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AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
t ', v.(l VOLUME 11 NUMBER 127. AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1902. PRICE ONE CENT.-; -,.- MURDERED. CODE ' n I X; Prominent Banker Killed by a Jealous Man. Nicholas Fish Went Once Too Often In Forbidden Ways. New York, Sept. 10. Nlcholns Fish, a prominent club uinn nnd banker, son of Hnmllton Fish, Secretary of State under Grant, Is dead as n result of nn altercation. Ho was drinking hi a saloon with I.Ibblo Sleight, alias rhllllps, nnd NolIIu Casey when ono Thomas Sharkey," who know the wo men, caino In, gpt Into nu argument with Fish, knocked him down, and fractured his skull. Fish wns taken to Iloosovelt hospital, where he died nt 2 o'clock this morning. s Sharkey, who Is a man of 48, and PETTY SQUABBLES And (Neglect In Barberton Council While Library Remains Closed. (Special Correspondence.) Barberton, Sept. 1C Council met once more, Monday evening, and spent hours and hours In careful delibera tion over tho clearing of sewers and various complaints about house num bering, street grading, sidewalks that fall to meet with the approval of some members, and listening attentively to a member- of their body while ho heaped Insults of the grossest char acter upon tho City Solicitor nnd oth er city officers, while matters of im portance concerning the' people at largo and the 'vital Interests of the city were Ignored or laid on tlio ta ble. More than six weeks ago Sir. O. C. Barber presented a free public library to the city, himself purchasing books and furniture, stipulating only that the city pay tho running expenses. Instead of gracefully and gratefully accepting this munificent gift nt tho time, there wns fault finding and quibbling in the Council for weeks some members Intimating that not An Educational Movement Against the The committee appointed by Coun cil to investigate as to the necessity nnd wisdom of passing nn ordinance for the abatement of tho smoke nuis ance reported Monday night In favor of tho ordinance, and It will probably be passed at tho next meeting of Council. Members of the committee visited Cleveland and' observed care fully how the subject Is treated there. The ordinance in Akron will not go Into effect until next .April, nnd until that time it Is designed to do some 'No Cigarette Smoking Dudes This Time," Says Backer of Arctic Expeditions New York, Sept. 16. Wm. Zclglor, mlllonalro business man and backer of Arctic expeditions, says that ho pro poses to reach tho North Folo If It costs his fortune. Ho says: "It don't care how much money It costs. If I can plant the stars and stripes there I'll bo the happiest man In tho United States. I'm not after WONT RETURN And Wife May Secure a Divorce He Says. Xenia, O., Sept. 10. "You may get a divorce as soon as yon want to, for I am not coming back," wrote William Feterbon, a prominent contractor of this city, to his wife. Ho had gone to Dayton Thursday to attend to some business nnd told his wife that ho might stay over and go to tho fair. Aside from tho letter ho has not been t heard from slncel Ho loft a number of building contracts unfinished, but paid the women arc under arrest.- Mrs. Fish, who was at Tuxedo, was summoned. ' Fish was born In 1846. Ho held many diplomatic positions, chief of Avhlch was mlnlstor to Belgium from 1882 to 18S0. Ho was the father of Hamilton Fish, of the Rougti-Rlders, killed In Cuba. Sharkey Is a prlvato detective. Tho police say tho Slolght woman had been living with Sharkey for some time and she was tho cause of tho trouble. enough hnd been done In making tho city a present of the library but that thp donor ought to pay other expenses ns well. Tho library was finally ac (Ptped, tho hooks brought to the city, and placed in a convenient location and tho library dedicated. A bonid was appointed nnd a librarian em ployed. It Is now necessary, before tho li brary can bo opened to the public, to secure funds to the amount of 2,000 for the miming- expenses. This can only bo fono by-bon'dlng tho city af ter submitting' the matter to a vote of tho people. Tho llbrarv is ready to be opened If tho City Fathers would tnke the prop er action, but week after week goes by and tho Council spends Its time In vain discussions nnd fault finding. And when Mr. Barberreturns from his European trip instead o. finding a llbnvy open to the public he will find that thcro Is a prospect of Its doors remaining closed until 1004 owing to the ludlffcri'iicQ of the Council. Smoke Nuisance educational work for the benefit of those concerns whoso smokestacks havo been troubling the city. Obser vations will bo taken from the roofs of high buildings, and notes will be mnd$ on tho smokestacks from which emanate tho darkest clouds, and these will bo shown to the proprietors of f.ueh smoVolacks. An endeavor will oo made to have scientific sys tems of firing adopted at the various plants, and it is bellqyed that by tho time the oulinanco goes Into effect It will bo regarded ..with, favor by nil. scientific resoarch,tl)opgh I know we'll get as imieh ns anybody. It does not matter If one expedjtipn has failed; I'll send nnother. nut It won't bo a lot of cigarette smoking dudes this time. We'll get thcreyct," Mr. Zolglcr fitted out the Baldwin expedition which camo to an inglorious end because Baldwin and the naviga tor of his ship could not agree all his bills before leaving homo. Un til a month or two ago he. was carpen ter at tho Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home of this city. Tuesday Club Begin Work. The first rehearsal of tho Tuesday Musical club for this season was held Monday evening In tho First Jlnptlst church. Much spirit and enthusiasm wcro shown at the niectng. Mv. Clem ens will ngnln direct tho club. The first number In the evening concert courso will be tho Plttshurg orchestra onNov.'l7. The Tuesfloy Musical club will slug two choruses at this concert i . ,r'vjiih .rww.K&ii '("f.'lV t'l Jk e-r "he an't stopping for no bridges, now, METHODISTS Of the East Ohio Con ference Have Opened Annual Meeting In Cambridge. Cambridge, O., Sept. 10. Every thing is In readiness for the nn'nual meeting of tho East Ohio conference of the Methodist Episcopal church which convenes In this city today. Tho Cambridge church has a member ship of 000, and most of the 31G mln isters 1n tho conference will bo enter tained by their own people. A largo number of-mlnlsters arrived yesterday and today, Including Bishop Warren. A gratifying coincidence of the con-tf ference will be that it is the fiftieth anniversary of tho entrance to tho mln istery of Rev. W. H. Locke, D. D., chaplain of the Mansfield Reformatory and a former pastor of the M. E. church In this city. The event will bo celebrated by a reception to the con Mitchell Says Miners Nothing Being Done. Toward Settlements , However. Wilkcsbarre, Pa Sept. 16. In nn Interview, John Mitchell said: ' "I can't predict when the strike will be settled. If anything Is being done toward a settlement by the other side, 1 don't know of it. Nothing toward a settlement wns accomplished at tho Hnrrlsburg conference between Gov. Stone, of Pennsylvania, tho presidcuts of the three anthracite districts, my self and others who havo been trying to end tho strlk. We simply dis cussed the causes and progress of the strike." 'Did Gov. Stone represent' J. Pier pont Morgan or any of tho anthraclto presidents?" "I did not understand that ho was representing anyone but himself. There Is no foundation for tho report that the men are to return to work on a proraV lse that the operators will make con. cessions and nrhitrato afterward. The mhiors would not return to work un-, dor such nn nrrnngement. I am por tnlnly very hopeful now innt tho strike will bo ended In our favor." Tlie defense fund being collected at Indlunnpolls National headquarters, Mr. Mitchell said, Is proving sulHclent to relievo tho distress in tho region. Alrout 25,000 lnlnci-h havo left the re--glon since tho strlko began, lending about 10,000 to be cared for. When asked If tho troops are to be with drawn Mr. Mitchell said: - "Not that I kuow. of. There la noi mSklvlSJ1 XvSTJK& tffvI,v0','y:' 'T-r;. . W c-ovT:-CSreHi3iSJ raSm . iBuvwfi58!aB' ;&&' . . a .ifl. fvmvw .JSKi.. '& . ',wscyssiMffi3s vy -Artwncfts&sejj' jiltot'i m&m c 1 Ji&M " ?fc WfSSFSSSSSBuiSSaKi' jC" ' ference and-officlal members of tho Cambridge congregation nnd their .wiyes by. Mr. and Mrs. John I. Locke, E"tfj., on the lawn at their home on Saturday, afternoon, 'and Dr. Locke will preach Sunday afternoon In cele bration of the event. , WEBSTER, CLAY AND 'CALHOUN Indiana Congressman Says They Wtn Gamblers. Noblesvjlle, Jnd., Sept. 10 Congress. manjCvB. Landls, of this (the Ninth) district, was In the city Saturday night and addressed the Teachers' institute. In arguing the point thnt tho world Is grown better, he Intel Fpecinl stros on the purity of politics of today, ns compared witlroo years ngo. He said the moral character of tho Congress men and Senators now was far above tho average of those of halt a century ago. He created a sensation by re ferring to Webster, Clay and Calhoun ns gamblers and men who drank to excess. The remark was severly criticised. J0$M0 "SML. PRESIDENT JOHN MITCHELL need of the troops ns tho men nre keeping within the law. A little coal Is going oht. hut no now coal (s being mined. 'Most of the coal now being Charlie, and Tom L.'s punctured a tire. ' REGIMENT Of the U;'R. K. of P, Will Have Headquarters In This ' Cily. Companes 21 ,pnd 66, Uniform .Rank, Kpights of Pythias, visited the K. of P. lodge lni Cuyahoga Kals, Mon day evening. A' Uniform Rank com pany will be 'organized .there within a short tlmo and the visit of tho Akron companies was o give encouragement to the Falls brethren. A prominent . of P. official said Tuesday that i( would not bo long until Akron would!)? the headquarters of a regiment of tho Uniform Rank. Tho old regiments, of older are be coming crowded, he stated, and a re organization will be had shortly. Wadsworth, Ravenna, Warren, tho companies to bq formed In Cuyahoga Falls, and Medlnn'and several others will be Included In tho new regiment. Wilf :Wi'n. shipped was mined before tlje strike began. No m))ies, are being started and no members of tho organization are returning to work." COLOR LINE Is Sharply Drawn at Northwestern University. Chicago, Sept 16-Tbc color line has been drawn at Northwestern univer sity, and no co-eds of color will ba ad mitted to the young women's dormi tories, of the institution. The Wo men's Educational association, which has general supervision of the several halls In which the girls live, has pass ed upon the matter after many stormy' meetings and. the faction In favor of drawing the color line won by a deci sive majority. MUTILATE The Nash Code Is the Rule Recognized In Special House Committee. Senate Is Drifting Toward Federal Plan. (Special Correspondence.) Columbus, 0., Sept. 1G. The Spe clal House commltteo continued Its mutilation of the Nash code at today's session by voting down the proposition to give Cleveland and Cincinnati Boards of Public Service.. Several schemes were proposed to got around the State constitution but each failed. The committee passed through but ono section of the bill, today, indicat ing that It will take at least all of the present week to get ready for a re port. Tho Senate Is also drifting to ward the federal plan so that the Nash code looks sicker now than at any time since Its first appearance. C. E. OREAGER.' NOXIOUS WEEDS Must Now be Destroyed by Property Owners. An ordinance fixing a penalty for neglect to destroy obnoxious weeds was passed by Council Monday even ing. Tho season designated for the destruction of weeds is from June 1 to October IS, and among tho more V'niiiliifct vnrletles tf vaeds, are men tioned Cannda thistles, ' Held daisies, goldon rod, ragweed and , burdock. Property owners found gn'lty of neg lecting to observe the provisions of the ordlnnnce will bo liable to n fine of not less than $1 or more than' ?5. ss THE WEATHER: , FAIR TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. May be a Wretchf ed Affair. - House Committee Has ' Some Unique Ideas . And Discards Both Federal and " Board Plans. Columbus, Sept 10. In cauaus th Republican Senators last night adopt ed the Nash board plan code. In tha Code committee of tho House, 'In a tumultuous soslon, where the confu sion grew so great that not even Chairman Comings at last could tell what motion was before the House or what the committee had done, the1 federal and board plan alike were swept aside In favor of a sort of hybrid compromise, which provides for single heads of departments all to be elected by the people. The plan as adopted by the Hous Code committee provides for a Mayor,, Solicitor, president of the Council and Treasurer, each elected for two-year-terms and not three, as pro-vided Int the Governor's code. It aUo provides for an Auditor, elected by the people, for a three-year term. The commu te pdjounied before the term of office of the directors of Public Works and Satety were reached, but these will undoubtedly be fixed at two years. Tho outlook Is also for a continuous Council, to be looked for from the House committee, with a part of the member? elected each year. Tho House Code committee showed, an entire disregard for the sacredness of tha Nash Ivsrd plan which the Republican Senators were at the same time affirming their faith In and devo tlon to. They disregarded not only its definite provisions but its principles. The Nash code followed closely the, government of Cincinnati as a basjsV; The only familiar thing that a Cincin nati man would see in the form of government as adopted by the House Code committee would be the title of auditor, and Guerln tried hard to have that changed to director of accounts. The board plan came up for a vote la committee twice and each time ft t ' celved two votes out of twentjr-ttaee. The federal plan received eleven totea to twelve against it And ul 1 11 un to soy, few of the members after TStiAff down these two plans seemed any too well satisfied with, the structure they; proceeded to erect The Republican Senators met in cau cus early in the evening, and wrang led for three hours. Tho caucus plan seemed none too popular, as but fif teen of the Republican members of the upper bouse answered the coll of tho caucus. Those present wore Senators Archer, Burnham, Chamberlain, Oou nell, Eichert, Godfrey, Harms, Hord ing, Hosea, Judson, Moore, Longworth, Wate, Wllhelm and Wirt Senator Archer presided. But when a motion was made to en dorse the Nash code, Archer rebelled. He left the chair and with Wilhelm and Judson took the floor to bitterly protest against the binding of tho Re publican Senators' bands to the board government proposition. But the motion carried, 12 to 3, ArcU er, Wllhelm aprl Judson alone voting; against it. Longworth had takea Archer's place In the chair, and he put the motion to endorse bis work as a drafter of codes. The Republican, Senators then agreed to let the ques-, tlon of franchises go over until next' week before notion shall be taken upon It In the Senate. This means that tbo Nash code will not bo passed through the Senate before next week instead' of this week, as originally planned. It, was agreed that the management Of the board of health, houses of correc tion, workhouses, reformatories, pest houses and cemeteries should be plac- -ed under tho control of the bi-partisan Board of Public Safety. RALLY, V Firsf Church of Christ Sunday School to Have One. The Sunday school of the First Church of Christ will havo its annual rally Sunday mornipg. At the raIy last year there were 1103 present,. ah most double tho average attendance. A social will bo given by the Sunday school Friday evening in the chircb parlors, 1 . '! 1 Jl JK i' &St-li3li&tSiiat-jSlHlX't iL- itouv ttti .wflL && i-uBki' tt&lSU Ai li,)ur Viiw