A surely will be something doing in the political lino. BOER GENERALS Will Shake Hands With Friends rt America. Amsterdam, Sept IB. Ex-States Secretary P. W. Beitz, of the Trans- vaal, will sail for New York aboard tho Statcndam on Sept 26, to engsgo in a lecture tour. He will be followed. shortly by tho Boor Generals Botha, DoWet and Delarey. Belts will do most of the lecturing, ns the generals are not fluent Bag- ' Jlsh talkers." They will, howorer, ac- company Beltz on his tour and wil shako hands with tho audiences. n Ita jj.. y. - ..... w: UM ,viyf&riify.id9iw ,..wto-4Atfgrtir, IuJ) BPA - ' - " '