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AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
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VOLUME 11 NUMBER 126.
AKRON, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER
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PRICE ONE CENT.
HE RITCHIES
GAIETY
15, 1902.
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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."
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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
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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.
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